Snacking By Moonlight

Though I started the month sketching the delicious recipes that Philippe makes, today’s prompt of “moonlit” made me think of the food I had in college. This was the extent of it, really. A greasy box with just a bit of leftover pizza inside. Suffice it to say, my meals have been significantly upgraded since that time, but a bit of leftover pizza is still a pretty amazing thing, even today. Perhaps the best part back then was that it was like having a little treasure in a box, waiting in the fridge, for that perfect moment in the middle of the night when sleep just refused to come. This happened a lot to me, and still does today, as sometimes my mind won’t shut off, and I lay awake constantly thinking about different things that I should be making or doing. Today, I just stay in bed starving, but back then, I would sleepwalk my way into the kitchen and devour a pizza slice. I’m not even sure now if I was actually awake at the time, but even as a dream it was totally delicious.

These days, I can’t possibly do anything like that as my metabolism has ceased to perform at the optimum levels of my youth. Back then, I could tear through an entire pizza and not even gain a pound. It was fabulous! But sadly, today, I have to limit myself to a single slice and even looking at or contemplating a bit more seems to add pounds. It’s the one part of getting older that sort of sucks. Thankfully, there are many, many other advantages that can sort of make up for the downsides. I’ve learned so much that I didn’t have a clue about back then. And there’s a certain comfort in knowing things. When I was young, some things would freak me out. Those same things today are simply met with a shrug. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s that the majority of life’s problems are rather small and need not be a bother. If I’m feeling any bit of stress at all, it’s far more likely self-inflicted than the actual end of the world.

And yes, I inflict a ton of stress on myself. I can’t help it really. I just want to DO so many things in life and sometimes I decide to try to DO them all at once. That’s pretty much what’s happening right now on Doodlewash. There are an insane amount of features here to enjoy, and I can’t even keep up with them all. If you haven’t logged in and joined our community, then you really should this minute. It’s amazing! If you are someone who enjoys the art supply reviews that appear in the main blog, then you should definitely check out the art supply reviews from our community. And write one yourself if you feel so inclined! There’s a lot of amazing things happening on Doodlewash each and every day, and I hope you’ll jump in and enjoy each minute of it! But, yes, we do have all those adult things that we have to tend to during the day. My hope is that you’ll at least join us in those twilight moments when you need a burst of inspiration. Doodlewash will always be here for that. Nothing meant to disrupt or add stress to your day, just a bit of snacking by moonlight.

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#WorldWatercolorGroup - Day 25 - Snacking By Moonlight Leftover Pizza - Doodlewash

 

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22 Comments
  1. Sandra Strait 6 months ago

    I second the encouragement to sign up and become part of the Doodlewash community. It really is a fantastic place. I’ve learned so much and enjoyed the many artworks, reviews and comments. Love your pizza slice!

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      Charlie O'Shields 6 months ago

      Aww that’s so wonderful to hear, Sandra!! 😃💕 Thanks so much for being so active and encouraging in our community!! You’re awesome!!

  2. Sharon Nolfi 6 months ago

    I totally hear you about the changed metabolism! Still, your pizza slice is tempting. I agree that this site has an amazing amount of content, and more is always being added. Those who aren’t members should definitely join!

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      Charlie O'Shields 6 months ago

      Thanks so much, Sharon!! 😃💕So happy you’re enjoying it!!

  3. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 6 months ago

    Pizza! My cheap go to college food was fried rice, and pizza was rare, but this slice reminds me of parties with friends and boxes of pizza because no one had the energy to cook. Now it is a rare indulgence.

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      Charlie O'Shields 6 months ago

      So true!! It seemed like it was everywhere back in the day and now it’s just a naughty treat! 😃💕

  4. SnehLata Maheshwari 6 months ago

    This is a good plate form to learn so many things .and piza is tempting. Good. Art.
    I am really thankful to you to being a part of dddddole every day new stories.
    Definitely people join us.
    Thanks

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      Charlie O'Shields 6 months ago

      Thanks so much, Snehlata! 😃💕So thrilled you’re part of the community!!

  5. Kaye Boggs 6 months ago

    What would the world be like without PIZZA? I love it and could eat it 3 x a week! I even will reheat a leftover piece and have it for breakfast. Once I waken I can’t get back to sleep so I am often here at 4 or 5 a.m. reading posts and checking out what’s new on the Doodle.
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      Charlie O'Shields 6 months ago

      Oh wow! I’m the same way! Ugh… if I wake up around then… I’m up! Might as well get to work! hehe 😃💕

  6. Thomas Blanchard 6 months ago

    Mmmm pizza is a favorite of mine! Not in the same category as a great homemade meal but yum!! Great job on the greasy box.

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      Charlie O'Shields 6 months ago

      Does homemade pizza count as a homemade meal? hehe… I love pizza! Too much, actually! LOL 😊💕

      • Kaye Boggs 6 months ago

        If you throw away the box and heat it in the oven and add one more ingredient (mushrooms in my case) then you can consider it homemade. Trust me on this one.

  7. Susan Cuss 6 months ago

    Pizza! I remember that. Gooey, greasy, spicy, hot and it slides down the throat. sigh. These days it’s mostly wheat-free, dairy-free, and tomato-sauce-free……….

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      Charlie O'Shields 6 months ago

      Yep… today it’s so restrictive it might as well be “food-free” LOL … ugh… I miss those old days! 😃💕

      • Kaye Boggs 6 months ago

        Well. . . it’s all about moderation… just eat one piece (you can do it)

  8. smzang 6 months ago

    “Snacking By Moonlight” That is a one line poem. It brings to mind such grand memories. I would not have thought of pizza but your painting makes that slice of pizza a memory reborn… Always a grand treat to view your art and read your articles.

  9. Yvonne Reeder 6 months ago

    I love being a wee part of your dream here with DOODLEWASH! Thank you for all that you do, Charlie! ❤️

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      Charlie O'Shields 6 months ago

      Oh my, you’re much more than a wee part, Von! 😃💕 Your group here is amazing!! Such a treasure trove of awesomeness! Thanks for all you DO!

  10. Sandra Gilbert 6 months ago

    I think we all inflict stress upon ourselves. One of the things I love about watercolor, is that it teaches you to let go and go with the flow. Trying to control it is a bit like trying to hold water in a clenched fist (not overly useful 😆). It is the most relaxing part of my day, just letting go and being in the moment.

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      Charlie O'Shields 6 months ago

      I know, right?! I don’t know where I would be without watercolor. It totally takes the busiest day and makes it all seems just perfect! 😃💕

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