Little Lamb

Lamb Baby Sheep Scarf Christmas Watercolor Illustration Painting

For our prompt of “Sheep” today, I did a quick little doodle of a baby one in the snow, with a scarf to keep it warm. Though there wasn’t any snow today where I live, it was extremely cold. When we were out walking our dog Phineas this morning, it was totally freezing and he was not pleased at all. I couldn’t blame him. If it’s going to be that cold, I sort of wish there was snow to go along with it. I was sort of hoping for a white Christmas this year, but even though it’s cold enough, there’s no snow in the forecast. We’re home most all of the time these days, so this would be the perfect year to be surrounded by snow. Anytime I don’t have to drive in the stuff, I can just enjoy it like a little kid again! But, there was an impossibly blue sky today and lots of sunshine so that made me very happy indeed.

There’s been quite a flurry of activity around our house as we both try to finish up projects before the holidays get closer. The Christmas lights are still sparkling bright, which is a lovely motivator to get everything completed so we can focus on the fun stuff more. I still need to wrap presents, and just realized that one of Philippe’s presents didn’t get delivered to the right spot. It was small and silly, but I hope they’ll be able to route it back to the proper location. And, if not, I hope whoever receives it accidentally will enjoy it as well. I just realized I also need to get some stocking stuffers, which just means a couple cheap toys and bits of chocolate for Philippe. Phineas has a stocking as well, of course, but he has no patience for toys these days. He just wants stuff that he can eat.

I have to respect that, as treats are indeed one of the lovely bits about the holiday season. I don’t indulge too much, but even a little piece of chocolate that I wouldn’t normally have feels perfectly decadent and wonderful. Last night when we went to open our little countdown calendars, Philippe asked me what day it was. I told him and his face got really sad and he followed that up by saying, “it’s going by too fast!” Indeed, that seems to be the case this year, but I’m still thrilling to every little moment as it happens! I can’t wait to have a little holiday break and enjoy each day with a bit more relaxation. Though it’s tough to be super relaxed when my inner child is bouncing off the walls with excitement and anticipation. That’s actually most of the fun, though, so I wouldn’t dare try to hold back the little lamb.

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  1. writerleenda 2 years ago

    Charlie tell Phillippe not to worry, there is lots of time left for the season. Lovely little sketch.

  2. Mary Roff 2 years ago

    Sweet little lamb, Charlie! Enjoy every moment between now and Christmas!!

  3. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 2 years ago

    Sweet painting, Charlie. Enjoy these last days of the magic show. Such a cool tradition.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕 Hope you’re having a beautiful month my friend!

  4. Lisa 2 years ago

    Considering what a sucky year it’s been, it has gone by very fast. Tomorrow, or today for you reading this, is my birthday. I received my annual card from my aunt on my dad’s side. She sent me some money in the card. It is in memory of my dad who sent me $5 every year in my birthday card. It was his idea of a joke. He’d have my mom write on the card, don’t spend it all in one place. 😂😂😂 It’s one of my favorite stupid rituals. I’m so glad my aunt decided to carry it forward after dad died. It is a fun connection to the past.

    • Marisela Delgado 2 years ago

      Feliz Cumpleanos, Lisa! 🎂🎈🎂🎈🎉🎉🎉 I hope you have a wonderful birthday with many, many more! And what a beautiful gesture from your aunt to keep your dad’s memory alive for you. She sounds lovely and it’s obvious that she loves you just as much. Sometimes we can’t see the forest for the trees. When my father died in 1996 on Thanksgiving (I was 27), his last living sister disowned me and my mom a week after he died. She never spoke to us again and turned the entire “family” against us. So, it’s not a stupid ritual for your aunt to make that gesture. It’s called love and it’s a blessing to be loved like that. 💜

      • Lisa 2 years ago

        Thank you! It is a wonderful loving tradition!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Aww a very Happy Birthday to you!!! 😃💕 And I love that ritual… my family had a similar one. Such fun memories!

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  6. Karen Fortier 2 years ago

    Adorable Charlie! I’d gladly share some snow with you as we might have as much as 18 inches by this time tomorrow. I’m glad that I can be home.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Thanks so much, Karen! 😃💕 Oh wow!! That’s a ton of snow! Stay warm my friend!

  7. Melissa Goss 2 years ago

    Very cute.

  8. Sandra Strait 2 years ago

    I’m not sure humankind did itself a favor by becoming so aware of time passing. It’s great for managing projects, but I suspect we were happier when we didn’t count the days.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      I totally agree!! I bet those were wonderful times indeed! 😃💕

  9. Marisela Delgado 2 years ago

    What a beautiful painting, Charlie. 💜 It’s been a blessing and a curse that time has passed so fast during this pandemic. Thank the Lord that it has passed so quickly and this chapter is coming to an end. While I, too, want Christmas to last forever, the HOPE that we have is getting back to our lives and the anticipation that next year, our Christmas will be that much sweeter and exciting when we are safe to hug, to see people’s smiles, and gather to celebrate together. Now that will be magical.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 So true! I can’t wait for next Christmas…. and the addition of hugs!!

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  11. Gary Middleton 2 years ago

    I love this lamb in the snow, Charlie. I’m with you about the treats at Christmas. Also I agree that the build up to the big day is going very quick. I’ve turned over our calendar to 8 days to go.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Thanks so much, Gary! 😃💕 Yeah, I just love this time of year so I never like it to just zoom past!

  12. Unique Tales 2 years ago

    We have sunshine and cold today. 😊🐑Sweet little lamb.

  13. LoriCtoo 2 years ago

    So sweet!This little lamb looks so soft. I start to get sad as we get closer to the big day, but when it’s over, I move into my nesting mode. Cleaning and organzing everything in my way and the sadness disappears. I love to organize!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 2 years ago

      Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕 Oh wow… I wish you could come over and organize our place!! lol Neither of us are good at that!

  14. shawnthompsonart 2 years ago

    Nice drawing, I like the scarf on the lamb, and how the colours are not too bright.

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