Welcome to a brand new month and the start of our June Doodlewash Art Challenge! The first prompt out of the gate is “Ice Cream,” so that’s what I sketched for today. Since I always make up fantasy desserts, it occurred to me that I don’t have to always stay with realistic portions and could “eat” as much ice cream as I would like. So we have five scoops in various flavors! I’ve never actually eaten five whole scoops of ice cream in a single sitting, but it’s certainly fun to imagine. And, as ever, doodlewashes are blissfully calorie-free. I do have some vanilla ice cream in the freezer still I think. I’m always hesitant to rush to look as I don’t want my hopes to be crushed so quickly if it’s not there. If it is there, I’m certainly going to treat myself as a way to celebrate a brand new month of sketching stuff. At least that will be my excuse. And I’ll be sure I’m the one serving since, as I’ve mentioned previously, Philippe’s version of a scoop is more like a teaspoon.

They say, whoever they are, that “too much of a good thing” is bad, and well, there are many things to which this can apply. Ice cream is likely one of them, but thankfully sketching it is simply not on the list. Indeed, when it comes to drawing and painting, too much is never enough. I wish I had hours and hours to devote to making art, but I only have a precious few minutes each day. But, like ice cream, a little bit can still be the most wonderful thing in the world. I was so rushed today, that I had that little moment where I thought I wasn’t going to be able to make anything at all. As most of you know, this hasn’t actually happened yet. But, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have days where it feels like something impossible to DO! In times like this, I just open my sketchbook and start scribbling. Soon, I’m lost in the joy of it all and the time I thought I didn’t have presents itself.

I’m a firm believer that we should always make time each day to do the things we love most. I love to read and play video games and I’ve carved out a little bit of time for each before bed each day as well. It’s not a ton of time, mind you, but it’s enough to get a good taste of what I enjoy. Still, yes, I always wish for more time, but I’ll take what I can get. For the record, I feel the same about dessert when Philippe serves it. And though we won’t likely be having a fabulous dessert tonight, I just saw him put something savory that smelled amazing into the oven. I’m rather excited to see what’s coming next. And each day in my sketchbook, I feel the very same. So, whatever little bit of time I have to do the things I love, I take, and it always feels excessively delicious!

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Da Vinci Paint Co.: Hansa Yellow Medium, Gold Ochre, Quinacridone Red, Cobalt Turquoise, Terra Cotta and Ultramarine (Green Shade). Lamy Al-Star Safari Fountain Pen with black ink  in an A5 Hahnemühle Watercolour Book. Want to purchase a print of this doodlewash? Send me a note with a link to this post, and I’ll add it to my shop!
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32 thoughts on “Excessively Delicious

  1. Now that is a dish of ice cream Charlie! The most I have eaten is three scoops and I was much younger. Baby scoops are more my style now! Finding time to do what you love each day is marvelous! I try to do the same.

  2. There used to be an ice cream place here that specialized in dishes with five scoops or more. They had a birthday special with 21 scoops and a dozen little plastic animals that they’d deliver on a stretcher carried by two waiters. They’d blast a siren and run around the whole room, screaming that you had a birthday, and then would sing Happy Birthday once it was on your table. Meant for birthday parties of course, and highly embarrassing but we all loved it.

  3. Love it all!!! And I thankfully can take the time to do some art every day and I love it. I wonder now what I did before I retired LOL Thanks again for a beautiful picture and words to go with it! Looking forward to see what you share this month!!😍😊

  4. Oh yum! Complete with sprinkles! I’m a warm weather ice cream eater. Too cold to eat it in the winter. And since we had some ridiculous hot days last week, the ice cream was served. As far as having time to do everything we want to do in a day….I have thought about making a schedule so I can do everything in a day. Yet to happen, but it’s a thought!

  5. I went for 9 months without eating ice cream. A drug I was taking made it taste bad, so there was no point. I changed over to popsicles and that served as my cold dessert. Well last week I had a craving for ice cream, so I bought some and it is back to tasting good!!! I have two pints on my next grocery list! I must make up for lost time.

  6. I love it, Charlie ❤️. It’s wonderful ice cream I love to eat right now ha ha. Yeah, I love to paint something everyday, it looks like a medicine to cure and heal my feelings. And, you’ve still inspired me and friends by your fantastic art works 🥰

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