Gland-bearing Jewelweed


The last day of July! The last day of World Watercolor Month 2021! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt: Jewel. The sap from the Jewelweed is an effective antidote to poison ivy! The name makes me laugh – you seldom think of jewels and glands at the same time. Today’s the last day that you can purchase the limitedContinue reading “Gland-bearing Jewelweed”

Lyreleaf Sage & The Bird of Paradise


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! I’ve got two flowers to share today, because tomorrow I have a review of ZenArt’s new Allegro Watercolor set! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompts: Instrument & Carefree. Lyreleaf sage is often used as an alternative groundcover to grass because it holds up well to mowing. The Bird of ParadiseContinue reading “Lyreleaf Sage & The Bird of Paradise”

Review: Gansai Tambi Watercolors


Traditional transparent watercolor, gouache, watercolor inks.  Just when you think you know them all there comes yet another kind of watercolor! Like many ‘new’ discoveries, Gansai has been around forever. So what is it, and how is it different? Interested? Read my review of the 48-color set of Gansai Tambi Watercolors from Kuretake at Doodlewash!

Focused & Camouflaged


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompts: Focused & Camouflaged. Nothing helps you focus like spectacles, so the Spectacled Pod plant was my choice for this prompt. Falsehood is a form of camouflage, and the Bugloss flower symbolizes falsehood. I posted two flowers today because tomorrow I have a review ofContinue reading “Focused & Camouflaged”

Forget-Me-Nots


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Lost. A gift of Forget-Me-Nots says the memory of you will never be lost!  Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor & White Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black Tulip brush I finished another sheet of World Watercolor Month flowers. Only one moreContinue reading “Forget-Me-Nots”

The Monsoon Plant Plumeria


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Weathered. Plumeria is one of the Monsoon Plants, so named because they grow well during monsoon season. You could call a fully grown plumeria a well weathered plant! Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor & White Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt BlackContinue reading “The Monsoon Plant Plumeria”

Home is Where the Daffodils Are


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Home. Daffodils symbolize new beginnings so they’re the flower to gift someone for a house-warming. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor & White Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black Tulip brush It’s not too late to join in. You can start atContinue reading “Home is Where the Daffodils Are”

Cockscomb for Courage


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Jittery. Cockscomb is the flower you would send if you want to wish courage on someone who is jittery. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor & White Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black Tulip brush It’s not too late to join in.Continue reading “Cockscomb for Courage”

Sandpaper Vine


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Tactile. The leaves of the Sandpaper Vine are rough and produce a crinkly sound when scratched. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black Tulip brush It’s not too late to join in. You can start at any placeContinue reading “Sandpaper Vine”

Summer Savory


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth2021 prompt: Savory. The leaves of the Summer Savory have a hot, peppery taste that make it a favorite with some cooks. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans thought it was an aphrodisiac! Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-ZenArt Allegro Watercolor Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black TulipContinue reading “Summer Savory”