Snuggle Bunny


#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Puppy. Did you know that the Chihuahua has the biggest brain to body size of any dog breed? This is another small painting done on the Hahnemühle mini size Agave paper, 3 x 4 inches. Artwork: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Press Agave Paper using a ZenArtContinue reading “Snuggle Bunny”

Butterfly Peaflower Tea mini tutorial


#DoodlewashMay2021 prompts: Blue Skies & Eating. I was drinking some Dried Butterfly Peaflower Tea this morning and wondering what to do about the May Doodlewash prompt, since I was already a day behind. And remembered that Dried Butterfly Peaflower Tea makes a beautiful blue dye and thought Duh! You can get the tea in powderContinue reading “Butterfly Peaflower Tea mini tutorial”

World Tapir Day


April 27 is World Tapir Day! The tapir isn’t the prettiest ani mal in the world (except the calves are soooo cute!). They’re related to horses. They have a shorter, but prehensile nose like an elephant. They walk on river bottoms, like a hippo. And like all too many animals, they are endangered. I’m doingContinue reading “World Tapir Day”

Penguilephant Eating Roses


My friend Alice runs a Facebook group ‘Tangle Around the World’ and they are currently running a challenge to use the Penguilephant step-out that was featured in my Hahnemühle The Natural Line review. You do have to be a member to join in, but if you are into tangle patterns, challenges and projects, it’s aContinue reading “Penguilephant Eating Roses”

Review: Hahnemühle’s The Natural Line


First, there was the Bamboo Mixed Media and Sketch paper.  Now, Hahnemühle has added Hemp Sketch paper and Agave Cold-Pressed watercolor paper to their Natural line. To find out more, read my review at Doodlewash. The Giveaway is over, and the winner has been notified.

Monarch Butterfly


Did you know that Monarch butterflies are famous for their yearly migration, traveling up to 2,000 miles in 2 months? Zebra Pen has a partnership with Association of Zoos and Aquariums and they asked me to do this artwork for a social post. Learn more about how to help animal conservation efforts through @zoos_aquariums SAFE. https://bit.ly/30A0sJa#ZensFriendsContinue reading “Monarch Butterfly”

A Scenic Drive & a Favorite Art Store


This weekend we went on one of our favorite drives along the Columbia Gorge, starting up the Washington side and back on the Oregon side. We stopped in historic Hood River to sample a little wine and visited my favorite art store. It’s a very small but I always find something I have to have!Continue reading “A Scenic Drive & a Favorite Art Store”

Girooster Alebrije


#DoodlewashApril2021 Prompts: Giraffe & Rooster. Ran out of time to color this in, which I plan to do eventually. I think it looks pretty good in black and white though. I haven’t decided if I should go totally wild or keep it to more realistic coloration. The Girooster Alebrije is a hybrid of the GiraffeContinue reading “Girooster Alebrije”

TigerCatMothrpillar Alebrije


#DoodlewashApril2021 Prompts: Tiger & Prickly. Since I’ve done so few of the Doodlewash prompts lately, I wanted to come up with something different. I thought of a Tiger moth for the Tiger prompt, but quite a few others have already done that. Then I saw that ‘Prickly’ was the prompt for the 14th. If you’veContinue reading “TigerCatMothrpillar Alebrije”

Egret and Bigger Bird


This is another piece that I worked on while visiting family in Florida. I started on the flight there and added bits and pieces when I had a moment or two. For some reason, I packed it in my main bag instead of my carry-on for the flight back, so it didn’t get finished untilContinue reading “Egret and Bigger Bird”