What Now?

So there I was, eating me cornflakes enjoying a lovely cool breeze, and I allowed my mind to wander. Dangerous stuff that, when eating your cornflakes.

I munched and crunched, and with each bite I could hear footsteps across a gravelled courtyard. “Halt!” A voice shouted as I swallowed.  I took another mouthful, and heard the footsteps start once again.

“HALT I SAID!” bellowed the voice. I started to wonder if the voice was telling me to halt eating, or the imaginary footsteps, whoever they belonged to, to stop marching.

I brought myself back to my senses, and continued eating anyway. Through the open window, I could hear the gaggle of geese fly away into the distance, honking and chattering as they did so.

Maybe Goose Leader wanted some of my cornflakes and was commanding his gaggle to stop and try and get some. Its funny, isn’t it, the things you hear when you aren’t truly listening?

Dodgy Dalmatian

A slightly unconvincing attempt at a young Dalmatian doggy. The painting I did, in watercolour for #WorldWatercolorMonth, is actually looks more square (and by square I mean rectangular)  in real life, but my scanning skills would say otherwise. It is still far better than my oval-looking blurred photograph – but only just.

I found an image online, and then painted for an hour from memory. After I’d ‘finished’ the above, I compared this painting to the original, and realised I’d meant to paint a Doberman. Ahem. Obviously, I jest!

World Watercolor Month July 2019 Doodlewash

White Rabbits?

Anyone like whimsy?

Can you believe it’s July already? I can’t. Time is passing by that quickly, I didn’t have time to do a ‘proper’ watercolour for the first day of #WorldWatercolorMonth 2019 – and it isn’t like I haven’t known it was coming! It’s been here for the past few years. I’ve added a link in the badge below if you’d like to visit Doodlewash, where this all began.

So, I had a spare ten minutes to scribble a couple of ‘rabbits’ and then splosh lots of colour around over them. That was the fun part. The sploshing. Well, actually, the scribbling was too. In fact, the whole creative process is fun – regardless of the end result.

Normally, I post a White Rabbits post on the first of the month, and this month is no exception, although I used my imagination to see what a couple of white rabbits would create when given a brush and some watercolours.

And just as I thought it was a complete mess!

Well. It’s still fun – and they aren’t the only ones covered in paint.

Happy July! Grab your brushes… you know you want to!

World Watercolor Month July 2019 Doodlewash