For our prompt of “Spoon” today, I decided to pair one with some coffee and biscuits. I adore both of these, but take my coffee as well as my espresso black, with nothing extra added. I don’t like the addition of
Great snack Charlie! I too learned to drink my coffee and tea black. My dad learned to drink it that way in the navy and told me if I was going to drink either I had to drink them like a sailor. Makes my giggle now remember him. Good memories.
I have to admit I’m a bit of a coffee snob – if it’s good coffee I take it black, otherwise, I want it with a bit of milk. Most of the time people don’t make the coffee strong enough. You’d think it would be the other way around, but for me, the weaker the coffee, the more it needs milk (or cream).
My dad took a thermos of coffee with milk in it to work every day. My mom made it for him, and since she didn’t like coffee she made him instant stuff. Talk about horrible! It wasn’t until college that I discovered real coffee. And I drank it black for years. Then a few years ago I started making my morning cup with classic hazelnut syrup and whipped cream. Yum! But just one large cup a day. If I have a second cup, it’s back to black. Joe started drinking coffee again after 30 years off. He has cream in his. If his cholesterol goes up, he’ll probably blame it on me having heavy cream in the house for him to get hooked on! Lol😂😂
Ahhh coffee! Look at all those reflections in that sketch! I wish I could drink coffee into the night. My cutoff time is 3:30, otherwise I would be up all night. It gets farther out as I get older. So does that mean when you need a jolt of caffiene, you can’t look to coffee? I have a friend that can drink it all night. Jealous!!
Looks delish, and fabulous. I used to be a coffee addict and took mine black with sugar. Now it’s a rare ocassion when I indulge in a cup of joe as I usually have to pay heavily healthwise, and so is seldom worth it. I drink tea, mostly herbal, now.
Super doodle, and another fan of coffee without pollutants! My wife and I switched to black coffee about 20 years ago and never looked back. It’s the only way to get the true flavor. And you hit the point of moderation squarely on the head, whether it’s a sleep issue or even heartburn! All things in moderation, even fun stuff.
My name is Alaiyo Bradshaw and I was born in London, England and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. I began painting watercolors in the art department of my high school, where I received several awards. I studied fine
Alaiyo your thoughts had me at color, your influences and studying art. This is my dream I found myself saying wow at your words and illustrations. You’ve inspired me to put together some of my favorite works thus far. Thank you for giving me creative courage.
When thinking of a prompt of “Gemstone” today, my mind went back in time to when I was a kid. I was perfectly fascinated with all types of shiny stones. I thought they simply must possess some sort of magic. My
I always loved rocks. Buckets of them came home with me from beach vacations. Lake Superior has the best ones. I inherited my grandfather’s rock polisher. But, I’ve only made one batch of stones. I think it’s because Joe’s not that interested, and I can’t do it without him. He’d much rather tinker with electronic stuff then nature stuff. Therein lies our fundamental difference. Good thing we have other stuff in common. I like to cook, he likes to eat. 😂😂 .
yeah I love the words every little thing. I would have loved to have this necklace. I always had this habit of asking why. Teachers didn’t appreciate that. Just today I realize how important and wonderful it is to have the imagination and curiosity I had as a child I always knew that I was an artist but the world made me repeat over and over again that I am not artist. I can’t paint like Michelangelo. It’s taken me years to autosuggest the truth. I could go on but thanks for reminding me.
What a beautiful stone and setting. I’ve never been drawn to jewelry or felt that feeling of power – except when I saw the crown jewels in the Tower or London. I didn’t think ‘beautiful’ when I saw the Koh-i-Noor , I thought ‘powerful’. I felt the same way when I visited Stonehenge. I’m glad I was there when you could still wander around the stones. I definitely felt something there.
Thanks, Sandra! 😃💕 Yeah… some jewelry is indeed powerful. I almost painted the Hope Diamond… hehe… and a bit jealous you got to wander around Stonehenge. I lost interest when it became a tableau so never visited.
What’s a beautiful gemstone!!! And It’s perfect to gold, Charlie, I wish I can paint some sparkle- shiny things like you. Have you ever been surprised like my situation : I thought about sapphire but not be confident or not be enough to show, then still have thought about the passionate color gemstone like your colored one. Then seeing you did it very well hehe . However, you made a shiny one and there is a rough one in my mind ^^. I’m in my dive trip, I’ll be back the next day.
