Raspberry Tart

Raspberry Tart Watercolor Illustration

For our prompt of “Raspberry Tart” today, we have simply that, with a single fork added. I realize it’s only one fork as sharing one of these is extremely difficult since it’s one of my favorite desserts. Truly, any little tart with fruit on it will do, but raspberry is my top pick. Of course, we’re in the States and not with our family in Paris, so there’s no bakery a few steps away to cure my craving. But, it’s actually pizza night, so that’s probably all the treat I should have. Though I still contend that too much of a good thing is really just perfectly awesome. So, I wouldn’t turn down a raspberry tart were it to suddenly appear, but this seems highly unlikely at this point. I’d try to coax Philippe into making one, but I think we only have cranberries and he uses those to make the dog’s food. It’s still going to be a lovely evening ahead, without or without dessert, and I’m looking forward to each and every minute of it!

Tonight, along with our pizza, we’re going to watch the animated flick Scoob!, which was sent straight to streaming instead of theaters. In our continually embellished stories we make up for our dog Phineas, we’ve determined that Scooby Doo is his favorite actor. He’s quite certain Scooby must be rich after all of the movies he’s starred in, so he’s suitably impressed. Truly, the second a dog of any kind appears on the screen when we’re watching something we hear Phineas say, “Oh finally, a good actor! They must of had more budget for this one!” He assumes that, based on the incredible success of Scooby, that all dogs must make more money than human actors in their craft. In reality, of course, Phineas is just snoring on the floor currently and only his dads are excited for the upcoming film. He’s just hoping there might be a couple of Scooby snacks in his future.

And I’m simply excited that the week has finally had the good sense to end and the weekend can finally begin. So, I’m typing this rather quickly as I race against the clock to make sure I’ve gotten everything done in time to fully focus on things like pizza, movies, and a little bit of wine. This is truly my favorite night of the week, mostly because of the pizza, but also because it’s a chance to unwind fully and even sleep in a bit in the morning. Though this doesn’t really work out anymore as my internal alarm clock is always set to the same time. Yet, not actually having to get out of bed is certainly a treat in itself. I’m still craving that dessert, though, and I don’t think there’s any planned for this weekend. But, as ever, I’ll fall back into my fantasies and simply imagine that at some wondrous point in the future, I’ll finally get my raspberry tart.

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  1. Priscilla DeConti 3 years ago

    Lovely picture..Enjoy your pizza and movie!!!

  2. Sharon Nolfi 3 years ago


  3. Karen Fortier 3 years ago

    Wonderful tart Charlie! Enjoy your pizza night!

  4. Sandra Strait 3 years ago

    I was hoping for my birthday treat to get one of the German chocolate brownies with coconut pecan frosting that I’ve been eyeing in the store for weeks now. And of course when I went shopping for one yesterday there were none. *sigh* So I opted for Bordeaux Cherry ice cream instead. I’ll have it with imaginary raspberry tart.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      I think that ice cream is the perfect choice!! YUM! And happy birthday! I knew it was your birthday month and didn’t realize the day had arrived! 😊hehe… but yeah… it’s all month in my mind so enjoy ever minute!! 😃💕

  5. Mary Roff 3 years ago

    I think Philippe should do his best to recreate this beauty for you. Dang that does look good!!! Enjoy your pizza and movie!!! My weekend days are pretty much the same as my Monday through Friday but somehow I’m always excited when Friday afternoon gets here. Yay!!! The weekend is almost ready to begin!!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 hehe… Yeah, I think I’ll always be excited for the weekend even when I’m done working all week. It’s just fun to have those special days!

  6. Debra Armstrong 3 years ago


  7. Laura Kate 3 years ago

    Hm, now I want dessert. You are a bad influence, Mr. Charlie.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      hehe!! But dessert is fabulous, soooo… that can only be seen as a good influence! 😉 💕

  8. Danai Mongkolrat 3 years ago

    Very beautiful and wonderful painting!!

  9. Lisa 3 years ago


  10. Gary Middleton 3 years ago

    Beautiful doodle. We sat and watched the old romantic film, Sabrina, last night. Enjoy your weekend Charlie.

  11. sallustiogiuseppa 3 years ago

    A delicious inviting dessert. Thank you and enjoy the weekend!

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much! Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well! 😃💕

  12. LoriCtoo 3 years ago

    I just love your style of sketching/painting. So simple, so fast and yet it comes out looking real-ish. I was revisiting a watercolor book yesterday and the pages I was drawn to were so similar to yours.

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much, Lori! 😃💕 Aww, I’m so happy you like my approach… yeah, fast, fun, and real-ish is great way to describe it! hehe

  13. Fatima Chamkha 3 years ago

    Awesome raspberry tart! Have a great weekend Charlie!

  14. Fanna 3 years ago

    No fair, Charlie! You’re married to a French chef! I’m a big fan of tarts and yours is simply deliciously edible in appearance. I could literally taste the tartness of the berries. Just in time for summer. Have a lovely week!

    Fanna Turano

    • Author
      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Aww thanks, Fanna! 😃💕 hehe… yeah, but I’ve never been able to get Philippe to actually make me one of these yet! Hope you have a lovely week as well!

  15. Hue & I 3 years ago

    Wow! This looks so real. I’m hungry now😅

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