Silver: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know there is archaeological evidence that charm bracelets were worn by Assyrians, Babylonians and Persians, as far back as 600 to 400 BC? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour book Zebra Zensations Technical Pen Da Vinci Watercolor July Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find aContinue reading “Silver: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Travel: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the Egyptians were traveling the Nile in sailboats made from reeds, as far back as 4000 BC? You know the Bob Ross thing about dripping paint and “Let’s make them birds. Yeah, they’re birds now.” I this case, I drippedContinue reading “Travel: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Home: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know that the white picket fence was originally associated with wealth in Colonial times? Whitewash was expensive, so only the well-off could afford to keep their fences white. When mass production lowered the cost of fences, and the middle class becameContinue reading “Home: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Perform: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know that Great Highland bagpipes are played at sunset when times are bad, as a sign of solidarity and to give courage? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolor book Da Vinci Watercolor July Doodlewash prompts Tools: To find a list of dealers, whoContinue reading “Perform: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Welcome: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Did you know the word welcome, used as a greeting, was first seen in 1530. It comes from the Old English word ‘wilcuma’, which means desired guest. This was waaaay out of my comfort zone. I’ve done wording and designs like this inContinue reading “Welcome: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

Patriotic: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022


July is World Watercolor Month! To learn more about this, visit Doodlewash. Happy Independence Day to those who celebrate! Did you know the bald eagle builds the largest nest of any North American bird – some have been found that are up to 13 feet deep and 8 feet wide? Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour bookContinue reading “Patriotic: #WorldWatercolorMonth2022”

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”

Taking a Bath


#doodlewashJune2022 prompt:  Elephant. Did you know a baby elephant sucks the end of its trunk, much like human babies suck their thumb? This time I mixed metallic silver with permanent mauve to try for a glisteny-wet look. Hahnemühle The Collection Hot Press Watercolor Paper Aquafine Watercolor Reference Image by Wildfaces from Pixabay. June Doodlewash promptsContinue reading “Taking a Bath”