For our prompt of “Panda” today, I decided to sketch a giant panda relaxing and doing nothing much at all. This is how I’ve decided to spend my weekend, so it seemed quit fitting. Actually, in order to get enough
Oh! Your panda just makes me go ‘Oh!’ Let me know if you ever get together with your fellow actors to do L’il Abner again, ’cause I hope I can make it to the show. I never saw the musical version, but I loved the comic strip. Were there shmoon? I think it would be cool to hear shmoon singing (and shmoon is an accepted plural form of shmoo for today’s trivia answer).
Thanks so much, Sandra! 😃💕Oh wow! That’s so awesome you knew that comic! hehe… I actually don’t know if a shmoon made the musical. In truth, I can’t remember much of the specifics of the show. So if there was a reunion. I’d have a lot of rehearsing to do! hehe 😊
That’s one happy panda, taking a break from chewing! I enjoyed the reference to Li’l Abner, one of my favorite cartoon strips along with Gasoline Alley. And that’s the great thing about memory, how we can relive events in the way we want, not how it actually happened! Not sure if I would want to go back and repeat those days but it works in one’s mind!
I wouldn’t go back to high school! Too much drama, and not your kind of drama. College maybe. Or the few years when I lived alone in the northern town of Rhinelander. That’s when I took up biking and had my first “good” job. Living in a northern climate suited me. As did living alone on a small lake, and within an easy drive to Lake Superior. It was so beautiful up there.
Aww thanks so much! 😃💕 Actually, I now have to search my own site to make sure I’m not using the same title for a post. hehe… so I end up seeing a previous version of something I’ve sketched. And it’s truly nice to see some progress there, yes!
Thanks so much, Sarah! 😃💕Well said! I feel the same! Our memories have errors, put there on purpose. They make things shinier and better than they actually were. I’d really hate to dull that shine by actually going back!
For our prompt of “Trees” today, I went for a tree branch with a couple of cardinals sitting on it. I would love to have this bird’s eye view of the world sometimes. It seems like it would make life on the ground
Wonderful cardinals, Charlie. They remind me that the bears will be hibernating soon so that the bird feeder can be filled and my pair of cardinals will be back outside my kitchen window. Enjoy your weekend!
I often think we should do the full 12 days of Christmas because 1 day seems an anti-climax after all the anticipation. We are a busy society, but they still manage in other countries. Of course, here we spend so egregiously (yay! a chance to use that word!) just for one day that we probably couldn’t afford to have 12 days.
Hehe! So true! 😃💕 Yeah, making it one day means it’s extra special, but so much pressure then! lol I think it would be much better doled out over several days indeed. As long as I don’t receive the presents from that song. 😉
Love the cardinals, we have a few pairs that stay around for the winter, joining the chickadees and tufted titmice at our feeder. They compete with a few hardy robins for the few remaining foods that nature affords them. Watching them somehow survive provides us lessons for our own lives, to live in the moment and make the best of what we have.
The cardinals are awesome, Charlie–I love the fact that they with us all winter in Northern Virginia, bringing color into our monochromatic winter days. Even more than the drawing, though, I was struck by the beginning words of your final paragraph, “And though we should be doing more adult things like reorganizing closets, we’ll probably just skip that. Sometimes, in order to fully recharge, I just have to focus on doing fun things. It’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity.” Maybe it is only true for certain personality types, but I know that for me your words ring true. It drives some people crazy to live in world that is not perfectly organized–the opposite is true for me. Savoring the moments, living in the present–that is what is important–most of the adult stuff will take care of itself, or never really needs to get done.
Thanks so much, Mike! 😃💕 Thrilled this post spoke to you! Yeah, I tend to “bug” the super organized people in my life. Living life in the moment is what I’ve found to be the most rewarding indeed. I do the necessary adult stuff, but yeah, much of it is something someone else prescribed. If they love it, awesome, but I’ll just stay childish little me! 😉 hehe
11/16/19 Trees View from a window. Long story short…paradise has termites so houses need to be tented to remove them. Spent 3 days in a 240 sq foot travel trailer parked in our yard with my husband and 3 upset cats while the house was tented. This tree trunk and the Bishops Cap flower peaking from behind were part of the view. Soooo glad to…[Read more]
Thanks, Sandra! The house is southern yellow pine which doesn’t seem to be bothered by termites. The termites do however like the front porch, the addition on the back and all of the wooden furniture. We are hoping to move back toward the north sometime next year so hope this is the last time we have to deal with the critters. It was very…[Read more]
Thanks, Karen! The cats were my main worry but now that we’re back in the house they seem to be back their normal kitty selves. They were not happy having their routines turned upside down. It was quite an adventure for all of us.
My name is Lori Nass and I am from St. Peters, Missouri. I grew up in Illinois, surrounded by cornfields and family. As a child, I witnessed the creativity of several of my family members. My grandmother started
wow I kept saying wow this is me as I read. I am an introvert and love love people. I love nature and sadly I left art for a long time. Too long and I am still deeply wanting to create as often as I can full time.
Thank you for your comment. It is never too late to return to art…it is like a forgiving friend who welcomes you back with open arms, and what a reunion it is! Keep creating no matter how big or small! 🌻
Lori, I adore your work – especially the ink was characters. I too am rediscovering and finally gave in to Instagram because of World Watercolor month and Charlie – funny how we have all gravitated to the same source of inspiration and encouragement!
Wow, that is so neat that we share a similar Instagram story! I am so glad that our paths have crossed 😃 Thank you for your supportive words, I am encouraged by them. I wish you great joy and success as you rediscover your passion for art as well!
Thank you, Lori! And I just realized another thing we have in common – I was born in Illinois (although my family moved from there when I was 5, it is still my ‘state of origin’). Cannot wait to see where your art takes you – I’ll be following along as a fan, for certain😊
My goodness, what beautiful work! I really like the ink wash technique; I can almost see the colors in my mind. The artistic talents of your whole family come through your brush and pen! Please continue to post on your Instagram and here at Doodlewash.
I am so happy that my story has encouraged you! 😊 You will have some “me” time!! It will come, sooner than you realize…and it is ok to have a little bit now too! 🌷Thank you for your kind words!
Wow! That is so great that we both found our way back to art! Thank you for sharing that part of your story, and also for encouraging me along the way 🌷 I really like the story idea for the birds too!
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