Thanks so much, Loan! 😃💕 hehe… I feel like that every day! lol I see what things others paint and think… hmmm… that’s a cool way to do it! And then I get distracted, look at hundreds of other styles and just jump back in and think, okay… this is MY way to DO it! So, yay! I did it!
The painting is impressive–it’s hard to depict shiny things so well–but your words struck me even more deeply. “In truth, anything can become special when our hearts make that decision.” You repeatedly encourage us, Charlie, to experience the world with our hearts and I think we need that constant reminder. Despite what the world screams at us, it doesn’t really matter what others think. Indeed, anything and anyone can become precious and special to us irrespective of their perceived value by others.
Thanks, Mike! 😃💕 I’m so happy this post spoke to you! Yes, to that! I truly believe with all of my heart that a person’s heart is the best guide in this crazy world. I need that constant reminder as well, hence, why I always talk about it! 😉
Sparkly! It looks real. Yeah, being a fellow Apriler(new word) we were jibbed! I always wanted a color stone. And don’t get me started on the letter “L”! Another boring thing. Hahahaha. Recently when we were purchased a pandora charm with a stone it in, the sales girl suggested using our wedding anniversary….blue. Makes me happy!
hehe! So true! Cufflinks are fair less painful in the initiation so they definitely win! 😃💕And so thrilled you enjoy these! I always wonder if in my mad dash to show up each day I might get a bit disappointing. Glad to know you still enjoy them!
9/17/19 Gemstone Amethyst, quartz and onyx. A gift from my husband a few years ago..he bought it from an artist at an art show or perhaps he traded a piece of his blown glass for this piece. A few years ago we had our house on the market and I packed a lot of things into boxes thinking we would be moving. We ended up deciding not to move and…[Read more]
For our prompt of “Eyes” today, I chose a dog’s eyes as they always melt my heart. This isn’t my dog, as I’ve already painted him countless times and need to practice other varieties. And, I have to admit to
It’s obvious that talent runs in your family – Phineas has definite style! Of course, I suspect that even above and beyond treats he enjoyed the experience because he was enjoying it with you and Philippe. What really impresses me though? He’s a Basenji and he let you get his feet wet! Unheard of for the breed!
Haha! Love the abstract! If Letterman was still on doing stupid pet tricks, he’d be a shoe in. Or paw in. My friend has a highland terrier named Fergus and in the winter she takes pictures of him in the snow then posts a find the Fergus game. Phineas and Fergus alone are proof that dogs are more fun than cats. Lol Cats are generally just plotting world domination instead of amusing their people.
Animals like humans do have a spirit, theirs are more simple in nature than ours, but they are capable of express feelings and even some basic intelligence trace. So they deserve our respect and care… The eyes are the window s of the spirit to this reality we called life. I do like your dogs eyes…. Have a wonderful rest of the week…
Such a sweet little pup. He’s expression is wonderful As for Phineas’ work, it is a true work of art! You need to enter it into some fancy smancy art show. Then stand back and listen to people discuss it. That would be fun!
Thanks so much, Lori!😃💕 hehe… yeah, didn’t Phineas’ piece turn out cool? Proof also that just letting watercolor play and not overthinking things too much yields really lovely results. I’m not sure the fancy schmancy art shows would approve, however. But that’s why his dad took a different path! 😉
You’ve captured the loving deep look of the dog’s eyes, a stare right into one’s soul. Dogs can connect to your heart with sincerity, honesty and devotion thru those eyes. But they can connect also by painting! Great job, Phineas! And thanks for posting the link back to Philippe’s painting of few years ago, very expressive and loose in style. Congrat’s to Philippe!
Adorable! I’ve spent so much time watching cute dog videos lately; one of the inspirations for that Joker portrait was a clip of two bulldogs reacting to the trailer for the new film. It was hilarious! K’eyush the Stunt Dog is still my favourite YouTuber though 😛 Dogs are so cool.
Now you’re a true doodlewash family! Do I see a dog in his painting? I can see eyes, an ear and a muzzle… wow!!
Dogs are the coolest! 😃💕 And wow!! You are SO right… now that you mentioned it, it IS a self-portrait. I can’t unsee it now. I told Philippe and he initially made that French grunt where he was ready to disagree, but when I showed him it smaller on a mobile phone, he finally saw it as well… even drew the outline on his phone. It’s TOTALLY a self-portrait!! Phineas is BRILLIANT!
My name is Madhu and I go by the name “Femvisionary.” I am from India and was born and raised in the Middle East, currently living in Bahrain. I love traveling and exploring new countries. My art journey started
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