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  • My name is Seyedeh Ayeh Mirrezaei (AyEh). I am an architectural designer and visual artist. Originally, I am from Iran. In 2013, I went to North Cyprus for higher education. I graduated from EMU university in the

  • For our prompt of “Hamburger & Fries” today, I ended up with a cheeseburger and some waffle fries. I only eat burgers of the plant-based variety these days, but they look roughly the same. The real challenge was

    • OMGOSH Charlie! Now I’m hungry😋

    • That looks so good! I was just thinking about what to cook for dinner and now burgers and fries sound better than anything I have in the fridge!

    • The digital items are indeed a game-changer in this world of ours. Like so many things, there’s good and bad about it. Which will win out is yet to be seen. Meanwhile, I plan to have me some digital fun!

      • Indeed! I think digital is great… but wow… it’s tough to keep up with everything. Which, makes me sound like an old man! hehe 😉

    • That looks very tasty, Charlie. I’ve never seen waffle fries.

    • Charlie the real boss in your house is Phineas. Julia Cameron mentions sweet potato fries in her latest book “The Listening Path” — ever try those? I bet Phillippe would be at least a little impressed by that concept. They are good fried too in a pan. And salad is good for us, I eat it at least once a day normally.

      • You’re so correct…. Phineas rules this roost for sure! hehe 😉 And actually, I do like sweet potato fries, but discovered white sweet potatoes which I prefer. The orange kind tastes too sweet to me and the white are less so, with a savory nutty flavor I like. So Philippe’s makes fries out of those.

      • Hi again Charlie, I consulted two Americans since they live in the US
        about sweet potato and yam. We reverse the terms here for some reason (Canada). Here the orange ones are yams (ewww) and the white ones are sweet potatoes (yum, so good roasted with chicken! And then you add them to tomato veg soup or chicken/turkey soup). Happy eating!

    • Aww thanks so much, Lise! 😃💕 I’m so happy you enjoy my art!

    • Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 hehe… yay to fries of all shapes and sizes! My mom used to make steak fries as well, so I think that’s why I still love them. And I’m SO thrilled to hear your eye exam went well (and super jealous of your celebratory dinner… that was my favorite dinner as a kid!!!) Yeah, I had trouble explaining chicken fried steak to Philippe. hehe Much love to you my friend!

    • Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Yeah, I’ve switched to plant-based burgers entirely now. They’ve come a long way and are delicious!! And yes!! Pancakes and waffles in our house always come with blueberries!! hehe That’s the only way to go. I’m excited for July… it will be fun, and challenging, to do my dailies again! Much love!

    • delicious too bad there aren’t real and for me at this moment.

      • Thanks so much, Mireya! 😃💕 hehe… I thought the same thing… this was a memory sketch… and now I’m totally craving waffles fries and a burger! 😊

  • My name is Swapna Khade from Pune, India and Mira is my kid, who has inspired my Mira’s Craft brand – a celebration of art and color. My passion for art and painting led me to explore the world of watercolor, and

  • My name is Roland Henrion, and I grew up in Belgium and after my studies, my wife and I lived in Montpellier, France for nine years. having relatives in the Seychelles we moved there and stayed 6 years.

  • For our prompt of “Pearls” today, I ended up with a little crab juggling. I often feel like I’m juggling a lot of projects at once, and each one seems equally precious and important. So, it’s often tough to

    • Jacob replied 1 week ago

      Crabs and their eyestalks came up earlier today (as they so often do) so it’s a nice coincidence to see this charming character here, and what a talent too – juggling with those pincers can’t be easy. It’s hard enough for me as it is!

      Big yay for the seal on the carousel, obviously! I will forgive you for choosing the red panda. 😉

    • I love carousels, and would be happy to ride one anytime. Of course, I love zoos, too! Poor Phineas. Like so many pets, he’s become used to having his people around a lot more, and it’s hard when they start leaving again.

    • Nice to see you know how to have fun, Little Charlie! Carry on!

    • Yay, yippee, and yahoo to playing with friends Charlie! Finally we get to be with some family and paint and make art and play! I do look pretty much like your little crab, only he’s more coordinated!

    • wonderful

    • Hi Marisela! Nice to hear from you. Hugs back. Take care.

    • Not in Florida. The store usually sells them, but was having trouble getting them. We have plenty here in Oregon, though.

