Hello, there! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! Often one of the most challenging things about showing up to sketch and paint each day is finding inspiration. That core feeling that fuels me and gets me excited to create something. It’s always there, but some days, it can feel a bit muted. Instead of an excited feeling, I feel a bit daunted or even a bit lost as to what to do next. My solution is always the same. Instead of waiting for inspiration to strike me, I just start sketching! I know that each little scribble that I make will shake loose some idea that will turn a feeling that’s a bit humdrum into something fun and even exhilarating.
I take this same approach with the stories that accompany my sketches. These are the very same stories that make up this podcast. I just start my rambling on to see what ideas might come out that day. I don’t have a particular message that I begin with, but instead, a feeling. I write about how I feel during my art journey and about the memories the things that I’m sketching make appear. What you’re listening to on this podcast is an art journey as it happens. It’s my hope that you’ll find something in my journey to inspire yours. Or, just a little something thoughtful to be played in the background while you set about transforming your next blank page. So, join me now for some more dreams in watercolor!