Hello! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! This is truly one of my favorite times of year and I’m excited for the holiday season. While some say it’s the happiest time of the year, it can also be the busiest as well. But no matter what, each year I make a little time to sketch and paint every day while I try to keep my inner child from going completely nuts! It’s no secret that I get extra childlike this time of year. Well, okay, I admit it. I almost turn into a child and act pretty much like I did way too many years ago to count now. I’m thrilled and excited the entire time and each shiny light I see makes my heart smile.
No matter what you celebrate, I hope you enjoy this final month of the year. For me it’s often a time of quiet contemplation. There’s a shiny fresh New Year heading this way and I think back to everything I’ve done this past year. Is it everything I’d hope to accomplish? Not at all really. That’s the beauty of having dreams so big they just taking a little more time to mature. So, join me now for a collection of stories all about warmth and love in moments past and present as we enter a winter wonderland made by sketching holiday moments.