National Pretzel Day #doodlewashaday

April 26th  Where does time go?  Anyway, today is National Pretzel Day.  Hope this double twist salty delight makes your mouth water.  I think its still warm!

This #doodlewashaday  was done using Gallery Mungyo Watercolor Crayons on Opus Essentials Sketchbook by Susan Feniak


National Pigs In A Blanket Day #doodlewashaday

April 24th Brings me back from a couple of days off and smiling because my pig in a blanket isn’t what he is supposed to be!  Sausages wrapped in pastry, although yummy aren’t as much fun to draw as a piglet wearing a blanket.  What can I say?

#doodlewashaday  done on Opus Essentials Sketch Book with Gallery Mungyo Watercolor Crayons by Susan Feniak

Thank you to Charlie O’Shields at for suggesting #doodlewashaday.  Its been a lot of fun!!


National Garlic Day #doodlewashaday

April 19th Yay! Its National Garlic Day!  Yes I am excited because I love to cook and I love garlic.  If you were to be invited to our home for supper we would hope you liked garlic too.  Because if everyone eats it we can bare the after effects!  Our local farmers grow some of the finest flavourful garlic.  Anticipation for harvest time mounts!!

#doodlewashaday done on Opus Essentials sketchbook paper with Gallery Mungyo Watercolor Crayons.  By Susan Feniak

If you want to know what #doodlewashaday is all about or if you want to partake visit Charlie O’Shields at


National Cheeseball Day #doodlewashaday

Yes April 17th is set aside for Cheeseballs!  It was either that or Bat Appreciation Day.  Don’t get me wrong I have absolutely nothing against bats.  Its also Haiku Poetry Day.  I could muster up a Haiku but having time to illustrate it too?  So here you have a cheese board, cheese knife, cheeseball and crackers.  Snack time!!  Enjoy!

original doodlewash by Susan Feniak   Gallery Mungyo Watercolor Crayons on Opus Essentials Sketchbook paper.

Once again I have to thank Charlie over at for encouraging me to tackle #doodlewashaday


National Orchid Day #doodlewashaday

April 16th Is National Orchid Day!  Here I have doodlewashed a white Phalaenopsis.  Being a retired or X florist I used to love working with orchids in bridal bouquets.  For many years there was always one growing and blooming in my kitchen.  Lately I have noticed orchids have become very popular and I am seeing them every where and in varied colors.  Not such a bad thing as they last for ages and make wonderful cut flowers.  I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  Cheers, Susan

#doodlewashaday is credited to Charlie O’Shields over at


National Dolphin Day #doodlewashaday

April 14th I am celebrating National Dolphin Day! Why wouldn’t I?  This happy fellow could make even the grumpiest person smile.  They are one of the most endearing creatures and our world is better off because of them.  I couldn’t even tell you what other National Day this is.  As soon as I saw Dolphin I was done.

#doodlewashaday  original art by Susan Feniak  made with Gallery Mungyo Watercolor Crayons on my Opus Essentials sketchbook paper.


Draw A Bird Day and #doodlewashaday

original art by Susan Feniak  Neocolor Caran D’Ache, Gallery Mungyo Watercolor Crayons, Holbein Artist Water Colors, Pigma Micron Archival Ink on Canson Mix Media paper.

April 8th  Today instead of doing a National Day I have drawn a bird for Draw A Bird Day.  This youngster is a juvenile Steller’s Jay.  I couldn’t resist such a cute fuzzy character.  (I plucked the imagine from the internet and have no idea who to give credit to for the photo.)  Its been a busy week here at my work desk and easel.  Time for a breather.  Have yourselves a grand weekend.  I am looking forward to seeing all the birdie drawings and posts from my WP friends.  Cheers, Susan

Thank you to Kerfe and Nina at for hosting Draw A Bird Day again this month.

Thank you to Charlie O’Shields at for #doodlewashaday

Painting Juvenile Steller

National Find A Rainbow Day #doodlewashaday

Thanks to some cajoling from Charlie O’Shields over at  I am participating in a daily exercise of doing a doodlewash a day for the month of April.  I will try and do something everyday but some time restraints could prove difficult.  Luckily for me Charlie has set it up as a “play when you can”.  Here we are April 3rd and this is my first!! Yup, its play when I can!!  Five minutes is all I had but it was nice to find a rainbow in my day.

original art by Susan Feniak      Hope watercolor crayons are acceptable Charlie.   Gallery Mungyo Watercolor Crayons on paper


“Taking Flight”

original art by Susan Feniak   NeocolorCaran D’Ache and Gallery Mungyo Watercolor Crayons on paper

Having fun with my new toys, and I do mean having fun!!  Yesterday was a stellar day.  So I spent some time out on our deck in the sunshine scribbling in my sketch book.  This is the end result.  A Steller’s Jay taking flight.   I hope you have a stellar day!!  Cheers, Susan