Wow, Charlie! What an experience! Thanks for the wonderful reminders: appreciate the ones we love around us and show up no matter what. Glad you guys are okay and that we all get to share your cup of coffee and brown sugar.
Happy happy birthday, Charlie! You probably are better off just remembering Spam through a doodlewash. In the 80s I was a volunteer teacher in Micronesia where Spam was on every restaurant menu and served as part of school lunches. Eggs, rice, and Spam – maybe Philippe will want to try that. hahahahahaha
I love your shy flamingo, Charlie! And it always makes me smile that you work to confuse the social media algorithms. You have truly created a fun secret club here, except the secret is known to everyone and they just have to join in. Truly a flock of wonderfully colored watercolor birds!
Great fish – and those expressions! Thanks for the links to the classes – I’ve done several and am working on Steven Eddy’s ink drawing class now. I particularly like that he doesn’t worry about realism, just the joy of drawing. Like you, Charlie – just joy!!
This will be an exciting month! And even though I’m not sure where you land in The Art World (hehehe), I am thankful that I get to tag along see what you are up to. Every day is a new adventure and a new delight.
Your toucan is wonderful – especially that angle of him looking over his shoulder! And truly, even though you say you make small progress in your painting, you certainly have achieved an amazing thing – inspiring thousands of us to stop every day and contemplate a Doodlewash and maybe even make a painting of our own. Thanks for taking us all…[Read more]
I am loving the compositions you are creating, Charlie! You are so inspiring and seeing you try new things is wonderful. I also appreciate your thoughts on our algorithmic world – we have slipped into it so easily that we often forget. I read your blog at the same time every day (the morning after you post), so I didn’t even think about timing.…[Read more]
I was just thinking how fun it is that your recently paintings have been a change from your usual style, and you explained it! They are great! I was surprised that your French progress has been hindered by Adult Charlie. Maybe let Little Charlie take over and run free with bad pronunciations and grammatical structures. Might drive Philippe a…[Read more]
Thank you, Charlie, for giving us such a delightful gift every day. The effort to produce them is hidden, because your words are as magical as your paintings and both seem to flow freely. I hope you and Philippe have a wonderful lead up to the actual exchanging of gifts – sounds like the process is as much fun as the actual event!
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