Tadpole-Postcards for the Lunch Bag


Doodlewash prompt: Tadpole Did you know that tadpoles are also called polliwogs, a word meaning ‘head’ and ‘wiggle’. Artwork-Zebra Sarasa Retractable Clip Gel Pen on Hahnemühle Rough ‘The Collection’ paper. Reference photo from Skitterphoto on Pixabay. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here andContinue reading “Tadpole-Postcards for the Lunch Bag”

Sapling – The Teen-age Years


#DoodlewashJanuary2021 prompt: Sapling Did you know that a sapling is, in essence, a teenage tree? Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Gouache on Hahnemühle Hot Press ‘The Collection’ watercolor paper. Tools: To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here and scroll through to find one near you.Continue reading “Sapling – The Teen-age Years”

Spirit King of the Forest


Doodlewash prompt: Yarn In the forests of my imagination there exists a Spirit King, who watches over all the green and growing things. And doesn’t that sound like the beginning to a great yarn? Can you find a few of the things the Spirit King watches over? Lion, rabbit, woman, blackbird, giraffe, unicorn, 4 kindsContinue reading “Spirit King of the Forest”

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”