Furbaby


Doodlewash prompt: Baby I realized at the last minute that I’d drawn something for the wrong prompt (and I’m even the one who came up with the prompts!), so I did a quick drawing, ending up running it off the page. This is what happens when you have senior moments! I enjoyed drawing the blanketContinue reading “Furbaby”

The Path


Doodlewash prompt: Path. Did you know that the term ‘Silk Road’ actually refers to the many pathways used by traders traveling between Europe and East Asia for over 1,500 years, rather than a single road or route. This was done in about 10 minutes using left-over gouache from my palette in a more traditional watercolorContinue reading “The Path”

New-fallen Snow


Doodlewash prompt: New. There is nothing quite like the beauty and serenity of newly fallen snow – at least for the first few months, lol. Did you know that snow is not white? It’s actually translucent like ice. However, light bounces off the facets in such a way that we see it as white mostContinue reading “New-fallen Snow”

REVIEW: Zebra Pen Mildliners


The old yellow highlighter ain’t what it used to be. Zebra Pens has a range of 25 colors, and if you only use them for highlighting, you are missing out. Great for bullet journaling, calligraphy, mixed media and more, these pens have bright, vibrant colors. To find out more, read my review of these fabulousContinue reading “REVIEW: Zebra Pen Mildliners”

Hot Chocolate


Have you entered my Zebra Mildliner/Hahnemühle Paper giveaway? It’s one post back. Doodlewash prompt: Hot Chocolate Did you know that the Mayans and Aztecs used cocoa beans as currency? So, once upon a time, money did grow on trees! Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers,Continue reading “Hot Chocolate”

Closed-Zebra Pen Mildliner Giveaway


U. S. only (sorry) Christmas is over, but you still have a chance to win some arts supplies for the new year! The Zebra pen Mildliner is one of my favorite pens for creating beautiful backgrounds and quick, simple landscapes. Zebra Pen sent me some extras so I’m giving them away. To learn more aboutContinue reading “Closed-Zebra Pen Mildliner Giveaway”

Sparkly Abstract


Doodlewash prompt: Sparkly. Did you know it’s believed the first ‘fireworks’ were bamboo stalks thrown into a fire, so the hollow pockets in the stalks would cause a loud explosion? Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada,Continue reading “Sparkly Abstract”

Industrial Chimney


Doodlewash prompt: Chimney Did you know that the tallest chimney in the world is the GRES-2 Power Station, Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan at approximately 1377 ft? I intended something quite different. I went looking on Pixabay for a reference photo, thinking of an old crumbly one, but this was the first image that appeared when I typedContinue reading “Industrial Chimney”

Poinsettias – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Did you know that the flowers of the poinsettia are the cluster of yellow buds in the center? The leaves turn color as the plant flowers, so look for those buds – especially ones not yet opened. Doodlewash prompt: Poinsettia Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Poinsettias – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Partridge Chick – Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Artwork-Gouache on Hahnemühle cold press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. Reference photo courtesy of Natalia_Kollegova on Pixabay. Did you know that Partridge chicks can feed themselves as soon as they hatch, and are able to fly as when 15 days old. Doodlewash prompt: Partridge Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products inContinue reading “Partridge Chick – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”