Doodle(s)wash: 7/18-7/20

I was at work when I got the phone call from the kids that the uninvited guests decided to have some people over and that they were even yelling at the dogs to shut up and the kids to go play outside. Let’s just say I immediately left work came home and cleared out my house. No, I wasn’t polite. No, I wasn’t forgiving. No, I didn’t care if they had to sleep outside in the rain (especially since that’s where they wanted the kids to go out and play in). I’m not even worried about what my husband will do. Then the kids and I got the house clean, dinner started for this evening and some peace and quiet. Enough so that I had so much fun painting and will be working on Fenton’s Friday.


Prompt: Jungle-I ran out of room but it’s supposed to be a toucan.
Prompt: Jungle-I wanted to paint something that was both majestic and simple.
Prompt: Rainy Day-When I think if rainy day the first image that came to mind was Georgie from the movie IT.
Prompt: Rainy Day-I had all that paint on my palette from the gorilla and though this would be a fun piece. I think it kind of has a, ‘Courage the Cowardly Dog’ feeling to it.
Prompt: Wet and Dry-I loathed this prompt. I racked my brain and came up with two options. I used the wet/dry vac for the doodle part for today’s prompt.
Prompt: Wet and Dry-After the wet/dry vac doodle the only other thing that I could thing of was a frog. Some species can live on both land and water. Not to happy with this little guy but not so much that I would throw it away.

 

Doodle(s)wash: 7/10-7/11

It seems like all I’m doing lately is catching up. I’m getting caught up (somewhat) in my writing lectures and now I’m caught up on my doodle(s)washes. I wanted to keep in more of a loose doodle aesthetic rather than worrying about following the lines. Hope I pulled it off. (HEY! WP is letting me do a gallery!

Doodle(s)wash: 7/9

Today has felt like an entire day of climbing mountains. Work…enough said there, dinner, then bandaging up a kid that didn’t even belong to me. He was closer to his house but bled a half a block to myself. Lots of peroxide and one huge band-aid later he was good as new.


Doodle(s)wash: 7/8

This was a frustrating prompt. Not that the actual prompt was the issue but the process. I actually threw one painting away and I was only halfway done with it. I’m trying to learn not rely too much on my pens and focus more on painting details.


Prompt Word: Flying things

A simple one line and dots kite for the doodle portion.
I was working on lightning bugs for flying things. I wish I could make it look more majestic.

Doodle(s)wash: 7/7

I decided that I would doodlewash outside my comfort zone. I rarely paint animals and try to choose subjects that would be SUPER easy for the confident watercolorist which actually takes me sometimes over an hour. Today, I thought I would try painting people. I NEVER do that and was quite surprised with the outcome. It was actually exhilarating to see that I didn’t completely butcher the subject.


Prompt: Playing Games

Hopscotch was a childhood game that us girls would play for hours.
Those men that I see playing chess in the park is so mesmerizing. Movements so quiet and quick all while looking so serious. What are their stories and who taught them to play?

 

Doodle(s)wash: 7/6

Trying not to fall behind but the early busy mornings are kicking my butt. Today’s prompt brought back some happy memories and before I knew it I had everything completed. Side note-creating the doodles with one line has given me a style that I’ve come to really enjoy. The watercolor, I’m still needing to work on. Maybe some watercolor courses? Oh, shoot! I need to sign into my writing course. I’m going to take a nap after this instead.


Prompt: Simple Things

My father had a hammock when I was growing up. I would curl up with him and we both would sway from side to side soaking up the sun. That was one of the simple things I took for granted.
What could be more simple than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? My father made the best. I use the same ingredients that he did (including the onions) but they never taste like his used to.

 

Doodle(s)wash and Anxiety: 7/3

I don’t know what happened to me today. I went to the grocery store to pick up a few items but that was a mistake on my part. I should’ve known better. Our town is having its firework show tonight, farmers market (right now), and two bands. This only meant that EVERYONE was at the same store grabbing things. I made it to self-checkout when I felt tingly all over, then shakey. My mouth started to go dry. This meant I had an anxiety attack coming on. I made it to the car when someone started to honk at me to move out. I covered my ears and closed my eyes giving me a chance to focus on my breathing. I was able to come home and curled up in the chair suddenly feeling exhausted. Painting and doodling really helped me relax. My husband has graciously said that he will take our son to see the firework show giving me a chance to stay home with the dogs.


