Hello! It’s Charlie O’Shields, and we’ve made it to the 65th episode of Sketching Stuff! It’s been an amazing journey filled with lots of sketches and stories and I hope you’ve enjoyed it and found lots of inspiration along the way. I wanted to announce that this is going to be my last episode for a while. You see, I’m going to focus on writing and illustrating a couple of storybooks that I’ve been mulling over for quite some time. It’s always been my dream, and thanks to my daily habit I’ve gained the confidence to finally make that dream a reality.
I’ll still be sketching each and every day, of course, I couldn’t stop now if I tried, but what I write and sketch will be a bit different going forward. With only so many hours in the day, I won’t be able to DO everything I was doing along with all of the new things I need to DO as well. And yes, this means that I’ll finally have to start illustrating things that can’t quite be completed in a single sitting or just under an hour. It will definitely be a test of my inner child’s short attention span, but I’m super excited for the new journey ahead. And, I know me, so I know it will require a bit of extra focus to make this happen. My wish for you is that you’ll always follow your own heart as well. Make something each and every day and share the wonderful bits of your own journey along the way with us. We’re all waiting to be inspired by what you’ll make next. And I couldn’t be more thrilled for you as I certainly know the sheer joy to be found in a beautiful art journey.