June bug


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Junebug. Did you know there are over 800 species of bug that are called June bugs and science is still discovering more? Pens- Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Metallic Brush Pens, Mildliners & Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel pen Paper- Hahnemuhle Cold Press Postcard. Reference photo courtesy of byrev on Pixabay. Don’t forget – JulyContinue reading “June bug”

Dandy Lion


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Dandelion. I decided to just have fun with this one. Did you know the dandelion’s name comes from the French word “dent de lion” which means ‘lion’s tooth’. Probably someone met up with my Dandy Lion and that gave them the idea for name (just joking!). Pen-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint- Daler-Rowney AquafineContinue reading “Dandy Lion”

Route 66


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Vacation. I know I already did this prompt, but I did this one first, mislaid it and did the other. Finally found this one so Did you know that Route 66, one of the original U.S. highways, became known as the ‘Mother Road’, but was first called ‘Bloody 66’ because of the manyContinue reading “Route 66”

Vaquitas for World Ocean’s Day


I was asked to come up with this drawing for Zebra Pen for World Ocean’s Day. They have a partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the Vaquita is a SAFE endangered species. It is believed that less than 10 of these beautiful animals are left. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Mildliners & SarasaContinue reading “Vaquitas for World Ocean’s Day”

Hedgehog Raspberry


My giveaway of five Hahnemühle Cold Press Postcard Tins ends Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT. Have you entered yet? #DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Hedgehog Did you know that hedgehogs can walk 1 or 2 miles in their evening search for food? That’s a lot of walking for those tiny legs! Still learning the insContinue reading “Hedgehog Raspberry”

Honeysuckle on Butterfly Peaflower


My giveaway of five Hahnemühle Cold Press Postcard Tins ends Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT. Have you entered yet? #DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Honeysuckle, Did you know that honeysuckle is considered an invasive plant, but it also has many health benefits? I had some paper that I’d stained with butterfly peaflower tea earlier. SinceContinue reading “Honeysuckle on Butterfly Peaflower”

Lemonade for the Ages


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Lemonade Did you know that the recipe for lemonade has been much the same for over a 1000 years? As far back as 500 AD, the Egyptians were making qatarmizat – a lemon drink made with sugar. Reference photo courtesy of guydudka. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Daler-Rowney watercolor inks on Paper:Continue reading “Lemonade for the Ages”

Coatimundi Kitten


#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Feet. Did you know that the tree-loving Coatimundi has double-jointed ankles and flexible feet? Also, called Coatis, their babies are called kittens. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Press Agave ‘The Natural Line’ Paper using a ZenArt Black Tulip brush. Reference photo courtesy of oniles on Pixabay. Tools:Continue reading “Coatimundi Kitten”

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay


#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Dock. Did you know that a pelican’s jawbone bows outwards so they can use their beak’s gular sacs as fishing nets. Reference photo courtesy of Free-Photos on Pixabay. Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & American Watercolor on Hahnemühle Cold Press Postcard, using a ZenArt Black Tulip brush. Reference photo courtesy of oniles on Pixabay.Continue reading “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay”

Birthday Bouquet with Glass Vase


#doodlewashMay2021 prompt: Glass. My birthday was last week, and one of my gifts was a beautiful bouquet of flowers and another was a collection of sketchbooks. Unfortunately, since I was visiting in Florida, I had to leave the bouquet behind when I left for home. But I used one of the sketchbooks to capture theContinue reading “Birthday Bouquet with Glass Vase”