For Day 30 of World Watercolor Month and our optional prompt of “Whistle,” I sketched a little kitten blowing a red one. It should probably be stated that I don’t really watch or enjoy sports of any kind, but I do love being part of a team. And for all of you who’ve been painting along with me this month, it feels like I’m part of the coolest team on the planet. We’ve almost made it to the very end of July and I’ve been amazed by all of the incredible watercolor paintings that you’ve each created. It’s truly inspiring. Together, we’ve made thousands of new watercolors and shared them with the entire planet in celebration of this fantastic and unique medium. You’ve also helped spread the word of the charitable cause and we’ve sold lots of limited edition souvenirs in our shop (it’s only open through July 31st by the way!), which helps the International Child Art Foundation. Thanks so much to each of you for being part of this phenomenal event and much love to you all!
It’s been a total blast this month to show up each and every day and share a fresh new watercolor illustration and ramble once again! I’ll be moving back to weekly Tuesday posts next, so I’ll actually be doing 32 days in a row since I’ll be here to kick off our August Art Challenge! And, I’ll likely be finding some extra time to relax and recuperate in August as hosting this month takes quite a bit of extra work. Though Philippe and I did manage to sneak away this weekend and enjoy time with friends at a lodge in a remote part of Kansas. I wasn’t sure if I could figure out how to make that happen, but with a little extra energy I was able to get everything done prior to leaving so I could simply enjoy my time there. We had a blast simply spending quality time with one another and enjoying the peacefulness of our quiet surroundings.
As much as I do love visiting new places, it’s equally nice to be reunited with my pup Elliott and back to a normal routine. Elliott seems to be happy for that as well. Even though he’s a lot to handle sometimes and I did enjoy a brief respite from those perma-puppy antics, I missed him a ton. Elliott seems a bit tired from all of the extra excitement and play that he had at his resort, so we’re all ready to spend some quiet time relaxing. And, Philippe and I have both taken the day off tomorrow as well so we can fully enjoy a bit of extra weekend time at home. Tomorrow is also the very last day of World Watercolor Month, so just another reminder that it’s the absolute last chance to shop for limited editions souvenirs in support of the International Child Art Foundation! (The shop will close and return next year!) If you’ve been doing the daily challenge along with me this month, then a huge congrats! You’ll also have 31 watercolors and you should be extremely proud. We’ve only one day left, so let’s go team!
About the Doodlewash
Sketching Stuff Coloring Set – Da Vinci Watercolors: Charlie O’Blue, Hansa Yellow Medium, Opus (VIvid Pink), Yellow Ochre, Terra Cotta, Ultramarine (Green Shade), and Indigo. ZIG Cartoonist Mangaka Pen with black ink, Princeton Aqua Elite Travel Brushes, in an A5 Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Watercolour Book. Want to purchase a print of this doodlewash? SEND ME A NOTE HERE, and I’ll Add it To My Shop!