    • Aww so glad you enjoyed this! 😃💕 Yep… Disneyland is super fun indeed!

    • Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Hehe… yeah, acting one’s age is totally overrated! Way more fun to play and have fun! Sending you hugs back my friend!

    • Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Yeah, I think this crab is definitely trying to impress another! hehe It was so much fun to just be out with friends again… something that hasn’t happened in more than a year. Add a ride on a red panda on a carousel and it’s a perfect night indeed! hehe

    • Thanks so much, Shawn! 😃💕

    • Totally awesome! 😃💕 I agree… riding the carousel is still fun as an adult. And the brass ring sounds so cool… they didn’t do that on this ride.

  • My name is Pranami Poddar, an artist and illustrator from India. I am the Founder of “The Artistry by Pranami”, an Art Studio based in Mumbai, India. I am professionally a Chemical Engineer and work in a crucial

    • Pranami, your paintings are so bright and lovely, and your cheerful attitude shines through in them. Thank you for sharing your artistic journey with us!

    • Stunning! Pranami your imagination is beautiful . The use of such bold, vibrant colours spark your creativity, taking you on a journey only an artist dreams of. Your style is very captivating . Magical paintings, adorable whimsical paintings and georgous floral ones. Starry Night , Vincent van Gough favorite artist would enjoy your painting Reach for the Stars as I do. All your paintings are a joy to see. Thank you for sharing your work and continue to enjoy the mystery of watercolour.

    • Love the title

  • For our prompt of “Chickadee” today, I sketched a couple of little ones on a branch. I’ve painted lots and lots of birds over the years, but this is the first time I’ve made this particular variety. That’s the fun

  • My name is Stacie Givens Nobles and I’m from Charleston, South Carolina. My parents have given me many things and have instilled a multitude of virtues in me over my – ahem – fifty years. Two things that I am i

  • We’re starting a brand new month with our first prompt in June of “Lemonade,” so I made a quick sketch of a little mouse enjoying some of the pink variety. I’m still jumping in occasionally this month, but I’m

    • We got a wrong bag of groceries last year. There were a few winners in it, but it was the first time I ever have chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and I couldn’t believe how bad it was!

      July is sneaking up on me. I’ve decided to concentrate on trees this time around. My garden is all planted and July is usually a waiting game for produce, so I’ll be ready to paint.

      • That’s awesome on July! Yay! 😃💕 hehe… and fun that you tried the wrong groceries. I’m not a fan of cookie dough ice cream either. lol

    • They say you can never go home again, and that’s certainly true when it comes to food. Between less savory ingredients, and fading tastebuds nothing tastes the way I remember it. I have to be happy looking at pretty pictures and fondly remembering the rapture of Mom’s cooking. Looking forward to your daily posts in Jully!

      • Thanks so much, Sandra! 😃💕 Yep… I think we can’t ever really go back, but the memories taste just as sweet! And July will be an extra fun challenge this year since I’m not in the habit of daily posts.

    • Hi Charlie — yeah I wonder what Phillippe means by that too, letting you try it but not the dog. All those veg soups sound great as I’ve been wanting to do that and get away from eating so many noodles. Even though it is rice pasta it still makes for a Santa stomach. I love the painting!! I was going to do pink lemonade too and was too lazy. Love it.

      • Thanks so much!! 😃💕 So true!! It was precisely pasta that we wanted to cut down on. It definitely makes for a Santa stomach… hehe

    • Nice one, Charlie! Remember the days when you could consume a pitcher of lemonade without worrying about the consequences of all that sugar? Ah, the good old days.

    • It’s been a while since I had any lemonade, pink or otherwise. I really want some now, it has been quite hot today and this looks perfectly refreshing!

      Good to see the Doodlewash Crew back!

      • Thanks so much, Jacob! 😃💕 Hehe… well the crew is still going strong. I just took a break from the dailies while I tried to figure out how to make picture books! I did it! Second one is launching now! But, yep… now I’m super craving lemonade so I think I might have to fix that!

        • Aha! It’s crazy how far you’ve come! I should think a celebratory pink lemonade is in order, at the very least!

    • Love the mouse relaxing on lemons and drinking some lemonade. Sure is an uplifting scene! Thanks for the smiles, Charlie!

