#NatureDoodlewash 

And a large, juicy, fat one at that, all wriggly and rippled. Shudders.

Watercolour pencils this time around, without inking the original pencil drawing first just to be different. In real life, this painting is a lot more red in colour, but the flash from the camera on the mobile phone seems to have made it look a little more earthwormy in colour. Well, it does on my computer monitor with my wonky eye.

Can I just remind you that it is World Watercolour Month in July, if you feel a sudden urge to grab yourself some watercolours and a paintbrush or two. It’s a great way to pass an hour or so, and you’re adding creative energy into the Universe whilst doing it, which is always good. If you’re interested in taking part, click here for more details.

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

13 Comments

  1. Mmmm… 😛

    Did you know cooked earthworms taste like steak? 😛

    According to the news we will be eating insects as a matter of course in the future! 😛

    Apparently it is cheaper to grow a million mealworms and dry roast them for their nutty flavour than a cow for steak.

    I think I’ll stick to the steak… 🙂

    Good picture Tom! 🙂

    Prenin.

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    1. Thanks, Prenin. I can’t see myself eating worms, cooked or otherwise, anytime soon…

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  2. Love this, Tom!! I almost did an earthworm today…hehe…yours turned out awesome! Really well done!! 😃

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    1. Thanks, Charlie… I must have picked up your thoughts as I couldn’t think of what to do until this suddenly appeared in my mind!

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  3. Wonderful Tom.. Earthworms are such a valued little being in my gardening world.. Without them the soil would be solid.. xxx Great creation.

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    1. Thanks, Sue. Yes, they do play an important role in the world, but they still make me shudder a little when they suddenly wriggle out of the ground!

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  4. I don’t think the words juicy and earthworm should ever be used in the same sentence. 😯

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    1. I know what you’re saying, Sylvia! It’s part of their shudder factor, I suppose!

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  5. I have a friend that unearths the worm to use as bait. Ce la Vie 🤑

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    1. Nah. Not for me, Isadora. I couldn’t touch a worm, and I don’t like fishing… 😉

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      1. 😆Ironically, my hubby creates fish and other whimsies out of copper. He doesn’t know a thing about them nor does he fish(ever). People bring him photographs and he’s managed to learn about the most popular ones. I prefer my fish cooked and on a lovely dish. 😎😊

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        1. Same here, Isadora, well certain fish anyway… and I love to see them swimming freely as well, I have to add! 😉

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