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World Turtle Day 2017!

Hello Friends,

This is a day late, but I just realized that I missed posting about my favorite animal yesterday!  How could I miss World Turtle Day on May 23, 2017?  Silly me.  I did, though, so here’s to turtles everywhere!

Please enjoy this little video showing some wonderful things that we can do for turtles.


Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!  🙂


Octopus on the Loose!


Hello Friends!  Here is another pen and watercolor doodle I did the other day.  I have been reading about octopuses lately and decided to try my hand at drawing and painting one.  It was a challenge, but a lot of fun.

Now I know their “mouth” is not a human-like mouth located on their head like this, but I added it for animation fun.  Somehow I thought it made him look happier.  I haven’t thought of a name for him yet.  Any suggestions?

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!  🙂  (Although, if you are hugged by an octopus, be careful!)

P. S. Check out my “Blanket” Octopus Watercolor!

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Drawings – Pencil and Pen!

Here is my Olive Ridley Sea Turtle! These are pictures of the size I will be painting. This time I decided to trace the pencil with this really cool pen I received as a free gift at the art store where I buy my supplies. A couple of weeks ago, they gave away a little bag of goodies to the first 25 customers. It was on a Saturday, too, so I decided to go. I needed a couple of things anyway, and my husband needed something to make a sign for his California Conservation Corps. reunion. So we made the trip to town that day.

I am going to use this pen (and get more of them) for my tracings from now on, because I know it will be so much easier to see when I put it on my light board to transfer the drawing to my watercolor paper!

Have a wonderful day everyone, and give someone you love a big hug! (Do you know how many times I actually type gig hug? One of these days I’m going to miss correcting that! HA!)


Olive Ridley drawing


Olive Ridley pencil close-up


Olive Ridley Ink on Tracing paper

CLOSE-UP INK TRACING {I had to tape a couple of pieces of tracing paper together. I still need to get a huge tablet of the size I need! 😉 }

Olive Ridley Ink Close-up