Welcome back! It’s Charlie O’Shields, here with another episode of Sketching Stuff! I love this time of year where I live! As the days get longer, they also start to get a bit sunnier as well. While I love a rainy day, a sunny day is particularly inspiring. As a kid, I was always excited for summer break. And even though I don’t get that as an adult, it’s still makes me a little giddy. And it’s fun to remember all of the things I enjoyed as a kid during this time and the new things I now enjoy as an adult. First and foremost is drawing and painting, of course, and the summer is my favorite time to DO it!
Of course, one of the best bits of summer is that World Watercolor Month returns in July! I’m letting you know now so you can save the date and join me for this non-profit event featuring the 31 watercolors in 31 days challenge, supporting arts education. I know some of you out there have other creative hobbies, but I figured I would see if I could tempt you to try watercolor with me. It’s super fun, and that’s precisely the reason I’m always trying to get more people to DO it! I’m convinced that each of us already instinctually knows how to draw and paint. We all learned how as kids. It’s just a matter of remembering and letting our hearts play and explore. So, I hope you’ll enjoy this next selection of stories, inspired while sketching sunny days!