Episode #1: Days To Celebrate

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Episode #1: Days To Celebrate
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Once upon a time, I spent the entire month of November exploring the various National and World Days that happened each day of that month. I love these fun celebrations and they were ultimately what gave me the idea to found World Watercolor Month in July. So join me now for a little collection of stories I call, Days To Celebrate.

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54 Comments
  1. June Hadaway 4 months ago

    I really enjoyed listening to your first podcast. Hearing your voice, your thoughts, along with the added background clips, made the podcast fun and interesting. Looking forward to the next one!!!

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Aww brilliant! Thanks, June! 😃💕 That makes me so happy to hear! I honestly have never mixed audio before and have no idea what I’m doing, so that makes me SO happy to know you enjoyed it!!

      • June Hadaway 4 months ago

        My sister is here visiting from Florida. She really liked it too. You sound very relaxed and in your zone!!! ☺

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          Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

          Aww that makes me happy to hear! 😃💕 It’s not really an “art” podcast at all but one I hope can be enjoying by everyone. So happy to hear she liked it!

  2. Sandra Strait 4 months ago

    I have enjoyed this episode of ‘Days to Celebrate!’ and I’m looking forward to more. You have a great voice and fantastic delivery that made the podcast a joy!

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Aww thanks so much, Sandra!! 😃💕 That means SO much to me. This was quite a big deal for me to even try, since I’m terrified of video. hehe And I can’t believe it took me 3 years to show up and say hi… in a way at least. Hope you’ll enjoy the next installment coming in a couple weeks!

      • Sandra Strait 4 months ago

        I can understand – I am as well, and I’ve been making myself do videos. I don’t have nearly the delivery that you do, though, so I think I’ll be using text-overs.

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          Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

          Yeah, videos are just a bit terrifying for me… mostly because you can’t do them in your pajamas. Well… I guess one could, but it would depend on what you sleep in as to whether it would be considered okay. 😉

  3. Jessica Seacrest 4 months ago

    Your talent and drive always amaze me. Loved this entertaining podcast! After these few years, it was super cool to hear your voice 🙂

    • zuzala 4 months ago

      Jessica, I couldn’t have said it better, thanx for giving me the words and thanks to you Charlie. another 3 years will fly by before you know it. Can’t wait to see the fill the passing years along with you. ( you too Jessica!)

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Aww thanks, Jessica! 😃💕I can’t believe after all this time, it’s the first time you’ve heard my voice and now I realize I’ve never heard yours!! Oh the power of social media… and the problem… would love to meet up someday in person!

  4. Sharon Nolfi 4 months ago

    You have beautiful voice! Love this podcast.

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Aww thanks, Sharon… that made me blush! 😊 Like most people my voice sounds totally different than it does in my head. Like when you set you away message on a phone. hehe

  5. Jodi 4 months ago

    way to go charlie o!! <3

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Thanks so much, Jodi! 😃💕 hehe… always up for a new adventure!

  6. Carol Hartmann 4 months ago

    OMG, in retrospect I’m so happy to know I spent many Saturday nights with you, The Love Boat, Tatoo, and Ricardo Montelbaum, all the while strangling a sibling or two whilst having a private conversation on the long curly phone cord and hiding in the bathroom!! Is it any wonder my hubby is prematurely gray and takes me to magical places? Love your podcast, dear Charlie! 😘💖😁

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Yay! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed it Carol! 😃💕 That makes me so happy! hehe… yeah… those were definitely the days and it’s so much fun to go back and remember them!

  7. Kathy Delumpa Allegri 4 months ago

    Charlie, I enjoyed the witty, lyrical, imaginative podcast that you delivered with such dulcet tones! Thank you for sharing. I look forward to more!

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Wow! What a wonderful compliment! Thanks, Kathy! 😃💕 Dulcet tones? That’s such a nice compliment! Hope you’ll enjoy the next episodes as much!