    • Adorable! ❤️

    • Great doodle, Charlie. That mouse looks so chilled.

    • I am indeed! 😃💕 And yeah… if anyone wondered what pink tastes like, that’s definitely pink lemonade! lol

    • Thanks so much!! 😃💕 hehe… yeah, for some reason pink lemonade does taste sweeter. If if it was just food coloring!

    • Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Yeah, Philippe is totally into the new Vitamix, but I have to admit that I am as well. SUCH delicious soups that he’s making now. But yes, men and their dogs… Phineas eats so healthy, but now I am eating much healthier too. A warm pretzel and ICEE… now there’s a something I remember well. Yum! Hopefully the storms scare away those monster mosquitos!! lol

    • Total scrunchy face when it comes to labels. That’s why our fridge is full of whole fruits and vegetables now. But I don’t have to chew them, so that’s a plus! 😉 haha

    • Thanks so much, Fatima! 😃💕

    • Thanks so much, Gaina! 😃💕 Yeah, we’ve actually had a few items in a grocery order get swapped and discovered things we liked! Your Pink Lemonade recipe sounds delicious too!!

    • Oh Charlie, it’s so great to see your post! And July and World Watercolor Month is right around the corner! Can you believe it! It didn’t seem like we’d ever get to outings and being with our friends, and WWM is just part of a fun summer for me now! Once again I will say, Thanks for putting Doodlewash and the community together! I am so grateful for the joy AND doodlewashing that happens here! PS-I love my book, still needs to be signed mister!

      • Aww thanks so much! 😃💕 Yeah, World Watercolor Month is coming up quick!! It will be extra fun for me this year as I’ll be back to daily posts for the month. It’s been awhile since I’m done that as I keep working on books! My second book “One Little Dog” just launched, but the Paperback hasn’t quite synced up with the Hardcover on one listing yet so I haven’t started promoting it! 😉

    • Thanks so much, Shawn! 😃💕

  • For our prompt of “Rain” today, I made a quick little sketch of a puppy taking shelter under an umbrella. It’s actually been raining here off and on for several days now, but as soon as I finished this sketch, the

    • As always, I enjoyed your writing. It is wonderful to be out and about safely. Let’s hope it only gets better 🙏.

      • Aww thanks so much, Brenda! 😃💕 Indeed! I think it’s all definitely going to get much better from here!

    • Lisa replied 1 month ago

      It was so nice to have some friends over this weekend. We stayed outside because it was beautiful, but no masks were required! This has been a wonderful spring. My flowers are beautiful and long lasting because it has been cool. I finished planting my veg garden today. Twenty two tomato plants!

      • Sweet expression on this little guy! Always good to hear about your current adventures!!!

        • Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 I’m trying to work on characters and expression more. Glad you liked this!

      • Sounds like a wonderful time with friends indeed! 😃💕 And yay for flowers and veggies! YUM… I love fresh tomatoes!!

    • Your site was recommended by Bernadette Dolan. I plan to do your June challenge. Are people only posting their work on Facebook? I don’t “do” Facebook. If , yes, I will do the challenge but will not post. Thanks, Lunda.

      • Lunda, you can post your work here, or on your blog if you have one, or Instagram, Twitter, or almost any social media. Use the hashtag #doodlewashJune2021 on your work and then when people search on that tag, yours will be included. Or it is perfectly acceptable to just do the challenge for yourself to get yourself in the habit of painting on a regular basis.

      • That’s wonderful, Linda! Welcome! 😃 Actually, most of the posts are happening on Instagram so you can post there if you like and follow that month’s hashtag, or you can also, log in by creating a free account and post right here on Doodlewash to share what you make – https://doodlewash.com/community/

    • Charlie, three things – I finally got One Little Mouse .. I love love love it. I am going to get several for Christmas presents and considering how long it took for me to get mine, I think I better order them soon … lolol. I absolutely love how you can always draw expressions on your cute little critters and I love hearing about whats been going on for you. You are such an incredible writer. I too am an introvert but have also discovered that I miss having that connection with our friends. It is still really bad where I live. In time I imagine it will return to some sort of normality ;). Meanwhile thank you and thanks to EVERYONE here in this awesome community 🙂

      • Aww thanks so much, Zoie! 😃💕 I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the book! And finally received it! I think with the pandemic there were some delays in printing things. The softcover is always available, and now it seems the hardcover is coming back in limited quantities at a time! If you get a chance to leave a review that would be wonderful and appreciated! (Also, my next book in the series – One Little Dog – will be available in June!). And so true! Even as an introvert, I do miss time with close friends so much. I’m going to be a nuisance this summer requesting lots and lots of lunches, gatherings, and hugs!! 😊

    • Yay, for seeing friends. It has been nice being able to travel again and see family. The pandemic has weighed on all of us, even when we thought it wasn’t. I’m hoping that the painting group that used to meet once a month will start up again soon. It’s hard to say – so often once a group stops meeting for a while, they never get back in the rhythm again.

