For our prompt of “Shell” today, I made a little sketch of a scallop shell with a pearl inside. I’m endlessly fascinated by the lovely things that appear in nature, and the incredible surprises that seem to
I don’t take time off from online very often, though I’m on much less over the week-end.That makes it all the nicer when I do decide to take off a day or two. On the other hand, most of my socialization is on the internet. Most of my friends and family have moved out of state, or live in England. With the internet, I talk to most of them daily. What a blessing!
Charlie how could you have email in 1971 when computers were not in use then? The Pentagon had a huge one during WW2 but nobody else did. Or did you have one of those huge ones that cover the entire wall?
Yes I try to cut out computer time too. I fall asleep sitting here. Actually fell off the chair a couple times and hit the floor laughing.
Beautiful shell and Pearl, Charlie! I’m in total agreement with you about social media. I’ve never had a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account and so glad ….although Pinterest can get me hooked sometimes. Family time and being present in the moment is so important. Life is way too short!
Beautiful shell and pearl, Charlie! No change of leaf color here though Hurricane Ian did clear a lot of leaves off the branches around our house. I’m like Sandra and use the internet to stay in touch with family and friends who seem to be scattered across the country. Enjoy your beautiful Fall days!!!
For our prompt of “Ice Cream” today, I made a Neapolitan ice cream sundae. At my age, I still enjoy a bit of ice cream, with a big emphasis on the “bit” part. In other words, I’ll just have a single scoop. This is
Hey Charlie I give you permission since I baked about 30 – 32 choc chip cookies using Ghirardelli chips, the very best, but not their horrid recipe (two cups of suga, brown and white? Egg? Soda? Salt?). I used 3/4 cup white sugar and only the whites of the egg. I filled two bags. The kids got one and I ate my way through mine. It took about a week at three per day. Strange, as soon as the freezer bag was empty I lost my weeks long urge for cookies. Pumpkin pie in October and then that is it til Christmas (scotch shortbread, the kids get a bag and some for me). Enjoy!
Aww those cookies sound delicious, Linda!! 😃💕 Philippe always uses a shockingly less amount of sugar than any recipe calls for. Still plenty sweet. And, shortbread is sooo yummy as well. I think I go through phases as well.. once I have something for a week then it holds be over for quite some time before the cravings return! 😉💕
As I become older, I tolerate lactose less and less, so if I do have ice cream for a treat I suffer later. Keeps me honest though. I might go ahead and indulge from time to time but I’m not inclined to keep indulging!
That used to be me and hamburgers… hehe… I’d eat one or two each summer, but each time it was painful! Can’t digest red meat properly. So, I gave them up a couple years ago deciding it wasn’t quite worth it! 😉
Yay! A fellow vanilla-lover! And salted caramel snickerdoodles sound sooooo good! I haven’t had a regular snickerdoodle in a few years now, so this year I’m determined to fix that alarming trend! lol! 😉💕
Aww yay! Indulge away! I think one of the reasons I ended up liking vanilla was because making a choice of just one of the more exotic flavors was too intimidating. hehe One place served what they called “Sweet Cream” which was just the base used in all of their ice cream, so I would get a single dip cone of that in the end. Much love to you! Hope you have a lovely week, my friend! 😃💕
Bonjour, Cathy! 😃💕 I believe it is la mélasse in French, but not sure how its used. I just know it from the delicious cookies my grandmother made. And, sorbets are sooo good as well! As for sport, I do a lot of walking for exercise and used to do yoga as well. I don’t really deprive myself that much, but to my Inner Child, any level of restraint feels like torture! lol
My family was just reminiscing about showing up at my grandparents home in Maine, hugging, kissing, running to the freezer where my Grammy had stockpiled: shortbread thumbprint preserve cookies, date rollup cookies; and these chocolate-coconut-magic squares. That and fresh bread every morning with coffee. There must have been something else besides fresh pies and vanilla ice cream (maybe the occasional lobster or clam bake, loads of beautiful produce?) But that’s what I remember! It’s the only time vanilla made so much sense to me. Otherwise something with chocolate chunks in it or thin mints😄😁🤣 Sometimes I’m sad I don’t eat any of it any more (just the produce🤣) but I’m pretty sure I ate my lifetime’s allotment so I’ll be happy with the memories!😏
Ice cream looks delicious!! My Mom made the best molasses cookies and I remember being able to smell them as I got close to the house walking home from school. Walked a lot faster once that wonderful scent reached me.
Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 hehe… molasses cookies can definitely put a spring in one’s step! I’m determined to sweet talk Philippe into making some. I said I’d even help, but that seemed to frighten him a bit. lol
My name is Jésica Frustaci and I was born on July 1, 1984 in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. When I was a little girl, I liked to draw a lot and also make crafts. I liked to make sculptures in clay and then
Jesica (I don’t have the accent on my machine to put over the “e”) when someone acts like that towards you it means they are insanely jealous. You are obviously more intelligent than they. How stupid and go-nowhere can they be! I would love to say that behaviour is not tolerated here in Canada but unfortunately bad things and bad people know no boundaries.
Smart psychologist encouraging you do do art! Absolutely and your work is wonderful.
For our prompt of “Underwater” today, I made a sketch of a betta fish in a fish bowl. I certainly think a lovely fish like this deserves a much larger home, but this was the only way to fit everything in my
I’m awed by the number of things you get done. That feeling of being trapped is something I’m familiar with, but I tend to get it when I’m doing something mundane, like housework or cooking. Yes, we have to eat but I have paintings to paint! Doesn’t the world understand that? Why haven’t the brownies arrived to do take care of those things for me. I’d be glad to supply them with bowls of cream (although, it would be hard not to take a sip or two along the way!).
I know what you mean! I manage to get a lot done, but there is still SO much that feels unfinished. I guess that’s a good thing… when we ever think we’ve done everything we’d ever want to do, there’d be little point then! hehe 😃💕
Gorgeous fish, Charlie! Feeling a kind of “self inflicted” stress too as I delve into another new creative activity. My Doodlewash painting time is “sacred” time because it does seem to help me relax and get lost in just the painting. Makes it easier to focus on the things I need to get done when I’ve finished my Doodlewash break.
Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 I know… we always need to protect that wonderful creative time. It’s SO important. But yes… self-inflicted stress is definitely something creative folk have to deal with a lot! 😉
For our prompt of “Rusty” today, I made a sketch of an abandoned antique car, once again discovered by bunnies. I’ve always wondered what animals must think when they stumble across something massive like this
I stumbled on your new book by happy accident, and already have it in hand! You did an absolutely fabulous job with it, Charlie and I’m quite pleased to have it sitting next to the other ‘One Little’ books.
I’m not sure what kind of car this is actually.. hehe… I just sort of placed things quickly in a sketch! 😃💕 Thanks on the book! It was great to get this one done in time for Halloween this year. I hope people will check it out!
I love the idea of a rusty old relic that can rust! It will return to the elements and become art, a rabbit warren, a place where people stop to remember history and the impermanence of it all. I think the bunnies are fabulous as they stop to ponder, sniff and have lunch🤗
CONGRATS on #7!!🎉 I hope the three of you go celebrate!-some more-sounds like an 🍦🍰🥧 sort of event! Have fun!
Thanks so much!! 😃💕 Yeah, I think the bunnies definitely ponder these rusty relics when they find them. And thanks on the book… tell anyone you know!! hehe… it’s so tough to promote these, but they are super fun to make and I’m really proud of this latest one. Just in time for Halloween!! 😉
Aww thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 I’m happy you enjoyed this post! And thanks on the book… it’s been a year in the making in my head at least, but thankfully I focused on it for real so I could finish it in time for Halloween this year! Much love to you! ❤️
Hey there! My name is Jaime Reynolds and I’m a Hudson Valley based artist and watercolor teacher interested in sharing how my watercolor practice helps support my everyday life. I experienced how powerful it can b
These paintings are wonderful! You’ve no idea how much reading this, self-control and all has helped me. I feel like I have good great ideas with my expressive flowers. The problem is I am holding back for fear of what people will say. I’ve had a shop on society 6 for years and have hardly sold anything! I think it’s because I need to let go more. To really open up. There are wonderful blooms that show that. Oh I now have an idea for my Friday’s post. Thanks.
