I celebrated this day last year, just because the specificity of it amuses me. This is a day to enjoy not just any carbonated beverage, but only the ones that include caffeine, which limits the list a bit. I’ve chosen an ice cold cola for my beverage, but I suppose you could have opted for Mountain Dew. I didn’t, because I can’t stand the taste of that particular soda and prefer something more like 7Up instead. But, unfortunately that drink doesn’t qualify for the day’s celebration. True be told, I rarely drink soda and opt for sparkling water, but since this day was so specific, I figured I should honor it with a doodlewash. It’s late again here in Paris, but thanks to the wonders of a persistent internal clock, I’m up and painting again before finally heading to sleep. Though I guess on a day like today, I can simply blame it on the caffeine.

If you’ve been following along with this blog, many of you will know that I mostly just love bubbles in drinks. I can do without the caffeine in these and beyond water, you’ll also find champagne at the top of my list. Since I’m currently in Paris, I was able to easily check off both of these loves on the first day here. But even though I had very little time for this sketch, it was a fabulous excuse to indulge in my watercolor painting love of glass and other transparent things. Sketching food is blast, but when I get to add a little manmade shininess into the mix, it’s even more fun.

Since we’re here in Paris, I’m not sure we’ll be able to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, so I might continue following the upcoming prompts to celebrate vicariously. Though there may be no turkey and stuffing on the menu this year, I know they’ll be plenty of food and family which is truly the best part of the day anyway! Unless you include the inevitable nap that often comes after eating so much turkey in the middle of the day. So far, I’m sneaking time to relax and paint, but I’m still not sure what the week ahead will bring. I hope all of you in the States are preparing for a wonderful time with food and family ahead. As for me, I at least know the day will definitely include a bit of champagne.

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About the Doodlewash

Sennelier L’Aquarelle:  Quinacridone Gold, Perylene Maroon, Burnt Sienna, and Payne’s Grey. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon with black ink in a little red cloth hardbound l’aquarelle journal I found in a Paris shop.
 Day 19 - #WorldWatercolorGroup National Carbonated Soda With Caffeine Day ice cold cola in glass
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!

23 replies on “Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day

  1. BEAUTIFUL rendering of this cola! I didn’t know this holiday existed until I saw this, but it was definitely appropriate as quite a few caffeinated beverages got me through a long day today.🙂 Hope you and yours have a fantastic Thanksgiving week!

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    1. Thanks, Georgie! 😃💕 hehe… I love practicing glass painting. It’s fun to do… hope it’s showing improvements! And yeah, they have a day for absolutely everyting. Almost every day you can imagine. Except they didn’t have a World Watercolor Month, so I did make that one happen, of course! 😉

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  2. Even if a Coca Cola (or Pepsi) will set you back €8 in a Parisian café, the combination of bubbles and caffeine is worth every centime, isn’t it. Lovely work, Charlie! I echo your other readers’ admiration of your realistic glass.

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  3. Having just had dinner, I could so go for this right now! Love it! I must admit, it’s often Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day here; I do like a coke. Cherry Coke is the biggest weakness, although it doesn’t quite taste as it used to – perhaps they’ve made it safer!

    I tried Mountain Dew once at university, as part of ‘research’ when we were trying to rebrand it. Never again.

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    1. Thanks, Jacob! 😃 Glad you liked this one and that you can celebrate the day properly! I remember drinking Cherry Coke, but haven’t in sooooo many years! hehe… I guess it’s a good thing if the taste isn’t as good now. And yeah… no to Mountain Dew… I think it was college that I tried it as well… trying to stay up for an exam. I’ll stick to espresso!!

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