    • Sweet Doggie – keeping dry during the rain.

    • Nice doodle Charlie. I love sitting under an umbrella. We went to have a look around the gardens of a big house on a showery day. We got a coffee and sat under a big umbrella, looking across the hills, drinking our coffee. We have our two daughters and their families here for lunch on Saturday. The first time we’ve all been together since last autumn.

      • Thanks so much, Gary! 😃💕 Oh wow! That sounds like a lovely time under an umbrella. What fun! And yay for connecting with family again. It’s been too long!!

    • Hey Charlie what’s this grow up thing? Put a mask on that concept!

      Ah yes much as I love the heat of summer I do have a lot of fun in a steady wash of rain (as long as there is no lightning) and love to stomp around in it with a goofy grin on my face. Looking at it from the indoors brings a cozy feeling as well as heightened creativity. Phineas is right though, we need the sunshine.

      That makes sense what you said about feeling unmotivated as even we who appreciate solitude need to have our people fix.

      Take care.

      • Yay for never ever growing up!! 😃💕 And yeah…I think that sun and time with close friends will always be at the top of the list of things that truly keep me motivated in life!

    • Beautiful!!!

    • Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Yay for relaxing and not always running away from people indeed! hehe Yeah, the sun really makes a difference. I like to see it peeking through those storm clouds. Ugh… so true on summer… I don’t like the heat. Thankfully it doesn’t get as hot here, except for August. I could skip that month! lol 😉

    • Thanks so much! 😃💕

    • Thanks so much, Fatima! 😃💕

  • My name is Tanu Gupta, and I’m from India, a post graduate in mathematics (though numbers and I run in opposite direction these days). All my life, I have been curious about the enigma of any form of Art – be it d

    • Tanu, your work is so fresh and lively! Thank you for sharing your artistic journey with us!

    • Wonderful artworks! I love your simple take on life and art and how you focus on happiness instead of likes and comments. So true!

    • What beautiful art and well spoken words. Your joy shows through! Thank you for sharing.

    • Tanu your work is beautiful. But Math? The only way I can do that is in my head. That is left brain stuff. I was amazed though to finally understand by doing an intuitive painting that reveals how left and right brain hemispheres work together for balance and creativity!

      I still can’t do math on paper or calculator though and that is fine with me.

      Thanks for a great article!

    • Love your very happy art! Thank you for sharing!

    • If your inspiration is Happiness, then, you’ve taken me along on your creative journey. Your paintings make me happy and I enjoy how you express your artistic voice.

    • Thank you for taking us through your journey! Lovely work.

    • You work is so joyful and happy! Really love the Mini Paintings!

    • Tanu, thank you for sharing your story and journey. Beautiful are comes from within and shows up in your art, no matter what size you paint on or how many supplies. You show us that, one can create with what they have and turn out beautiful painting. Your tiny paintings are adorable and happy you found Skillshare/Yputube classes that helped. Visited your georgous IG and look forward to visiting from time to time.

  • For our prompt of “Farm” today, I made a little sketch of a baby pig and a duckling admiring a flower. As I’ve mentioned before, I spent many summers on my grandparents’ farm and it was always a wonderful

    • I agree that it’s so amazing to be with family after being separated for so long. It was my birthday this weekend, and my brother knowing my tastes, whipped up some fresh cornbread for my birthday breakfast, and then we had it again along with some pulled pork. My cake was fabulous, but it’s that cornbread that I’ll remember!

