GUEST DOODLEWASH: Never Grow Up

Doodlewashes by Teresa Robeson

These wonderful doodlewashes come to us from Teresa Robeson in Bloomington, Indiana (check out her website for all the places to find and follow her online!). She was born in Hong Kong, and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia when she was 8. Later, she moved to Delaware at age 25, then to Indiana when she was 28 and has lived in the Midwest for the past 23 years.

Teresa says, “I wasn’t that interested in art growing up, but took an art class in grade 11 and have been dabbling ever since, taking a course here and there to learn about techniques and processes. I received compliments and encouragement from some of the instructors who think I have innate talent, but it took almost 40 years for me to gain enough confidence to show my art to the general public.”

In 1986, she says she took the most fabulous trip to Europe and wished that she had thought to bring a sketch book along then, but was “young and chicken.” Though she did have the ultimate fun of turning 22 in Cannes, France! “These days,” she says, “I’m mostly settled except for the yen to take on yet another hobby the way some people take on stray cats.”

Teresa’s many hobbies include creating art, sewing, knitting, baking, making soap and paper, fretting about the state of the world and wasting time. Teresa says, “In my spare time (hahaha!), I like to laugh, eat, and sleep, not always in that order, and generally not all at once, although I’ve been known to laugh in my sleep.” 

Born in 1964, she was lucky enough to view the first lunar landing and be raised on a healthy dose of Star Trek. She says, “This series of fortunate events turned me into a nerd/geek-girl who loves to write and read science fiction, science, and modern fantasy.”

She has a life-long love of children’s lit, having never really grown up. (yes! we never should!) Her stories and poems have appeared in publications for children and adults, such as Babybug, Ladybug, and Outdoor Indiana magazines. You can check out her Amazon author page here! Currently she’s working on learning the craft of illustration, hoping to illustrate her own books one day! (I’d say she’s ready now!)

Follow Teresa’s blog, One Good Thing, for daily smiles and wonderful things and be sure to follow her on Twitter! Thanks so much Teresa for all the smiles and beauty that you bring to the world and making people’s hearts smile. You keep us all forever young! And by sharing your amazing talent and daily inspiration, we too, will never grow up!

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43 Comments
  1. kirkistan 2 years ago

    I”m a fan of Teresa’s work and she is a great encourager to would-be sketchers such as myself.

  2. Jodi 2 years ago

    Yay! Teresa’s been DOODLEWASHED! Love Teresa!

  3. tunedin1997 2 years ago

    Reading your blogs always brings a smile to my day! 😀

    • Author

      Aww… thanks so much! What a wonderful thing to say. Thanks for reading friend! 😀

      • tunedin1997 2 years ago

        Of course! I’d like it so very much if you could glance over one of my pieces and see what you think of it. I’d like to write like you some day 😀

      • Author

        That’s nice of you so say! 😊Happy to take a look, you can reach me via my Let’s Connect link!

      • tunedin1997 2 years ago

        Omg thanks so much! but whats the Let’s connect link?
        is it on your profile?

      • Author

        Doodlewash.com! 😉👍🏻

      • tunedin1997 2 years ago

        I just finished writing a new piece called “a dance with the devil” 😀

  4. Jill Kuhn 2 years ago

    Love Teresa’s art! Her playful style of illustration always makes me smile! Wonderful to read more about her life, Charlie! YAY! :-)))

  5. Teresa Robeson 2 years ago

    I’m so honored to be Doodlewashed, Charlie! And, who knew I wasn’t already following you on Pinterest and G+? Remedying that now! xox my friend!

  6. Kari 2 years ago

    I had t see those that have been featured so this is great! I enjoyed reading more about Teresa. I do enjoy her art and her daily musings!

  7. Sand Salt Moon 2 years ago

    Love me some Teresa! Glad to read more about this talented lady’s life and work. Thanks!

  8. Sand Salt Moon 2 years ago

    PS You forgot to say she practices on Jeopardy contestants, which I find super resourceful xoxoxo

    • Author

      There was seriously too much to share about this wonderful one and it was hard to edit it down… hehe… so thanks so much for adding that! 😉

  9. […] of all, I want to thank Charlie O’Shields, the genius behind Doodlewash, for #Doodlewash-ing me! If you’ve not followed Charlie yet, you should. He is a multi-talented man whose heart and […]

  10. kungfunaomi 2 years ago

    Oh, I love the bears!! Love, love love it!!

  11. Sharon Mann 2 years ago

    Wonderful illustrations Teresa! Thanks for posting Teresa’s fabulous story, Charlie!

  12. Lori Mozdzierz 2 years ago

    Talented, funny, sweet = Teresa

  13. Teresa and her artwork are both so wonderful. She was one of the first people to encourage me daily when I started blogging. Her comments have really meant the world to me this past year. She is way talented! Beautiful piece on her work, Charlie! Thank you! And congratulations, Teresa! 💛💛💛💜💜💜💛💛💛

  14. amaryllislog 2 years ago

    So nice to read about Teresa’s background! She is so talented with a great sense of humor!

  15. memadtwo 2 years ago

    Another well-deserved doodlewash! (k)

  16. artandmoondreams 2 years ago

    Wonderful feature about such a multi-talented lady. She is always encouraging in both art and the laugh department, a real gem to follow. Thank you so much Charlie for the feature.

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