Backfilling the Calendar

I love sketching little doodles from life as I do them. In the summer, however, I barely get a chance to note what is going on much less doodle about it.

I gave myself an hour this afternoon to backfill the calendar with some doodles.

How do I know these are my favorite watercolor pencil colors? They are stubby compared to all the others. The shortest? Orange. I never would have thought orange would be it…not actually my favorite color.

Tulips Everywhere

In Wisconsin it has been a good year for tulips. We must’ve had a mild enough winter, just the right amount of moisture in the early spring, and a couple days of warmth at just the right time to unlock their full potential.

Their leaves and stems are strong and upright. The blossoms are particularly well shaped and seem to have longevity.