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I’ve Been Doodlewashed!

Doodle wash logo as photo

I’d like to thank Charlie at Doodlewash for featuring me as a guest on his blog yesterday!  Charlie, I have so enjoyed our recent art collaborations!  🙂

Charlie does amazing art himself – but he also invites other artists as guests on his blog.  Be sure to check out his blog if you haven’t done so already!  🙂

I feel blessed to be apart of the Doodlewash family!  Thanks so much Charlie!!

And I’d also like to thank all of you –  my friends for your likes, kind comments and encouraging support about my art too!  So glad I’m on this journey with all of you!



An Octopus’s Garden

I recently posted about Octopuses, here.

I have been feeling a little under the weather – which often happens to me when the weather gets cooler this time of year in the Pacific Northwest – so I started looking at some past photos of my flowers:

my flowers at lake

As you can see, I love mixing colors in flower pots as well as with paint:

my lake flowers 2013

It got me thinking about what flowers would be in an octopus’s garden:

my octopus on black paper

I enjoy creating patterns – they are very calming and meditative for me.

I also find that flowers bring me joy much like this quote from Lady Bird Johnson, “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”

Daisy in pot at lake 2013

What brings you peace when you are not feeling yourself?

my flowers 2013

Wishing you a day of sunshine and flowers!  🙂

What Has 3 Hearts?

Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash, sent me a couple more abstracts that he recently did in watercolor!  Here is one of them:

Charlie's Abstract - before

I enjoy the challenge of finding images in abstracts!

Here is what I found immediately in this one:

Octopus in Charlie's abstract

An Octopus!  Did you know they have 3 hearts?

This discovery made me want to learn MORE about octopuses!

So I sketched one in my art journal and looked it up on Wikipedia to learn fun facts about this – Cephalopod:

Octopus sketch in journal

I see a future doodle that is currently swimming around  in my head!

Thanks Charlie for the inspiration!  🙂

Happy Creating!