Thanks Gary! I received the blue as a sample pan in an art subscription box. The paint manufacturer is Caran D’ache. I received a black sample too and I’m really pleased with how much pigment they have!
#Doodlewash Prompt: Reindeer Sure. Everyone knows about Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen and even Rudolph. But what about Hatter? You know, the reindeer that has to carry replacement hats for the ones that Santa loses to the wind, chimneys, forgetfulness and aggressive Christmas Tree branches. #Hahnemühle_USA…[Read more]
When I was at my mother’s house earlier this month, I was told the story of how they almost didn’t find her “Charlie Brown Christmas tree” when unpacking decorations. This little tree was made famous thanks to the
That is what I want, a Charlie Brown tree, thanks Charlie! I keep saying that I am going to get a potted Norfolk pine and some little red ornaments and that will be our tree going forward. I did have one back in college. That my carved santas made by family, a few Christmas cards and I’m good. 👍😊😉
Love your little tree! I’ve always loved Charlie Brown Christmas trees and my husband and I always made a point of bringing one home a tree that would probably be passed over by everyone else…and, I always thought it looked beautiful full of lights and glittering ornaments… no matter how sparse its branches or crooked its trunk.
These are the sorts of sentimental memories you cannot manufacture. They simply happen at random. That is why they are so endearing and precious to us.
In our family it is the chocolate ball. Or maybe it’s just for me. It is a medium size mercury glass ball that is about 65 years old. It used to be red but back in the day when the lights on the tree were large heavy glass colored incandescents that burned really hot, this ball was hung too close to a bulb and was burned a dark brown matte chocolate color. My Mother hated it and wouldn’t hang it but my Dad is …. economical… so would not allow it to be tossed. Around age 12 I found it and delighted in this chocolate ball. I was only allowed to hang it in the back and I have. It’s enough just to know it’s there.
I think every family has votive candles or a chocolate ball, a tablecloth, a book that is read, a recipe that is made, something that may seem small but for them represents the holidays. Sometimes you don’t even know what it is until you almost lose it.
That’s a true Charlie Brown Christmas tree! What wonderful, warm memories watching the film each year with my family. We have a few little decorations that we cherish, one a snowman my daughter made in the first grade. He is a toilet paper tube with cotton balls glued to it, and his face is made of bits of colored construction paper and glued on so that he looks drunk! We love to embarrass our daughter with it each year. It’s a family joke 42 years in the making and it works every year!
I was quite upset the year my mother decided to go with all blue glass ornaments on the tree rather than the multitude of colors I had grown up with. And I wasn’t even living there any more. We are funny creatures that way. We can leave and change and get on with life, but what was left behind had better stay the same. Lol Not going to happen.
It is darling! We have this plastic talking snowman. A dear old friend of mine gave it to me when my son was born. It does not fit into my vintage decor, but because she gave it to me, it warms my heart. It normally stands by the little tree in my son’s room. Since my son no longer puts a tree in his room 🙁 he still sets the snowman in his room. “Have you seen Santa? Brrrrr it’s cold outside.”
Aww I love your story Sharon! 😃💕 I’m convinced that the holidays are just something awesome. No matter what you celebrate, there’s so much love, light, and family there that it brings everyone together!
Your tree story is priceless,but I’m focused on that tumbling painting! I highly recommend that you replace the glass with plexiglass. It is lighter AND safer! You can go online to “American Frame” and order the exact size you need. They are the most reasonable & reliable place I’ve found. I’ve framed literally hundreds of paintings over the years and plexiglass has saved my life! Happy Holidays Charlie and thank you for making so many people happy in art!
Thanks so much, Dana! 😃💕Glad you enjoyed the story. Yeah… it was framed by a friend so we actually thought it was Plexiglass! Until the second time it fell and shattered. We’ll definitely be going that route on the replacement! 😉 Happy Holidays to you and yours!
First time painting this beautiful creature, so i had to read about it,know more about it to paint it. Endangered species of Arctic habitat,a dolphin like mammal,without a dorsal fin, white belly,dark pigments on its upper surface which increases with age, a nose on top,and the distinctive unicorn horn which is its upper incisor protruding thru’…[Read more]
Again a little bit of ice skating practice. Watercolor reacts completely different under these circumstances. I think you can really see the low temperatures here.
October was really kind of busy, finishing it with a video and a commission, so I started November a bit more laid back. 😊 AD39B638-2652-4F28-824E-6660ED0056AA
Welcome to Doodlewash, Tori! I love your mailbox and flowers! If you haven’t seen Charlie’s message already, there is a WordPress problem, which is why you get a link instead of your art showing. After you post, go to Edit on the post and use the + paintbrush icon to add the art. Charlie is working with WordPress to fix the problem.
Well, I was busy working for my feature here on Doodlewash, but that didn‘t mean, I didn‘t sketch.
I did this while I was waiting for the family arriving back home from france.
The „Grosse Schanze“ in Bern is located directly above the central station.
Perfect to get a quick study done while waiting. 65F0DF03-3FE3-4309-B879-134763E7F3C6
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