Doodlewash Turns 90!

Happy Birthday to! Today it turns 90 days old! They say that it takes around 90 days to really form a habit or addiction, so I guess you can also say that I’ve been completely and totally doodlewashed! Running this blog has been a sweet treat and it’s all thanks to the resident Doodlewash Crew, the amazing Guest Doodlewashers, and the incredibly beautiful and wonderful people who leave encouraging comments each day!

I originally started this blog to keep myself motivated and thought I would be sharing tips, tricks, and videos like the other blogs I’ve seen. But that never felt right, since what I really love most are stories. So the doodlewash adventure began to include storytelling. Not just my little stories, but the many wonderful individual stories of over 50 artists all around the globe! On ALL 7 CONTINENTS!! A small but mighty community of doodlewashers had formed!

I wasn’t sure what to sketch for the occasion, so I just made you all a slice of my favorite cake that Philippe makes, when I beg him to. I dubbed it “Christmas Cake” because he only makes it once a year around that time. It’s super early, but this also serves as a reminder to him as well, so win win! He said I should have put a candle on it, but I always think that one little candle looks a bit sad (like nobody took time to prepare for your party). Unless you are actually one, in which case you don’t care about candles and just want the cake.

Also, in happy birthday news, a lovely WordPress Editor named Krista gave Doodlewash the best present ever by featuring it on Freshly Pressed today! I had a follower goal I hoped to reach by this birthday, but it hadn’t happened yet this morning. Thanks to Krista’s help in getting the word out, it just did! And an extra special thanks for cleverly choosing a doodlewash post that included another artist! It’s just more doodlewashy that way (hmmm… must add to dictionary).

Whoa… this post wasn’t supposed to be this long… better say goodbye. I hope you’ll stay with me for another 90 days! I always say that doodlewashing is more fun with friends, and you’ve just continually proven that’s true. So, thanks, good friends! Hope you like the cake!

Posted by:Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash)

Creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world!

78 replies on “Doodlewash Turns 90!

      1. Dang…I wasn’t sure I wanted to Like that comment because I want Philippe to bake it for you! There are certain things I only make once a year, too…like the Stolle de Noel bread. But you know, it gets easier to make these things if you do it more often…tell Philippe that! 😀

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  1. Happy 90 days to you, congratulations!!! 🍰🎉🎂💝💐🎈🎁 Love your blog, the doodlewashes, the guest doodlewashes, and the wonderful stories!!! German-Hungarian greetings from Europe and all the best for the next 90 days!!! ❤️🌞

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  2. Firstly cake is looking so delicious 😋 and many more congratulations and best wishes to Doodlewash 🎉💐🎊🍰🎁🎀🎈✨🎨🎶
    Charlie Thank you so much, your blog posts are always inspired us to doodle wash! 💐😊

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  3. Can’t believe you have only been at this for 90 days,Charlie! You seem so at home blogging. Perhaps you’ve found your true calling? Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed too!
    PS: You are going to post the recipe for that cake once Philippe bakes it, right? Or is he stingy with his recipe secrets like my Hubby is?:)

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  4. It’s amazing that so much as happened in 90 days (90 days Around the World). I don’t know how you keep up the momentum, Charlie, posting everyday. I do appreciate all of the wonderful artists you have brought together. I’m so happy to be a part of the family. Congratulations on what you and the crew have accomplished. 🙂

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  5. (Blows party horn) Happy anniversary to Doodlewash! The cake does indeed look rather scrummy… it’s making me hungry again!

    Big congrats on the Freshly Pressed too; very much deserved, and what perfect timing! You have cultivated an engaging, warm and vibrant space here – long may you continue to flourish. I’m totally hooked.

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  6. Happy anniversary Charlie and congratulations!!!! The cake looks delicious…(trying to think of a clever way to have it sent ;D). Your blog, like the cake, is such a treat, and you have been so gracious sharing your talent and charm…the icing on the cake. Here’s to many many more days of Doodlewashing…and of course more cake. Cheers!

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  7. Now we DEFINITELY need to see more food Doodlewashes from you! This cake is fabulous – I could eat it right now (and I’ve just had breakfast)! And congrats on the milestone, many more to come, I’m sure. 🙂

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  8. I’m so glad you got freshly pressed. That’s how I found you today and I absolutely love what you’re doing. You know that amazing feeling when you discover a great show when it’s already two seasons in? That’s what I have right now with Doodlewash and all the archives I know are there to explore!

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  9. I love that you have been freshly pressed and 90 days old…a perfect habit forming addiction! Love what you have done and the lovely community you have created. If this was a social media experiment, I would say you are very successful. I also love that you share such interesting artists with all of us! Many thank you’s to you Charlie, for your paintings, story telling and dedication! ❤

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