National BraveHearts Day #doodlewashaday

April 28th is a day that we need to remember.  National BraveHearts Day.  This day is to honor the bravery of the children and their families who are coping with pediatric cancer.  As well as their caregivers.  No child should ever have to face any illness especially not cancer.   My doodlewash today means a lot to me.  This is my teddy bear, Fitsimmons.  He kept me company while I was sick with cancer.  If I could give every child in hospital a teddy bear I would.  You see Teddy bears are very special.  They keep you company when you are all alone and very sick.  They are the best listeners.  You can tell them anything, even secrets, and they won’t tell another living soul.  They hug you and love you when you need it the most.  Because it is hard to be brave.  Fitsimmons is holding a heart full of love for every Braveheart today.  Please take a moment to remember April 28th and what it means to a sick child.  Thank you.

#doodlewashaday  original art by Susan Feniak


National Tell A Story Day #doodlewashaday

April 27th  Today is National Tell A Story Day.  I could have chosen several other options among them Prime Rib Day.  Because I am not much of a story teller I thought I would bring your attention to reading a story instead.  If you read a book aloud doesn’t it then become telling a story?  I think so.   Therefore I have doodlewashed  the possible jacket cover for a book that was a particular childhood favourite of mine, “The Secret Garden”.  Which knowing my parents was read aloud to me as a child, ergo telling a story.  I later read “The Secret Garden” several more times myself.  Anyway I do hope you get to tell a story today.  Tell one to a child.  Believe me they will remember it.

#doodlewashaday  presented to you by Susan Feniak  Holbein Artists’ Water Color on Opus Essentials Sketchbook

Thanks to Charlie O’Shields at  I have a goodly collection of doodlewashes or #doodlewashaday filling my Opus Sketchbook.  Please do visit him.  I am sure you will be inspired to fill your sketchbook.


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


#SelfieArt Day not really a #doodlewashaday

April 25th  The 25th day of the month as far as I know is still #SelfieArtDay.   So instead of doing my #doodlewashaday I actually tackled a self portrait.  A serious one.  I am not even in an exotic place this month.  Unless you want to take into account this self portrait is based on a photo taken of me on board Holland America’s ship  Nieuw Amsterdam in the middle of the Caribbean a couple of winters ago.  To make sure the drawing resembled me I put it in front of my husband and asked, “Who is this?”.  The answer was correct, “Its you.”  Which I will take as a compliment.  Yay I did it!!  But then hubby added, “With bug eyes.”  sigh.  Regardless I will post and present to you with a certain amount of pride my #selfie for April 25th 2016.

Original art by Susan Feniak  pencil on Canson Mix Media 7”x 10” paper.  If I had added color this could pass as a #doodlewashaday too.

Many thanks to Teresa at One Good Thing for hosting #SelfieArt


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 Poem In Your Pocket Day #doodlewashaday

April 21st is not always National Poem In Your Pocket Day.  Apparently the date varies from year to year.  My Poem as you can plainly see is tucked in my pocket ready to read.

“I wrote a poem

short and sweet.

T’was all about

my dirty feet.”

Bare foot and fancy free.  My feet really do look rather dirty.  I am full of silliness today.  Hope you have a fun filled day too.

I am going to have to take a couple of days off from #doodlewashaday but hopefully I will be back in time for #SelfieArt or before hand.  Cheers!

#doodelwashaday  original art by Susan Feniak on Opus Essentials Sketchbook with Neocolor Caran D’Ache and Pigma Micron archival ink.


National Lima Bean Respect Day #doodlewashaday

April 20th is celebrated as Lima Bean Respect Day.  I am afraid the lowly lima bean has never won much respect at our house.  Even our dog would lick the plate clean and leave behind the lima beans.  All that being said my Father said they were his favourite vegetable.  Now whether that was to convince me and the dog to eat them or they truly were his favourite I will never know.  But here is the plate licked clean and the lima beans left behind.  Poor lima beans.

#doodlewashaday  done by Susan Feniak on Opus Essentials Sketchbook with Caran D’Ache Neocolors.  Thanks for stopping by!



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