• For our prompt of “Fish” today, I took the chance to sketch some glass again along with my favorite sort of fish, a betta, or Siamese fighting fish. I just love their fabulously opulent look like they are getting

    • Wow! Glass, water, and fish all spectacular. Love his expression.

    • I’m sure with the skill you have in painting glass and with a subject ‘wearing their best fish drag’, you’ll pull them in tonight. Although it is vacation season – the competition is tough!

    • Your rendition is great.

    • What a flashy fish Charlie and I love your description! Well vacation is winding down. Today was relaxing and not as hot as yesterday but I still managed to get a bit more pink. A little sketching, walking the beach and standing in the ocean but only a bit past our ankles. Watching sailboats and fishing boats come and go. We ended the day with having dinner with friends. I managed to squeeze my DOodle in as well. Back home tomorrow.

      • Thanks so much, Karen! 😃💕 And it sounds like you enjoyed your vacation to the fullest! Yay! It all seems quite lovely. I’m a bit jealous! hehe Safe travels home my friend!

    • Lisa replied 1 year ago

      I am kind of a science geek. When I take those left brain right brain quizzes, I come out almost 50/50. I even like math. When we lived in Chicago-land, Joe and I attended some lectures at Fermi Labs. I could keep up for about half of the lectures, then I got lost and started day dreaming about being outside watching the buffalo. Yes, they had buffalo on the prairie under which was the giant super-collider.

      I always wanted one of these betta fish. I’m not sure why I didn’t get one, but I think it should go on my Xmas list.

      • You should totally add one of these fish to your Christmas list, Lisa! 😃💕 Yay! hehe… and buffalos under a super-collider is super geeky awesome!! lol Love it!!

    • Lovely!!!

    • love this bubbly frilly fish “somewhere inside fishbowl”

    • What a pretty little guy. We used to sell them at my work. Hmmm, haven’t seen them for awhile.??? I try to read all of your posts each day and comment, however there are those mornings I am limited on time. 😉 Most days I only have time to get on the internet in the morning (I have to have time for sketching!).

      • Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕As long as you have time for sketching, we all know that matters mostest! hehe And, I adore your comments… thank you so much my friend!! ❤️

    • I love today’s fabulously flamboyant fish–I am in awe of your skills. I may be a rare reader, though, who is drawn as much–or even more–to your stories as to your paintings. I guess that’s why I enjoy the podcasts and why I have read through your “Sketching Stuff” book in less than a week (I have a few short chapters to go). I too have come to the quite obvious realization that “life” as we see in on the internet is often merely a carefully curated view that masks a quite different reality. In your writing I can feel a sense of authenticity and humility that is so lacking and so desperately needed in this world. Most importantly, for me, you are willing to laugh at your own flaws and foibles and enthusiastically embrace your imperfections.

      • Wow, thank SO much for the wonderful comment, Michael! 😃💕 It’s SO affirming to hear! Yeah, I’m one of those guys who still just blogs what he really thinks and feels and doesn’t well… show up in my best drag! lol That said, we DO live in a world that favors success for those who play by the rules and the game, so I always try to point that out. But for me, success has always meant just being true to myself and always showing up as ridiculous me, no matter what! 😉

    • Beautiful fish!! I look forward to your stories AND your doodles. It’s always fun to see what you’ve painted and your stories are always fun and inspiring. Keep up the good work!!

      • Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 Yay! I’m so thrilled you still enjoy my stories and show up to read them. I know daily is sort of overwhelming… hehe… but I really, really appreciate the support!

    • Oh, he is beautiful. And such a sly look in the eye!

    • Thanks so much, Myriam! 😃💕hehe… yeah, it’s probably good I don’t have a fish and a fish carrier or I’d take him everywhere! Especially if he was in fabulous fish drag! lol

    • Thanks so much, Ellen! 😃💕And oh my goodness, that’s a fabulous story! Well, a not so fabulous ending for the Betta fish to be sure, but a beautiful tribute to youthful persistence at least!

    • Thanks, Sarah! 😃💕I do try to paint glass whenever I can, I just love it! And kudos to your new career… that’s best kind of all! 😉

    • Thanks so much, Dawn! 😃💕 Ohhh… Jeremiah sounds like a wonderful and special fish indeed!

