This Blog is Closing


I’ve decided not to renew my paid blog subscription or my personalized domain name, and I won’t be posting here any longer. Thank you to everyone who has made the effort to comment, because I know Word Press doesn’t make it easy. It has also become difficult for me to respond to your comments, which was sort of the last straw.

I’m not sure how many of my past blog posts will remain available, so If you want to revisit any of my past ‘Pencil to Paint’ or ‘Fun & Easy’ tutorials, now is the time! Scroll down to the search feature at the blog site, and type in either of those terms to find them.

I’ll still be posting on my other social media sites, if you want to keep up with me, and don’t already know where to find me.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/life_imitates_doodles/ (Note that my LifeImitateDoodles instagram account disappeared earlier this year, and I had to start a new one.)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandra.strait/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LifeImitatesDdl (we’ll see what happens with this account)

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aceo/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/LifeImitatesDoodles/

Doodlewash: https://doodlewash.com/members/sandra-strait/

The Unicorn Fish


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Nose.

#inktober2022: Booger. Do fish have boogers? The burning question of the day!

Who knows what the Unicorn Fish uses his nose for? Only the Unicorn Fish knows for sure — scientists are baffled.

  • Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection Watercolor paper
  • Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • ZenArt Nomad Watercolors
  • Image inspiration – photo by sannebaan on Pixabay

October Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

The Fairy Penguin


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Pixie. You might think you were seeing pixies if you saw a flock of these guys.

#Inktober prompt: Fairy.

Did you know the fairy penguin (aka Blue or Little Blue penguin) is the smallest of the penguin species? Usually under a foot tall, they only weigh 2-3 lbs. They are dark gray to pale blue with eyes that range from silvery to blue.

Why don’t we hear about these guys more often?!

  • Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection Watercolor paper
  • Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • Supervision Watercolors
  • Image inspiration – photo by Kunal Kalra on Unsplash

October Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

Chamberlain Park


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Cliff.

#Inktober prompt: Bluff.

Did you know that a cliff has a vertical face while a bluff has a slanted face?

This is one of the beautiful views of the Columbia Gorge to be found at the Chamberlain Park rest area in Washington.

  • Hahnemühle Rough Harmony Watercolor paper
  • Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • Supervision Watercolors
  • Image inspiration – my own photo

October Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

Pony Strong


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Pony.

#Inktober prompt: Ponytail..

I’m back from San Francisco, but my sister-in-law passed away while I was there, so I’ll be leaving tomorrow for two weeks in Florida. My poor husband – I don’t think he’s had to take care of himself for this long a time, in forever.

I’ve already got a couple of posts planned and will probably manage one or two while I’m there, but it obviously won’t be at the top of my list. I miss you all!

Did you know that Shetlands are known for their thick coat and plush main and tail? Relative to size they are one of the strongest pony breeds in the world, able to pull twice their own weight.  In comparison, large draft horses are only able to pull half their own weight. Some of the larger ponies can actually pull as much weight as a draft horse.

  • Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor paper
  • Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • Supervision Watercolors
  • Image inspiration – photo by matthiasboeckel on Pixabay.

October Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

Pretzels


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Pretzel.

#Inktober prompt: Salthy.

Did you know that the pretzel was important with the Catholic Church in the 7th century, being a popular food for Lent, and often given out as a reward to youngsters for reciting prayers correctly.

  • Hahnemühle Beige-toned Watercolor paper
  • Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • Supervision Watercolors
  • Image inspiration – photo by planet_fox on Pixabay.

October Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

The Rooster Gentleman


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Chicken.

#Inktober prompt: Rooster.

Did you know that roosters will tidbit – a behavior where they make a show of picking up and dropping bits of food to let the hens know about them? He lets them eat first, and only takes what is left over.  What a gentleman!

  • Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection Watercolor paper
  • Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • Supervision Watercolors
  • Image inspiration – photo by Andrey Tikhonovskiy on Unsplash

October Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

The Armadillo


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Armor. And who is armored? The …

#Inktober prompt: Armadillo.

Did you know that the humans and armadillos are the only species that can spread leprosy?

  • Hahnemühle Hot Press The Collection Watercolor paper
  • Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • ZenArt Nomad Watercolors
  • Image inspiration – photo by Suzanne D. Williams on Unsplash

October Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

Washed & Dried


#DoodlewashOctober2022 prompt: Bowl.

#Inktober prompt: Empty.

Did you know that power bowl is a term used to describe a nutritious all-in-one meal in a bowl, usually made without meat?

Sorry – everyone probably knows this one. I didn’t have time to look up more obscure facts, lol!

  • Hahnemühle Nostalgie Postcard
  • Zebra Zensations Technical Pen
  • ZenArt Nomad Watercolors
  • Image inspiration – photo by eniko kis on Unsplash

October Doodlewash prompts

Tools:

To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

REVIEW-Art Nomad Travel Watercolor Set for Adults


With 6 brushes, 24 colors, 1 pencil, 4 large mixing wells, and a sponge, The Art-Nomad Professional Watercolor Paint Set from ZenArt has almost everything you’ll need except for paper and water. The colors are non-toxic and professional quality.

Interested? Learn more in my review at Doodlewash!

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