And so we reach the end of another doodlewash adventure, and what better way to celebrate than with some oatmeal cookies and milk! It’s also the end of my birthday month and it was an amazing one thanks to all of you talented doodlewashers out there. A special thanks to everyone who played along this month. Your doodlewashes were the best presents I ever could have received! If you’re dying to know who those awesome folks are, then feel free to skip my ramblings and go to the end of this post! By my count, 32 fabulous artists joined the adventure this month, but if I’ve left you out or botched a link, which is entirely possible, please just leave a note in the comments and I’ll be sure to add you in or fix it!
National Oatmeal Cookie Day is a great day to celebrate for me, because I absolutely love these cookies! As for their lineage, they are the long lost cousins of oat cakes made by the Scots and the British. Oat cakes first appeared when the Scottish started harvesting oats as far back as 1,000 B.C. History. With regards to the classic oatmeal raisin version, it’s unclear exactly how or when the raisins got in there. The first recorded oatmeal raisin cookie was by Fannie Merritt Farmer in 1896 and since it was billed as a “health” food it became instantly popular. By the early 1900’s, the recipe for these yummy cookies appeared on every package of Quaker Oats.
That’s really all I know about oatmeal cookies so I’ll keep this short and sweet today. I’m just so happy to have had such an incredible birthday month to enjoy with my doodlewash friends. Thanks to all of you for making this month special. Doodlewash is all about community and it’s been so wonderful to see all the fabulous interpretations of the various days that each of you posted. If you missed this month or still want to play along, well, good news! From now on, I’ll provide a hashtag for each month’s theme if you feel like joining me at some point or all along the way! I’ll reveal May’s adventure tomorrow once it reveals itself to me. Yep, no clue what it will be yet, but this way, we can all be surprised together!
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham watercolors: Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pens with Platinum Carbon sepia and black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal
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Creator of Doodlewash®, founder of World Watercolor Month (July), World Watercolor Group™, and host of the Sketching Stuff Podcast. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world! If you’d like to be a guest artist on Doodlewash.com, contact me!