31 Days Of Watercolor In July! World Watercolor Month!

31 Days Of Watercolor - World Watercolor Month 2018

While I realize June has just begun, I’m so excited for July when World Watercolor Month, our annual global celebration of watercolor, returns! What could be better than 31 days of watercolor to celebrate the medium we all love?! And participation is as simple as adding the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth whenever you post any work that contains watercolor (or gouache!) during the month of July. (these will appear our global gallery here!) You can also join us and post right here on Doodlewash by logging in with Facebook (click here to learn about Doodlewash Club). There are exciting things planned for the month so please read on!

Please help spread the word!
Let’s make this year’s event bigger than ever!

It’s a completely charitable event meant to raise awareness for arts education and help underprivileged kids get art supplies via The Dreaming Zebra Foundation. You can even donate your gently used art supplies for their unique and awesome recycling program (click here for more info!). So my sincere hope is… the more people who share the hashtag, the more people will find out about the cause, and that means more art supplies for kids who need them!

31 Days Of Watercolor

And yes, I’m hoping many of you will join me for the ultimate challenge of painting 31 watercolors in 31 days, but it’s not a requirement, so please just join in whenever you can during the month of July by adding the hashtag when you post and let’s celebrate the month together!

If you haven’t seen it yet, below is this year’s video (thanks Philippe!) that reveals our amazing official sponsors for the event (Cheap Joe’s Art StuffColor SwellDaniel SmithDa Vinci Paint Co.HahnemühleLegion PaperM. Graham & Co.Princeton Artist Brush Co., QoR WatercolorsVan Gogh (Royal Talens)Winsor & Newton). And yep! They’re all of the awesome brands you love so there will be amazing giveaways and wonderful tips and tutorials, starting this month and throughout July!

And this year, we have awesome Artists Ambassadors as well! These generous and amazing artists have agreed to donate at least $1 on each purchased class, painting, and/or other products on their site to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation during the month of July! (thanks Angela Fehr for the great idea!) A huge thanks and much love to this year’s Ambassadors: Andrea EnglandAngela FehrBirgit O’ConnorDenise SodenJean LurssenMcKinney X2 DesignsLeyla TorresTonya Lee. (Want to be an Artist Ambassador for this year’s event? Click Here And Let Me Know!)

I hope you’ll all help me spread the word this month by posting and sharing about the month. Or just think of it like a fun “phone tree” and simply “call” a couple people by mentioning it to them. Even if they’ve never even tried watercolor before, this would definitely be the month to give it a go! Hopefully if they tell two friends and they tell two more, we’ll have made sure nobody misses out on this amazing month-long celebration of watercolor!

Thanks so much for your help and support! 

Creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world! If you’d like to be a guest artist on Doodlewash.com, contact me!

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28 Comments
  1. Sandra Strait 2 months ago

    Yay! I cannot wait. People are looking at me funny because I keep dancing around at the thought of World Watercolor month, lol.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      haha! yay! And I hope you made of video of the dancing and will post it soon! ;-)💕

  2. Yukari Bromfield 2 months ago

    I’m looking forward to it!!!

  3. Sharon Nolfi 2 months ago

    Great news, nice video!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Thanks, Sharon! Trying to start to spread the word so nobody misses it! It’s going to be amazing!! 😃💕

  4. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 2 months ago

    You do such a wonderful service for kids and art via Dreaming Zebra.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Thanks, Sharon 😃💕 I really wanted the month to be about something more than just another art challenge. I wish I could raise more money, but every little bit helps!

  5. smzang 2 months ago

    a huge thumbs up…

    Your energy and your unquenchable creative mind assures your success
    and the success of The Dreaming Zebra.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Thanks so much, Sarah! 😃💕 I hope more people than ever will donate art supplies this year! It helps so much!

  6. Tammy 2 months ago

    Would a person like me who just decided this morning that I would really like to try to learn to watercolor paint be welcome?

  7. Julia 2 months ago

    What a wonderful idea! I’ll definitely try to participate!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Yay!! So happy to hear it Julia! 😃💕 It’s going to be another amazing July for sure!

  8. Amina Imran 2 months ago

    Can’t wait to be a part of it….. 🙂

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Yay! So happy to hear that, Amina!! 😃💕 It’s going to be a wonderful month!

  9. Poonam sawant 2 months ago

    😍 wow that so cool🍀

  10. Megha 2 months ago

    How to join your group

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      You can join by simply adding the #WorldWatercolorMonth hashtag during July whenever you post any art containing watercolors. And you can log into Doodlewash with Facebook as well and share your watercolor artwork right here on this site all year long: https://doodlewash.com/community/

  11. Azba memon 2 months ago

    Where the event is going to be held??

  12. Kalpesh 2 months ago

    Excited for painting and celebrating watercolor month … 😍😍😍

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Yay! So happy to hear that, Kalpesh! Can’t wait to see what you create! 😃💕

  13. Rabia Naeem 2 months ago

    Can’t wait to be a part of it😍😍😍😍😍

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