Sea Star in a Tidal Pool


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Pebbles. Did you know the pebbly bumps on top of a sea star are various kinds of growths that do various things like absorbing oxygen and cleaning the skin? Thank you Val, for giving me permission use your fabulous photo for inspiration! September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Sea Star in a Tidal Pool”

Pillar Coral


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Underwater. Did you know that corals communicate through chemicals, sound, and movement of their tentacles? This is sort of a work in progress. The thing is I started it, and then lost interest. I’ll keep it around and one of these days, I might decide to work it some more, but who knows.Continue reading “Pillar Coral”

Colors in Flamingo


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Reflections. Did you know there are rare flamingoes that stay white even when eating the correct diet? They aren’t albinos, but suffer from leucism, a lack of pigmentation. There has also been at least one known case of a black flamingo, which has melanism. September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Colors in Flamingo”

Coati


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Trees. Did you know that Coatis give birth in trees, and that females within the band will take turns baby-sitting for one another? September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find Zebra pen products here.

African Pygmy Hedgehog


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Hedgehog. Did you know there are 17 species of hedgehog, including the African Pygmy Hedgehog like this one? September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find Zebra pen products here.

Cheetah Cheats


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Cat. Did you know the cheetah, fastest animal in the world, is only active about 12% of their day? And those speedy sprints usually only last about 30 seconds! They much prefer to sneak up and surprise their prey. September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle productsContinue reading “Cheetah Cheats”

The Brainy Magpie


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Magpie. Did you know the magpie has a brain-to-body mass equal to that of a great ape, making them one of the most intelligent creatures in the world?  September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find ZebraContinue reading “The Brainy Magpie”

Clementines


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Clementines. Did you know the smell of citrus fruits are believed to reduce stress and help with digestion? September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can find Zebra pen products here.

Morning Errands


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Bicycle. Did you know that to move around on the first version of a bicycle, you hard to push your feet against the ground? The Flintstones had it right? September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You can findContinue reading “Morning Errands”

Coneflowers


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Echinacea. Did you know that there are 10 species of native echinacea, and they are all purple? Of course, humans have created hybrids that come in a variety of colors. September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here. You canContinue reading “Coneflowers”