With today’s prompt of “dusty” my mind first went to old things, perhaps some old book or random antique. But I wasn’t in the mood for such things, so I started looking for things dusted with sugar, found some images of donuts, and somehow ended up with a cupcake dusted with confetti. Now, I’m just really craving dessert again. I’m not sure that dessert is on the menu this evening, but it’s always good to dream. I’m usually posting a bit earlier, but time sort of got away from me today as it tends to do when I’m not really paying close attention. Which is much of time. Especially on the weekends, when I love to just let life happen in whatever order it chooses for me. I just wish life had chosen to grant me a cupcake like this one in reality. Something deliciously decadent with more icing than cake. And just a few sprinkles for a bit of festive fun so it feels like a celebration. Every day should be a good day to celebrate!
I’m still in my dreamy state and feeling rather ambitious lately. I’ve got big plans for Doodlewash and have an idea of how to turn it into something really cool. This means, I might be breaking some things in my effort to make cool things happen, so please bear with me in the coming days while I shift some things around. Making changes to something you love is always a difficult endeavour, but these changes are required for all the things I want to add to this site in the future. I’m not revealing them all at the moment. Not because I’m wanting to be particularly mysterious, but because I’m still not entirely sure if I’ll be able to make them happen. Once I’m certain things are working according to my master plan, I’ll be making the announcement properly. In the interim, I’m sure I’ll break a few things and make many lovely mistakes, but that’s pretty much what I do every day with my art. So, some things never change!
I’m not actually sure where all this motivation is coming from as I haven’t had half of all the sugar pictured in today’s doodlewash. But I feel like I’m on a sugar high still, filled with cool ideas, and excited to make at least half of them come true. A voice is my head is telling me to leave well enough alone and I’m telling that voice to go the hell away. If we don’t push forward and make new things happen, then what’s the point of it all? I adore taking risks and coming up with new ideas. It’s what drives me each and every day. A day without an idea is like a day without water. Sure, I could survive, three days actually according to the experts, but it just doesn’t feel very good. So here’s to pursuing every little dream that comes to mind with a fearless passion. Especially the ones that seem impossible! Even if I don’t realize every dream, I know that I just want to live each and every day like I’m dusted with confetti!
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham Watercolors: Gamboge, Cobalt Teal, Opera Rose, Azo Orange, Azo Yellow, Permanent Green Pale, Burnt Sienna, and Ultramarine Blue. Lamy Safari Al-Star Fountain Pen – Extra Fine, with Platinum Carbon sepia ink in an A6 Hahnemühle Watercolor Book.
Creator of Doodlewash®, founder of World Watercolor Month (July), World Watercolor Group™, and host of the Sketching Stuff Podcast. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world! If you’d like to be a guest artist on Doodlewash.com, contact me!