Bread & Butter

Day 24 - #WorldWatercolorGroup - Wheat Bread and Butter Knife - #doodlewash

Today’s prompt of “coarse” stumped me a bit at first. I wasn’t sure what to paint, and then I thought of wheat bread, so this is where we landed today. When I was a kid, it was all about white bread, of course, the kind in the plastic packages that stuck to the roof of your mouth with each bite of a sandwich. The one bit of fun was taking a slice of white bread and rolling it into little balls that felt like eating raw dough. It was great fun! These days, I’ve switched to healthier varieties of bread with a bit more nutritional value. But yeah, butter is still present, even though I should pass most times because my body simply doesn’t work like it did when I was young. But, I can’t help but partake of the bread basket at restaurants. It strikes me that if menus where honest, they would be broken up into sections like “Starters,” “Entrées,” and “Food You Can’t Metabolize Anymore.” This would make things far clearer, though, sadly, most of the offerings would likely fall into this last section.

Quick little note to the brave souls who have jumped in to try the new Doodlewash community features in their super early beta form. If you log in with Facebook, you might need to change your profile pic manually to get it to appear. Looking into this one! Beyond that, things are working rather well now, but I still have many things to figure out before officially launching it all. I just get so excited and love to jump right into things. In many ways, I’m still that little kid, rolling white bread into little balls of dough. Just trying things to see what happens. I have to admit, though, that I’ve actually tasted that kind of white bread again and didn’t like it very much. I’m not sure whether it’s all the baguettes I’ve enjoyed with Philippe in France, but it just doesn’t taste quite right. Though, yeah, I do kind of miss the dough balls. It was just so much fun being a kid!

But, yeah, these days, I have to watch my calorie counts and for each time I digress into eating something I shouldn’t, I have to double-down on eating super healthy to make things right again. This part of aging seems horribly unfair. So much of how I thought and behaved as a child still remains. My overly exuberant approach to pretty much anything new. My infinite curiosity of all things. My inability to accept that something is actually impossible. In the end, I guess these are probably the things that matter most. Even if I can’t take everything from childhood with me moving forward, I’m happy that these traits have remained intact. These are those wonderful things that make creativity shine and unexpected things happen. In the end, I have to admit that I’m not too worried about my metabolism in the grand scheme of things. At the very least, I still have my bread and butter.

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 Day 24 - #WorldWatercolorGroup - Wheat Bread and Butter Knife - #doodlewash

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7 Comments
  1. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 7 months ago

    Bread and butter – oh yes! Sour dough is the very best, lightly toasted. This lovely painting is very bad for my health but so very good for my soul! Yum.

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      Charlie O'Shields 7 months ago

      Thanks, Sharon! 😃💕 Yeah, the bread is whole grain, but the butter is whole fat! 😊 hehe… bread is so good, I have to find ways to balance so I can still enjoy it!

      • Sharon Bonin-Pratt 7 months ago

        Not quite as bad if dipped in a bit of olive oil instead of smeared with butter.

  2. creatingincolors 7 months ago

    Sigh. Yes I remember the days when mom and dad drove us to pick up freshly baked rolls at the bakery. We dug into the bag as soon as we got in the car. Then as soon as we got home, we dug in again, this time with butter. What wonderful times they were!

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      Charlie O'Shields 7 months ago

      Yessss! The best times! 😃💕 There’s really nothing better than a bit of fresh bread and butter. I miss the days when I could enjoy it more! 😊hehe

  3. Jacob 7 months ago

    Lovely! The prospect of bread and butter always makes me nostalgic. Simpler times, I guess! Saying this, I’m the same with that white bread – once you’ve sampled the better stuff it’s hard to imagine going back. Baguettes all the way! 😉

    Very excited for the upcoming announcements!

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      Charlie O'Shields 7 months ago

      Hehe… Thanks, Jacob! 😃💕 Ahh… now you have me missing baguettes… hehe… that’s one of my favorite bits about visiting Paris each year. And yes, annoucements coming… really too many to count and nearly too many to prepare! hehe I think I have everything mostly worked out for the new community and then there’s the June challenge and the World Watercolor Month announcements. Eek! I think I’m right on track, but wow I’m really done a number on myself this year with all my visions! All in this next little week!! 😳

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