• Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕 Oh wow! I’m so happy to hear that your power came back!! That’s truly a vagabond lifestyle… and so glad you made it through. Extra time to sketch and paint is always an awesome thing to have though indeed!

  • Thanks so much, Lise! 😃

  • Thanks so much, Shawn! 😃💕

  • Bonjour Cathy! Yeah, I do tend to speak rather quickly indeed! Always have more happening in my mind than I can get across in either words or visuals! 😉💕

  • Charlie O'Shields posted a new activity comment 2 days, 22 hours ago

    Welcome, Eva! Not sure what why it didn’t work, but I’ve added your website to your profile!

    • Thank you, Charlie! I’ve been browsing through the featured guest artists here, such wonderful work! Suddenly I’m inspired to go and paint so I can be a featured artist one day as well :).

  • Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder! I don’t believe in seeking perfection because what might be perfect for me might not be for you! It’s about doing what gives you fulfillment and trying to learn and gro

    • Hello Saumya, Thanks for sharing you cute little story and your art with us. Hope your baby will also inherit this trait from you. The flowers are beautiful themselves but I find them challenging painting them. It seems you have got a knack of it. Kudos!

      All the best for your future journey of art and motherhood..

      • Hi Manish,
        Thanks for your wishes..yes I do hope my daughter develops her talents and pursue whatever she likes. Thanks for complimenting my work..yes sometimes people do face challenge, but honestly, you just have to let yourself flow with the colors 🙂 I have been thinking of starting tutorials..if you want i will be happy to share.. thanks again!

    • Thanks for a good reminder. Going back to your art despite of failures for the joy of creating is important. Art any hobby is like water, even if you can’t swim you can still soothe your soul by wetting your feet

    • Saumya thank you for sharing your art and journey with us. Both are beautiful. It’s obvious that your heart is filled with joy and gratitude because it shows in your work. In addition to your artistic talent it’s refreshing to “meet” someone with a mature and gentle outlook on life. We can all think of those who have lived several decades longer than you have so far, and they haven’t figured out their priorities as well as you have. I’m sure you will have success at anything you put your mind to. All the best to you.

      • Dear Laura
        Thank you for the kind words and lovely wishes. They make me feel so wonderful. Yes, I do believe that its upto us how we want to live our life..and I believe in living a joyous and memorable life. Thanks a ton for your wishes ❤️

    • Thanks a lot 🙂

    • Hi,
      Thank you so much..also I am glad to know that you can connect and relate to the message behind this article. I totally agree with your example of football..thats so true.. a happy mind rests in happy heart only.

    • Saumya, your florals are so fresh and lively that they brighten my day! Thank you for sharing your artistic journey with us!

      • Dear Sandra,
        I am so happy to know that my florals are able to pass on the message of happiness to you. Thank you so much for reading my art journey 🙂

    • Your florals are just lovely and I can see the joy in them. Thank you for sharing your journey and inspirational words.

      • Hello,

        Thank you so much for reading my article and the kind words. I am very happy to know that you liked my work..means a lot 🙂

    • Saumya,. Your florals are beautiful ❤️ and your words are wisdom I needed to hear. Thank you!!

      • Dear Lyla,

        Thank you so much! I am so happy my message and my work is able to reach people and convey my feelings. 🙂

    • Oh my gosh the title of this post has me going yes that is totally me and still trying to get paid that way too.

      • Dear Mireya,

        hahah, thank you !! I am glad you could related so much! Wish you all the very best 🙂

    • Wow need this in my life!

