Episode #63: Daily Art Habit

Sketching Stuff Podcast Episode 63 Album Art Daily Art Habit
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Episode #63: Daily Art Habit
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Hey there! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! I’ve been sketching and writing every day now for over five years. What I’ve found is that I very often forget things that I’ve sketched and things that I’ve written about until I see them again. It’s fun to revisit older illustrations and stories, and see how my approach has changed over the years. Oh, it’s still a sketch and a ramble, but there’s always something a bit different on my mind each time I make something. It’s perhaps nothing terribly grand or profound, but it’s all part of this journey we call art.

I’ve always tried to encourage others to create art each and every day. I truly believe it’s one of the most rewarding things we could ever do for ourselves in life. And no matter what type of arts and crafts you prefer, doing a little each and every day makes amazing things happen. For me, it’s given me the confidence today to branch out and create more narrative sketches, many times completely from my own imagination. The very idea that I would ever be able to sketch without a reference in front of me seemed impossible when I started. But today, after dutifully sketching stuff for these past few years, I can DO more than I ever thought I could. And, all of the credit goes to my lovely daily art habit.

12 Comments
  1. Sandra Strait 10 months ago

    Simple things can be a great inspiration – such as enjoying a lovely time listening to you read your rambles!

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      Charlie O'Shields 10 months ago

      Aww thanks so much for listening, Sandra! 😃💕 So happy you’re enjoying these!

  2. Mary Roff 10 months ago

    Enjoyed the podcast, Charlie!!

  3. Louise 10 months ago

    What a great idea…to “open more windows”. And I think looking to the past as in your podcast on nostalgia also can open up more windows. Very interesting segue. 😉 Great podcast!

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      Charlie O'Shields 10 months ago

      Aww thanks so much, Louise! 😃💕 I’m so thrilled you enjoyed this one!

  4. Shannon Fowler 10 months ago

    Wow, you talk fast! 😃 I loved this podcast. Your section on scribbling flowers had me laughing over and over! Looking forward to opening the window and letting the fresh air in with your podcast on a regular basis. Thanks!

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      Charlie O'Shields 10 months ago

      So happy you enjoyed the podcast! 😃💕 Hope I wasn’t talking too fast! hehe Early on I was told I was talking too slowly. Glad I gave you a good laugh!

  5. Carly Blankevoort 9 months ago

    Such an uplifting and honest pod. Thank you.

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      Charlie O'Shields 9 months ago

      Aww I’m so thrilled you enjoyed it! Thank you, Carly! 😃💕

  6. Suruchi Bhide 3 months ago

    Came across doodlewaah for the first time and randomly listened to your podcast. You write beautifully! I am still struggling with writing and painting daily. Any tips? I start but unable to sustain it.

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 months ago

      Aww thanks so much, Suruchi! I’m so happy you enjoyed the podcast! 😃💕 Daily writing and painting is mostly about just trying to do a little each day until a habit is formed. Try just 15 minutes a day and make something without worrying about the result. Just enjoy the DOing of it! You’ll quickly find you can’t stop at 15 minutes and focus on the enjoyment, not the output. I did this and soon learned that there is far more time in the day to create than you ever thought possible! 😉

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