The Firebird


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Fire. #Inktober2021 prompt: Spark. !Did you know that shortly after the telegraph was established in the 1850’s, the term ‘grapevine Did you know that in Slavic folklore, the firebird’s feather is often found, leading to a difficult journey usually to capture the bird? After many trials and tribulations, the seeker finds happiness. It gotContinue reading “The Firebird”

Gaut’s Interlace


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Chain. #Inktober2021 prompt: Connect. Did you know that Gaut (around 900AD) was a Norse sculptor, known for crosses on the Isle of Man (aka Mann)? The design I’ve used here was based on a ring-motif he often used, now called Gaut’s Interlace. A few years back, I created a step-out for the pattern. AnotherContinue reading “Gaut’s Interlace”

Pratfall


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Fall. #Inktober2021 prompt: Splat. Did you know that the word pratfall now refers to any kind of humiliating blunder, but originally meant you fell on your butt? A planned pratfall was a consider high comedy in 1930’s vaudeville and burlesque. A quick drawing I did while flying home last week. Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard ZebraContinue reading “Pratfall”

The Grapevine


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Grapevine. #Inktober2021 prompt: Leak. Did you know that shortly after the telegraph was established in the 1850’s, the term ‘grapevine telegraph’ became popular. The wires of a telegraph resembled the coiled tendrils of a grapevine and often the wires were hung from trees. Paper: Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro WatercolorContinue reading “The Grapevine”

Open Door


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Door. #Inktober2021 prompt: Open. I started out to do something totally abstract and suddenly decided I wanted to do a roundish door such as you would find on a hobbit house. Nothing so grand as Bilbo Baggin’s house, but I think it looks comfy enough! Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard Zebra Technical pen & Zebra SarasaContinue reading “Open Door”

Sansevieria Plant


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Plant. #Inktober2021 prompt: Sprout. Did you know that NASA did a study in 1989 to find ways to detoxify space stations? The sansevieria (aka snake plant) was one the plants identified as a possibility. However, the study did not go on to determine how many plants were necessary for detoxification. Paper: Hahnemühle Nostalgie PostcardContinue reading “Sansevieria Plant”

Ringtail Cat


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Ring. #Inktober2021 prompt: Loop. Did you know the Ringtail Cat can rotate their hind feet 180 degrees? Despite their name, they are members of the Raccoon family. Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor October Doodlewash Prompts Inktober 2021 prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Ringtail Cat”

Petunia Night Sky


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Night. #Inktober2021 prompt: Moon. Did you know the petals of the Galaxy Flower (botanical name: Petunia Night Sky) can be entirely white in cold temperatures, and entirely purple where it is hot? In the right temperatures, they’ll be purple with white splotches that make them look like they’re displaying the galaxy. Paper: Hahnemühle BambooContinue reading “Petunia Night Sky”

Ram Collision


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Ram. #Inktober2021 prompt: Collide. Did you know that scientists study rams hoping to find better ways to protect the brain from damage due to collision? That kind of makes sense, doesn’t it. Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Pixabay reference photo by Ivy105. October Doodlewash Prompts InktoberContinue reading “Ram Collision”

A Compass Rose


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Rose. #Inktober2021 prompt: Compass. Did you know the compass rose first appeared on charts and maps in the 1300’s? I haven’t had much time for art lately, and I wanted to try out the vintage Sarasa colors — Blue Black · Blue Gray · Green Black · Brown Gray · Red Black, Sepia BlackContinue reading “A Compass Rose”