      • Aww! Yay for cornbread! And so happy you had a wonderful birthday my friend! Sounds like a perfect time with family! 😃💕

    • Oh Charlie! I got to hug all my family and even hold my great niece during the last month! Hearing your joy makes all of ours greater🤗🤗 I should be getting my book soon, tell mom to make a mousie too please. A prototype for our action figures😊 Didn’t you love a figure from your books as a little guy? Our family is filling our little niece’s library rapidly and she just turned 1. My husband and I have official titles now.. Because Grand aunt and Grand uncle are a mouthful, we are now the self-proclaimed Graunty and Gruncle🤣 (my personal fave is Gruncle😆) Have so much fun!!
      PS I swoon over the sweet little Piglet, but I have been known to say, “Love a Duck!”, in times of wonder!

      • Thanks so much! 😃💕 Thrilled you got to hug your family!! And thanks so much for getting my book… please let me know what you think! hehe! Love a Duck! Times with family are the best… I think they’re even more precious now that we had to forgo them for time! ❤️

    • Wonderful that your mom and sister visited you! The funniest part is how condescending Phineas was with the guests, lol!

      • Hehe!! I know, right? That little dog is almost embarrassing! LOL But it was a wonderful time with family! 😃💕

    • Lovely doodle, Charlie. We are officially allowed to hug family and friends now. Our eldest daughter came round with her two sons the other day. It was so nice to give them a hug when they left.

      • Thanks so much, Gary! 😃💕 Aww that’s so wonderful they dropped by. I’ve never enjoyed hugs more than I do today! And that’s saying a lot… I adore hugs!

    • love your characters. and the stories. and the comments. such a fun place to visit. thanks as always for sharing.

      • Thanks so much, Theresa! 😃💕 It was a beautiful visit. So happy to have a bit more semblance of normal.

    • How wonderful, Charlie! So happy you were able to see your family and that your mom will craft some of your characters.

    • Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 It was a fabulous visit, and I was so happy my mom was still excited to create with me! Such a fun way to relive my youth!

    • Thanks so much, Fatima! 😃💕 And a VERY happy birthday to you my friend!! I’ll be sending you a virtual hug on Saturday!

    • Thank you, Marisela! I was trying to find some Gansitas to share for that day, but the store only had gansitos. I like the crunchy cookie.

    • Thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕 I agree… that’s been the toughest part of all this, so it was wonderful to see them again!

    • Aww that’s wonderful! Thanks so much! 😃💕

  • My name is Rebecca Fish Ewan and I grew up in Berkeley, California, but have lived in Tempe, Arizona for the past 30 years. Even though I’ve been drawing my whole life and as a child declared I was going to be a

    • Wonderful journey and art, Rebecca! Thank you for sharing with us!!

    • Sometimes it’s hard to move on from old friends. You feel like you are betraying them. Or you simply get stuck in a rut and don’t think about change.

      I started with a set of 24 Pelikan watercolors my Grandfather bought me when I was 12. I still have them. I used them off and on until I was 62. After I retired I got them out and started going to an emeritus watercolor class put on by the local community college. The instructor used Winsor & Newton tube paints. But I was adamant I liked using the pans. I bought a starter set of Winsor & Newton professional pan watercolors. Half pans. Then I started reading artist’s blogs. It was Jane Blundell that started me using Daniel Smith because at the time they were the only ones with Buff Titanium and I wanted to try it. Then I learned I could buy pans and fill them. Eventually I bought pans and palettes and more Daniel Smith colors. I started by recreating my Pelikan set, then experimented with Jane’s different palettes. Now I have a little of a lot. Some Holbein, some Schmincke, some Winsor & Newton, Daler Rowney, an odd Golden or M. Graham. I’ve even acquired some boutique hand made paints from Etsy and a lot of Greenleaf and Blueberry. I find I switch around depending on what it is I’m doing. If I’m out doing field sketching, I tend to take the Greenleaf and Blueberry. At home I use the Daniel Smith. Also when I go to classes. For journaling I tend to use the Daler Rowney small professional artist palette of 18 quarter pans. The Daniel Smith and Daler Rowney tend to be for bright, vibrant subjects. The Greenleaf & Blueberry for plein air when I want something a bit more natural.

      But I shall always keep my Pelikan set and remember how my Grandpa got me started. He used to do pen and ink sketches, nothing with color that I know of. But he bought me professional watercolors and a good sable brush at the little art store around the corner from their apartment. It’s been 55 years but I’d like to go back there one day and see if the little art shop is still there. Perhaps pick up another #6 sable brush.

