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.
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.
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