Holiday Surprises
By CharlieHoliday SurprisesFor our prompt of “Gifts” today, I sketched a little mouse happily climbing a mountain of them. I’m currently in Boston and will be Charlie O'ShieldsDecember 5, 2023
One Little Candle
By CharlieOne Little CandleFor our prompt of “Candle” today, I sketched a little mouse enjoying the warm glow of the season. I adore this time of year! The twinklingCharlie O'ShieldsNovember 28, 2023
Blanket Weather
By CharlieBlanket WeatherFor our prompt of “Kitten” today, I made a sketch of one cuddled up in a warm blanket. The temperatures are starting to drop where I live,Charlie O'ShieldsNovember 21, 2023

That Brief Moment of Puppyhood
By CharlieThat Brief Moment of PuppyhoodFor our prompt of “Puppy” today, I made a sketch of my own pup Elliott when he was just a wee little dog. I’ve painted him once befoCharlie O'ShieldsNovember 14, 2023
BOOK REVIEW: Marvelous Metallic Watercolors by Sarah Style
Art Supply ReviewsBOOK REVIEW: Marvelous Metallic Watercolors by Sarah StyleMarvelous Metallic Watercolors by Sarah Style is a book with 32 simple and easy-to-do projects. I probably shouldn’t say ‘easy’, because that woSandra StraitNovember 9, 2023
Writing Mystery Books
By CharlieWriting Mystery BooksFor our prompt of “Books” today, I made a sketch of my pup Elliott sitting next to a stack of books. November is National Novel Writing MoCharlie O'ShieldsNovember 7, 2023

REVIEW: Color Changing Pigment Salts Postcard Set from Boulder Colors
Art Supply ReviewsREVIEW: Color Changing Pigment Salts Postcard Set from Boulder ColorsA few weeks ago, I reviewed watercolors from Boulder Colors that were made from food waste, flowers, plants and other natural sources. Boulder Colors Sandra StraitNovember 2, 2023
Conjuring Up Some Fun!
By CharlieConjuring Up Some Fun!Happy Halloween! For our final prompt of “Cauldron” this month, I made a little witch cat bubbling up a spirit. I’ve no idea what tyCharlie O'ShieldsOctober 31, 2023
Magical Places
By CharlieMagical PlacesFor our prompt of “Stream” today, I made a quick little sketch of a baby deer drinking from a brook. Since this scene was entirely made upCharlie O'ShieldsOctober 24, 2023

21 thoughts on “Magical Places

  1. I, too, am a crazy plate spinner! I can’t imagine life any other way, and part of that avid mind comes an avid imagination, as you know. I love your sweet deer-and even if the scene is from your imagination, that means among all those spinning plates, there is one very serene resting place. ❤️

  2. I keep waiting for the magical time when everything is caught up and there isn’t much to do. I say magical, but I’ve come to believe it’s mythical, lol! Something always comes along to keep me busy. I don’t understand how some retirees are bored, having difficulty finding things to do. There is ALWAYS something!

  3. Hola, mi amigo, Charlie! I love your beautiful memories that you have about your grandparents and their farm. Your memories feel so cozy and loving. I actually try to imagine their farm and even the waterfall.
    My aunt used to have a fountain in her backyard. It was on its own island. You had to walk over a small bridge, over a small moat, to get to the fountain. I was so mesmerized! It’s was just so special. I loved sitting out there. There’s just something about water!
    Your deer is so sweet! Reminds me of Bambi. 💜💜💜 Email on the way, my friend. Much love to you, Charlie.

  4. I love this so much. That little deer drinking at the stream is so peaceful and reminds me of my summer home. <3 You sound like a multipotentialite 😉 just like me. I get much more done when I have alot on my plate too. Some things are necessary, but some things are self-inflicted for me too. On the go (or starting soon) I have my harp lessons, I am writing a book too (mine is science fiction), despite advice to the contrary I am also writing my memoir in dribs and drabs (it is really more of a chronicling of my life for my children. I always wish my family did that and they are all dead now and the stories with them. I am including the stories that I remember.) I am building some modules for my synth. Trying to keep up with my music by playing at least one instrument every day and doing art. Together with all of that …. well, you get the picture and I think its pretty much the same as yours – lol!

    1. Thanks so much, Zoie! 😃💕 That’s so awesome on your books. Yay! And, I love that your chronicling your family stories. I agree… I wish my family had done that, but I’ve captured a few here at least of mine. And harp lessons and keeping up with music? That sounds lovely as well. And inspiring… I have a piano I haven’t played in quite some time now. Keep on adding to that list!! hehe… that’s how we get things DONE! lol

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