Episode #41: Drawing And Coloring

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Episode #41: Drawing And Coloring
Sketching Stuff

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Hello again! This is Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! Though I paint with watercolor and draw each day, I’ve always looked at my sketchbook habit as fun playtime. And I’m not making paintings, I’m making drawings, or more accurately doodles that I then color with watercolor. This has brought me so much joy over these past few years. It’s a no pressure way to simply show up and make some art each day, which would make a mother proud. Do I have dreams of doing more? Yes, of course! Always! But, that will all come in time.

With my little hour a day of practice, it’s still taken me quite a lot of time to learn and improve as I go. There are so many things that I want to sketch and paint that I don’t practice a single thing, over and over again, very often. I’m getting better at dogs and cats, for example, slowly but surely. And I’ve gotten pretty darn good at sketching birds since I tend to sketch them quite a lot. And no matter what I end up putting in my sketchbook that day, I always DO it with the eyes of a child and the joy and wonder like I had when I was a kid. That’s why, still today, there’s nothing I enjoy more than just showing up to make something. So join me now for a collection of stories inspired by my habit of drawing and coloring.

  1. Sandra Strait 11 months ago

    Another great podcast, Charlie! Thank you for an enjoyable 1/2 hour to start my morning!

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      Charlie O'Shields 11 months ago

      Aww thanks, Sandra! 😃💕 I’m so thrilled you enjoyed this one! Thanks so much for the feedback!

  2. Laura Waldman 11 months ago

    I didn’t realize you also did a podcast! I really enjoyed listening to this episode. You exude the joy your clearly derive from your life. Thank you for sharing!

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      Charlie O'Shields 11 months ago

      Thanks so much, Laura! 😃💕 Glad you found it! It’s been out for quite some time, but I’m not great at self-promotion! Hope you’ll keep listening and tell your friends! hehe

      • Laura Waldman 11 months ago

        In addition to also not being great at self promotion, my tech/computer-y skills aren’t top notch – hence, not realizing you also had a podcast! 😀

  3. Edith 10 months ago

    Thanks Charlie, once again, for sharing that joy..!! Let me tell you, this week I am trying, for the very first time, my brushes with oil, and scary as it may be, the endless shades of colours that come up, are a wonderful prize that one gets for the bravery of giving it a try. And I am happily colouring my pages again…!!! And you are also part of this story..Thank you!!!

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      Charlie O'Shields 10 months ago

      Oh wow! That’s so incredibly awesome to hear, Edith! Glad you enjoyed the podcast! Yay! I’m thrilled to be part of such a great story. 😃💕 And I’m sure your oil paintings will be gorgeous!

  4. Nohami Yimam 8 months ago

    oh my god its so great i love it!!

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      Charlie O'Shields 8 months ago

      Aww thanks so much, Nohami! 😃💕 I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the podcast!

  5. VKTORS 6 months ago

    Oh wow! You have so calm voice for post-cast:)) My 8-year-old daughter hate school because dyslexia and school is hard but love drawing. . I create my goal more love for childhood period with drawing skills. We are listening and enjoy other big artist drawings and skills. She sketches than their version of drawings . She starts to fill then she is not failing like in readings.

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      Charlie O'Shields 6 months ago

      Aww thanks so much! I’m so happy you enjoyed the podcast! 😃💕 And so thrilled to know your daughter is sketching things! That’s awesome!

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