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Day 31 – My Favorite Moment

There are so many moments in life that make me happy that it’s difficult to choose a single one. For the last little doodlewash of the month, I chose tea time, which I enjoy at the end of each and every day. I truly love having my cup of tea each night before heading off to bed. But beyond that, my actual favorite moment is the little 20 minutes to an hour each day that I spend painting some little bit of life. This little break in my day has become a ritual that I’m very protective of, making space in my day to assure it can happen. The way I see it, we go to work each day without fail, so why then shouldn’t our hobbies receive the same level of commitment? It just seems logical to me that time should always be reserved for the things we love most. So, each evening you’ll find me making some room for painting and sketching stuff, and, of course, enjoying a lovely cup of tea. These are the simple pleasures in life that next’s month’s adventure is dedicated to celebrating. I DO hope you’ll join me! 

I’m now in my third year of painting, doodlewashing, and blogging. It’s been an amazingly fun journey with so many wonderful things happening along the way. At the end of the first year, I founded an international holiday for watercolor, which seemed a bit crazy to most of my friends, but has proven to be truly incredible. To kick off the third year, I started a brand new community for watercolor artists right here on Doodlewash! If you’re an artist who loves watercolors, then I hope you’ll join us. It’s been a blast to visit my own site to see what fabulous conversations are happening and the beautiful watercolor art that’s being uploaded each day. It makes my heart so happy to see my vision come to life. A vision that has never been about me and my art, but about you and celebrating the beautiful things that you create! My dream has always been to create a space for people to come together and share their love of watercolor with the world, and it’s so amazing to see how far we’ve come together. Thanks to each of you who’ve joined the community, made new friends, and helped each other become better artists. You’re all amazing!

And tonight, as a way of saying thank you for all that you DO, I have a little something to give to you. I’m giving away Hahnemühle Cézanne, mould-made, 300gsm, 9.44″x12.59″, 10 sheet blocks to the first five people who’ve not yet received the Cézanne paper yet. Just comment below with the phrase “Make Time To Paint!” and let me know what type of paper you’d prefer: Cold Pressed, Hot Pressed, or Rough (US/Canada only). I’ve been using the Hahnemühle Watercolour Books for the past few months and I have to say that they are truly fantastic. I highly recommend them as well! There are so many things in life to be thankful for, but at the end of the day, I find myself amused and delighted by those simple pleasures in life. I’m excited to spend next month exploring those things that people rank as their absolute favorite. And each time, when I sit down to ponder them, I’ll have the additional satisfaction of knowing that I’m also enjoying that daily thrill that always comes from my favorite moment. 

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48 thoughts on “Day 31 – My Favorite Moment

      1. Yeah, this includes anyone who’s won Cézanne from me, so you’re not eligible for this one (trying to give more folks a chance to try this awesome paper!). But no worries… more samples to come in September! 😉💕

  1. Drat! Take the time to make dinner and you end up being the sixth person to comment. Ah well. Maybe next time! I really want to try out the Hahnemühle paper! I love your tea! It looks nice and refreshing.

  2. And…thank you for sharing your time and stories with all of us. It’s a lovely cup of tea for sure. Enjoy. We will be traveling to Seattle, Washington early September. Our destination is the Medical University of Washington where my husband has an appointment to see a specialist there. I will be taking my art supplies but not sure if I will have time to paint. I will, however, try to read your daily story and look at your fantastic paintings along with the other wonderful art posted each day. It has been a very special two months of painting and building new friendships. I will look forward to posting again as soon as I can. Happy painting.

    1. Oh my goodness, June! Sending you good thoughts and hoping all is okay with your husband my friend! 😃💕 And thank you so much for your kind words. I’m thrilled that you’ve become part of this big little community. Happy painting to you as well!

  3. You have created a very special moment each time you post your blog. Your writing is always inspiring as you tell us about very simple events. I often think about the corn flakes that your grandmom let you have for supper. Being a grandmom myself I wonder what my grandkids will remember as a simple grandmotherly event.
    Connecting people all over the world through the process of watercolor painting creates very special moments. You are doing good work, Charlie.

    1. Aww… thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 It makes me so happy that you enjoy my stories and illustrations and comment to let me know! It means a lot to me, so thank you very much. And Yay to corn flakes at dinner! hehe… I’m absolutely certain your grandkids will remember clearly and love each and every special moment you’ve given them.

  4. Make time to Paint! Something that your blog and the joy in it in word and watercolour images have inspired me to do! Rough paper would be fun to try! Thank you so much, Charlie!

  5. Your tea is making me want some of my own (not helped by it being a cold and stormy day here). 😛 You’re right that we should make time to enjoy our hobbies – what’s the point of always doing only what we have to?

  6. Totally riffing off your idea that we make time for what’s important:

    I think we also notice these moments when we’re consciously aware that moments are happening. (Which sounds weird, but bear with me.)

    We’re all so. freakin’. busy. these days. There’s a thousand things to think about, all day long, and a thousand more things that need to be handled and managed and monitored. It’s so easy to not just not schedule time for ourselves and the things we love, but to not even *notice* when spontaneous Moments are happening.

    Maybe taking little awareness and appreciation breaks throughout the day — even the busy parts of them — is key? Maybe Moments can happen all the time, as long as we “wake up” from our schedules long enough to realize they’re happening…?


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