A Pair of Doves

Christmas Doves

 

So the winner by a landslide on the last vote was something with a sweet couple enjoying the season. I realize this may have made some think I might try a double self-portrait of Philippe and I, however, since I typically avoid single self-portraits, we have a doodlewash of these cuddling Christmas Doves instead. Not sure if anyone will be around to see this post and vote for the next one, but I included a poll anyway, just in case!

PresentsI had a little time to paint because I was trying to come up with things to distract myself from the impending presents this evening. Also, I had to hide upstairs for awhile because Philippe still hadn’t wrapped any of his gifts for me yet. When I came downstairs, I noticed that he had a gift exactly the same size as one I had for him, wrapped in exactly the same penguin paper. The likelihood of giving each other the same gift is slim, but it’s going to be fun to see what the heck is in those!

Currently he’s downstairs transforming my favorite Christmas Cake into a Yule log while singing Mele Kalikimaka, so this is shaping up to be a fun evening ahead. The best part of Christmas in our house is watching Philippe get excited about the gifts that he’s about to give. I’m not sure he even cares what’s inside the packages marked for him as he delights so much in the giving. I think that’s one of his more attractive qualities. And with no big family gatherings to attend, we get to have our own special evening.

I hope all of you who celebrate this season are enjoying a beautiful Christmas Eve in whatever way makes it special for you. And if you have a special someone in your life, it’s the perfect time to let them know just how much they matter to you. Perhaps, even cuddle up like this pair of doves. And also, I’ve felt very lucky this year to have met all of you, so I’ll just end this post by saying thank you and much love. Your wonderful support of doodlewash.com is one of the best gifts I’ve ever received!

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44 Comments
  1. Marcus 2 years ago

    I am still amazed…

  2. Jacob 2 years ago

    How adorable! And, nice though it would have been, I know you far too well to have expected you and Philippe to pop up for this one! Sure I am, though, that it will happen eventually 😉

    All those presents – eek! The main event is nigh. I hope you have a lovely evening!

    • Author

      Thanks Jacob!! It was an awesome evening!! Yeah…I just don’t like portraits for some reason, but maybe one day in the future. Now I just have so many toys to play with I can’t even think straight! 😊hehe

      • Jacob 2 years ago

        Haha! Well then for now I’ll forego my pressuring you into portraiture and say GO PLAY! Merry Christmas!!!

      • Author

        I did!! Hehe…now it’s bedtime. I’m exhausted. Too many thrills for one “little boy” to handle this Christmas! Hope Santa brought you something fun!! Hehe. Merry Christmas my friend! Much love! Thanks for playing with me each day! ❤️😃

      • Jacob 2 years ago

        And thank you for putting up with me each day! 😛 <3

      • Author

        Thank you for showing up each day!! I love it!! ❤️

      • Jacob 2 years ago

        Aw! Well I shall continue to show up as long as you do!

      • Author

        Perfect! Deal!!

  3. Eric Disney 2 years ago

    Awww–this is SO sweet!!! I hope that you and Philippe have a joy filled holiday–Here’s to a great 2016! Joyeaux Noel!!!

  4. Sharon Mann 2 years ago

    The perfect Dec. 24 eve Doodlewash. Have a delightful evening filled with joy. Merry Christmas! 🎄🍾🍷🎁

    • Author

      Awww thanks Sharon!! ❤️Hope you had and are having a wonderful Christmas!! I’m still recovering from all the joy last night 😊😊hehe!! So fun!!

  5. Snehal Kank 2 years ago

    Woooow that’s so nice! Merry Christmas Charlie! And cheers to Doodlewash👍🏼🎊🎉🎄🎁

    • Author

      Thanks Snehal!!! ❤️😃 Merry Christmas!! So happy you’re part of Doodlewash!!

      • Snehal Kank 2 years ago

        YeY same here, i am proud to be a part of Doodlewash!

      • Author

        Awww thanks!! I love hearing that! I’m proud to have you as an official doodlewasher!! 😉👍🏻❤️❤️

  6. Teri C 2 years ago

    Love all the colors and sassiness of the doves. Can’t wait to hear about the packages. Merry Christmas

  7. Kari 2 years ago

    I love your love birds! And your tree looks amazing.. Are you sure there aren’t more than the two of you (plus Phineas) living there with all those presents! 😁 I hope you had a magical day! ❤️❤️❤️

  8. Cathe 2 years ago

    Oh I love this post, love birds, Christmas tree with packages awaiting! So lovely and fun! Enjoy this very special evening dear Charlie and Philippe!

    • Author

      Thanks so much Cathe!! ❤️😃It was a fantastically perfect evening!! So fun!! Hope you’re having an amazing holiday my friend!! Much love!

  9. Jill Kuhn 2 years ago

    Ah, by now all the wrapping has been torn off all those beautifully wrapped gifts! I can’t wait to hear about what wonderful gifts you got from Philippe, Charlie!! 🎁😄 And your doves are so sweet! 💖💕🎄

    • Author

      Hehe!! It had and we were nearly passed out from all the excitement!! Thanks so much Jill! It was a gift to meet you this year!! Merry Christmas!! ❤️❤️🎄😃😃

      • Jill Kuhn 2 years ago

        Thank you my sweet friend! The feeling is mutual! 🌟💕🎨☃🌈💜

  10. MERRY CHRISTMAS CHARLIE O! (In my Linus voice). Love your doves! 🎄🎨👏🎁😀💜

    • Author

      Hehe… I didn’t know you could do a Linus voice!! Yay! I can’t totally hear it, sis!! 😃Thanks so much!! Hope you’re having an amazing Christmas!! Love you! ❤️🎄🎁😃

  11. kirkistan 2 years ago

    Thanks, Charlie. Happy Christmas!

  12. ann christina 2 years ago

    You´re really so sweet! It was very nice meeting you too! 😊 Unfortunately now I´m excited too what´s in these penguin presents! I hope you´ll tell us tomorrow! Love your doves, isn´t it nice that they stay together their whole life as a couple?! Have a wonderful Christmas!!! 🎄❤️

    • Author

      Hehe!! Thanks so much Ann!! I just revealed it in today’s post! 😉 Not quite the same, thankfully! Lol I hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas friend!! 🎄❤️

  13. Catherine Johnson 2 years ago

    Beautiful doves! Merry Christmas!

  14. Rachel Murphree 2 years ago

    These are very well done. Love the colors in them! I’m super glad for you and Doodlewash, Charlie. Thanks so much for sharing your art and humor and world view with all of us.

    • Author

      Awww thanks so much, Rachel!! 💕😃 If you promise to keep showing up, I’ll promise to keep going! Hehe… I really appreciate your kind support for Doodlewash!

  15. memadtwo 2 years ago

    I can see you and Philippe had a wonderful Christmas. Beautiful doves, and so appropriate for sending good wishes out to the world. (K)

  16. Myriam (Myr's Bytes) 2 years ago

    Sorry for bombarding you with comments today! Love the bird series :-). What kind of doves did you paint? Merry post-Christmas!

    • Author

      Bombard away!! Hehe…I love receiving comments!! These were from a site called Paint My Photo and were just titled Christmas doves so I’m not really sure what kind they are. 😊 A Merry post-Christmas to you as well!!

      • Myriam (Myr's Bytes) 2 years ago

        Aw :-), you’re so friendly! I think they might be Mourning Doves. They look plain and beige from the distance I usually see them with my naked eyes, but I looked at some pictures and they have pretty turquoise eyeliner and their beige feathers can look pinky and turquoisy if the light its them just so.

      • Author

        Aww cool! I didn’t know what they were! They’re interesting creatures to sketch! Hehe

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