Episode #49: Creating Things Together

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Episode #49: Creating Things Together

Hello! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! One of the things I’ve loved most about developing a sketchbook habit is that at any moment when I find myself bored, I always know I have something really fun to do. Indeed, when I was bored in school as a kid, which was more often than I’d like to admit, I would end up doodling in the corners of every notebook. It was a wonderful way to escape to a world of my own imagination. And today, not much has really changed. Yet, rather than doodling in the corners, my doodles have taken center stage in my books. And it’s been such a fun journey!

For this set of stories, I decided to share some that I actually wrote last year during this month. This was a very different time indeed and not at all like the current times that we’re facing. But the same universal themes and stories still matter, even now. Simple musings on art, life and dreams of a better future. Also, at this time last year I had just released my first Sketching Stuff Activity Book and this year I’ve added one all about Sketching Food which is available on Amazon so I hope you’ll check it out! I’ve enjoyed sharing my journey with all of you and seeing your art and hearing your wonderful stories as well. We’ve added lots of beauty to this world, each day, creating things together.


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  1. For a shy guy, you really know how to connect with people, Charlie! How did the tortillas turn out, by the way – oh what am I asking. Philippe made them so I’m sure they were fabulous!

    1. Aww thanks so much, Sandra! 😃💕 And yep… hehe.. the tortillas were perfect and sooooo delicious. But that was last year… I’ve yet to see them reappear this year. 😉