• The picture of Michael tells the story: I’m taking this lovely acorn, what are you going to do about it? going to try to stop me? too late, I got it! We had squirrels like this at the rear windows of one home and they tormented our lab/pointer mix dog, Jazzie. She went crazy trying to get to them and they just jumped round in the underbrush and…[Read more]

  • You’ve hit on the key to success with your book concept: get down on the floor of the forest and look at the scene with the eyes of Little Charlie! Today’s Doodle has all the charms of the view of a child enchanted by the beauty of a forest seen from the lowest perspective. It’s terrific and I can see a book flowing from this position. Love it!

  • Great story and Doodle! Cindy the cat shows a bit of attitude with the glare she is throwing at Phineas, and he looks a bit worried! All the critters do belong in an illustrated book, which is a great way to keep their memories all alive.

  • Great fancy phone, a golden beauty! When I was a kid, we had the indestructible black phones, built like tanks! There have been a number of attempts at the throw back designs, like the wall-mounted crank with a handheld earpiece. Being a Mac fan, I do like the sleek designs of the iPhones and other devices, but the nostalgic look keeps us grounded.

  • Beautiful sketch of a meal about to be prepared! And i join you in the praises for good ole’ Britannica. I still have a set but they are in storage locker – I really miss them. We shouldn’t trust an algorithm to give us a correct answer whether on a technical question, or what to draw or what color one should use. The beauty of art is its creative…[Read more]

  • Such an evocative sketch, especially from that high angle. When our first grandson was born, we bought him a small teddy bear, already named Tippy on the tag, in the hospital gift shop. He treasured Tippy so much that he still has it, in and pretty good condition (probably because his mom kept it on a shelf until he was 18 years old!) Anyone who…[Read more]

  • It’s so true that plain old pocket change from a trip abroad can hold so many memories. My daughter spent three months in Strasbourg as an exchange student in the ’80’s and came home with a pocket full of French, Belgian and Swiss coins which she gave to me to hold. I added them to the several national denominations I came home with from a two…[Read more]

  • Beautiful miniatures, Ilse. And it’s great that your work is available on Etsey!

  • Walter, thanks for that recipe – I just stole it!!

  • A beautiful cup of tea, or as Liz Steel, another sketch artist says, “a cuppa”. I’m not a tea drinker, although it smells great. But I can imagine your cup filled with hot cider, a New England favorite with our chilly evenings coming now. And the hug is so American and a feature of many other cultures. On some cool, bright New England mornings I…[Read more]

  • Super doodle, and another fan of coffee without pollutants! My wife and I switched to black coffee about 20 years ago and never looked back. It’s the only way to get the true flavor. And you hit the point of moderation squarely on the head, whether it’s a sleep issue or even heartburn! All things in moderation, even fun stuff.

  • You’ve captured the loving deep look of the dog’s eyes, a stare right into one’s soul. Dogs can connect to your heart with sincerity, honesty and devotion thru those eyes. But they can connect also by painting! Great job, Phineas! And thanks for posting the link back to Philippe’s painting of few years ago, very expressive and loose in style.…[Read more]

  • Excellent vase of the flowers of autumn, perfect colors. And it would be great if Phineas does have an artistic bent, giving you some competition! And please, do post his efforts. For my dogs, paint on their paws would be dangerous, colors right into the mouths; maybe use strawberry jam, they like it. Now, when will you convince Philippe to post…[Read more]

  • Casio always had the step ahead of most other consumer-priced watches, with all sorts of systems that helped predict the tides for saltwater fishing, phases of the moon for freshwater fishing, and my current favorite, the world’s time zones for ham radio use. Plus they all make super subjects for a doodle!

  • That’s one happy elephant, with a square mile worth of hide! One can spend days painting all the details of an elephant’s skin closeup, or back out and capture the spirit of the beast. The choice is one’s own, based on personal preferences, not on someone else’s “rules”. Thanks for all your guest artists who display their own individuality so well.

  • Great little bird, gives meaning to ‘bird’s eye view’ for sure. We get to look at the world at your perspective, which is what we all enjoy! You have succeeded in building a fine social network of friends and admirers of each other. Thanks for providing the artists’ gallery and for bringing in the special Guest Artists with their inspirations too!

  • Judy, thanks for visiting Doodlewash to share your wonderful watercolors. Your loose and expressive techniques fit the landscapes perfectly. New England and New York are so full of inspiration in all seasons, but especially in autumn, coming up so fast. My favorite source is the Hudson River Valley and the Taconic Parkway.

  • Super peacock, Charlie, a showstopper. And isn’t it amazing when we take that odd moment to look back at the trail of our lives: our schooling and training, our first dreams and plans, all the steps and missteps we take, and where we finally end up. Who woulda “thunk” it?? I’d say you landed right where you were meant to be!

  • Those are super fine cups, nothing like the Tupperware 1970’s yellow cups we use, with a chewed-off handle on one and stove burner scars on two others. But they still measure and my wife whips up some outstanding dishes! (I am not the cook or baker in the family…) And you hit it on the head: all creative arts, whether sculpture, cooking or…[Read more]

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