JJ Galloway

  • #doodlewashApril2022 prompts: Mug.
    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 terms for coffee, Java and Jamoke, were combined and shortened to Joe. The last is that when Josephus Daniels, Sec…[Read more]

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    #doodlewashApril2022 prompts: Mug. 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 terms for coffee, Java and Jamoke, were combined and shortened to Joe. The last is that when Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, banned alcohol on Navy Ships, in 1913, more coffee was consumed. The sailors began calling it ‘Joe’ in reference to the Secretary. \'Create Like a Kid Again\' - Exercise 12. Discover Fun Facts. * Mary Roff Multi Media sketchbook. * Zebra technical pen You can purchase Mary Roff’s journals on her Etsy page PaintsPalettesPages. #MaryRoff #PaintsPalettesPages #LifeImitatesDoodles #Doodlewash #sketchingstuff #CreateLikeAKidAgain #ZebraAmbassador #ZebraPen_USA @zebrateam_usa A Cup of Joe Mug-Zebra Zensations Tech Pen in a Mary Roff Multi-Media Journal
  • For our prompt of “Mug” today, I made a sketch of a little cat with a mug of coffee, mugging for the camera. Actually, this is pretty much how I look each morning when I finally get my cup of coffee to start the

    • Well Charlie I don’t know if you would call me a morning person but I am up around 4 – 4:30 and I do run around and do two things at once: get dressed and make my bed at the same time and run back and forth getting coffee made. Oh wait that is three things at once. I am bright eyed and bushy tailed and have a glass of water first (I heat it, hating cold water as I do except in summer). Then my Folgers Decaf, green can. Ahhhhhhh oh my my my yes.

      By 8 pm I am likely just falling asleep since my Circadian slipped backwards. And like you did on your nice vaycay I have my four ounces of red wine in the early afternoon and then forget about wine till next afternoon. That way I don’t have it in my system at bedtime. When I was a kid I would snort at bedtime and tell myself when I am a grownup I will stay up late. Imagine that silly concept.

      Enjoy yourself wherever you are!

    • Hubby and I took a long weekend a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t totally unplug, but close to it. I really enjoyed it but found it so hard to get back into the swing of things when I came back. I’m just now finally getting caught up!

  • #doodlewashMay2022 prompt: 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
    * MaimeriBlue Watercolor
    * Zebra Technical Pen
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    #doodlewashMay2022 prompt: 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 * MaimeriBlue Watercolor * Zebra Technical Pen @Hahnemühle_USA #PostcardsForTheLunchBag #LifeImitatesDoodles #Doodlewash @industriamaimeri #ZebraAmbassador #ZebraPen_USA @zebrateam_usa @davincipaints Rock Hyrax-Zensations Technical Pen & MaimeriBlu Watercolor on Hahnemühle beige-toned watercolor paper
    #doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Rock. Did you know that the rock hyrax can form their feet into a concave
  • #doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Nail. Okay, let’s stretch! Shark scales have dermal denticles – tiny scales that are as sharp as nails plus 300 rows with thousands of nail-like teeth!
    Did you know whale sharks are the largest fish in the world, growing up to 60 ft long. Despite all the teeth they don’t bite, and are not aggressive, so people often go…[Read more]

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    #doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Nail. Okay, let\'s stretch! Shark scales have dermal denticles - tiny scales that are as sharp as nails plus 300 rows with thousands of nail-like teeth! Did you know whale sharks are the largest fish in the world, growing up to 60 ft long. Despite all the teeth they don\'t bite, and are not aggressive, so people often go swimming with them! * Saunder\'s Waterford rough watercolor paper * Maimeriblu Watercolor * Pixabay reference photo courtesy of HQM60606. @st_cuthberts_mill @industriamaimeri #PostcardsForTheLunchBag #WorldWatercolorGroup Whale Shark-MaimerBlu Watercolor on Rough Saunders Waterford
    #doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Nail. Okay, let’s stretch! Shark scales have dermal denticles &#821
  • #doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Key. ‘Cause don ‘key’, right?
    Did you know the donkey’s bray requires vocalizing both while inhaling (the hee) and exhaling (the haw)? This is unique to donkeys. Horses and zebras can’t do it.
    * Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection watercolor paper
    * Da Vinci Watercolor
    * Zebra Technical Pen
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    #doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Key. ‘Cause don ‘key’, right? Did you know the donkey’s bray requires vocalizing both while inhaling (the hee) and exhaling (the haw)? This is unique to donkeys. Horses and zebras can’t do it. * Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection watercolor paper * Da Vinci Watercolor * Zebra Technical Pen @Hahnemühle_USA @hahnemuehle_global #PostcardsForTheLunchBag #LifeImitatesDoodles #Doodlewash #ZebraAmbassador #ZebraPen_USA @zebrateam_usa @davincipaints Guardian of the Flock-Zebra Technical Pen & Da Vinci watercolor on Hahnemühle Hot Press Collection paper
    #doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Key. ‘Cause don ‘key’, right? Did you know the donkey’s bray requ
  • #doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Mine. ‘Cause Gaur are Cause Gaurs are territorial and bad-tempered, and likely to claim that everything is ‘mine!’.
    Did you know that Gaurs – the Indian Bison – are the largest cattle? Males weight up1 to 2200 pounds, 11 feet in length and stands 5 to 7 feet at the shoulder. Females are smaller at about 1/4 the size.
    * S…[Read more]