      • Kathy Delumpa Allegri 4 months ago

        I’m sure I will. I remember when there wasn’t such a thing as television. Lying on my tummy, I propped my chin with my palms, elbows on the livingroom rug, listening to animated voices. I could IMAGINE the unfolding scenarios in my mind. No need to reply; just wanted to add that! 😉

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          Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

          Aww… I love that memory! 😃💕 Love those days where all you had to entertain yourself was your own imagination.

  8. Mary Roff 4 months ago

    Wonderful podcast and lovely to hear your voice. Looking forward to future stories. You are amazing!

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      You’re making me blush! 😊And smile really big! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the podcast. It was a bit of an experiment on my part and i wasn’t sure what people might think. Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕

  9. Anabelle 4 months ago

    You’re full of surprises! This is a fantastic podcast, Congratulations!

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Thanks so much, Anabelle! 😃💕 hehe.. yeah… I always have a new crazy idea waiting in the wings. I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the podcast!

  10. Yvonne Reeder 4 months ago

    Loving this already Charlie! ❤️ You’re so real and personable – what’s not to appreciate and enjoy the very and varied bits of you. 😘 I look forward to more and more! 👏🏻❣️👏🏻

    One thought to consider – reduce the music volume as its competing with your voice rather than supporting it. I have an odd hearing issue where all audio fuses incoming and I cannot separate the sounds. It makes it difficult to hear voices.

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Thanks so much, Yvonne! 😃💕 Glad you enjoyed this and thanks for the tip. I use a program that levels sound and I think I need to tweak the background a bit. I’ll try to make it less present in the next edition!

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      I actually tried an edit on this version, so hopefully the sound levels are a bit better! Have a listen and see if that’s better when you can. I truly have no idea how to mix sound… still figuring it all out! 😊

      • Yvonne Reeder 4 months ago

        Yes!!! It’s perfect for me! Thank you, Charlie! 😍❣️😘 I’m actually thinking it could go a wee notch higher without issue. Try it and see? I look forward to your next podcast and truly think it needs to go worldwide – it’s THAT good! YOU are that good! 👏🏻❤️👏🏻

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          Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

          Thanks so much, Yvonne! 😃💕 hehe… yeah, this sound mixing thing is a bigger challenge than watercolor! lol But it’s a fun challenge. Appreciate the feedback!

  11. smzang 4 months ago

    Charlie,

    About that “dotting the I and crossing the T” All excellent writers have editors to worry about those mundane things.
    You are a fine writer. I look forward to your every post, and as for the podcast…You have a beautifully modulated
    and a super pleasant voice. Much enjoyed. (Don’t quit doing your written posts, though, please! I am one of those
    people with a brain that processes the written word better than the spoken.) Your podcast proves to me that
    whatever you try, you master.

    Sarah

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Aww you’re so sweet! Thanks so much for the encouragement, Sarah! 😃💕 And yes, the podcast will simply be pulled from writings… that’s still how I think best, so I’ll be continuing to write and perhaps one day that writing will get the podcast treatment. 😉

  12. Ellie 4 months ago

    This is wonderful, Charlie!!! Yet one more wonderful from the fantastic mind of Little Charlie. ( :

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Thanks so much, Ellie! 😃💕I’m so thrilled you enjoyed it! It was a little daunting putting myself out there after 3 years of never appearing on audio or video. So happy you liked it!

  13. Yukari Bromfield 4 months ago

    Charlie, what a fun podcast! I’m really not a big fan of podcast but I loved listening to yours! And I laughed so hard when you described the curly cords! Loved hearing your voice! I can’t wait for the next one!!

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Aww thanks, Kari! 😃💕I’m so thrilled you enjoy it! Another little new adventure I’m setting out on! hehe… thought it was fun way to mix things up!

  14. Thomas Blanchard 4 months ago

    Great job Charlie! I always enjoy your story telling.

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 months ago

      Thanks so much, Tom! 😃💕 I’m so happy you enjoyed this! I hoped people would like it… it’s my first “appearance” outside of painting and writing.😊(I’m a bit shy so video was way too scary! hehe)

      • Thomas Blanchard 3 months ago

        @Charlie … Well what I’m hoping for is a sketch demo and painting. You don’t need to be in it … well beside your hands. lol. So get yourself a phone holder mount to shoot down on the painting and go to town! Pretty please Charlie. I have always wanted to see your process. So it’s either a video or I invite myself for a weekend getaway at your place so I can watch in person!