I know so many people who fear watercolor because of the lack of control. I’m always trying to explain why that’s the charm. I’ll point them to this feature next time, because you explain it perfectly. Thank you for sharing your artistic journey with us!
I absolutely love your second painting, the second from the beginning, carnations in a tipping-over vase. I love them all but this one turned on my art juices likely because I follow atmospheric but end up blurring too much and making a mess. Is this one atmospheric or what is it called? This is phenomenal.
Thank you for sharing your splendid art studies. That definitely is your niche and your passion.
For our prompt of “Bicycle” today, I made a sketch of a beagle out for a little ride through the neighborhood. I’m rather sure my own pup Elliott would love the freedom of rolling through the city on a bicycle,
Wow Charlie – it really does seem like yesterday that Charlie came home. 🙂 I bet he would love getting a ride in a basket on the bike – that would sure make it heavy for you. You would have to be alot steadier on a bike than I am – lol. I love the fall – I don’t know why, but it always feels like a new beginning coming. Have a wonderful day Charlie 🙂 Thanks for the smile!
Oh you make me smile all the time 🙂 I am not that great on a bike either (tee hee)!! They didn’t call me “Crash” for nothing at the gym I used to attend – lol. Wandered in with scratches all over my face after quarrelling with a tree branch – I swear that tree wasn’t there yesterday, I said. lol I hope you have a fabulous weekend my friend. 🙂
When I had a doberman, I refused to have his ears cropped and one of them corkscrewed, sticking out from his head. Complete strangers used to stop to scold me when I took him for walks, because he was such a stately looking dog, except for that ear. I thought it was adorable. I just wish I’d been able to get him before his tail was cropped.
Aww…. I’m sure it was adorable! And perfectly natural as opposed to the alternative. 😃💕 Yeah, it’s possible to have ears like that “fixed” but it’s just cosmetic and unnecessary so I say, let them be cute!
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 I do wonder what the song would be! hehe Now you make me wish I had added headphones to the sketch. That would be cute! As for books… my taste tends to jump around. I love mystery stories (Agatha Christie and contemporary), young adult fiction, and some romance. I don’t tend to care for books meant for little kids as I grew out of those before starting pre-school, so they seem too “thin” on content and purpose. Also… they don’t really bring back any nostalgia. I really love funny writing a lot. There’s so much real drama in the world that anything written with a bit of humor, even intelligent dark humor, is currently my favorite. What books do you enjoy most?
Hola, mi amiga! 😃💕 Aww… this one is dedicated to Monster then! You really need to get another dog… there’s another one just waiting for all the love you have to give it! And yeah… a country house is the best. I always hate to leave and return to the city. I think I could definitely retire to the country, as long as it was fairly close to the city like this place. And, early Happy Birthday and much love! ❤️ (I can’t remember the actual date, but then again, I nearly forgot mine this year! lol)
For today’s prompt of “Courage,” I made a sketch of a little kitty enjoying a bit of skydiving. The actual thought of skydiving is something that I have to admit terrifies me since I’m not a particular fan of
In 1986, Ray Bradbury gave a keynote address, saying that if enough people followed their hearts, they could realize their optimistic vision of humanity’s future, and encouraging people to “jump off the cliff and learn how to make wings on the way down.” Different versions of that quote have been spoken through the years by many people because it’s very true. We need people like you to make our best possible future happen.