    • Hi Saumya, I visited your Instagram so I could put a face to this wonderful story that truly has touched me in so many ways. Your florals are all gorgeous, like being in field of colours year round. I was especially drawn to your roses, which you paint in wonderful colours. Lastly your topic title was perfectly expressed, I’ve been a perfectionist since childhood and still into my senior years, but working on it so I can paint with less critiquing on my art from myself. You have such amazing journey’s ahead with your wonderful family, thank you for sharing a part of your journey🤗

      • Hello,

        Thank you so much for reading my art jjourney and visiting my insta handle. It means a lot to me. Such lovely comments that I have received here from you and others makes me feels so good that my message has reached my readers. Thank you once again, I am so delighted 🙂 and yes, i love painting roses, I am just exploring new and new colors and styles of painting 🙂 Best wishes to you too.

    • Saumya, you are filled with joy and an inspiration to me! Your flowers bring light and life that flow from your life, it’s beautiful, thanks for sharing here🤗💐

    • Hello,
      Thank you so much, you just interpreted them correctly.. 🙂 Wow, what a beautiful compliment you have given me.. I am glad my work is able to pass the message of joy and happiness.

    • Dear Marisela,

      Thank you very much! Means a lot to me 🙂

    • Hello,

      Thank you very much for dropping a note. I will connect with you on the email address mentioned. Please check you email. 🙂

    • Dear Nellie,

      Thank you so much for the kind words. I am so happy i was able to inspire you and my messages reached you. Thanks a lot for reading my article and beautiful lines 🙂

    • Thanks a lot 🙂

    • Dear Margaret,

      Thank you so much for reading my art journey! I am so happy that you could connect to my thoughts.. feels so good that people do feel and think the same way 🙂 Best wishes to you.

  • Thanks so much, Fatima! 😃💕 The book is coming along, but wow… takes a lot of time. I’m still hopeful I can make a lot of progress in the weeks ahead!

  • Aww thanks so much, Jessica! 😃💕 Thrilled you enjoyed this!

  • Thanks so much, Gary! 😃💕 Glad you liked my little mouse. Yeah, I’m soooo ready for warmer weather and for Phineas it won’t come soon enough!

  • Thanks so much, Zertab! 😃💕

  • Thanks so much!! 😃💕 Yeah, I’m going to wait to share until after it’s published… this is a character preview, but there’s no plane flying in the book! hehe Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 Glad you liked my little mouse! Indeed! Modern plumbing is the best… I wouldn’t last long without it! lol

  • My pleasure, Laura! 😃💕

  • I know!! The snow is pretty for a moment, but being covered in it for too long is a bit much. It’s starting to warm up here as well, which Phineas will really appreciate indeed! hehe 😃💕

  • Thanks so much!! 😃💕 Yeah, I’ll be waiting until after I publish to share bits of my journey. The book is unusual, so I don’t want to give too much of the surprise away. Hehe And the outhouse story is awesome!! I love that!! How fun!!

  • Thanks, Gaina! 😃💕 Yeah, Kingfishers are so fun… hope you meet one soon! As for Phineas, he has several sweaters… hehe… here’s an older sketch of him wearing one- https://doodlewash.com/sweater-weather/

  • Thanks so much, Martha!! 😃💕 Nope… no pictures, just word prompts to inspire. You can always find a link to the latest challenge and prompts here – https://doodlewash.com/watercolor-art-challenges/

  • Just popping in with a little sketch inspired by today’s prompt of “Wooden Toys.” I thought the little mouse character I’ve been sketching these last few days for my next book might enjoy a ride in a wooden toy

    • Hey Charlie! Advice from a fellow writer — share your pages AFTER your book is published, not before.

      About pooping in sub zero temps. My grandfather had an outhouse and no bathroom in the house. This was in the 40s. He was fine with that until my father, his son in law, convinced him to “do it for the old lady.” ohright, ohright, he said in his broken English, but I won’t use it., He didn’t. Not until the temps threatened to freeze his innards let alone his bottom. Then he decided just this one time. After that he decided an indoor outhouse is a good idea. I should add that at one time they moved the outhouse and he forgot and fell in. When he stood on the porch stark naked his neighbour had lots of jokes to say (who’s that naked guy on the porch? Dunno, maybe the old lady had someone here (ya right Grampa).