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          Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

          hehe! Philippe had a brand new camera from work and stood over me one day with it while I was painting. I immediately stopped and couldn’t move. Soooo… maybe one day I’ll get over that, but in the meantime, you’ll welcome to come over! 😉 😃💕

  15. Mary L H Thoma 3 months ago

    Charlie O… your podcast was like listening to the voice of a familiar friend. I drank in every pun like apple cider, smooth and tangy. I work with disabled adults in an Adult Day Care setting and those “special days” make for great activity planning. If you don’t mind I would like to playback your pod cast for “Cliche Day” this coming November. I will have the participants and staff count every cliche they hear and offer a prize to the closest guess. Keep up the good work!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Aww that’s such a wonderful comment to receive! 😃💕 Thank you so much! I’m thrilled you enjoyed this! And yes, by all means, please do so…. that sounds awesome! Keep me posted on how it turns out!

  16. Joan 3 months ago

    Great podcast an enjoying your storytelling and listening to you. Your art is great an your happy picture matches your happy voice. Keep up your fun enjoyable stories.

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Aww thanks so much, Joan! 😃💕 That made me smile! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the podcast!! It’s a bit of an experiment for me. So it makes me happy to know you enjoyed it!

  17. Teri C 3 months ago

    I’m so happy you made the move to podcasts, so entertaining! You have a great voice and talk just like you write!
    I never do podcasts but you made me a believer now. Too fun to miss.

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Aww!! That’s SO awesome to hear, Teri! Yay! 🙂 💕 I’m so thrilled you enjoyed this! Yeah, I’ve totally mentioned on my blog that I write like I talk, so now I can finally prove it! LOL Hope you’ll stick around and listen to the future episodes!

  18. Iryna Biehland 2 months ago

    Everyone found something funny in this first podcast, Charlie! I enjoyed all the aspects too. What struck me funny is the last segment on American portions, measuring system, and flags! As a former European, I always notice this. I try to teach my child metric, as measuring distance by somebody’s feet is not too accurate!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Aww yay! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed this, Iryna! 😃💕Hope you enjoy the others as well (a new one launches next week!). SO agree… measuring in feet still seems weird and I never grew up in Europe. Metric just makes so much more sense! My French is still horrible, but I can now speak in metric! 😉 hehe

  19. Les Grindey 2 months ago

    Hi Charlie . I had time you listen to your podcast I think you are right celebrate every day when I was little my dad said to me to tell him if I see the flying pig .to him it meant do not waste your day . a bit like the chocolate tea pot .what’s the point . if we had a chance to do something he let use do it .I to have not lost my mine but I was told I was always thinking out of the box .very enjoyable to hear you and your story great stuff . I will for give you for the English bit as well we have many double meanings so see you I’oth and take care

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      hehe… thanks, Les! 😃💕 Glad you enjoyed this! Yes, English is more than one language indeed. I like the idea of not wasting your day…. it’s certainly sage advice. Your dad sounds wonderful!

  20. melissasueart1968 2 months ago

    This was absolutely wonderful Charlie! Your writing, brilliance, cunning and calming voice make for such a relaxing and fun time! Thanks so much! 💜

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Aww yay!! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed it!! Thank you SO much my friend for the feedback! 😃💕 This is my first time attempting a podcast, so I’m so happy to know you liked what came out! (if you are on iTunes and could leave a positive review there, that would be awesome! I’m just learning that you’re supposed to ask for such things… hehe… 😊)

  21. Debra Armstrong 4 weeks ago

    Brillant! Creative you! Just the happy energy I needed as I paint! Thank you Charlie!!!

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      Charlie O'Shields 4 weeks ago

      Aww thanks, Debra!! 😃💕 So thrilled you enjoyed this! I was hoping these would be a nice little addition in the background for painting. yay!

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