Time: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know that archaeological evidence indicates that Babylonians and Egyptians were measuring time 5,000 years ago? I was in a hurry because of a lack of time, but I didn’t want to do the usual clock or watch thing. The background I’dContinue reading “Time: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Passion: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the word Passion comes from the Latin ‘patior’ and originally meant ‘to suffer’? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour book Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Aquafine Watercolor Malden Salt Flakes July Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry HahnemühleContinue reading “Passion: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Train: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the conestoga wagon was designed to carry up to six tons, and travel around 12-15 miles a day? While we know little about its invention, the first recorded purchase was in 1717 by the secretary of William Penn, James Logan.Continue reading “Train: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Chinese Water Dragon


#doodlewashJune2022: Lizard. Did you know the Chinese Water Dragon, like many other lizards, has a ‘third eye’? It’s a pineal gland located at the top of their head. It doesn’t ‘see’ images but measures light, helping the lizards navigate, and avoid predators from overhead. Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection Paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen MaimeriBlu WatercolorContinue reading “Chinese Water Dragon”

The Australian Shepherd


#doodlewashJune2022: Dog. Did you know that the australian shepherd is not from Australia? Some believe they made their entrance to the U.S. following their Basque masters who had immigrated to Australia then to the U. S. Others believe the breed are off-shoots of British Herding dogs like the collie. This is more of a sketchContinue reading “The Australian Shepherd”

Spectacled Bear


#doodlewashJune2022: Bear. Did you know that spectacled bears have front legs that are longer than their hind legs, which makes them great tree climbers? Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection Paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette Reference Image by Andrea Bohl from Pixabay. June Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list ofContinue reading “Spectacled Bear”

Terrapin


#doodlewashJune2022: Turtle. Did you know that turtles living in freshwater are generally called terrapins, while those living in marine environments are turtles? Hahnemühle Cold Press Collection Paper Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Joyce’s Signature Da Vinci Watercolor Palette Reference Image by tracyhammond from Pixabay. June Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carryContinue reading “Terrapin”

The Laughing Otter


#doodlewashJune2022: Otter. I otter get back on schedule. One of these days, maybe. Did you know that otter poop has been described as smelling like violets or jasmine tea? I don’t plan to investigate this personally.  They also do a communal ‘poop dance’.  That might be worth checking out on YouTube, lol. Hahnemühle Cold PressContinue reading “The Laughing Otter”

A Cup of Joe


#doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Mug. ‘Create Like a Kid Again‘ – Exercise 12. Discover Fun Facts. Did you know there are 3 theories about the origin of the term ‘Cup of Joe’? One is that Joe was a term for the common man and coffee the drink of the common man. Another is that other slang termsContinue reading “A Cup of Joe”

Rock Hyrax


#doodlewashMay2022: Rock. Did you know that the rock hyrax can form their feet into a concave dome, creating a vacuum like suction to to help them climb? Hahnemühle Beige Toned watercolor paper Maimeriblu Watercolor Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Pixaby reference photo by cjm1967. May Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carryContinue reading “Rock Hyrax”