Charlie O'Shields

  • For Day Twenty-Two of World Watercolor Month, and our optional prompt of “Jittery,” a cup of coffee came to mind. Well, actually a few too many cups of coffee as sometimes happens to me when I’m not paying

    • Your sketch made me laugh! Is Phineas wearing your turquoise specs? 😀 I start my morning with coffee, freshly-ground and brewed, but now, only two mugs of French roast, or those jitters will catch up with me later on. Looking forward to your new creations!

    • I do love a cup of coffee to get me going in the morning, but I try to keep it to only one cup a day, and I try to skip once or twice a week. It isn’t that I get jittery, but that I get immune. I won’t get the pick-me-up unless I drink more, and then more, and … well, I could drink 50 cups a day and not get the jitters at all.

    • Love your doodlewash Charlie! Thank you for all of your hard work for WWM. Please know we really do appreciate you.

    • Charlie when I told my doctor how much coffee I drink and how many chocolate bars I eat in a week his eyes fell out of his head. He said no more than two cups a day and no more than two bars a week.When I escalated to the huge Lindt bars (that chili chocolate is heavenly) he said one a week (1.5 squares a day hehehhe). So I quit drinking caffeinated coffee and discovered Folgers decaf. It is wonderful and tastes like caffeinated. Espresso at night? Even this Italian would never pull that one — I don’t like being fully awake in the middle of the night because the coffee wore off (although as I say I don’t drink caffeine now).

      It sure is awesome to have you here every day. I wonder how we can all get you to stay????? Should we bug Phillipe? Phineas?

    • Great doodle, Charlie. I had a macchiato once. It made my head spin and my lips go numb. I’ve never had one since. I love strong coffee but that was too much.

  • Thanks so much, Gary! 😃💕 Yeah, I used a bunch of references for this one and a couple of the cat paws I think were on glass. hehe

  • Thanks, Marisela! 😃💕 I have been to Mexico, but only once years ago. And I haven’t tried Philippe to get Philippe to do the handshake… hehe… mostly because I can’t even quite remember it all! And yay for chicken fried steak! Yum! And that’s a great name as well! lol

  • So true!! And it’s always the most fun! 😃💕

  • Thanks so much, Priscilla! 😃💕

  • Hehe! Thanks, Jacob! 😃💕 Indeed! I think everything can be made better with a bit of cheese. In my imagination I’d shoo the mouse away and eat the sandwich anyway, but thankfully not in real life! lol

  • Thanks so much! 😃💕

  • Thanks so much!! So happy you’re enjoying these! 😃💕 And yay for goat cheese…. it’s my favorite!

  • Thanks so much, Zoie! 😃💕 Yay for a cheese drawer!

  • Aww yay! Thanks, Gary! Glad you enjoyed this one! 😃💕 cheese and beer in the garden sounds wonderful!!

  • Thanks, Marisela! 😃💕Cheese and club crackers are my fave… but only get 5 crackers… that’s the serving. lol And chocolate is in a whole other realm… hehe…that’s too funny. It’s impossible to ration that!

  • Thanks so much! and yeah… on a sandwich! lol 😃💕 My portions have become so small now I wonder why I even both. But even a mouse-sized bit of cheese is wonderful!

  • A cheese tray for a meal sounds absolutely divine! I love the way you think! 😃💕

  • For Day Twenty-One of World Watercolor Month, and the optional prompt of “Tactile,” I imagined playing a rousing round of pat-a-cake, or sometimes called patty cake, with a cat. Not entirely sure how I ended up

    • I love that feeling when you’re painting and everything mark you make leads you to making another mark. Those are always the best paintings!

    • That’s a great doodle,Charlie. To my eye he’s waking on one off those glass floors you get in tall buildings. The look on his face says that he’s enjoying the experience.

    • Thanks, Marisela! 😃💕 I have been to Mexico, but only once years ago. And I haven’t tried Philippe to get Philippe to do the handshake… hehe… mostly because I can’t even quite remember it all! And yay for chicken fried steak! Yum! And that’s a great name as well! lol

  • For Day Twenty of World Watercolor Month, and our optional prompt of “Savory,” I ended up with a little mouse coveting a grilled cheese sandwich. I have a similar reaction when it comes to this sandwich as it

    • My husband only likes cheddar, so I seldom have cheese in the house. I’ve been known to amuse the wait staff at restaurants by ordering the cheese tray for my main meal if it’s a good one. It’s the only time I get the good stuff, and I never have room for it and an entree – so it’s the entree that goes!

    • Pretty much feel the exact same way about cheese in just about any form…sigh. Did try the low fat string cheese once, just once, ick and back to the real stuff…in moderation, of course.😊

    • Charlie, 500 grams a month. That is 125 g per week. A block of cheese is 600 g so I cut it into six portions, take one and cut it into four, and leave the last one alone. Then I package a portion and a quarter portion per week. The last portion is for little squares maybe for the following month. So a daily cheese allowance is not very much. Way too much saturated fat. And if you use shredded cheese or parmesan, there goes your ration instead of (not along with) the block variety. On a cleanse day (no meat, fish, or chicken) you can have all the cheese you want. My doctor makes the eating rules and you know he got me in top shape. Cute mouse — on a sandwich? Eeeeekkk!

      • Thanks so much! and yeah… on a sandwich! lol 😃💕 My portions have become so small now I wonder why I even both. But even a mouse-sized bit of cheese is wonderful!

    • That’s the first time a doodle has made my mouth water. I’m a big cheese fan myself, Charlie. I tried lite cheese a while ago but didn’t like it. My favourite cheese is the bit I have with my glass of beer, in the garden, after work on a Friday afternoon.

    • That is so cool – I have a cheese drawer too lol!! This was just delightful 🙂 I love the little mouse!!

    • I feel like we’re having a “Cheesies Anonymous” meeting! And I definitely have clapped for all the shares! A mouse, a sandwhich, and other cheese lovers-perfect day. That little mousie looks like he’s in heaven, as I would be, with a double king-sized cheese sandwhich to lounge on and eat my way through. I am allowed mostly goat cheese these days and a I must say it makes a great quesadilla on corn tortillas! Thanks for the bliss Charlie, and keep coming back!

    • That looks so tempting, I can almost overlook that there’s a mouse camping on it! I love cheese too. There’s nothing like cheese on toast on a cold winter’s night – quick, easy and satisfying! Win win!

      • Hehe! Thanks, Jacob! 😃💕 Indeed! I think everything can be made better with a bit of cheese. In my imagination I’d shoo the mouse away and eat the sandwich anyway, but thankfully not in real life! lol

    • Ha ha I love the story and the painting goes with it wonderfully! Not a cheese lover but I am like that with my chocolate lol
      Looking good!

    • Thanks, Marisela! 😃💕Cheese and club crackers are my fave… but only get 5 crackers… that’s the serving. lol And chocolate is in a whole other realm… hehe…that’s too funny. It’s impossible to ration that!

  • Awww that’s the best story! 😃💕 I love that. Hearing a medical report is always stressful… I think people should always have a 5 year old around to lighten the mood. Or their inner child… whichever is available! hehe Here’s to more funny moments!

  • Aww I love that tradition!! That’s so wonderful, Brenda! The perfect way to end the day! 😃💕

  • haha! Phineas will love that you said it like that! 😉

  • Thanks so much, Zoie! 😃💕 Yay for feel gigglish… I love that. And feel free to share your story you like here… if people read mine, they’ll definitely understand yours! hehe 😉

  • Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Yay for a bubbly and bright personality. The world needs more laughter, not frowns. And yeah, I bet you’ll feel very different about tickling then! lol 😉

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