For our prompt of “Poinsettia,” I paired one with a little English robin and a pine branch. When I was a kid, my mom would always get a poinsettia plant that she’d pick up at the grocery store and place near the
It sounds lovely! We don’t decorate hete. It got to be too hard for me to keep up. The thing I miss is a live tree. These days though, I really couldn’t justify killing a tree, so I couldn’t have one of those even if I was to decorate. I do miss the smell of pine in the house. I may get a candle just to festive things up a bit.
12/12/19 Poinsettia A local civic group was selling beautiful Poinsettias to raise money and they had these beautiful “Valentine” Poinsettias which I had never seen before. The leaves are bright red and almost pleated. The plants are beautiful and my painting doesn’t do this plant justice. 12.12.19 Poinsettia img040.jpg
Our prompt of “Snowflake” today made me think of catching snowflakes on my tongue when I was a kid. Here by proxy we have this blue jay doing the same. I’m still not sure exactly why this was so much fun, but it
The sad thing is that there are children who are simply little adults. Usually, because they’ve been taught that anything joyful is sinful or just foolish. Some people may not remember tasting snowflakes because they never did – even when the snow was all around.
You know Charlie, sometimes I think I don’t have time to read your posts, but I do and you always make my day with your writing and your art. I love little Charlie as much as I do the (not) grown up Charlie. Thank you xx
Oh wow! That makes me SO happy to hear Carole! 😃💕 Yes, a crazy guy who posts daily is indeed tough to keep up with, but I’m so thrilled you’re enjoying these! You made my heart smile! And if you haven’t yet, I hope you’ll check out my podcast and the audio version of my stories here – https://doodlewash.com/sketching-stuff-podcast/
Did I mention that your posts always make me think? They do!
I’ve never lived in an area that gets a lot of snow so I’ve only seen it a few times. I don’t remember ever trying to catch it in my mouth. I don’t remember acting SEEING the snow fall. Just finding it on the ground in the morning. The one time it snowed when I was a kid, we managed to scrape together enough snow to make a skinny snowman! lol
Your snow-eating jay is awesome!! I love your snowflakes and background, too! =)
Thanks, Darlene! 😃💕 Thrilled these posts make you think! And think back… we all enjoyed very different childhoods, yet someone everything is linked in a way. No matter where we lived there’s something that’s always the same about being a kid. And, of course, refusing to ever grow up!
For our prompt of “Candy,” I chose the kind of candy I remember having during the holiday season when I was a kid. In truth, I didn’t particularly adore the candy inside as much as the shiny wrapped exterior that
Wonderful story about your mom and the Paddington Bear. Lots of love between mother and son, as it should be. My son is 30, but he’ll always be my “Little Guy,” and I’ll always delight in making him happy.
Thanks, Gary! 😃💕 Glad you enjoyed this… yeah, it’s really just extreme contrast for my shiny doodlewashes. I’m sure there’s a way that takes a lot longer, but if you but a pretty dark color next to pure white, you get shine. Then I just feather things a bit with clear water. 😉
THAT moment was sweeter than any candy I’ve ever tasted! Thank you for sharing it with us! It was very touching. Your art is excellent, as always, Charlie! =)
I think the candy that most reminds me of childhood Christmas’ would have to be chocolate covered cherries. (I don’t care for those cherries at all.) I also remember getting the Lifesaver books full of rolls of lifesavers. My favorite flavor was butter rum.
Thanks so much, Darlene! 😃💕 I’m so happy you enjoyed this story. It was such an exceptional moment. And yay to Lifesaver books!!! I actually told Philippe rather loudly at Target about how much I loved them, not being remotely subtle that one in my stocking would be much appreciated! lol
Wonderful post, Charlie! It’s always the little moments that create the best memories for me. The lifesaver in my candy sketch were a tribute to my grandma; she had no money, lots of kids, grand kids and great grand kids and every Christmas the entire family came in to town to celebrate Christmas Eve together. And, every year she gave each child a pencil, a pad of paper and a roll of lifesaver candy. A previous Christmas memory…hmmm…maybe not such a little moment after all.
Such a sweet story! I hope you share a picture of both your new little friends. I remember those candies, we never ate them because they were the least desirable and by the time we got through the rest of our candy they were soft and sticky. Lol! Good job on the reflections in them!
“Our trio is now fully reunited and it feels like the sweetest moment of all.” Aww, yay! And it’s nice to know Phineas lets the mask slip on such an occasion 😉 As for the candies, well, it depends what’s inside – but that’s part of the fun!
Thanks, Jacob! 😃💕 hehe… yeah, I’m rather sure Phineas learns to wag his tail when with other dogs as he does it for a few days after he returns. Then it goes stoic again, but it’s pleasant while it lasts. And inside these candies are just odd sugar concoctions… they were never my favorite to eat, but I would miss them if they didn’t show up to the party. 😉
Thanks, Lisa Ann! That was exactly where this memory came from. My grandma always had a dish of hard candy out for Christmas only the kids weren’t usually allowed to have any. She did buy all of her grandkids and great grandkids Lifesaver candies packaged in a holiday box for Christmas though. Still love lifesavers!
This brings back so many memories. We used to have dishes full of candy like this at Christmas as did my grandparents. We used to always run to check them out at every house to see if any of our favorites were left.
Today is the last day of visiting with the family and it’s been a wonderful trip indeed. For our prompt of “Walrus” today, I sketched this big little guy here. I’ve no idea if a walrus is the best illustration for
One of these days, the scientists will get around to inventing the transporter beam and we’ll be able to visit family as often as we want no matter how far away. Of course, then we’ll probably put it off, knowing we can do it anytime, and we’ll actually see less of each other!
He’s a wonderful walrus! Safe travels. We are into planning our Xmas for Joe and me and the cats. Joe ran in the store while I was at an appointment and shrimp was on sale, so that’s what’s for dinner on Xmas eve. I’m glad because it’s easy and since I’ve been not eating much these days, it seems light enough to appeal.
hehe! Yeah, I didn’t realize that Walrus came right after a weekend trip of eating everything in sight. Good timing, I guess. 😉 And I adore latkes and almost bought some at Trader Joe’s last week! And yeah… sometimes I feel the holiday season is made for kids. Mostly due to metabolism. 😃💕
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