Fish Bait for Inktober


Artwork- Zebra Zensations Brush Pen and PM-701 Permanent Marker on Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard I actually started this drawing early in September. I was visiting the Basspro store and they have a HUGE aquarium that takes almost a whole wall. I did contour drawings of a few of the fish, and then had to leave theContinue reading “Fish Bait for Inktober”

Mindless Snacks for Inktober


Artwork – Zebra Zensations Brush Pen on Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Postcards Pistachios are one of my favorite snacks, but I seldom allow myself to have them. I get into a mindless zone where I just keep popping them into my mouth, and then I wonder where they’ve all gone. Later, my stomach tells me just exactlyContinue reading “Mindless Snacks for Inktober”

Onion Rings for Inktober


Today is the first day of Inktober, where anyone who is interested is challenged to do an ink drawing every day! There are prompts: Jake Parker (founder of Inktober) has an official list, but many others have put out lists as well, including the usual set of prompts from Doodlewash.com. I did two drawings today,Continue reading “Onion Rings for Inktober”

Zensations Inktober Challenge


Inktober starts tomorrow. In 2009, Jake Parker declared October to be Inktober and challenged everyone to do an ink drawing every day. Now, 10 years later it’s a world-wide event. Zebra Pen is joining the fun with a month-long challenge, giving you the chance to win $250 dollars worth of pen products! Just follow zebrapen_usContinue reading “Zensations Inktober Challenge”

Tanglescape 2 – Breakfast Doodle


Tanglescape-Zebra Technical Pen on Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard Yeah, it’s totally different now, drawing these doodles while I eat breakfast. For one thing when I visited Mom at her Assisted Living, I was sitting at a table, talking with people while I doodled, so my attention was divided between talking and drawing. Usually, I drew untilContinue reading “Tanglescape 2 – Breakfast Doodle”

Tanglescape – Breakfast Doodle


Tanglescape-Zebra Technical Pen on Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard Well, this was meant to be a quick sketch like the ones I did while having breakfast with Mom. It didn’t really take much longer, but I did use better quality materials than I did while with her. It has a more polished look and even as IContinue reading “Tanglescape – Breakfast Doodle”

People in my Pen


My mother lives in an assisted living facility and I spend quite a bit of time with her. Most week-day mornings I have breakfast with her. The home always has a ‘seek and find’ puzzle and we work on them while waiting for our breakfast. Once I’ve done the puzzle, I turn the paper overContinue reading “People in my Pen”

Someone You Love


I’ve been sharing lots of my older artwork, and today I’m really going for old! The Doodlewash prompt for today was ‘Someone You Love’. Given that my 37th wedding anniversary is coming up next week, this drawing that I did of my husband in our first year of marriage seemed appropriate. I have to confessContinue reading “Someone You Love”

Review of the Cuttlelola Dotspen World’s First Electric Drawing pen


Once upon a time, I used to stipple my drawings from start to finish.  If you are unfamiliar with the technique, it’s done by applying dots, dot by dot, onto the paper.  It’s time-consuming, eventually painful, and quite beautiful.  After a year or two, I could no longer use the technique without considerable pain in myContinue reading “Review of the Cuttlelola Dotspen World’s First Electric Drawing pen”