    • I like this Charlie, has a Peter Max feel to it.

    • Thank you for sharing your journey and your Wonderful works as well

    • Hi Rebecca,

      I loved reading about you and your work. We share similar philosophies. I really loved this quote you shared:

      “I’m a firm believer in the butterfly effect, how small actions like the flutter of a Monarch’s wing can catalyze tremendous revolution. The key is being receptive, so when a wing flaps you can follow the ripple of its action, even if you don’t yet realize how urgent it is that you follow.”

      I also was inspired by your sketch that went across the spread and then had text flowing along the lines you drew. I’m looking forward to trying one like that myself.

      My mom’s in Scottsdale so we’re kinda neighbors in that I’m out there usually 4x/year. My grandma lived in Tempe for 40+ years and worked at ASU – small world. 😉

      Take care and be well.
      Molly M. in NorCal

  • Popping in for our prompt of “Crickets” today with a quick little sketch of a cricket singing. My mind wandered as usual and I ended up imagining a cricket who went beyond chirps and dreamed of a full performance

    • Wonderful cricket and memories! Reminds me of the house we moved from up north…loved the sound of crickets there in the summer. once upon a long time ago I had an interesting experience with dish soap….when we moved into an apartment with a dish washer…our very first dishwasher..I figured i could use liquid dish detergent and loaded that baby up with that blue stuff. A dishwasher makes a really funny sound when you use dishwashing liquid and you have to wade through knee deep suds to get to the blasted machine to turn the thing off. i was very young and I never made that mistake again. We also had a very clean kitchen floor…LOL.

      • Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 Oh my goodness!! That’s too funny. LOL I’ve actually done the same thing with a dishwasher! But I was an adult. I saw Philippe adding liquid detergent, so I decided that’s what we should do. There was foam galore! Apparently it was one tiny drop… I guess I should have paid closer attention! 😊lol

    • Have you ever listened to Jim Wilson’s Gods Cricket Chorus? He claimed it was a recording of crickets slowed down to nine times the speed of human life, and that there were no instruments or human voices. It’s obviously not true, but he’s come up with something beautiful anyway.

    • Awesomeness Charlie especially your enjoyment of the crickets’ song. I can just see you fighting with the freezer too. You two are a riot and I love it! You never mentioned Phineas this time .. is he on vacation? Take care and thanks for another great post/artwork.

      • Thanks so much! 😃💕 hehe… yeah, Phineas wants nothing to do with our new mixing addition. I never knew a dog could roll there eyes like that! lol

    • I love crickets and especially katydids. We have so many here in the country. After tonight, we are predicted to get a permanent warm up with no more frost! I’m so glad I will be able to get some things in the gardens. I had to cover some things the last few nights to protect them from freezing. I’m tired of it. Are you guys still staying home, or did your workplaces open up? We’ve had our shots, but we are still being very careful.

      • Yay for consistent warmer weather so you can garden. I “think” we’re past the cold snaps now here, but I just never know anymore. We’re back to work a couple times a week, but not fully yet. Philippe is about a week away from being fully vaccinated, but we’re still being cautious! 😉

    • Great doodle Charlie. I’ll avoid any Buddy Holly and the Crickets jokes.

    • Thanks so much, Sharon! Glad you enjoyed this one! 😃💕

    • Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Your squirrel sounds like the one we had who just liked to “taste” the tomatoes we tried to grow once only to realize she didn’t really like tomatoes each time. We eventually gave up! lol And I’m proud to report there hasn’t been another blender mishap… I think we’re getting the hang of it now! lol

    • Thanks so much, Fatima! 😃💕 Here’s to cherishing each and every little moment!

    • Aww thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Glad I added another smile to your day! And yep… I’m usually the one who bumbles about and makes mishaps happen our house, so I was secretly thrilled that this time Philippe was at the helm with the suds exploded! lol It was really funny!

    • Thanks so much, Mari! 😃💕 So happy you enjoy these posts! hehe… Oh my… yeah, that’s exactly what we thought on the “incident”… so happy it was just suds. Sounds like you had quite a party with the strawberry daiquiris though! lol 😉

    • Aww thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕 Glad I made you smile!

    • Such a delightful singer! So sorry about the blender fail but at least the floor is clean!