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    #doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Mine. ‘Cause Gaur are Cause Gaurs are territorial and bad-tempered, and likely to claim that everything is ‘mine!’. Did you know that Gaurs – the Indian Bison – are the largest cattle? Males weight up1 to 2200 pounds, 11 feet in length and stands 5 to 7 feet at the shoulder. Females are smaller at about 1/4 the size. * Saunder’s Waterford Cold Press watercolor paper * MaimeriBlu Watercolor * Pixabay reference photo courtesy of techulator. #LifeImitatesDoodles #Doodlewash @industriamaimeri @st_cuthberts_mill #ZebraAmbassador #ZebraPen_USA @zebrateam_usa Gaur - MaimeriBlue Watercolor on Saunders Waterford Cold Press
    #doodlewashMay2022 prompt: Mine. ‘Cause Gaur are Cause Gaurs are territorial and bad-tempered, and
  • #doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Lead.
    Did you know researchers have discovered 136 dance moves that flamingoes perform during mating courtship? What I want to know is who leads — the male or the female?
    * Saunder’s Waterford Cold Press watercolor paper
    * MaimeriBlu Watercolor
    * Pixabay reference photo courtesy of techulator.
    #LifeImitatesDoodles #Do…[Read more]

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    #doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Lead. Did you know researchers have discovered 136 dance moves that flamingoes perform during mating courtship? What I want to know is who leads — the male or the female? * Saunder’s Waterford Cold Press watercolor paper * MaimeriBlu Watercolor * Pixabay reference photo courtesy of techulator. #LifeImitatesDoodles #Doodlewash @industriamaimeri @st_cuthberts_mill Flamingo Dance-MaimerBlu Watercolor on CP Saunders Waterford
    #doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Lead. Did you know researchers have discovered 136 dance moves that flam
  • Sandra Strait recommended the post Next Up To Bat 6 days ago

  • #doodlewashMay2022: Scale. The bettongs are kangaroo rats – small in scale next to kangaroos, but the largest of the kangaroo rats. Did you know the rufous bettongs scientific name (Aepyprymnus rufescens) means “reddish high-rump”? Despite their reddish name, they range in color from reddish brown to pale gray.
    #doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Bat.…[Read more]

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    #doodlewashMay2022: Scale. The bettongs are kangaroo rats – small in scale next to kangaroos, but the largest of the kangaroo rats. Did you know the rufous bettongs scientific name (Aepyprymnus rufescens) means “reddish high-rump”? Despite their reddish name, they range in color from reddish brown to pale gray. #doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Bat. Did you know that bats are not birds? They are mammals that produce live young and produce milk to feed them. Rufous Bettong-Daniel Smith Watercolor & Arteza Gouache on Hahnemühle Hot Press CollectionBrown Bat-Maimeriblu Watercolor on Saunders Waterford Hot Press
    #doodlewashMay2022: Scale. The bettongs are kangaroo rats – small in scale next to kangaroos, but
    Sandra Strait posted an update
    #doodlewashMay2022: Scale. The bettongs are kangaroo rats – small in scale next to kangaroos, but the largest of the kangaroo rats. Did you know the rufous bettongs scientific name (Aepyprymnus rufescens) means “reddish high-rump”? Despite their reddish name, they range in color from reddish brown to pale gray. #doodlewashMay2022 prompts: Bat. Did you know that bats are not birds? They are mammals that produce live young and produce milk to feed them. Rufous Bettong-Daniel Smith Watercolor & Arteza Gouache on Hahnemühle Hot Press CollectionBrown Bat-Maimeriblu Watercolor on Saunders Waterford Hot Press
    #doodlewashMay2022: Scale. The bettongs are kangaroo rats – small in scale next to kangaroos, but
  • For our prompt of “Bat” today, I decided to blend a couple of possible meanings for the word and ended up with a bat playing baseball. When I was a kid, I used to collect baseball cards. I enjoyed watching

    • Sweet!

