Episode #54: Playing With Watercolor!

Sketching Stuff 54_Playing With Watercolor
Sketching Stuff
Sketching Stuff
Episode #54: Playing With Watercolor!

Hey there! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! I hope everyone who is participating in World Watercolor Month during July is having a blast painting with watercolor! And if you haven’t jumped in yet, there’s still time, unless you’re listening to this in a different month, in which case, no worries as World Watercolor Month returns each and every year! Since I love sketching stuff, all of my fun happens inside of the pages of my sketchbooks. And watercolor has become my favorite way to color. It’s a beautiful medium that can be used in so many different ways. While there are many different techniques, my own involves a heavy dose of play. I just love playing with paint like I did back when I was a kid. I would try and DO anything back then, so I spend most of my adult life reminding myself of that little boy’s infinite curiosity and courage.

And in that spirit of fun, I’ve compiled a set of happy little stories that appeared while I was happily splashing around watercolor. There’s certainly a lot of stress in the world today, and I truly believe that making things is the best way to combat that. That, of course, combined with a positive and optimistic attitude. It’s a fabulous combination and one that I hope to get everyone on the planet DOing! We deserve a bit of hope and happiness right now. So, I hope you’ll relax and enjoy this next set of stories that magically popped up one day while I was playing with watercolor.


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  1. I’m with you on human children, Charlie. And I can guarantee the response to that is even worse when you are a woman. People just can’t believe I didn’t want kids and I don’t want to hold theirs. I don’t know how many times I was told I’d regret not having kids, but they’re all still waiting for my grand depression. Meanwhile, I just enjoy the animal babies I come in contact with.

    1. hehe! Glad I’m not alone there. It seems like the weirdest thing ever to people. But those animal babies are soooo cute! ????????

    2. Yes Sandra Strait and Charlie!! I’m exactly the same re little humans and little animals. I don’t have a maternal bone in my body, which most people find almost offensive, especially as I’m a woman!