Throwback #NatureDoodlewash

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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 recordย 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.

Throwback #NatureDoodlewash

A Family of Mice

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Today’s #naturedoodlewash is an attempt to put a cute spin on some local wildlife… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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…

A Family of Mice

Poolside View

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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. ๐Ÿ˜›

Poolside View

Birds for #NatureDoodleWash!

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Birds for #NatureDoodleWash!