Love this excited kitty! My niece and nephew just crossed the “big jump” off their bucket list, I felt a little ill watching on IG!🤢 but thrilled they got to do it, she looked so stoked! I love a nice walk in a new land, a new restaurant, a new painting assignment! 😆😄🤣 Just re-read your 8/2018 post about your little painting travel companions on the kitchen counter, one of the first I read and said to myself, “I do this watercolor thing too!” Thank you for giving me that Charlie! 🤗
Thanks so much, Cathy! 😃💕 I went to art school for college, but then paused for over 20 years and just starting drawing and painting again when I started Doodlewash. Between books, articles and classes, I’ve learned lots of new things along the way. My goal was always to be an illustrator, not a painter, so drawing and sketching are my focus and then I totally love to color with watercolor most! 😉
Hola, mi amiga! 😃💕 I’m pretty positive I would pee-pee all the way down as well, if not before the jump even started! lol And yay! Here as well… autumn seems to already be on the way! Hugs and much love to you!❤️
Hello, Mugdha! 😃💕 I love the idea of a marshmallow parachute… hehe… but I don’t really care to eat marshmallows either. I’m so thrilled you jumped into watercolors! I tend to be good at keeping my expectations low… that way I’m always pleasantly surprised when literally anything sort of good happens. I have no clue if what I do will be successful, but it’s always fun to try and see what happens! Much love to you! ❤️
For our prompt of “Radish” today, I made a sketch of a couple of snails about to feast on radish leaves. When I was a kid, like many foods back then, I didn’t like radishes at all. Today, I rather adore them. I
Love the little snails nibbling Charlie and I love your concept of a little bit at a time. I am sort of half way in the middle. I can have a deep attention span if I am really caught up in something. But lasts only as long as it lasts and then I’m off to something else. Little bit of this, a little bit of that and a long bit (once a week) on something that has caught and held my attention – lol and that is as far as it goes. But I think at my age – heck any age – it doesn’t really matter. We can all just do ‘us’ 😉 Am I right?
When I was a kid, I could get super focused – to the point where people would have to touch me to get my attention because I completely tuned out everything else. But I lost that somewhere along the way, and now I have the opposite problem. Funny how life does that to you!
Yeah, I think I ended up more focused when I was younger as well. But it was still rather fleeting even then. I figure if I have enough things going to bounce around to, eventually everything will find my interest again and get completed! hehe 😉💕
Spending time doing the things that make you happy…best way to spend your time. I seem to go full speed ahead…for awhile, lose interest and then jump feet first into the next thing I’m sure I’m just going to love doing..until I lose interest…
.and the beat goes on.
Mmmm, I love radishes. It’s interesting reading what you and everyone else has said on here about attention span. I thought it was just me that it’s happened to. I even have troubles watching a movie without having a break to make a cuppa. I’d be hopeless going to the cinema.
You’re definitely not alone, Gary! Yeah, going to the cinema is rare for us. I can usually make it through (if there’s popcorn!), but Philippe gets noticeably bored and starts shifting in his chair. hehe 😉
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 And if I find you weird, then I have to go ahead and find myself weird as well, because I think snails are so cool! I’ve done the same thing with a leaf to get them out of the path and harm’s way. That’s so awesome that you had pet snails. Big hug and much love to you, my friend! ❤️
For our prompt of “Magic” today, I made a sketch of a rabbit pulling a carrot out of a hat. When it comes to magic, I think we all have the ability to do extraordinary things. What makes it all so magical is that
Delightful Charlie! I feel the same way – there is almost no experience I can have where I can’t find joy. It’s not that I am an annoying person who always is ‘bright’ and ‘bubbly’ – its simply that I seem to be able to find the good in the bad – the easy in the difficult. I think having a difficult life can make you that way – you either fall prey to the despair or you find your own path through it all. That is really all I do – now if I could only get that imagination down on paper – lolol. Lots of hugs to you Philippe and Elliott… always feel the magic!!
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Yeah, it was so much fun to work on that book! And here’s wishing for that magic you seek. You deserve to have a career that you adore. Just follow the path that seems intriguing and see where it leads! Much love to you!
My name is Minnie Small and I am an illustrator from South-East London. I know it’s a cliché but I spent most of my childhood dreaming of growing up to be an artist one day. I specifically wanted to write and
A sweet story with a happy outcome. I love your work, it is beautiful and unique. The page you showed with the lovely repeat of plants in blue and aqua or teal would make a lovely fabric (I’m a quilter, so that was my first thought when I saw it)! I’m so happy you can make your way doing what you love. You are an inspiration.
