Zinnias and Baby’s Breath


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompts: Memory and Breathe. Zinnias symbolize remembrance for friends long absent and did you know that Baby’s Breath is toxic? So don’t eat it if you want to continue breathing! I’m posting prompts for both July 6th and 7th, because tomorrow’s post is for my review of Kuretake’s Zig Clean Color Real Brush atContinue reading “Zinnias and Baby’s Breath”

World Watercolor Month’s Calla Lily Anniversary


#WorldWatercolorMonth Prompt: Milestone. Did you know that World Watercolor Month was started in 2016? The Calla Lily is the flower for 6th Anniversaries, so I used it to celebrate that World Watercolor Month milestone. Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Paper: Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor Paper Brushes: ZenArt Black Tulip Brushes Have youContinue reading “World Watercolor Month’s Calla Lily Anniversary”

Chamomile for Momentum


It’s July! It’s a month! It’s World Watercolor Month! #WorldWatercolorMonth prompt: Momentum. Chamomile symbolizes energy, which is a synonym for Momentum? Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Paint-Aquafine Watercolor & Arteza Gouache Paper-Hahnemühle Grey-toned Watercolour Paper Brush-ZenArt Black Tulip brush Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, goContinue reading “Chamomile for Momentum”

The Perfume of Butterfly Peaflower Tea


#DoodlewashJune2021 prompt: Perfume, Did you know that rubbing your wrists after applying perfume to them can distort the scent? Grabbed one of my Butterfly Peaflower Tea & black tea backgrounds to doodle one while waiting at the dentist’s office. Background: Dried Butterfly Peaflower Tea & Yorkshire Tea Pen: Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & PM-701 PermanentContinue reading “The Perfume of Butterfly Peaflower Tea”

Getting Ready for World Watercolor Month


I stumbled on some old Speedy Cut blocks that I had, and it occurred to me that I always end up doing some mini-drawings or paintings for World Watercolor Month. Why not get ready for it? So I quickly cut a Speedy Cut image meant to look like a postage stamp. I don’t think itContinue reading “Getting Ready for World Watercolor Month”

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”