Candle Flame


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Candle. #Inktober prompt: Flame. Did you know that candles were invented independently in several places around the world? The Egyptians used reeds in animal fat, the Chinese used whale fat, and the Indians used boiled cinammon tree fruit, just to name a few. October Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers,Continue reading “Candle Flame”

Scalloped Shells


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Shell. #Inktober prompt: Scallop Did you know that every ring on a scallop shell represents either a year of growth, or some stressful event? October 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.

I’m Bat kid!


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Cricket. #Inktober prompt: Bat. Did you know that during the Great Depression in America, Halloween pranks resulted in so many accidental deaths that many places considered banning it altogether? A little early for Halloween yet, but I didn’t feel like painting either a cricket or a bat or a sports game. So IContinue reading “I’m Bat kid!”

Splooting


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Squirrel. #Inktober prompt: Scurry Did you know that besides scurrying around, squirrels sploot (lie flat on their stomach with back legs extended outward)?  Many animals do this in order to cool themselves during hot days. October Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. andContinue reading “Splooting”

Gargoyle


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Stone. #Inktober prompt: Gargoyle Did you know that while Gargoyles are symbols of guardianship, originally they were used mostly as rain gutters to protect buildings from water erosion. October 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 “Gargoyle”

The Weight of Clouds


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Clouds. Did you know researchers estimate that the average cumulus cloud weighs about 1.1 million lbs? 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.

Xoloitzcuintli


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Historic. Did you know that Xoloitzcuintli (show-low-eetz-KWEENT-lee), also call the Xolo or Mexican Hairless, is believed to be the oldest dog breed in the Americas? Archaeological findings indicate they’ve been around for about 3,000 years. September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. andContinue reading “Xoloitzcuintli”

Iced Cream


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Ice Cream. Did you know that originally ice cream was called ‘iced cream’, the same way you would say ‘iced tea’.   I think this ended up looking more like hot chocolate than ice cream. I blame it on the Fall weather! September Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Iced Cream”

The Call Box


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Phone. Time was a little tight this week and rather than paint something for the phone prompt, I decided to share a project I did back in 2014. This was a wooden police call box that I colored with blue ink. Behind it I put pieces of watercolored vellum, that looked like stainedContinue reading “The Call Box”

The Bowerbird


#DoodlewashSeptember2022 prompt: Metallic. Did you know the Satin Bowerbird builds a nest-like ‘bower’ to attract mates, decorating it with all sorts of shiny objects, preferably blue to accentuate its own metallic blue color? Like the lyrebird, they are remarkable in their ability to reproduce the sound of machines, voices and other bird calls. September DoodlewashContinue reading “The Bowerbird”