Prompt Word: Primary Colors

Crayons representing red, blue, and yellow.
How about a pretty colored fish?

Doodle(s)wash: June to July and the Damn Humidity!

I know, I am SUPER behind on a lot of stuff. Catching up slowly is what I do best. I only wish that I could control the humidity. The paper buckled and soaked up all the water. Even when working quickly it was difficult. Maybe I should take up using markers instead? And SUPER irritated with WP not creating my gallery of images. GRR.


6/30 Party
When I think of party the image of balloons on mailboxes came to mind.
7/1 Sunny Days
I tried a new concept. It didn’t turn out like I wanted but happy with my attempt.
7/2 Delicious Foods
I think being on a diet everything looks delicious. Pie it is.

 

Doodle(s)wash: 6/29

I was super excited about today’s prompt simply because I could put a steampunk spin on it. Absolutely adore all things steampunk and I think a parasol (in place of today’s prompt) is in that alley. Now I’m off to try and see if I can stay within my points for a dinner out with the family. Fingers crossed I can stay away from the bread basket.


Prompt: Umbrella

Doodle(s)wash: Belated 6/28

What is wrong with me? Last night I was exhausted but I’ve been feeling pretty good. I called my doctor, worried that something might be seriously wrong. She asked me general questions then asked how it was going to work. After spilling everything out she explained that stress can cause exhaustion. Try to practice my exercises and do something relaxing. You know what I did? I fell asleep. Waking up a few hours later and went to be and slept until this morning. I didn’t want to fall behind because I have a busy day ahead of me not to mention a busy weekend of writing. Oh, and planning Fenton and haunted road trip in October.


Prompt Word: Popsicle

Doodle(s)wash: 6/27

I came home and decided that I wasn’t going to think about work and planned to get some writing, class work, and painting done. Soon, my house became the hangout house for the neighborhood kids. They went to the park with my daughter to keep an eye on her brother. This is a ‘me issue’ and worrying about my son after watching the news today. I’m at the point where I should probably not watch the news anymore.

I was taking a picture of the painting and doodle when I got a phone call asking if the friends can have dinner with us. There go my plans for having leftovers. With a few clicks on the keyboard, the pizza arrived in the nick of time to feed the hungry brood in my yard. Hearing my son laugh and talk with his friends was what I needed after a bad day.

Oh, my daughter is infatuated with today’s prompt and has confiscated the painting. Side note: It’s very difficult painting when it’s humid. The masking fluid doesn’t peel from the paper neatly and the paint took forever to dry in some places or soaked up more water than expected.


Prompt Word: Pineapple

 

Doodle(s)wash: 6/26

I wasn’t going to paint. I was going to crawl in bed and binge eat all my comfort foods and go to sleep. While eating I was going to overthink and replay conversations in my head. I thought days like these were going to be easy for me to overcome and rise above. All I have is doubt in my capabilities as graphic artist and skills.

I used to have to fight for my right to have a job (with my ex) and to fight for my rights to go to college. They weren’t pretty or easy to go through both mentally and physically but I got a job and a degree. It took 12 years but I got it. Then at work today I was gaslighted by a coworker.  After providing proof (physical and digital proof) that I wasn’t I wasn’t the one that created the artwork, that she was (knowing and being told that she wasn’t supposed to) gaslighting still continued. I came home, cooked dinner and grabbed the kids Oreos when my husband asked me if I painted. Had I preplanned my next meals? He was successful in distracting me from my head then listened to what happened-it was a lot better than the guilt I would’ve felt after eating a million points worth of cookies.

He also surprised me with some tomato cages (that’s the way to a southern woman’s heart), potting soil, and a hanging basket with a promise to go with me to pick out flowers to plant in it.

Even though the painting has a dark air about it, I did feel better painting it.


Prompt Word: Lake

Doodle(s)wash: 6/24-6/25

Still working on playing catch-up and this felt really good. Painting and doodling was just the relaxing activity I needed in a quiet house after a crazy Monday. I still have some catching up to do but we’re going to start here. GRR…WP is having issues AGAIN. I day it works like it’s supposed to and the next it doesn’t. It doesn’t even do any good to report the issue.


