For Day 12 of World Watercolor Month and our optional prompt of “Otherworldly,” I painted a little pink alien zooming across a galaxy in a spaceship. This is the first time I’ve ever doodlewashed an alien creature, so I just made up the type of alien I’d like to meet. And apparently, that’s something furry, pink, wide-eyed and adorable with a button nose and gremlin ears. It’s interesting to ponder the idea of alien lifeforms, or indeed simply another planet like ours in some faraway galaxy. Perhaps, a Creator somewhere is tinkering with ideas and has created multiple earths as a sort of experiment. The first one to make contact with the next wins! Though, our own version has grown a touch hostile, so I’m sure that even if a cute alien could make contact, they might reconsider. This little one lives on a planet that chooses love over hate, because any sane being should, and lives with his other pink friends in a beautiful and colorful world filled with happiness and hope!

As a kid, I was fascinated while looking at the stars at night and would imagine all sorts of wild and wonderful things. Of course, I was also a kid who saw the very first Star Wars movie at the theater, and became a huge fan of that galaxy far, far away. I’ve alway assumed there must be other galaxies filled with life, because the universe is so infinite that we’ve not even been able to travel outside of our own galaxy. It was only a couple of years ago that scientists first discovered what they believed to be a planet outside of our own Milky Way. Since this one is 28 million light years away, we don’t have that Star Wars technology required for a visit. So, it’s fun to simply imagine what could be out there. And, the best part is, there’s no way to know for sure that there aren’t cute, friendly pink aliens out there somewhere. And, that thought makes me incredibly happy!

If a more advanced group of creatures exist on another planet and are able to watch us, they’ve no doubt seen all of our movies and would know better than to come here. They’d simply be shot out of the sky and studied like lab rats. So, I’m happy that my little pink friend is only observing us from a safe distance. Sometimes, as a kid, I would wave at the stars, just in case. I could never be certain that there wasn’t a friendly little alien peering through a massive, otherworldly telescope waving back at me. And, like any young creative artist with big hopes, big ideas, and even bigger dreams, I didn’t always feel like I fit in growing up. But, it never really bothered me. I guess, in a way, I didn’t want to fit in. I just wanted to be whatever I was truly meant to be, without limits. I think all beings must crave that, and deserve the chance to live that way. If we humans could simply understand and embrace our similarities instead of fearing our differences, we would likely find a way to reach those outer planets together, and even be welcomed there. Though it’s only a dream, it would be an incredibly stellar achievement, and truly out of this world!   

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12 thoughts on “Out Of This World!

  1. I wish the scientists would hurry up and invent the transporter beam. Not only could we travel near instantaneously around our own world, it would be the start to possible travel among the stars. Not too mention, Star Trek has proved that you could be restored to younger versions of yourself. So why don’t we have it? Probably those aliens watching us have been suppressing the technology so aren’t able to suddenly appear on their planets!

  2. Love your furry alien – and your thoughtful written piece. The James C Webb Telescope images are astounding and inspirational. My small human mind can’t begin to comprehend… 🙂

  3. Hey Charlie,

    Yep you dance to the beat of your own music and so do I. We think it’s wonderful but my grownups sure didn’t think it was so great to raise a little Millenial born all those decades ago out of time. You have great skill with your sketches!

  4. Hello Charlie,

    The cute pink alien somehow reminds me of monsters Maurice Sendak created for Whwre the Wild Things Are. And incidentally, I was reading an article about that very book earlier today. And you even mention wild things in your post. It’s a sign surely, all I need to do is figure out what it’s all about. And your speaking about never being able to fit in made me think of someone’s whatsapp status. It said ” There’s no need for you to fit in, the world will adjust.” So Charlie my dear friend, be who you are. Everyone loves you just the way you are (and everyone loves the cute pink furry alien you created)… Much love❤💞


    1. Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 That does seem like a sign of some kind indeed! You’re too kind! I love that whatsapp status. The good news is… I couldn’t change if I tried! lol Much love to you! ❤️

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