    • Oh my gosh – did this ever give me the giggles. Up to bat with a Bat playing baseball – lololo! Oh my gosh! That is just too cool. Boy I wish I could think of things you folks thing of for prompts. Maybe eventually. Still hoping to be able to do the prompts – maybe I’ll get in for the July Watercolor. Your Bat (and bat) is just fabulous Charlie :). The first thing I collected was comic books (oh my I had an incredible collection but I took them to the convent with me and the nuns burnt them all and made me watch 🙁 – a very sad Zoie) Next I collected books, then stamps and then coins. Then I collected antiques but I’ve had to let some of those go for lack of space. Oh and I collected spoons, or rather not me, but I inherited a collection (I haven’t added to it). I collected playing cards. But thinking on it, I guess I am like you – nothing ever got to the point of worthiness because I would see the next shiny thing and be off – lolol. Happy days Charlie and thanks for the giggle and the awesome Bat/bat 😉

      • Awww thanks so much! 😃💕 So happy this made ya smile! hehe That’s so sad to hear about the comic book collection. That sounds amazing. I collected books and coins as well! It’s fun to collect things… it brings some order to life. And the shinier the better! Much love to you, my friend!

    • Hmm, let me think…pigs, sheep, angels, mid century pottery, tote bags (its a tie between LLB and PLG which means I had to stop-Im not an octopus🐙🤣!) When we moved to my husbands childhood home (its small but double where we lived in a giant Jenga puzzle under 1000’sqft) we downloaded 65% of all our “stuff” and vowed to never collect again! Its a precarious balance between being two “well equipped” artists and hoarding! I may love a new color or brush but I recently moved my painting area back to the end of the kitchen counter, just to keep the focus smaller and less cluttered!

      • We’re the same way!! We always say we’re going to stop collecting more stuff and get rid of what we have, but we only do so in bits and pieces. We’re not full on hoarders yet, but it’s certainly possible if we don’t make good on those promises! lol 😉 💕

    • Are you familiar with Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies? It’s a children’s picture book. One is a series. (Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Library, etc.)

      I’ve also been a collector all my life. My parents used to refer to my room as “The Museum.”

      I have teapots, Wendt & Kuhn figurines, Met Museum jewelry and objects, autographed books, Christmas ornaments, German music boxes, blown glass paperweights, Teddy bears, and of course, watercolor palettes. I am not a fanatic obsessive collector like those that do coins and stamps and lust after that one of a kind rare one. I do have a lot of dog stuff of various kinds; shirts, books, jewelry, statues, toys and lots of books. I find there is no way to have a “complete” collection as there always seems to be one more somewhere. I think the only complete collections I have are book series or DVDs, although they always seem to be rereleasing something advertising more or new. A new forward or a director’s cut. I think a collection is more than three related things. I have plenty of “collections” but nothing that is obsessive or complete. (I have six sewing machines)

      • I hadn’t heard of those picture books… I’ll have to check them out! 😃💕 And those sounds like some awesome collections indeed! hehe… you’re so right… there’s often never a way to complete a collection. Always something new to discover next. But, I guess, that’s what makes collecting stuff so intriguing! hehe

    • Cutest bat I’ve ever seen!!

    • hehe! Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Yeah, even a cute bat isn’t a very popular subject matter. I like the faces, but the wings kind of creep me out a bit with the real thing. lol Much love to you, mi amiga!

    • I’m a collector too – I did the Beanie Baby thing even though I didn’t like them all that much. It was running around town trying to find the newest ones that was the draw. I’ll tell you, I walked to most of the places and lost all sorts of weight, so in the long run it was probably cheaper than joining a gym or doing nutrisystem or something. Now – what to do with all those little stuffed animals …

      • hehe… that is the draw. It’s often more about the hunt than the find! But, that’s definitely a more fun way to work out, so that’s awesome! 😃💕

    • Thanks so much, Steven! 😃💕

  • #doodlewashMay2022: Tie & Ham. ‘Cause a female bear is called a sow, and bears like to ham it up! I’m jumping ahead a bit because I’ll be mostly offline this weekend, and I had something I could – kind of – tie it to the prompt. See what I did there?
    Did you know the Malaysian Sun Bear is the smallest of the bear species? But they make up for it w…[Read more]

