July’s Final Doodle(s)washes

I wanted to make sure that I finished this month’s challenge. The reason why it’s a late post is that I reclaimed my area in the bedroom. I won’t go into the drama of it only that I have it back. Blueberry green tea and my watercolor markers and paints was heaven.

Next month (starting tomorrow) will be the bug doodles and 3 paintings a week.


Massive Doodle(s)wash Catch-up

I think the downward spiral was an event I can see and feel happening but I couldn’t do anything to just NOT let it happen. I have massive awards to catch-up on and hope to start on those tomorrow. I started my catch-up yesterday during a break at the festival and finished throughout the day today between chores and taking care of the family.

The Pagan Pride festival was a learning experience. My husband has had many questions and most I could answer but others he needed a more mature guidance than what I have. Then he asked, ‘How come you don’t practice at home?’ It broke my heart to answer because I knew that he would feel guilty and would try to overcompensate to make up his error in judging but I didn’t need or want that.

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Doodle(s)wash: 7/24 (belated worthiness)

As from my previous post, yesterday was one of my bad days both mentally and at work. The two went hand in hand. The owner of the company snapped at me over a question and I immediately shut down and went into autopilot. I went home feeling the same and cooked dinner and even painted without feeling. I debated a long time (into this morning) on whether or not to post my images but here it goes:

Prompt: Monochrome Moods

I couldn’t figure out how to do monochrome in only black ink. Instead, I did a quick one line Zen doodle and I thought it actually fit nicely.
This didn’t turn out like I wanted and started to throw it away and decided NOPE! It’s worth the post. Or at least to me it is. It’s supposed to be trees with a morning mist feel. 

 

Doodle(s)wash: 7/21-7/23

I really had to force myself to paint and doodle. I know that if I continued I would soon give everything up. I even managed to make dinner for everyone even though it mostly came from the box. Work was awful for a Monday and all I can say is thank goodness that I don’t delete emails (will probably elaborate more when I’m up to writing).

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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: 7/17

I spent more time sketching and inking than the actually watercolor I finally came to a stopping point. I was super proud that I was able to stop myself from brutally overworking the image. This would be my second ‘urban sketch’ and I’m beginning to wonder if I like inking and watercolor painting buildings and outside cityscapes than the food or animals?


Prompt Word: City Life

 

Doodle(s)wash: 7/15-7/16

It felt good to sit and paint tonight. I’m slowly catching up on everything. Dinner was a simple chicken biscuit for the family, frozen dinner for me, and chicken and rice for Dublin. It’s been a stressful two days and I’m hoping Dublin perks up a bit more.


Prompt Word: On the Beach

It seems like I have painted quite a few things that had to do with the ocean and beach. For the doodle (one line) a starfish and the painting a sand castle.

Starfish and shell.
Sand Castle. I had to use up some of my palette so I could start with a clean space.

Prompt Word: Casting Shadows

Casting Shadow

 

Doodle(s)wash: 7/14

Being on the diet and trying the new method of eating to boost my metabolism and wake my body up from being used to the diet but I’m not opting for today’s prompt.


Prompt: Sweet Treats

Hershey Kiss
Lemon Meringue Cupcake

 

Doodle(s)wash: 7/13

Super productive today. The writing for my creative writing course, Fenton Friday, work at my day job, dinner is done, now my doodle(s)wash.


 

Doodle(s)wash: 7/12

It’s late, I’m tired and the chores of the house are just screaming at me to get done the ‘mom’ way and not the ‘kids’ way. I didn’t have to say anything just look at my little army of butt heads (Including my husband-and yes I can say that because they are!) I created and they scattered to the four corners of the house looking for something to do. I had just cooked dinner after a long day at work. Everyone didn’t mind eating it but didn’t want to clean up. SO I did, along with a million other little things that teenage eyes overlook on purpose. I’m exhausted and will not be able to do any of my classwork tonight but the painting and doodling helped calm my nerves a great deal. I apologize in advance. I don’t have LED daylight bulbs because my migraines are more prone to making an appearance when they are shining.


Prompt: Woodland Creatures

My raccoon ended up looking like a deranged cat.
This little guy surprised me with the cuteness!

 

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: 7/5 Run to the Store

Yesterday, I sat down to paint and realized I had used the last page in my watercolor sketchbook. I could have used my travel one but it SUPER ermm…portable? Ok, small. I was going to run to the nearest Walmart for a cheap pad to get me by until I could get to my art supply store and stopped. A dear in headlights with the realization, ‘It’s the 4th. It will be busy. There will be people. Last minute shopper…MORE PEOPLE. I decided that my anxiety is not worth it and stayed home. Today, my husband surprised me with a book of watercolor paper to get me through.


 

7/4 Family Moments: I can’t tell you how many times that my father would sit in the garage and work on the car. He had this portable 8-track player and I was his DJ. Those moments, him teaching me about cars, talking, and those 8 tracks, I wish I could have one more moment like that.
7/4 Family Moments: Jenga was part of many family moments. When there wasn’t much on TV and we had to entertain and interact with actual people.
7/5 Blue: How do you doodle blue? How many times have you worn a beautiful smile to hide your sadness? Me…more than I can count.
7/5 Blue: I’ve been really homesick here lately so I did a REAL quick Bluebonnet loose watercolor.

 

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.

 

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