  • Drawing No.424. House Shapes and Shadows. Pen and Ink drawing. Re: Just Draw One Thing Today. #DoodleWashJuly2019 #7/29/2019 #art drawing #sketching #pen and ink #shapes #shadows #everettswatercolors

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  • Prompt #Pig. An alebrije pig can be any size you want it, but in real life the Guiness World Record holder for largest pig was Big Bill. In 1933, he weighed in at 2,552 lb, stood 5 ft tall and was 9 feet long! Zebra Zensations Technical Pen &Qor Watercolor on Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard Alebrijes Pig-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen &a…[Read more]

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  • Years ago, my knowledge of the Chinese Zodiac was limited to the paper placements that I saw in Chinese restaurants. It was fun to look up your zodiac sign, even though you’d already discovered it on the last

    • Your looks like he’s thinking pleasant memories.

    • Great pig! You are so lucky to be born in the Year of the Pig. Pigs are my favorite animal. I was born in the Year of the Tiger – an animal I don’t identify with at all.

      • Thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕 Tigers sound fierce and wonderful! And women born in that year are said to be mesmerizing… hehe… so that’s pretty awesome! 😉

    • Are you going by the old Zodiac or the completely scientific and newly refurbished Zodiac signs established by NASA in 2016 (truly). Turns out the Earth’s axis is pointed differently when the Zodiac was originally devised. According to NASA about 86% of people are a month off on the old system. I’m still a Taurus – we’re stubborn we Tauruses and don’t change easily.

      • haha! Love it! 😃💕Yes, I’m going by the old non-scientific one. hehe… NASA actually had to come out and make a statement about that saying that astronomy is not the same as astrology. They had just written an article for kids and weren’t meaning to change the zodiac at all until Cosmo got their hands on it. As it turns out the ancient babylonians knew of that 13th constellation, but purposely chose to omit it. It’s obvious why… if it doesn’t map perfectly to a calendar year you completely lose the idea that opposites can attract as there are no longer any opposites! lol So I’m sticking to the ancient wisdom. The kind creative with a touch of creative license. 😉

    • I am a pig too. When I was 11 we moved to a 3 acre farmette and my dad decided to raise 40# feeder pigs. The bottom fell out of the market, so as far as a business went, it was a bust, but raising pigs was kind of fun. The babies are so cute! And pigs are very smart as animals go. At least as smart as dogs they say. I loved Charlotte’s Web when I was little. I think our barn and little farm was rather like the illustrations in the book. The good thing about being a pig is that we are creative. The bad part is that we can be lazy. Well, that fits. Lol😁😁

      • Hehe… yeah.. at least we’re creative, right?! 😃💕Yeah, I’m definitely lazy when compared to some people. I just don’t have the energy to keep up! lol So cool you had pigs though!! My grandmother did as well and the babies are the cutest thing on the planet!!

    • Lol…..a ram also. That explains a lot about our similarities. Year of the tiger….brave, cruel, forceful, stately and terrifying. Yep all 5′ 1″ of me. Too funny! Your piggy looks like he wants his head scratched, so cute.

    • What a sweet piglet! I always hated being born in the Year of the Pig, too, but piggies were my sister’s favorite.

      • Thanks so much, Bekki! 😃💕 Yay to another one born in the Year of the Pig! Pigs are undeniably cute so I have to think that’s true of us as well. 😉

    • Loved your post completely…And of course.. the cute little doodlewash of your pig…

    • another pig here…that pig that herded sheep in a movie, I saw on TV..such a good model of how intelligent they are, how loyal and how trust worthy….good scouts !

    • haha! Yeah, I know! You have only 12 animals to invite… I would probably have chosen differently for sure. 😉

    • Thanks so much, Kerfe! 😍I loved your pig!! It had so much to remind us. Mine is definitely trapped in something a bit less real and more storybook. A place I tend to go to more often in these crazy times. 😉

    • I totally agree! I’m not sure I really believe, but wow, it’s so much fun to read horoscopes and see what they say! 😃💕 And I love the idea of a docile tiger… that sounds lovely indeed!

    • Thanks, Sarah! 😃💕 Awww…. the rooster is awesome and it’s an unofficial symbol of France so that parts dear in our house. As for the placemats in Chinese restaurants and shouting “I’m a….this or that”, on ours when I was growing up it was labeled “cock”… so that produced many giggles to be sure. Every kid on the block wanted to be that sign! 😉

    • hehe! I’m so thankful that you DO, my friend! 😃💕