From Shoe to Birdhouse – Exercise 6


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Entrance. I’m working my way through Charlie O’Shields latest book of creative exercises (along with the exercises he posts in the Sketching Stuff newsletter). ‘Create Like a Kid Again‘ – Exercise 6. Look Closer. 10 Things I Noticed About One of My Shoes Tie Dyed Pink Interior Blue Ribbon White Borders on tongueContinue reading “From Shoe to Birdhouse – Exercise 6”

Stir Vigorously


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Bowl. I’m working my way through Charlie O’Shields latest book of creative exercises (along with the exercises he posts in the Sketching Stuff newsletter). ‘Create Like a Kid Again‘ – Exercise 5. Scribble Fun. My text got cut off in the scan, but it says “The Instructions said stir vigorously!” Mary Roff MultiContinue reading “Stir Vigorously”

The Tangled Pizza Fish


#doodlewashMarch2022: Pizza. Did you know there really isn’t such a thing as a pizza fish, tangled or otherwise? However, there are recipes for adding cheese and various item to fish fillets and some people put fish on their pizzas, so the connection is clear! (fish on pizza!!! Yuck! Spit! Spit! Ack!) This is another pieceContinue reading “The Tangled Pizza Fish”

Pussy Willow


#doodlewashMarch2022: Pussy Willow Did you know the fuzzy coating on the pussy willow keep the reproductive parts of the plant warm? Stonehenge Aqua Black in a Mary Roff Watercolor sketchbook American Journey Watercolor Pixabay photo reference courtesy of Ken1843. Mary Roff Etsy Page: PaintsPalettesPages March Doodlewash prompts

Bird Table


#doodlewashMarch2022: Bird Table Did you know that a information-gathering meeting of senior government officials is sometimes called a bird table meeting? My friend Mary Roff surprised me with one of her wonderful Handmade Multi Media Journals! I’ll be reviewing it soon! It has pages made with 15 different papers. Oddly, I never start a journalContinue reading “Bird Table”

Cameroon Lamb – Counting Sheep #9


Artwork -Gouache on Fabriano Artistico in a Mary Roff handmade sketchbook. Photo Courtesy of ivabalk on Pixabay. Did you know that sheep have scent glands in front of their eyes and on their feet? Doodlewash Prompt: Sheep. Well, this is one project I started in 2019 that I definitely didn’t keep up with. I intendedContinue reading “Cameroon Lamb – Counting Sheep #9”

Little Lamb – Counting Sheep #8


Artwork – White Nights Pastel Watercolor set on Fabriano Artistico in a Mary Roff handmade sketchbook. Photo Courtesy of gamagapix on Pixabay. Happy and healthy Easter to those that celebrate! Happy and healthy day to those that don’t! It’s been a while since I did a sheep in my handmade Mary Roff sketchbook. I decidedContinue reading “Little Lamb – Counting Sheep #8”

Live Life Like the Gate was Left Open – Counting Sheep #7


Artwork – Daniel Smith Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico on Fabriano Artistico in a Mary Roff handmade sketchbook You may have seen the meme ‘Live Life Like the Gate was Left Open’, which usually features a photo of a dog running madly and happily. Well, in this case it’s a sheep. Personally, I’m thinking that theContinue reading “Live Life Like the Gate was Left Open – Counting Sheep #7”

Sitting Down – Counting Sheep #6


Artwork – Daniel Smith Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico on Fabriano Artistico in a Mary Roff handmade sketchbook With Christmas gift cards burning up in the pockets of those looking for places to use it, I thought I should mention Mary Roff’s excellent handmade sketchbooks once again. You can read my review here. This painting didn’tContinue reading “Sitting Down – Counting Sheep #6”

REVIEW – Mary Roff Handmade Sketchbook


Recently, I bought one of Mary Roff’s beautiful handmade sketchbooks from her Etsy shop. It’s a piece of art in itself and a joy to work in, so I had to do a review for you. Please check out my review of this lovely sketchbook at Doodlewash.