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”

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”

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”

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”

Celebes Crested Macaque


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Headwear. #Inktober2021: Helmet. Did you know that Celebes Crested Macaque is often mistaken for an ape? They are monkeys, but have such a short tail that it isn’t always easily seen. On the other hand, that little crest on their head, like a helmet or headwear is easily seen! Pen-Zebra Technical Pen, Sarasa GrandContinue reading “Celebes Crested Macaque”

A Rose is a Rose Unless It’s an Apple


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Apples. #Inktober2021 prompt: Pick. Did you know that apples are a member of the Rose family along with pears, quinces, medlars, loquats, almonds, peaches, apricots, plums, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, sloes. Who knew? Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Pixabay reference photo by Oldiefan. October Doodlewash PromptsContinue reading “A Rose is a Rose Unless It’s an Apple”

Polar Bear Holmes


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Bear. #Inktober2021 prompt: Pressure. This trick or treater couldn’t decide whether to go to the party as a Polar Bear or Sherlock Holmes. The pressure to choose was too much, so they decided to go as Polar Bear Holmes. Photo Reference courtesy of Doodlewash.com Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArtContinue reading “Polar Bear Holmes”

Make My Brown Eyes Blue


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Eye. #Inktober2021 prompt: Watch. Did you know that all humans actually have brown eyes? But depending on the amount of melanin in the iris and how light is reflected, we see them in a range of colors. So eyes that seem blue reflect more light back than those that seem brown, and so on.Continue reading “Make My Brown Eyes Blue”

Chill Ghost


#DoodlewashOctober2021: Ghost & Chill. #Inktober2021 prompt: Spirit & Fan Did you know that most ghosts are really chill dudes – complete fans of a good ice cream cone now and then? Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Sarasa Grand Gel Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Paper: Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip October DoodlewashContinue reading “Chill Ghost”