      Not part of the story but my other grandfather, who had a bathroom in his house, unbelievably shared a birthday — Feb 17! — with the grampa of the outhouse. I do not know how that happened. Different year yes.

      Phineas is undoubtedly shaking the ice off his tail. He emailed and told me.

      Carry on Charlie. Great to see you post.

      • Thanks so much!! 😃💕 Yeah, I’ll be waiting until after I publish to share bits of my journey. The book is unusual, so I don’t want to give too much of the surprise away. Hehe And the outhouse story is awesome!! I love that!! How fun!!

    • We just had our four days of snow and it’s well on its way to being melted. We never got sub-zero temps, just done to the high 20’s and have bounced back up to the high 40’s. That’s more than enough for me. I don’t know how the rest of you can stand all that snow – it’s claustrophobic!

      • I know!! The snow is pretty for a moment, but being covered in it for too long is a bit much. It’s starting to warm up here as well, which Phineas will really appreciate indeed! hehe 😃💕

    • Thanks for bringing us your little mouse today.

    • This mouse is just way cute and has such a wonderful, confident, joyful attitude!! Phineas just might be shaking the ice off his tail. I have memories of the outhouse on my grandparent’s farm and I will be forever thankful for modern plumbing…brrrr.

      • Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 Glad you liked my little mouse! Indeed! Modern plumbing is the best… I wouldn’t last long without it! lol

    • Wow! The wee-wee pad is a miracle invention you guys! Phineas is a trooper!
      I m loving the mousie on the wing, he also is a daredevil, just like my hero Mighty Mouse. I think I agree with your other writers-get it bound and boxed before you give us a preview! I feel a lot of joy in your character and your post! It’s really exciting and I’m going to check out the interview.🤗

      • Thanks so much!! 😃💕 Yeah, I’m going to wait to share until after it’s published… this is a character preview, but there’s no plane flying in the book! hehe Glad you enjoyed it!

    • Awesome!

    • Brilliant doodle, Charlie. I like your new mouse character. I hope it warms up for you soon. I’ll watch the video when I get a chance.

      • Thanks so much, Gary! 😃💕 Glad you liked my little mouse. Yeah, I’m soooo ready for warmer weather and for Phineas it won’t come soon enough!

    • That is so fun! Love it!

    • Adventurous mouse great sketch hope to see soon more of book project!!

      • Thanks so much, Fatima! 😃💕 The book is coming along, but wow… takes a lot of time. I’m still hopeful I can make a lot of progress in the weeks ahead!

    • Well, this was our first day with power. We’ve been without since Monday because of our snow and freezing rain storm. Living like a bunch of vagabonds bundled up. No heat source, evenings with lanterns and flashlights. Luckily we have had hot water thanks to natural gas(boo to those folks who want ot do away with it :< ) My in-laws brought over a campstove we had a tiny bit of heat when I cooked. The warmest it got in the house was a balmy 59. They took most of the freezer food and our fridge food went in coolers with bags of snow. Our heater we ordered last weekend from Amazon arrived last night. We didn't have mail for 6 days. On the happy side, I was able to do a lot of sketching and painting! It's been an adventure I hope to never experience again. Good to see your work again…..so darling!

      • Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕 Oh wow! I’m so happy to hear that your power came back!! That’s truly a vagabond lifestyle… and so glad you made it through. Extra time to sketch and paint is always an awesome thing to have though indeed!

    • Bonjour Cathy! Yeah, I do tend to speak rather quickly indeed! Always have more happening in my mind than I can get across in either words or visuals! 😉💕

    • Thanks so much, Shawn! 😃💕

  • Hi, my name is Kusum Shabong and I am a watercolour artist from Wokingham in the United Kingdom. As with most artists, my love for painting is rooted in my childhood. Growing up in the tea gardens of North India

  • Thanks so much, Fatima! 😃💕

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