#DoodlewashMarch2021 prompts: Potatoes. Did you know that potato blossoms used to be fashionable? Marie Antoinette made them all the rage when she wore one in her hair. Out of all the brush shapes, I find the rigger the hardest to use. I decided that I’d use one to try and get all those perspective lines lined up. Phew! Only took about 5 times […] View
Prompt Simple Pleasures. One of my simple pleasures comes from enjoying silly little poems like The Purple Cow: (Reflections on a Mythic Beast Who\'s Quite Remarkable, at Least.)
I never saw a purple cow
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I\'d rather see than be one! Cow Practice-Qor Watercoor on Hahnemühle Burgund Watercolor Postcard
Thank you, Mary! I’ve always loved this poem. When I was a kid, we’d go on drives in the country, and my father would always point out some cow and try to convince us that if the light was right, it would be purple.
Thank you, Lisa! This is an old poem that was written in 1895 to illustrate a strange drawing in a magazine, and for some reason it became wildly popular so that it is still well known today. The poet came to hate it and wished he never wrote it.
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