Silk Moth Emergent

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Cocoon. Did you know that moths make cocoons, which are made of silk, but butterflies form a hardened skin called a chrysalis? #DoodlewashJanuary2021 Prompt: Cocoon. Did you know that moths make cocoons, which are made of silk, but butterflies form a hardened skin called a chrysalis?  This is the last page in thisContinue reading “Silk Moth Emergent”

Stretching – Postcards for the Lunch Bag

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 Prompt: Growing. It’s stretching like a giraffe’s neck, but I’m claiming this for the prompt because it’s obvious that giraffes do a LOT of growing! And eat growing leaves. Yeah. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Did you know that a giraffe’s neck is not long enough to touch the ground? That’sContinue reading “Stretching – Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Mother & Child-Postcards for the Lunch Bag

Doodlewash prompt: Young I intended to paint this in, but ran out of time to use it for the prompt, but I’ll get around to it sooner or later. Did you know that the word prosimian means ‘before monkeys’? Lemur are prosimians of the primate order which is made up of ‘monkeys’, ‘prosimians’ and ‘apes’.Continue reading “Mother & Child-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Recycle Abstract

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Recycle Did you know that an entire load of recyclable material can end up in the landfill, because there was one non-recyclable item included? Zebra pen Mildliner Marker pens on Hahnemühle hot press ‘The Collection’ Watercolor paper. @Hahnemühle_USA @ZebraPen #ZebraAmbassador @zebrateam_usa Artwork-Zebra pen Mildliner Marker & Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel pens on HahnemühleContinue reading “Recycle Abstract”

A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …

Have you sent for a Hahnemühle Freebie sample of The Collection Watercolor paper yet? Find how here. Doodlewash prompt: Novel When I looked at these two pages in my gouache/GelliArts ZigZag book, I immediately saw some figures. Instead of painting with more gouache, this time I squirkled with gel pens to bring out the shapes.Continue reading “A Lion, the King of Cats and a Dire Wolf …”

Modern in Mildliner

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Modern Did you know that ‘Modern Architecture’ is a school of design popular from the beginning of 20th century through World War II. Hardly seems modern now, lol. I cut some paper lately and had some small pieces around 3 x 5 inches. I’m using them for a lot of the prompts this month,Continue reading “Modern in Mildliner”

Skeleton Keys

#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Key. Did you know that the Skeleton Key was invented in Ancient Rome and was still in heavy use until after World War II? This is another page in my Hahnemühle ZigZag book, that I filled with backgrounds using a GelliArts printing plate. This time I used Zebra Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel PensContinue reading “Skeleton Keys”

Fresh Air in Colored Pencil

#DoodlewashJanuaryPrompt: Fresh Air. Did you know that fresh air helps you digest food more efficiently? I haven’t used my colored pencils for a while so I decided to use them for a change. Hmmm! I think I ended up making the nightgown more see-through than I meant to! Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Mechanical ColoredContinue reading “Fresh Air in Colored Pencil”


Doodlewash prompt: Baby I realized at the last minute that I’d drawn something for the wrong prompt (and I’m even the one who came up with the prompts!), so I did a quick drawing, ending up running it off the page. This is what happens when you have senior moments! I enjoyed drawing the blanketContinue reading “Furbaby”

New-fallen Snow

Doodlewash prompt: New. There is nothing quite like the beauty and serenity of newly fallen snow – at least for the first few months, lol. Did you know that snow is not white? It’s actually translucent like ice. However, light bounces off the facets in such a way that we see it as white mostContinue reading “New-fallen Snow”