What, this old piece of #art?

I did a drawing exercise in an art class for non-art majors once and hubby likes it so much he has had it hanging in his office for the past 24 years.

img_3306So sweet of him. And one of his grad students told me recently that he’s admired it when he’s in hubby’s office. That made me happy, too.


What a week…and not in a good way

In the past several days we had trespassers we had to call the county sheriff for, I had a couple of agent rejections, my dad has had recurring dizzy spells (he’ll be 80 next year), and a dear family friend (our age) died of cancer.

This old sketch (5 minute Inktober drawing) kind of captures how I feel right now.


That’s entertainment

My sister and I used to watch this show called That’s Entertainment, a compilation of movie clips from 20th Century Fox based on a particular theme each episode.

These critters’ entertainment is much more low-tech. 🙂 Hand puppets are classic, though.


Looking for love in all the wrong places

image.jpegNow I’d never call myself a country music fan but I judge songs by individual merit and not by the genre classification. So, I end up liking–no, loving–a number of country music tunes such as the one in my post title.

If you don’t know the ditty by Johnny Lee, go take a listen.

I hope you and the mouse find what you’re looking for–a spouse, a best friend, an agent, etc. Happy Sunday!

#DoodleDay “you pick” – zitting cisticola


What the heck happened to the morning and half the afternoon?? The last four days of June’s Doodle Day Challenge were supposed to be pick-your-own-animal days, but they’ve turned out to be more like “use an old piece” day, which is okay, too. I’m choosing not to be hard on myself about it.

I do apologize for slacking off on visiting other people’s blogs though. But it’s summer time and the internet is iffy (because satellite internet is stone-age technology), so what’re you gonna do?

National Superhero(ine) Day #doodlewashaday

I spend the morning at the last physical therapy session for my frozen shoulder and grocery shopping, so my time is precious this afternoon, and I can either spend it drawing or working on some writing. I’m choosing the latter, so for National Superhero/ine Day, I’m posting a piece I’d done a year and a half ago. It was not long after I bought the ArtStudio app for the iPad and I was still playing with it, trying to figure out how it worked. I drew this with my (shaky) finger as it was before I bought a stylus.

I’m a huge superhero(ine)/comic book fan. I started watching the old Adam West Batman shows in Hong Kong when I was about 7 years old and was a DC fan for many years. Then friends of my sister got us into the X-Men, and I’ve been hooked by Marvel since. But enough reminiscing…I have real writing (as if) to do.

scarlet witch

National Tell A Story Day #doodlewashaday #kidlitart + #SelfieDay links


I’m re-using another oldie for the National Tell a Story Day, because 1) I kind of like this nearly-a-couple-of-decades old drawing, and 2)  I don’t have time to do a drawing today. Wouldn’t you like to know what story that bird is telling?

I’m so pleased that 8 people joined me in #SelfieDay this month on WordPress! **Edited to add Myriam and Birgit’s entry. Several of you went with line drawings, one of my favorite ways to do a selfie:

Susan: https://susanfeniakart.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/selfieart-day-not-really-a-doodlewashaday/

Jill: https://artjillkuhn.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/a-sketch-of-me/

Yvette: https://yvettecarol.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/selfie-art-day/

Myriam…who painted beautiful birds and shared an old selfie drawing: https://myrsbytes.com/2016/04/27/two-days-late-dna-day-and-selfieart-day/

Annie did an illustrative self portrait:

Annie: https://anniedrawsthings.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/selfieart-for-dna-day/

Charlie, Carolina and Birgit captured themselves with color:

Charlie: http://doodlewash.com/2016/04/25/national-dna-day/

Carolina: https://yesterdayafter.com/2016/04/25/national-dna-day/

Birgit: https://winterartblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/doodlewashaday-selfieday/

And for something quite different, Sharon and Kerfe gave us experimental and collage:

Sharon: https://mondaytuesdaywednesday.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/selfie-day-2/

Kerfe: https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/self-portrait-14-more-man-ray/

What fun it was to see everyone’s creative efforts! Go checked out these brave and talented artists’ selfies. And if I have forgotten to include yours, please let me know and I’ll update this list.

Draw a #Bird Day #art #doodlewashaday

It’s Draw A Bird Day again! How a month doth fly…like a bird. Heh. I doodlewashed an American Kestrel this time. Nina and Kerfe over at MethodTwoMadness will compile the list of participants.


I chose this bird to paint because someone recommended these graphite “paints” somewhere and I bought a set so I wanted to try them out. The tints are blue, black and sepia…perfect for this bird.


The so-called “red” wasn’t red at all! What? Anyway,  either I’m using them wrong or this set is defective because the permanent paints are really gritty. The instructions say to stir well before using but the grittiness never goes away.