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.
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.
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!
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.
For our prompt of “Birds” today, I decided to sketch these three French hens. The song Twelve Days of Christmas was playing at my mother’s house and so the phrase stuck in my head. These are actually a special
It took me a little while to get through this ramble, but that’s because I had to leave midway and go out to Amazon to order those mini- Rock’em Sock’em robots for hubby’s Christmas stocking. See what you get me into to? I love your hens – I can see them strutting around the barnyard, gossiping “Cotcotcodet”!
I love these ladies! I have a thing for chickens. Joe won’t let me have any though. He’s pretty sure that he would end up taking care of them in bad weather when I didn’t want to go outside. He has a point. Lol!
Alrighty, now I will have dancing chickens in my head, being directed by a rather large elf! (or is it “Elf”) Everything is so sounding so fun! I wonder what my mother in law would think if I started drawing on her table cloth. Bahawahaha!
Haha wow, what a crew! They have attitude, which hens most definitely do! My mother used to knit hen jumpers for a rescue centre so I can quite believe the garb, too. Oh, and dishelleveled vacation look all the way – rock a Christmas beard 😉
hehe! Thanks, Jacob! 😃💕 Oh wow! Cool they your mom made hen jumpers! As for the Christmas beard… it’s a bit too Christmas these days and grows in too white. Not white enough to be Santa, so it’s just a big mess really. lol
One of my favorite bits about this time of year is that everything is just a little bit extra. That mug of “Chocolate,” our prompt today, becomes so inviting that you want to just dive in! So, I decided to sketch
You have me laughing with the image of two Charlies, sitting with mouth full and a ‘Me?!!!” look on their face! I love your painting but have to admit, I prefer my hot chocolate served without a hamster in it.
An interesting thing has happened. One of my medications has taken away my craving for sweets. Weird but true. I can leave a box of chocolates alone without a problem. They just don’t taste good to me! Now I’m craving fruity stuff like popsicles. Much more figure friendly. I did have some birthday cake yesterday though, and that was pretty good. Maybe the side effects are going away.
The brown labrador retriever color is known as ‘liver’ in some countries and ‘chocolate’ in others. That seems strange to me, because I would never confuse liver and chocolate! Doodlewash Prompt ‘Chocolate’ Zebra Zensations Technical Pen & Daniel Smith Watercolor on Hahnemühle Rough Watercolor Postcard #PostcardsForTheLunchBag…[Read more]
The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without family and that certainly includes beloved “Pets,” our prompt for today. While staying at my mother’s house, my niece dropped by last night with her little dog,
I love reading your holiday travels and restaurant reviews, Charlie. It all seems so nostalgic and familiar, such as the waitress at the Greek restaurant. (and that it’s still open each year you visit!). Are you and Philippe going to Paris also? It You should have a book devoted entirely to the animals you encounter. Could be your 3rd book? And it wasn’t entirely clear to me but does Cooper’s mom train dogs or Philippe’s? Always love the furry friend stories! For some reason, our sweet red tabby gets even sweeter during December. Hard to resist the incessant crawling paws at 3 a.m. by our Buster. I am happy to learn that there are some genuine family places to visit that know how special those bonds are, especially at Christmas. Have a wonderful time realizing you’re experiencing family time that’s only written about in Hallmark movies. What a lovely way to spend Christmas, Charlie. Merry Christmas to you, Philippe, and respective families! 🙂
Thanks so much, Fanna! 😃💕 Philippe and I will be heading to Paris again next year, but looks like it will be autumn instead this time. And a book of animals would be fun! So sweet to hear about your red tabby getting extra cuddly. Even, our fussy Phineas, gets a bit cuddlier this time of year! We’re having a beautiful time with family!
If Cooper is half as adorable in real life as he is in your painting, he’s the cutest dog in the State of Texas (he couldn’t compare in Missouri of course, because Phineas has the crown). I hope you get the chance to meet all your usual friends and maybe meet a few other new ones along the way – especially if they are as cute as Cooper.
All three of Joe’s sisters came to visit today and they brought carryout Thai food for dinner so that was a treat! They also came with early birthday cake and ice cream for me, so everything was perfect. I passed on some paintings so my stack is getting a bit smaller. Time to log some more brush miles because you never know when you are going to need a gift.
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