Hello! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! This time of year is my favorite as it’s a lovely holiday season here. Granted, this year is quite different than in past years as we’re in still in the throws of a pandemic. While many big events are no longer happening, I still look forward to those little things in life that always make me smile. And truly, more time at home means a bit more time to create art, which in itself feels like a gift. I hope you’ll be making lots of lovely things to share as we head into the final weeks of the year. Let’s continue to spread joy and hope around the world with our art.
As you might realize by now, these stories have all appeared on Doodlewash at some point in the past. For this set, I decided to choose them all from November of last year. This was a time prior to any news of a pandemic and back when life was want we now refer to as normal. What strikes me most is that so many things in life haven’t changed at all. Whenever there’s a bit of love, a bit of art, and a lot of hope, there’s always something beautiful happening that makes me full of gratitude and filled with joy. Perhaps it’s just because I live my life with my inner child happily by my side at all times. But, that’s a really lovely way to get through this life. And no matter what time of year I’m in, it’s actually always painting season.