  • How do you eat an elephant? The answer is, of course, a bit at a time. Hi, my name is Paul Blease and I am an artist and musician living in the beautiful county of Devon in the UK. I am 66 years old and

  • For our prompt of “Puppy” today, I made a sketch of a little Jack Russell puppy cuddling up with a teddy bear. When I was a kid, my mother used to make me teddy bears, and I had one in nearly every color. My mom

    • Charlie you got both shots of vaccine already? Awesome. Yep hugs are wonderful and it is a paradox that right about the time hugs became popular so did the rule that you can’t touch people (your students, etc). We Italians know all about hugs of course and I am happy to see that the rest of the world caught on (Me arrogant? Nooo!).
      Take care and stay well.

      • Thanks so much! 😃💕 Yep.. both shots and it’s been more than 2 weeks after the last one! hehe… and yay!! And so glad the world got up with Italians. Hugs are awesome!

    • When we finally see each other face to face-hugs-yeah, hugs! I’ll be the one with your book tucked under her arm! I hugged my friend today, first hug besides my husband and parents in 14 months. 🤣 We have some fully vaccinated family and I can hardly wait to hug them! 🤗🤗🤗
      PS the puppy reminds me if our angel puppy-he used to fall asleep “nursing” the nose of his stuffed hedge-hog😆 what a sight! I hope our next puppies are as silly!
      PSS so excited for your family reunion! Please post a pix!

      • Aww thanks so much!! 😃💕 hehe… is that my newest book tucked under your arm? I’d love to know what you think of it! Yeah, that next hug means so much more now. Your angel puppy sounds sooo sweet! Love that image!

    • Yep! Hugs are one of those ‘best things in life are free’ things! Your blanket sounds like it’s really cool! Except of course, it’s probably very warm, lol!

      • Thanks, Sandra! 😃💕 hehe… indeed… I cranked up the A/C so I could enjoy the blanket properly… then Philippe came by and changed it of course.

    • Adorable puppy and your post says it all, Charlie. I’m just afraid that I may not let go of the first person that gives me a real hug when this madness is over. 😊

    • Hugs are certainly special. A big hug for you Charlie for creating your new book. I love it! I love the lessons you share in it and of course one special little mouse. Well done. I look forward to your next creation.

      • Aww thanks so much, Janis!! 😃💕 A huge virtual hug to you! I’m so happy you enjoyed the book! If you get a chance and can leave a review, that would be wonderful. I always try to ask more now… I’m rubbish at marketing. hehe The next one in the series is One Little Dog and it will be out in June! 😉

    • reminds me of my Roxy I miss her so.

    • Hey Marisela! Snow now is blasphemy. Ewww. Yes abrazos to you as well — just like our abracchi in Italian. Ha ha vaccinated hugs yes.

      Yes their govt really let them down in India by loosening the rules. Imagine doing that to their own people. Sounds like you are doing well, you sound happy. We are all fine here too. I go out for my daily stomp (well when it isn’t windy and cool like today. Listen to this, Wed. is supposed to be 22C and 21C Thurs, and then on Fri and Sat 12C. Supposed to be wonky til second half of May.

      And I still have not figured out how to let anyone into my messages thing so ppl are likely getting their feelings miffed. Oops.

      Stay well.

    • Hi Charlie! You still make me smile. I need to paint something like this as our daughter just got a 10 week old yellow lab and he has these stuffed toys. But he also likes Carl’s toes!!😅

      • Aww I’m so happy I made you smile! 😃💕 you should paint something like this! Hehe… and maybe even Carl’s toes! lol

        • Great Idea!! I still have the photo. As I post my watercolor I often get the comment, “This makes me happy! or this is a happy painting. I think that’s my nitch — got over the fright of it all and now, I just do happy, and sometimes an “Oh WHERE did THAT come from?”

    • I also wrote and published a book last year. JOURNEY GIRL, Steps in Secrets and Sanctuary, Susan Heffron Hajec. And I remain in love with watercolor and sketching.

    • I have your book in my basket. Mine is available on Amazon as well.

    • Wonderful, Charlie! I miss all the hugs and look forward to those, as well, once again!

    • Great doodle, Charlie. I know what you mean about hugs. I see my mum every week when we take her shopping round to her. We can’t hug or even give her a peck on the cheek. I can’t wait until we can hug our daughters and grandchildren.

    • . So cute.

