The Liberty Bell


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Waffle. Uh, to waffle is to carry on without really saying anything. Did you know that today, we don’t know when the Liberty Bell was cracked and I’ll be that’s because someone waffled on when accused of doing it! Paint: Schmincke watercolor and Van Gogh Metallic watercolor. Paper: Hahnemühle grey-toned watercolour paper. Brush:Continue reading “The Liberty Bell”

Refreshment When It Sizzles


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Sizzle. When the weather sizzles, the cold refreshments come out! Did you know that chocolate was originally used as an alcoholic drink, a cacao wine fermented from cacao fruits, that is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world? Paint- Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paper- Hahnemühle cold-pressed watercolor postcard Brush- ZenArt BlackContinue reading “Refreshment When It Sizzles”

The Perfume of Butterfly Peaflower Tea


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Perfume, Did you know that rubbing your wrists after applying perfume to them can distort the scent? Grabbed one of my Butterfly Peaflower Tea & black tea backgrounds to doodle one while waiting at the dentist’s office. Background: Dried Butterfly Peaflower Tea & Yorkshire Tea Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & PM-701 PermanentContinue reading “The Perfume of Butterfly Peaflower Tea”

Dandy Lion


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Dandelion. I decided to just have fun with this one. Did you know the dandelion’s name comes from the French word “dent de lion” which means ‘lion’s tooth’. Probably someone met up with my Dandy Lion and that gave them the idea for name (just joking!). Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint- Daler-Rowney AquafineContinue reading “Dandy Lion”

The Early Fisherman


#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Lake. Did you know the earliest known fishing lines were spun from silk by the Chinese? Paint: Daniel Smith Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold Press Agave Brush:ZenArt Black Tulip brush Reference photo: courtesy of mohamed_hassan on Pixabay Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, goContinue reading “The Early Fisherman”

Route 66


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Vacation. I know I already did this prompt, but I did this one first, mislaid it and did the other. Finally found this one so Did you know that Route 66, one of the original U.S. highways, became known as the ‘Mother Road’, but was first called ‘Bloody 66’ because of the manyContinue reading “Route 66”

Chickadee


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Chickadee. Did you know that chickadees hide food like squirrels and similar animals do? Unlike most animals, though, the chickadee hides each item in a separate place and is able to remember where each item is. Some believe they can remember thousands of hiding places. Playing with both a new paper and aContinue reading “Chickadee”

Vacation Spot


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Vacation. Did you know that there are over 2,500 species of palm trees — and they aren’t all trees? Reference photo courtesy of Einfach-Eve. Paint: Daler-Rowney Aquafine watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Cold Press Watercolor Postcard Brush: ZenArt Black Tulip brushes Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S.Continue reading “Vacation Spot”

Honeysuckle on Butterfly Peaflower


My giveaway of five Hahnemühle Cold Press Postcard Tins ends Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT. Have you entered yet? #DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Honeysuckle, Did you know that honeysuckle is considered an invasive plant, but it also has many health benefits? I had some paper that I’d stained with butterfly peaflower tea earlier. SinceContinue reading “Honeysuckle on Butterfly Peaflower”

Coatimundi Kitten


#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Feet. Did you know that the tree-loving Coatimundi has double-jointed ankles and flexible feet? Also, called Coatis, their babies are called kittens. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Press Agave ‘The Natural Line’ Paper using a ZenArt Black Tulip brush. Reference photo courtesy of oniles on Pixabay. Tools:Continue reading “Coatimundi Kitten”