For our prompt of “Tea” today, I made a quick little sketch of my glass that was sitting near a window this morning. I love the light as the sun rises and makes everything sparkle in our kitchen. Or, I should
Wonderful Charlie and quick sketches are sometimes the best! I have mixed emotions about daylight savings time. It isn’t as hard to loose the hour now that I am retired and it is nicer to have it light longer.
Sunshine, warmer days……ugh! I was reminded all day yesterday how much I am not ready for Spring. We worked in the yard all day. It is too early! Normally the only thing I do this time of year is prune the roses. We filled up our recycle, our neighbors and two smaller cans. It’s been a warm winter and the weeds have had a ball! I’ve been cheated out of a winter and your little cup of tea is so inviting regardless. 😉
It was wonderful here too, I went out on the front deck for a couple of minutes and noticed a tiny bit of green peeking out of the ground. It was one of my day lilies getting brave. Of course we are supposed to have a snow storm Tuesday and Wednesday, so I’m not celebrating too much, but still, nice to see.
Merci, Cathy! 😃💕 Yeah, we get some French shows as well as British shows. I only catch bits of pieces of the French, so I don’t always remember everything that happens in those. 😊 hihi… So thrilled you enjoy these posts!
Just as I was sketching this little kitten for our prompt today, Philippe and I got a text that our sister-in-law in Paris just had her second baby! So, this little cat is dedicated to the newest arrival in our
Aww! I love the little nieces and nephews. On my side of the family there is only one nephew, but Joe has a bunch and I am very close to some of them. Now they are having babies of their own and it is so awesome seeing everyone growing up and making their way into the world.
My sister moved to Canada when her daughter married a Canadian and those two have a toddler and a 4month old now. I know what it is: oceans between… We only see eachother via skype. Yes I’m very grateful for living in this time. We have a lot of contact and the toddler really knows her family in Belgium. But when I sent a parcel she alway says thanks, a very fat merrrrci to my cat, she loves my cat, hahaha. He was as cute as you cuty here, once, long ago.
Cute kitty! My kitty is sleeping on my lap for her morning ritual of lovin’s. I’ve tried to sketch her before, but her coloring is so hard to capture. I should give Sandra a picture of her and see what she suggests at our next visit. 😉 Congrats on the newest member of your family! How exciting!
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!
Aww thanks so much, Gaina! 😃💕 So happy this post left you feeling warm and fuzzy! And yes!! Clownfish are soooooo interesting!! Finding Nemo would have been a VERY different story indeed had it been biologically accurate! hehe
Merci beaucoup, Cathy! 😃💕I’m so thrilled you enjoy my stories! I DO hope to be an author one day. I’m currently a Creative Director for a packaging design studio. Philippe is a Phd scientist who now works in marketing design, video and animation. Unlike me, he doesn’t really use social media, though. 😉
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!! ❤️
Thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕 Glad you enjoyed this post. Yeah, I agree… I never use black or white actually… hehe… I love to mix up my own versions. And sometimes, my “blacks” are just darks as I don’t always use the same recipe. It usually works somehow, though! 😉
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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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