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    #doodlewashMay2022: Tie & Ham. ‘Cause a female bear is called a sow, and bears like to ham it up! I\'m jumping ahead a bit because I\'ll be mostly offline this weekend, and I had something I could - kind of - tie it to the prompt. See what I did there? Did you know the Malaysian Sun Bear is the smallest of the bear species? But they make up for it with tongues that are 8-10 inches long! This has kind of a Pooh feeling to me. Does it have a Pooh feeling to you? (As in Winnie the - not the other kind of pooh). * Hahnemühle Beige Toned watercolor paper * MaimeriBlu Watercolor #LifeImitatesDoodles #Doodlewash #The100DayProject2022 #ZebraAmbassador #ZebraPen_USA @zebrateam_usa Malayan Sun Bear-Zebra Zensations Tech Pen & MaimeriBlu Watercolor on Hahnemühle Beige Toned Watercolor paper
    #doodlewashMay2022: Tie & Ham. ‘Cause a female bear is called a sow, and bears like to ham it
  • My name is Candice Leyland and I’m from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. So many artists’ stories begin as a very young child with a package of crayons. I really didn’t discover art until high school and explored wat

  • #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Date & Palm.
    Did you know that a Date Palm can produce up to 10,000 dates in one season? That’s  200-300 pounds of dates!
    * Saunder’s Waterford Hot Press Watercolor Paper
    * MaimeriBlu Watercolor
    #LifeImitatesDoodles #Doodlewash #The100DayProject2022 #ZebraAmbassador #ZebraPen_USA @zebrateam_usa @st_…[Read more]

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    #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Date & Palm. Did you know that a Date Palm can produce up to 10,000 dates in one season? That’s  200-300 pounds of dates! * Saunder’s Waterford Hot Press Watercolor Paper * MaimeriBlu Watercolor #LifeImitatesDoodles #Doodlewash #The100DayProject2022 #ZebraAmbassador #ZebraPen_USA @zebrateam_usa @st_cuthberts_mill#PostcardsForTheLunchBag #WorldWatercolorGroup @industriamaimeri Date Palm - MaimeriBlue Watercolor on Saunders Waterford Hot Press
    #doodlewashApril2022 prompt: Date & Palm. Did you know that a Date Palm can produce up to 10,000
  • For our prompt of “Watch” today, I made a little sketch of a mouse checking the time. It really never seems like there’s enough time in the day. No matter how much I think I’ll accomplish, the day is already

    • Charlie and here I thought you walk every day and suddenly you are meeting people you never met before. Happy happy on the new book in progress, at least in thinking about it for now.

      • Hehe! I do walk every day, but I don’t usually stop to chat. Elliott insists on stopping. And yes! Thinking about a new book is at least a start! 😉 💕

    • One of my neighbors has one of those remote-controlled boats, and is running it on the lake. The sun is shining, the sky is blue with gorgeous marshmallows clouds, and I’ve spent far too long just watching instead of getting things done. But I can’t consider it time wasted because I always feel so refreshed after just drifting along with the world rather than thinking or doing. I think that’s something we do too little of in modern life. Whether it’s just watching or painting or meditating – we need to tune out, and tune in to the flow of life.

      • Indeed! I think there’s so much reward in just being present and enjoying the moments that come to us rather than trying to invent new ones! 😉 💕

    • Adorable painting, Charlie! You perfectly captured that “where did the time go” look. All anyone has to do is pick up a paintbrush and time just disappears…in a good way. .Even if I only have 15 minutes to paint something I can get totally lost in that 15 minutes…the only thing that exists is the brush, paint and paper. Totally therapeutic.

    • So cute! And yes, time, it just keeps a ticking as we blink. 😂 I love the little mouse, and your watch is so cool!!

    • Yes, flow is what it is all about and treasured moments are never ever a waste as we are always learning something. I think everyone moves too fast as well Sandra. I love the thought of each hour, each day, each season being a new adventure and that is how I try to look at it. I try never to ‘plan’ anymore because we all know what happens to plans! It happens to us all ;). So better to wake up like Elliot – I wonder what I will do today, what magical being will I meet, what new fun thing is around the corner and what will I learn. How delightful right?!? Every single thing can be ‘new’ every day, so I try not to watch time like the mouse. But I absolutely love your little mouse checking out the watch :)!!

      • Thanks so much, Zoie! 😃💕 And yes! It’s way more fun to let the day unfold and invent itself before our eyes. That way, each day is definitely an adventure!

    • Charming, as always!

    • Wonderful painting, Charlie. It’s what what they say, the older you get the quicker the days fly by.

    • Wonderful Charlie!

    • Thanks so much, mi amiga! 😃💕 I know you miss your little Gordo, and I hope you allow another little furry friend into your life one day. 😉 You sound like a wonderful pet mama! hehe And you ARE doing so much better, so that’s a wonderful thing indeed! I don’t think we actually “lose” time if we’re spending it with love and hope in our hearts. There’s so much to enjoy in the world that just being present is time well spent. Much love to you my friend!

    • Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Aww your change in plans sounds divine! I do love the prospect of each new day. It’s almost never what I expected, but if I just let myself go, my Inner Child has a blast with whatever comes his way! Much love to you!!

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