Opening to the Sun

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Opening Did you know that the hibiscus is known as the ‘shoe flower’ because in Jamaica and other African countries, their petals were used to polish shoes? Artwork-Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle cold press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of jessunny on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Opening to the Sun”

Beginning the Journey

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Beginning. The road may go on forever, but it always has a beginning. Did you know that the Pan-American Highway is the longest roadway in the world? It runs about 19,000 miles, beginning in Alaska and ending in Argentina. Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: To find a listContinue reading “Beginning the Journey”

Freebies – Hahnemühle ‘The Collection’ Watercolor Sample Sheets

FREEBIE! Please follow the instructions below to get a free sample pack of two 6 x 8 inch Hahnemühle ‘The Collection’ Cold Press watercolor sheets. Limited supplies, first come-first serve!     U.S. Only Please read the instructions below.  This isn’t a giveaway in the traditional sense.  Send an email to with the: Subject line –Continue reading “Freebies – Hahnemühle ‘The Collection’ Watercolor Sample Sheets”

Fresh Air in Colored Pencil

#DoodlewashJanuaryPrompt: Fresh Air. Did you know that fresh air helps you digest food more efficiently? I haven’t used my colored pencils for a while so I decided to use them for a change. Hmmm! I think I ended up making the nightgown more see-through than I meant to! Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Mechanical ColoredContinue reading “Fresh Air in Colored Pencil”

The Cat Who Lost His Candy

Have you entered my giveaway for a chance to win a copy of Alice Hendon’s “Life in Tangles’ and Zebra pens? It ends Saturday, December 19 at 05:00 PM PST. Artwork: Gouache in a Hahnemühle ZigZag sketchbook. Here’s another project I barely got started and just didn’t have time to work on. I used aContinue reading “The Cat Who Lost His Candy”

Yak – Postcards for the Lunch Bag

Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle Coldpress ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. If you are looking for my latest giveaway, which includes Hahnemühle paper, Gelli Arts printing plates and more, you can find it here. Did you know that yaks can safely swim even in temperatures as low as -40 (farenheit/celsius)? Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Yak – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

The Possessed Pumpkin

Artwork-The Possessed Pumpkin-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Mildliner Highlighters, Sarasa Clip Gel Retractable Pen on Hahnemühle cold press Watercolor postcard Did you know that originally jack o’lanterns were carved from turnips and potatoes? Doodlewash prompts: Decorate, Pumpkin, Grin

The Merciless Pirate

Artwork: Zebra Pen Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pens on Hahnemühle cold press Watercolor postcard. Doodlewash prompt: Pirate Another one of the creatures that creep through the Autumn nights, the pirate is feared for his fierce attitude and merciless ways!

Cat in the Moonlight

Artwork: Gouache in a Hahnemühle grey-toned watercolor sketchbook. If you are here for my Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchpad and Sarasa Clip Pens giveaway, you can find it here. Three Doodlewash prompts in one painting & to keep it simple I went with a Haiku poem this time. Beneath the moonlight,Into the night sky, cat yowlshis messageContinue reading “Cat in the Moonlight”

World Watercolor Month

As you might know, this month I’ve been posting small daily doodles based on the Doodlewash prompts for June. I did all of these on one page and here you have them all. By the way, the paper I used is the Hahnemühle Collection Sketch, which I will be reviewing in July, along with theContinue reading “World Watercolor Month”