    • Thanks so much! 😃💕 Glad you enjoyed this!

    • Aww sending you the biggest hug my friend!! 😃💕 I’m so happy you enjoyed the story of Duckie… yeah, it’s so tough to throw away those well-loved toys. But, the wonderful memories will always be there!! ❤️

    • Sending you hugs, Marisela! 😃💕 Goodness… the weather needs to calm down there! Ugh… well…it’s likely going to get very warm again this summer though! 😉

    • Thanks so much, Fatima! 😃💕

    • Aww thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕 Welcome back! And so happy to know your family is happy and healthy. It’s been a really tough year, but with love and family, we’ve gotten through it. And yeah, I think Phineas does love his family… he’s just too cool to show it. hehe 😉

    • Oh my goodness!! Yikes!! That’s crazy hail! I’m so happy to know you’re safe and sound my friend! 😃💕 The weather is insane and so unpredictable lately. It’s sunny here now, but storms are a brewin’ for the weekend and next week. Hugs to you!

  • My name is Lauren Arno and I am a special education art teacher from New Jersey, USA. I studied art education at The College of New Jersey and earned my masters in special education at Rowan University. I have

  • There’s no way I was going to miss our prompt of “Newborn” today, which to me, always ends up as another chance to sketch baby animals. Here’s a quick little sketch of a couple of my favorites. I don’t have any

    • Love your newborns!! You are a wonderful creator…keep being a big kid at heart.!!!
      Loved your new book!!!

      • Thanks so much, Lyla!! 😃💕 Aww I’m so happy you enjoyed the new book! Tell everyone you know! hehe… yeah, I’m always woefully inadequate when it comes to marketing. I’m really proud of this book. A second one in the series will be out in June. So happy you loved it!

    • Awesome, Charlie. We don’t have giraffes and elephants here either but I saw some black squirrels the other day. Robins are here but not in my yard since there was a huge gray squirrel here and the robins never came back. The squirrel has been gone for two years.

      • Thanks so much! 😃💕 Aww… that darn squirrel scared off the robins. We have lots of red cardinals that are so beautiful. Love the colors of spring!

    • Charlie I love your newborns too – both are great but that little elephant is totally my fav. Your new book should be delivered to my Edmonton home on Thursday. I won’t see it for another 2 months, but I just can’t wait. I will totally enjoy it and put in my pictures to finish each page. Just what a big kid needs :). When I was little (would have been somewhere around 4) I was drawing pictures in my Burgess Books because I thought those pictures totally helped the story :). Can’t wait. I too have been seeing signs of mating out here in the country. Just came in from a walk where there were two squirrels having a spring dalliance and two Hairy Woodpeckers. Love springtime 🙂 Never ever grow up 🙂

      • Thanks so much, Zoie! 😃💕 And yay! Thanks for getting a copy of my book. Whenever you finally get it, I hope you’ll leave a review and let me know what you thought! And glad I’m not the only one who wanted to add pictures to books. I hope lots of kids and big kids will enjoy this book! Yay for spring… yeah, I love seeing all the creatures come out!

    • Love these adorable little critters, Charlie!! Your new book is wonderful and I so wish there had been something so upbeat and encouraging when I was a kid. Love to see your childlike enthusiasm!!

      • Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 I’m so happy you enjoyed the book! Yeah, I wanted something extra positive and upbeat… I figure after the year we’ve had, people of all ages could use that! 😉

    • My book just arrived this afternoon. It had been raining all day, and had just stopped. I went out the front door to pick up the package, and the sun suddenly broke through the clouds. I’d swear the sky was smiling in delight along with me at seeing your book!

    • I love this latest doodle, Charlie. I must show my wife because she loves elephants. Our book arrived at the weekend. We had a look through it to get some ideas. We both loved it. We’re going to start this weekend.

      • Thanks so much, Gary! 😃💕 Yeah, I think elephants might be my favorite. And thanks for getting the book! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! I hope you’ll share what you create in it!

    • Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Yeah, I think that childlike wonder can always get us through even the worst patches in life. And here’s to a very bright and hopeful future ahead!

    • Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Yay!! I’m so thrilled to hear your inner child is enjoying nature’s magic. Okay, I have to admit that I’m totally jealous of the sunbird story! hehe… they’re such beautiful birds. What a fabulous thing to experience!

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