For our prompt of “Drive-In Movie” today, I sketched a vintage car at a drive-in as the intermission cartoon comes on. As a kid, I used to love seeing the little cartoons they played during intermission that
Love this Charlie! I had completely forgotten the cartoons during intermission…though as a kid I doubt any of us made it as far as the intermission before falling asleep. Our screen wasn’t nearly as nice as the one you painted but basically just a very large white board; posts with speakers that you attached to the window and a very small walk up concession stand. The amazing thing to me is that it is still in business…after more decades than I even care to think about 😊. I wonder what they do about sound these days?
Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 I wondered the same about sound! hehe… it was not awesome back then, and now they work so hard on surround sound, you’d think it would be lost. And I remember falling asleep as well! lol
Ah, the days when you got 2 or 3 cartoons, a newsreel (about news – not advertising) and two movies! Of course, these days, my old bones couldn’t take sitting that long. I was curious – according to Google, there are only 305 to 321 drive-in theatres left in the U.S., with highest count (49) in New York (that surprised me). There are only three left in Oregon. It’s sad. There was something special about sitting in the car with the family, and treats you snuck in. Half the time, the screen quality was poor, the sound even worse, but gosh! it was fun!
A red ’57 Bel Air, one of my favourite classic cars. Its been about 40 yrs since I last went to the cinema, Charlie. I went with my brother to see The Song Remains the Same by Led Zeppelin. I love this painting you’ve done.
Thanks, mi amiga! 😃💕 Glad it cooled down there… though yeah… that’s still warm. It’s been in the 80’s here but looks like it’s getting hotter on the weekend. That’s an awesome movie list indeed! I feel like there aren’t as many great movies these days, but maybe I just don’t share the modern tastes. And yes, so said to hear about Olivia Newton John. She was amazing! Have a wonderful week. Hugs to you!
That’s a lot like my mom’s 1st car (the 56 Chevy! ) But it was a 78 Olds Delux Royale we used to stuff (and yes the trunk too) to go to the drive in🤣 I too could also hear the tune and see the dancing snacks! A bucket of popcorn and a bucket sized soda were my guilty pleasure but I never turned down an ice cream bon bon (don’t tell Philippe I used ‘bon bon’ in connection with drive-in food!😆)
Hello Friends, My name is Milind Bhanji and I was born on the 2nd of Feb 1966 in small village in India. I completed my education in Fine Art (Painting) and Graphics from world famous Sir. J. J. School of Art,
For our August Art Challenge prompt of “Popsicle” today, I made a sketch of a little kitty about to devour one in many different colors. I’ve no idea what flavor this particular popsicle would be, but I’m assuming
“little hot dogs carved to pop up like little figures as they boiled”? That’s a new one on me. Do you know what that does to an imagination like mine? I’ve got to look them up and see what they’re like or there’s no telling where my mind will go. I’ve seen enough horror movies that this could go badly!
Bologna, Charlie? Hot dogs are good but have the same fat and salt as bologna. Ewwwwwww. You know once you get used to not using salt and sugar ecept for cookies at Christnas, ahem, you don’t miss it. That stuff is no good for you.
I moved my day of no meat, fish, or chicken a day early as the ground beef is too frozen for tonight so I get Greek pizza!!! Yayyyy. One hour and 30 minutes to go.
Take care and think of me when you go for salted foods. See the horrified look on my face.
Haha! Those were childhood memories… I thought that was clear. I haven’t had hot dogs or bologna in years. Actually, we rarely eat meat outside of chicken or fish, and only a couple times a week, and now red meat is off my menu entirely. So, greek pizza sounds delicious! 😃💕
Hello! 😃💕 Yeah… I’m sure there’s photos of those hot dogs. I think some people add buttons and a tie with mustard or ketchup. Fun as a kid, at least! And that soup bowl sounds bizarre… not sure I’d want to see something living and swimming below my food! lol Much love!
Thanks so much, mi amiga! 😃💕 Yeah, so many foods I had back then are sort of gross to think about now. lol I never got into the icy sweet drinks, but my fave drink was the cherry limeade from Sonic. Though I tried one a few years ago and it was too sweet for me. There’s a little ice cream left in the freezer though I might be having later! Hugs!
