A Cup of Joe


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Mug. ‘Create Like a Kid Again‘ – Exercise 12. Discover Fun Facts. Did you know there are 3 theories about the origin of the term ‘Cup of Joe’? One is that Joe was a term for the common man and coffee the drink of the common man. Another is that other slang termsContinue reading “A Cup of Joe”

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”

Review-Paul Rubens Round Cold-Pressed Watercolor Block


Rectangular and square. Square and rectangular. Those are pretty much the usual choices when it comes to watercolor paper. But, sometimes, you want to shake things up, inspire the muse, or just get out of your comfort zone. Paul Rubens Round Watercolor Block is a 7.48 inch (19 cm) diameter round shape, that’s a good sizeContinue reading “Review-Paul Rubens Round Cold-Pressed Watercolor Block”

Review-Handmade Multi Media Journal from PaintPalettesPages


Recently, I was gifted with a handmade multi media journal from Mary Roff.  Each one of her journals is unique, so no one else has one exactly like yours!  Mine has 15 different papers and 42 sheets/84 pages. The  Kraft-Tex cover is hand-painted with whimsical flowers. It’s a pleasure to look at and feels fabulousContinue reading “Review-Handmade Multi Media Journal from PaintPalettesPages”