This is a quick update to let you know about something big that’s taking place in just a few days…
I have enjoyed participating in themed watercolor months this year with a lovely community of WordPress artists, but this one takes the cake. I am so excited to celebrate the medium of watercolor in the first ever official World Watercolor Month, and to bring awareness and support to the Dreaming Zebra Foundation, which brings art supplies and education to children in school. Check out the World Watercolor Month website HERE and the Dreaming Zebra Foundation website HERE for more details about how to get involved, and keep an eye out here for even more watercolor-themed fun in the month of July!
My cat loves stretching out on my quilt when the sun is shining in my room. 🙂
Another #naturedoodlewash park sketch, although this one was actually done later from a photo I took. As we were walking along this path we came across a row of ducks snoozing on a tree branch that was extended over the pond. They found a really nice sunny spot for a nap. 🙂
This #naturedoodlewash is from over a year ago (when I had just seen the live-action Cinderella for the first time), but I thought I’d post it to celebrate the official end of spring. I painted this to record all of the beautiful flowers that had popped up in our garden over the spring, and this year has been just the same. As we head into summer, I’m hoping our garden will continue to thrive.
Today’s #naturedoodlewash is an attempt to put a cute spin on some local wildlife… 😉
We have had some mice looking for shelter in the walls of our house, and it is pretty distressing. I never thought I would be a person who was afraid of mice, but when a particularly bold little guy decided to venture out into the open and run under my feet (nearly getting himself squished)… let’s just say I had to rethink my stance.
This drawing is a coping mechanism for my mouse fear. It helps to imagine them as sweet, bespectacled creatures like in Beatrix Potter’s books. Although that strategy might backfire on me when the exterminator comes…
Another #naturedoodlewash urban sketch from our park adventures, this time with the whole family. My parents sat on a bench nearby (you can see their feet in the bottom right corner), while I sketched out this beautiful view. The geese and ducks kept swimming up right next to me and squawking at me, as if they were asking to be in the picture. 😛
I’m a little late to the party here, but Charlie of Doodlewash has challenged WordPress artists to share nature-related sketches in the month of June! Keep an eye out for more nature sketches from me as I explore the outdoors this month.
Whenever I’m a little unsure of what to draw, I always come back to birds. Not sure why, but they’re always fun to paint, no matter their shape or size. 🙂