Saturday, April 14, 2018

April Doodlewash up to Now

Day One-Rainbow
Here's what I have for the first two weeks of #DoodlewashApril2018 and #WorldWatercolorGroup. I'm not sure how to categorize watercolor pencils. 
Bunny rabbit, iced treats, dandelions, french fries, birds, zoo animals, bubble gum, partial Monopoly
I'm not that linear when it comes to the calendar, so a daily prompt helps but then I see the whole page as something to compose and things get juggled around a bit. See the sidebar for the daily prompts.
Olive Oyl, daughter of Coal Oyl, I believe
When we played Monopoly, my Dad was always the top hat and I tried for the sports car. Hated the thimble. The Scotty dog got lost. I think my sister took it.
Birds, Olive Oyl again, the rest of Monopoly, Shredded Wheat breakfast cereal, my favorite toy, pets and cake
I always wanted to know if anybody really did like their Shredded Wheat hot? Why???!! And I always crumbled it up before pouring on the milk because it's way too awkward to eat it whole like they showed on the box. These are things people don't know if they only read the box and never try the cereal. Now I just get the Mini Wheats with sugar already on it. And I saw this most beautiful cake on Instagram a while back and couldn't forget it. *mouth watering. heading for the pantry right now!*

Sunday, April 1, 2018

A Perfect Little Vase, Hellebores and Gel Pen Sprouts

I went out to the garden this morning to cut fresh Hellebores for my lovely new antique vase. It was given to me by a dear friend and is the perfect size for my desk in the studio. Who knew that this small task would lead to another surprising discovery in my garden?
Helllebores blooming and Gel Pen Sprouts
I was reaching for a few blossoms to put in my new vase, when a spot of yellow, spring green and orange caught my eye. The Gel Pen Sprouts were already up! The orange one was no doubt dug up earlier  by squirrels, but I could see that the clip was already fully developed.
Fresh Gel Pen Sprouts, cleaned and ready to use.

I love the way these pale green and white hellebores go so perfectly with my new little vase.