For our prompt of “Emerald” today, I was originally going to sketch the gemstone and then got sidetracked by a video of a little hummingbird known as a western emerald. So, that’s what we ended up with today. As
For our prompt of “Greyhound” today, I learned that these awesome creatures come in lots of various colors and sizes, so I wasn’t sure which version to sketch. I didn’t have much time at all, so I did a very quick
One of my online friends has a greyhound. I think this is her 5th rescue greyhound. He was a racing dog and therefore lived in a kennel. Now that he is living the cushy suburban dog life, you’d think he would be all over it. And mostly he is, except he won’t sleep on the nice soft dog bed they bought him. He sleeps on the floor beside it, and uses it like a giant pillow. LOL!
A fast looking pup indeed! When we lived near Ft Myers FL we would see a lot of the greyhound rescue groups at Petco and they make super pets. The really strange thing about them is that they like to lean against you – it’s odd seeing a group of people with dogs leaning against their legs, as if the dogs had adopted us! If we hadn’t already rescued a wonderful dog that was part greyhound we would have been a speedy-dog family.
Did you know that grey is an unusual color for a greyhound? And when they are grey, they are called blue? There are differing theories on the name’s origin, but one of the most popular is that the word came from the old English word ‘grei’, which meant dog, and ‘hundr’, which meant hunter. #doodlewashMay2020 #PostcardsForTheLunchBag…[Read more]
As I was going to figure out something to sketch for our prompt of “Wheat” today, I received an email from a food truck delivery service announcing it was International Burger Day. So, I ended up sketching a
Boy that burger looks so good Charlie! I am hoping to get downtown for lunch next week for either a burger or a chicken breast sandwich and a dark beer at our favorite Brewery. My husband is off all week so we will choose a quiet time to go. Baby steps and outdoor setting. Stay safe.
Fantastic burger Charlie, had I known in time I too would have celebrated with a burger … but when I found out on the late evening news my partner had the same non reaction as Philippe.. worse he said but we just had burgers the other night …no sense of occasion that man! I too am fussing about excess weight and uncut hair but then I remind my privileged self that two years ago I had no hair( cancer) and wouldn’t eat for days … reminds me how precious and lucky I really am even if I didn’t get burgers on the National day!
Did you know that wheat is used in particle board, paper, hair conditioners, adhesives, plastics, cups, golf tees, medical swabs, charcoal and more? Zebra Zensations Technical Pen, Opaque Watercolor and Gouache in a Beige Toned Hahnemühle Watercolour sketchbook. #doodlewashMay2020 #lifeImitatesDoodles @Hahnemühle_USA #ZebraPen_USA #…[Read more]
For our prompt of “Cherries” today, I sketched a bit of ice cream in a waffle bowl with a cherry on top. Several months ago, Philippe and I were shopping at HomeGoods and I saw a miraculous appliance known as a
This looks so yummy Charlie! There is a farm store up the road that is selling frozen gelato in interesting flavors and a soft served yogurt shop downtown that posts yummy looking treats on Facebook. One of these days I am going to get a treat!
This looks so darn good I’m tempted to go out and buy one of those waffle cup makers!!! OK, I won’t because there isn’t space in the cupboards for anything else but it is tempting. Funny, I never fail to find room for new art supplies. hmmm.
I’m with Philippe. Usually those specialty machines are impossible to put together or clean properly and never make anything as tasty as you expect. On the other hand – a mini donut factory? There’s a flea market in Florida that makes (or did) fresh donut holes as you watch. You specify what topping you want and they are the most decadent food on the face of the earth. I allow myself since I only go to Florida once or twice a year, if that. But. Ooh. To be able to make something like that at home. In no time at all, I’d be as round as a donut myself!
After working in a job where I made real fried donuts with a donut making machine, I have to admit that on more than one occasion I have spent time looking at the machines thinking I would like to own one at home. Ridiculous since each hopper of dough made in the neighborhood of 60 donuts. But still, now I’ve got the urge to check eBay in case someone has a used one that I should give a home! This is all your fault! !
This is so cute! I hadn’t thought about them getting soggy, yuck! However, me being the work around person, I would turn it upside down in a bowl. That’s if I wanted it. Not a fan of waffles or waffle cones. :O
Many thanks, Gary! It was easier than it looks. One of the things I learned from doing Zentangle, where you draw patterns based on step-by-step methods, is how to plan what comes first in the drawing versus what comes first in reality. It really helps simplify things.
For our prompt of “Sage” today, I sketched a bit of sage blooming. I love fresh herbs this time of year and though Philippe and I don’t have a proper yard, we have grown herbs in pots. I say that in the past tense
Beautiful Sage, Charlie. We are so fortunate; our vet has a fully equipped mobile unit and pulls up in front of our house to take care of our 3 kitties. She’s the most caring and wonderful vet…we just love her.
Wonderful sage in bloom Charlie! I remember taking my Irish setter to the vets years ago only to be told that I had to lift him up on the table which was not an easy task. Our next vet would get down on the floor and met on his level. Much better.
My dr has suggested the same for me…I haven’t taken him up on it yet LOL and since being on lockdown I know I have gained a few more…but now that weather is better I hope to get out more..maybe..thanks and your sage looks wonderful!
A number of years ago we were vacationing in South Dakota and I found some wild sage growing by our camp ground, so I picked some to bring home. Later in the car I started sneezing and my eyes were watering and I was feeling pretty punky. That’s when I discovered I’m allergic to sage.
I grow regular basil, Thai basil, and parsley in my garden. Even though I cook a lot, I don’t tend to use many fresh herbs except cilantro.
Hello friends and fellow artists, my name is Manish and I am from Maharashtra, India. I would like to introduce myself and about my art journey with a beautiful quote which has always inspired me. “The creative a
Your journey inspires me. You’re discovering and expressing what you know, what you continue to learn, and love through your watercolors–in fresh, childlike wonder. They are simply inviting and beautiful to see. As a fellow Asian immigrant, I know the parental pressure for us to acquire a certain profession, because they wanted only something better for us in life. Your engineering skills certainly are evident in your clean lines, wonderful shapes and colors in your urban landscapes. Stay well!
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