For our prompt of “Ocean” today, I opted for a little clownfish with its beloved sea anemone. I love how they have such a wonderful symbiotic relationship, each helping the other. Sure, a predatory stinging polyp
Wonderful post Charlie! Meeting new people who share your passions or have passions of their own that you can share with them makes for fun and lively conversations. Art is such a passion of mine right now and sometimes I need to be reminded that there is other things to be passionate about.
I also have a few friends that I might not see for years at a time, but when we get together, it’s like no time has passed. Often these are people I shared a particular phase of my life with. Usually I can tell very quickly whether I will have that special connection with someone.
I reconnected with an old friend from high school on Facebook. It is fun to see where our lives have led us and how much we changed and didn’t change. I like Facebook for setting up these encounters which would have never happened without it. We live too far apart to have run into each other any other way. Facebook has also given me a small mission. Whenever I find out one of my friends has been diagnosed with cancer, I get their address and send them a painting. It makes me feel happy to be able to add a bit of brightness to their day. I wish I didn’t have to send so many, but I’m glad that I am able to do it, even for people I have never met in real life.
It’s wonderful when you find those people who share your core values, and help you stretch beyond your comfort zone! You are fortunate indeed that you have, Charlie, and even more fortunate that you realize it!
For our prompt of “Leaves” today, I felt like sketching some of the tropical variety and added a wrinkled hornbill because I had yet to ever sketch one. Yes, like so many of the planet’s interesting creatures,
Aww thanks so much Jenna for helping to spread the word! 😃💕 I’m so thrilled you’re enjoying the prompts. They’ve really been the only way I’ve managed to sketch every day myself. Now, I can never say I don’t have anything to draw! And when everyone plays along with me, I can never say I’m not inspired! Thanks SO much for sketching stuff with me!! ❤️
Leaves of Living Stone – Lithiops are a succulent plant with leaves that look like pebbles, camouflage so that animals won’t eat them during the droughts of Southern Africa. I’m in the middle of a family reunion, so I won’t be online often through the next week. #Hahnemühle_USA #ZebraPen_USA #ZebraAmbassador Leaves of Living Stone-Zebra Ze…[Read more]
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Thanks, Charlie! That old banana tree has been around for 20 years and produced all of 2 bananas in that time..another example of my lack of gardening expertise. On the bright side…it still survives and the leaves are wonderful to look at!!! 🤗😍😊
For our prompt of “Music” today, I thought back to going to diners when I was a kid and enjoying that most amazing invention called a jukebox. This is a sketch of a Wurlitzer that took the world by storm in late
Beautiful painting of the jukebox! I sometimes watch YouTube for recordings of live concerts from the 60s and 70s. Not only is the music great, but my favorite artists look exactly as they are preserved in my memory – young!
Wonderful memory and jukebox! I remember eating at a diner that had a mini jukebox at each table. If I remember correctly there was a line of booths along the wall and a long counter running down the middle with the kitchen behind that. Seems like it was a big Airstream shaped diner….good memories!
I had to laugh. My boss and I were just talking about jukeboxes. In our case, it started out with me telling her to throw some jute in the “jutebox”. Which started us giggling and discussing jukeboxes. Lol I always loved the colorful lights on them. You did well on yours capturing them! Also, when you go to the DCA ( Calif. Adventure), be sure to be in it before dusk. They play Sh-Boom every night when they roll on all the neon lights. You would love it!
For our prompt of “Bubbles” today, it made me think of being a kid again and how much fun it was to chase after soap bubbles and pop them. In truth, even as an adult, I would run around in circles popping bubbles
Fantastic Charlie! Getting outside our safe bubble can be difficult. I’m finding that it gets easier the older we get. Maybe life experiences teaches us that it all will be ok so we might as well embrace it all and have fun.
I’m here to burst your bubble. You need to add another Facebook site. World Watercolor Group for Beginners. So many people feel too untalented to post with the excellent people who are in the regular group. Ask around, and see if I’m wrong. Or maybe your Sketching Stuff site does enough, but I know when I first found WWG, the other members were so good, I was terrified to post my junkie tries.
Yep! To be honest, World Watercolor Group on Facebook ended up with a ton of masters. 😉 So yeah, my Sketching Stuff Group is the quite different. First, it’s a closed group, and much more focused on people started out. It’s actually medium agnostic as well though. So all types of mediums are welcome. 😉
Mireya is undoubtedly correct, but I think most newbies aren’t there yet. OtOH, Charlie, I do think the sketching group might be the beginner’s ticket to building confidence and skills. And btw, I love seeing the masterful work in WWG.
Yeah, it’s always a dance! Everyone should post with confidence, because there’s always someone who will love it! I bow to the masters as well… I’m not there yet and don’t know if I’ll ever be, but I adore showing what I make anyway! It’s that little kid inside! 😉
Hmmm….I wonder what a hummingbird would do if he came across bubbles.?? Beautiful colors. I am one of those you encourage everyday and I appreciate it! Now if you could post my pics for me everyday. Lol
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