6/24-Pool: Still one line and dots. I tried to capture a ripple effect in the water. Didn’t turn out how I like but still like the style that I’m developing.
6/24-Pool: This is an inflatable pool but leave it to me to make it look creepy and ominous.
6/25-Strawberry: It’s all one line except for the dots.
6/25: Strawberry: This is what I get for dieting. Chocolate covered strawberry individual cheesecakes…YUM!

 

Doodle(s)wash: 6/23

Taking a quick break from the weekend chores to complete my doodle(s)wash. Right now, I carry a backpack to accommodate my healthier eating habits. There are a lot of containers for healthy snacks to keep me from the vending machines, lunch to keep me from going across the street to the burger place, vitamins, and other essentials.


Prompt Word: Backpack

Doodle(s)wash: 6/22

I wanted to achieve something fun and quick after such a shi%*# day. Swamped at work, lost 6 hours of work, then my supervisor was appalled when I told him that if I’m to do someone else’s job then I need a day or two break from my duties. I just know it’s going to end up being a meeting but if I’m going to need to do art for two departments I need allotted time AND compensated in pay. So, I will work on the Fenton Project and then attend the first writing class.


Prompt: Lemonade

Doodle(s)wash: 6/21

I managed to get a lot done before the rain moved in. I weeded out and un-vined my little experimental garden. I caged the tomato plant (it’s getting huge and hoping for veggies soon), unwound my melon plants from the pepper plants, and trellised the green beans. I needed a tomato cage and have decided that I can’t go into the lawn and garden center without adult supervision. I’ve been a little naughty and started pricing hobby greenhouses. I walked out with 7 bushes and 6 elephant ears that are now homed in my front yard. Cooked dinner for the family, cleaned the kitchen and sat down and did my doodle(s)wash.


Prompt: Giraffe

 

Doodle(s)wash and Storms: 6/19-6/20

I knew it was going to be a late night but I didn’t know it was going to be this late. I’m still waiting for the rain to move out so I can walk. My husband said I should just wait in the morning but I just can’t. I cooked dinner, signed up for a couple of writing courses (Grotesque Angels is on hold), painted, cleaned up, and now waiting for this rain to move. And what in the hell is going on with WP? If I get told to do the obvious one more time I’m going to scream. Pardon the mess of image posts.


I’m still doing my doodles with one line and pleased with the character that develops. I’m also practicing on a looser style of watercolor-not caring for it to much but will still practice. It’s stopped raining so I’m heading out for my walk. Have a great night everyone.

Prompt 6/18: Picnic

Picnic
Picnic

Prompt 6/20: Cherry

Cherry
Cherry

 

Doodle(s)wash: 6/17

I took time from the stress of and did a quick doodle and watercolor. The one line doodle is a tribute to the bell pepper that tried to take my finger. The purple hull peas watercolor has a special place in my heart. My grandmother would harvest bushels of these peas for us kids to hull during the summer and we would enjoy them through the winter. I remember my fingers were both sore and purple but I would give anything to be on the porch with her and my dad again hulling peas. And WP is still giving me issues…GRR.


Prompt Word: Vegetable

Bell Pepper
Purple Hull Peas

 

Doodle(s)wash: 6/13

Today was a day that I needed to keep busy and my mind off the fact the tomorrow is now the dreaded weigh in day. Worrying about being a failure just ate through me until I started writing the story that’s gotten away from me. I did quick doodles and paints to get back to writing. Today’s prompt is one that I actually have growing in my very small experimental garden. I think I might be successful with it. We’ll see. Oh, still keeping with the one line and dots for the doodles…super proud that I am making a small effort.


Prompt: Watermelon

Doodle(s)wash: 6/12

Posting a little late. Miner emergency fixed and then my husband wanted to discuss a new conspiracy theory. Now he’s off researching some of the plausible points that I made and isn’t too happy. I have been working hard on a story that was supposed to be short but when I’m done I think I’m going to have to break it up into smaller posts. I did a little research into today prompt and discovered that there are more to rocks than just it being a rock. I’m not a geologist but have a new found respect for the field. Rock on geologist (yup, pun intended).


Prompt Word: Rocks

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