Oh Charlie I ate some doozies when I was a kid too. Bologna, so much bologna! Rolled up with cheese cold or fried over the burner on a fork! And when the ice cream man (the mostly sober one) came rolling up, out of tune, we ran for the curb waving and squeeling. I usually needed some chocolate…anything, but one year he had 7up Popsicles. I surprisingly had those all Summer and have never forgotten them😆 I too am now relegated to no sugar, and now no gluten and mostly no processed thi ngs. But I still listen for the music fly by on Summer afternoons and just wave😆👋
We’ve reached the end of World Watercolor Month and I hope everyone has had a fabulous and creative time this month as we celebrated together! And, I hope you’ll keep right on creating with us for the Doodlewash
Aww thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 I’m with you about August though… it’s a bit of a drag waiting for summer to end already. hehe And here’s to taking steps forward with hope, confidence, and love! Much love to you mi amiga! ❤️
Marisela, God never forgets us. There are programmes out there to help manage SADD, check online.
Fall shows up here soon too, the trees stand there as if to say they are done and then fall goes away for a month or so and lets us finish summer. It’s been in the high 30’s C here in BC, Canada (35C is 95F) and 40C so I walked just after sunrise. I remember when the sun never felt like it scorched, the ozone layer really is wrecked.
For Day 30 of World Watercolor Month and our optional prompt of “Record,” I made a super quick little sketch of two mice playing with the suitcase record player that Philippe got me last Christmas. There’s just
That record player reminds me so much of the first one I had when I was around seven. It came with a couple of Teresa Brewer records, which just happened to be someone that Dad thought was the bomb, so I suspect he wasn’t thinking of me when he picked them out, lol. Nonetheless, I loved those records and totally wore them out.
Aww thanks mi amiga! 😃💕 I have one more post this weekend, then I’m back to Tuesdays! It’s been so fun to hang out… feels like coming home again. And much love to you my friend! You’re special to me as well!
For Day 29 of World Watercolor Month and our optional prompt of “Rest,” I made a little sketch of my puppy Elliott resting with one of the first toys I gave him that we call Foxy. Well, this is actually Foxy 2 as
I have a few photos of my previous dog, Ramses, snuggled like that with a favorite toy. He used to love the cheap latex squeaky toys. He did eat one to get at the squeaker, but like Elliot, was crushed that it didn’t squeak any more. But he seemed to figure it out because that was the last toy he destroyed. I bought him others and he would enjoy them, squeaking them gently but no more biting holes in them. Diana has slept with toys but Freyja not so much. Likely because she had no toys during her puppyhood. But she is certainly enjoying all of her beds, the Coolaroo outside and her Kopecks inside. She is the one that is so secure and content she will sleep on her back, belly exposed.
Elliot will never know how very lucky he is. None of them do. Well, Freyja did live on the streets for a time and I have no idea what her beginnings were or if she remembers and is grateful. It may account for the obsessive amount of kissing.
Yes, while we may get a dog initially for what they can do for us, in the end we spend our lives doing for them, which is also a gift they give to us. I am convinced that my parent’s Dolly has kept them alive. I wasn’t sure about them getting a puppy four years ago was a very good thing to do at age 88. I had counseled an older dog, one perhaps already house trained. But my Mom managed to live through the house training and terrible teens and Dolly has ended up being perfect for them. And for the first time in their lives, they are allowing a dog to sleep in the bed with them. I think that is also keeping them alive, having that warm body with them, allowing them a deeper, more restful sleep.
That looks like the Kong Floppy Knot Fox toy. Kong makes great toys. Diana is obsessed with their large squeaky tennis ball. When she was Elliot’s age she slept with her Kong Wubba, just like that.
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Aww I’m so thrilled you enjoyed this post today. When you quote me like that, I’m like… did I say that? I never remember what I ramble on about! 😊 hehe Big hugs to you and much love!
