Daniel Smith’s Ultimate Mixing Set-Review

Have you been looking for a small travel set you can use to paint almost any subject, mix hundreds of colors, and that utilizes all the characteristics of watercolor pigments?

Find out why I think Daniel Smith’s new Ultimate Mixing Half Pan set may be the answer. My review has been posted at Doodlewash.

Santa’s Secret Revealed!

How DOES Santa get down those chimneys? How does he get those presents into the house?  NOW the secret is finally revealed! Continue reading “Santa’s Secret Revealed!”



Did you know that the molostrich has characteristics of both the ostrich and the …

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Did you know that half-grizzly/half-jerboa, the Grizboa loves …

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Giveaway Day 4 (Closed)-Celebrating my new blog!

The winner of the Day 3 Giveaway is artfullyjonesy!

My WordPress blog is ready to roll and I’m celebrating with 5 days of giveaways.  Each giveaway runs for 24 hours – 12:00 am to 11:59 pm PST 
 and is international.

To Enter: Giveaway has Ended

Leave a comment on this post letting me know if you believe in Mermaids.  Feel free to treat this as a ‘fish that got away’ story and exaggerate as much as you want.  ( It is NOT necessary to subscribe, but I would appreciate it if you did.  I am able to do reviews & giveaways because companies like the number of people who follow me.  The higher the number the more stuff I’ll be able to give away!)

Today’s giveaway ends tonight, December 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST.  I’ll reply to the winner’s comment on December 7.  The winner will have 72 hours to respond.  

All of the Hahnemühle products were provided by Hahnemühle_USA.  I’m providing the 3-packs of Zebra Pens and for the grand prize on Friday, I also bought a Winsor & Newton Cotman set of watercolors and brushes.

One Winner will receive this Prize Package

Hahnemühle’s Expression watercolor paper is 100% cotton. It makes me think of a hot press surface with a cold press texture.  Because the texture is smoother than most cold-press it has less wear on pens, and works well with watercolor pencils, inks and crayons as well as pen and pencil.