For our prompt of “Chameleon” today, I have to admit that the first thing that popped into my head was the 80’s Culture Club song “Karma Chameleon.” It’s one of those songs that’s incessantly catchy and nearly
I took me a bit longer to get over my shyness. I refused to go to my graduation ceremony because I couldn’t stand the idea of getting up in front of people. Same thing when it came to getting married – it was a very small wedding and only that large to keep my mother happy. By I finally decided enough was enough and I’ve stood up and given speeches to whole rooms of people and was President of local business group for a while. The shyness is still there, but sometimes you just have to tell it to shut up and go away, lol.
Aweeeeeeee so super sweet!!!! I love the smile!!! i was very shy growing up but not so much now. That does not mean i am the life of the part gal lol. I tend to be good one on one or with a small amount of people. i like cozy little connections over massive groups lol. 🙂
I love your happy chameleon Charlie and thanks for getting that song stuck in my head.🙃 It’s funny to look back and see the paths hat we ended up taking throughout our lives. It’s also good when we make peace with it all and settle in to a good place.
We’re just the opposite in our college majors. I started out as an art major and ended up an English major. My only regret about that is I would love to be better at some things that further art education could have helped a lot.
Thanks…..how long will I be singing that song. Not a fan of reptiles,(that’s why I did Pascal from Tangle ;p ) but yours has a bit of cuteness to him. I was watching Oregon Art Beat. There was a woman wood carver on. She said, “An artist is a child that survived.” I was so taken by this quote. It describes so many of us in the art world. Why hadn’t I heard or remembered this quote? Apparently the creator of this quote is Dr. Fleron and not Ursula Le Guin…..that’s an interesting little story in itself. Happy Friday!
Chameleons are interesting critturs. Just a few of fun facts about them: They don’t change color according to their environment. In fact, different species change color for different reasons. Some for anger or fear, while others respond to light, temperature or humidity. They change color via nanocrystals – two layers of specialized cells…[Read more]
Hello from Boston, Massachusetts! My name is Christina Yee. Wow, let me just start by saying how thrilled I was when Charlie from Doodlewash contacted me about being a featured guest artist. And how much my
I do see myself in your journey, Christina and I so admire the way you face your challenges head on. Your work is beyond amazing and desires every bit of attention it gets. Thank you for sharing your artistic journey with us.
Thank you so much for sharing your story Christina. I can totally relate to your story as at 64, having been retired for a year I am about to have my second exhibit and just got excepted to an artist market in May. My art is very much for me and I’m trying to keep it happy for me. I hope you can as well. I’m very glad that you are here sharing your gorgeous work with us!
Gosh, I needed to read that. I started painting in may last year and I’m terrified of posting my paintings, there not much but they are so personnel that I’m quite scared of posting. I just joined doodlewash and posted a splotchy butterfly for the colour month thing, my 2020 goals is to paint more and make some arty friends and post my paintings. This article really resonated with me, thankyou so much x
For our prompt of “Skies” today, I decided to do a quick sketch of a little bee-eater admiring one. While I do adore the amazingly colorful sunsets where I live, I have to admit that a bright blue sky is still my
One of the things I’ve alway liked about Zentangle is that I often started with nothing in mind, and after a while, I’d start to see things just like you do with clouds (gosh! I hope it was patterns working like clouds and not just me seeing things!). To this day, if I’m having trouble deciding what I want to draw, I’ll do tangle abstracts and that usually gets the brain moving again.
Charlie, this is the sky that I feel in love with when I was a kid. Hours were spent on the lawn or in a field or in a tree looking at cloud shapes. Now I still look up at the sky and watch clouds. Now I observe the colors and formations with a painter’s eye. I still love clouds.
I’ve never heard of a bee-eater. Looks sort of like a hummingbird. I’ll have to look him up. Cloudy skies are my favorite. Plain old blue skies are boring. Maybe it is our creative minds. 😉 Funny you mention your sketching book, I just brought mine out again. Hoping to revisit it for some inspiration.
These past few weeks have been so dreary around here! I miss blue skies! They cheer me up and give me energy. The house I grew up in from age 11 until I left for college is set in the middle of a swamp/woods/fields. We couldn’t see any other buildings from our farmette. It’s probably just my imperfect memory, but I remember mostly blue skies growing up there! 😄
Sky – this is an occasion where the scan looks better than the actual painting. I was trying opaque watercolor on black paper, and couldn’t get the glow I wanted. I kept fussing, and finally decided to just quit. Next time, I use gouache or I’ll use white paper. Sky-Opaque Watercolors on Stonehenge Aqua Black Watercolor paper
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