Second Week Recap of World Watercolor Month

Charlie, the founder of Doodlewash and World Watercolor Month, has given us thought-provoking prompts this year; these are my interpretations for the second week. The paintings are not meant to be masterpieces. The point is to simply enjoy the process of painting and not worry about the end product so much.

Even though 2020 has thrown us for a curve, thankfully World Watercolor Month is one event that wasn’t cancelled and has been a fun respite.

Fruit - Strawberry
Fruit – Strawberry

We’ve had some sweet ones lately.

Fast - Baseball
Fast – Baseball

Do you miss baseball? I don’t go to the games but miss them on TV or the radio. A baseball game is a sound of summer.

Round - Orange
Round – Orange
Favorite Place - The Beach
Favorite Place – The Beach

This is from a photo I took on Hilton Head in February, before the world went wacky.

Twisted - Pretzel
Twisted – Pretzel
Green - Cucumbers
Green – Cucumbers

Thanks for stopping by, and please be well!

World Watercolor Month is an annual global charitable event featuring the ultimate challenge of 31 Watercolors is 31 Days!  Artists around the globe come together to paint the world with beautiful watercolor and help raise awareness for arts education to get art supplies for kids who need them.  If you want to know more or help deserving children get art supplies, please check out the official WWCM website here.

Happy Birthday, Buddy! #WorldWatercolorMonth


Yesterday was my son’s birthday so of course I wanted to make a special card for him.  He enjoys our city’s sports teams, even when they aren’t having a greatest season.  I did a quick sketch and decided to watercolor it, but because I had no reference photo I maybe got just a little lost along the way.  However, I’m sure he will love it almost as much as he loves baseball, football, hockey, basketball, and now soccer.  Happy birthday, Buddy!


World Watercolor Month has only a week left. Time flies when we’re having fun!  Remember, we are raising awareness for the Dreaming Zebra Foundation and the Art Room Aid project sponsored by Dick Blick with hopes of bringing art supplies and teaching to children who otherwise would not have exposure to the enriching world of art. Please consider a donation today!

World Watercolor Month 2016

World Watercolor Month 2016




For a Loyal Baseball Fan

This is a quick post to wish my son a very happy birthday. Because he and his wife are avid fans of the Reds baseball team, this card is just perfect for him. With Cincinnati hosting the All-Star game, they thoroughly enjoyed all the special events, getting autographs, and watching baseball.  I hope it doesn’t look too juvenile, but oh well, he will always be my kid  no matter how old he is. I just don’t understand how my kids continue to get older, but I do not 😉

Baseball Birthday Card

Baseball Birthday Card

Happy Birthday, Buddy!  I hope you have a great day celebrating!

Happy Father’s Day (a few months early)

It may seem odd that I am posting Father’s Day cards so soon, but the OWH deadline for them is the end of April. I had a personal goal to make an entire box of Father’s Day/Dad cards this year and can honestly say that I enjoyed focusing on less-frilly, manly cards. I tried to cover an array of themes so a serviceperson could pick out just the right one to suit his or her father.


Father's Day Card - Tools

Father’s Day Card – Tools


The tool stamps are from Technique Tuesday and the Embossing Folder is from Tim Holtz.  I used the three brads at the bottom of the image to look like nail heads.  The word stamps are from Hero Arts.


Father's Day Card - Baseball

Father’s Day Card – Baseball

The baseball-themed card was appropriately created on Opening Day.  The stamps are from a retired set from Stampin Up called Good Sport. Again, the word stamps are by Hero Arts.

Father's Day Card - Bowtie in Blue and Green

Father’s Day Card – Bowtie in Blue and Green

This card and the next are simply matched papers with the bowties cut from rounded triangles and another little image from my Cricut George cartridge.  I am not sure of the manufacturer of the stamp because I bought it at a used stamp sale many years ago.  I sure have gotten a lot of use out of it over the years.

Father's Day Card - Bowtie in Orange

Father’s Day Card – Bowtie in Orange


Father's Day Card - Bold Colors

Father’s Day Card – Bold Colors

The theme of this card, if you can call it a theme, is strong and bold.  All of these papers came in one set and were meant to coordinate and contrast with each other.


Father's Day Card - By the Tide

Father’s Day Card – By the Tide from Stampin Up


I like the monochromatic feel of this card.  Even though few colors are used, there is interest in the zigzag embossed paper and vivid blue focal point.  I’m not crazy about the lobster stamp but it surely fits in with the theme.


These cards filled up a little over one-half of the box.  I’ll share the others with you later this week.  Happy Monday!