For Day 28 of World Watercolor Month and our optional prompt of “Ribbon,” I sketched a little kitty tangled up in some. Lately, I feel a bit like this little cat, jumping into something that seems intriguing and
Enjoyed your essay and feel similarly. Getting excited to move onto a new art project for August and beyond. This challenge was very good and helped me explore a few different ways of handling my watercolors. I got a bit “tangled” in my approach with some of the prompts but overall enjoyed the whole experience of this challenge!
I’m just hoping we get Autumn weather here. We’ve been behind on the hot weather the rest of the country’s been getting, and that usually means we’ll still have it when everyone else cools down. I’m worried we’ll go right from summer to winter. I’ll be sad if that happens!
They make bifocals graduated now with the enlarging part at the bottom so you either walk around with a stiff neck trying to see out the bottom of your glasses or you do like I did and also get a pair of reader glasses from that prescription. As for the crown, I got the gold one which lasts forever as opposed to the porcelain one that costs $50 less but only lasts ten years (so they can get more money off you, see). I had them done by an endodentist, not a dentist. Fortunately I went to a highly skilled one new to our city instead of the idiot my dentist used, the one with all the customer complaints. Man oh man those dentists make a LOT of money and the hearing aid folk do too. I was heard to say who do they think they are — dentists?
I was also surprised to learn that the ophthalmologists here no longer do the eye testing, but this is in Canada and the US mght to it differently — the optometrist does so I guess they are more highly trained.
Thanks so much, Linda! 😃💕 Hehe… Yeah, I was thinking of getting a pair of readers. I don’t think the bifocal thing works well without a neck brace to ensure the exact head position! lol And a gold tooth sounds so hip and cool as well! hehe
The bifocal thing is now known as progressive lenses so if you absolutely have to read you can look down but you need readers too, separately from your regular “goggulars” as I call them. The ones for readers are “readers.” I haven’t named computer glasses as I just use my readers instead.
Good luck on the teeth!
Sweet kitty! A familiar sight at our house around the holidays. Good luck with your appointments! You’ll adjust to the bifocal.It’s just a matter of getting used to the bifocal and it helps if it’s placed correctly in your lens.
Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 Yeah, I bet cats love the holidays! lol And yeah, I’ll figure out the bifocals… if this time is the time. I’m the edge of needing them still I think, but my sight keeps making irritating changes! hehe
Loved your comments…yes, I’m guilty of trying new approaches with watercolor…for example wet on wet, buildings, street scenes…there’s always something to learn, Heading to my pre-op for cataract surgery…but I’m heading to my 80’s, so i feel lucky to have had good eyesight for so long.
Hola, mi amiga! 😃💕 Yeah, I have a slight correction in the bottom now, but I don’t like it. I can actually take my glasses off now to read a book, but need the correction if it’s a bit farther away than that. This month has flown by… just a weekend left. Hope you have a wonderful one! Hugs!
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 I totally get it… I’ll finally decided to untangle cords and it totally makes me feel calm, and better after! I figure if you just take on all the not-so-fun-things at once then you’ll have nothing but fun things to look forward to! Much love!
Hello Everyone! This is Tevfik Özan from Ankara, Turkey. I am a watercolour artist, amateur photographer, cat lover, nature enthusiast and a GBS (Guillain-Barre Syndrome) Survivor. I got my degree in French
Hello Walter, thank you very much. My mom is at the same age as you are and she has started oil painting, making cold porcelain flowers and making leather bags from scratch. Do and enjoy what you can produce as art. It is all in you. Thank you again for your highly appreciated comment.
Thank you so much for sharing with us Tevfik. Your work is amazing and I loved hearing your story – so inspiring. Your work is exactly where I want to go ultimately – I want to be able to catch the realism. I am mesmerized by people with your capability – incredible.
For Day 27 of World Watercolor Month and our optional prompt of “Group,” I sketched a little trio of painted buntings. I’ve always loved sketching birds, so this seemed like to perfect opportunity to do so again.
The name for a group of painted buntings is a mural or palette – quite apt for this prompt! I wish I’d known sooner and I would have done one for the prompt myself. A flock of snow buntings is called a drift, so it would have been good for this month as well.
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