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Sketching Stuff

41 EpisodesProduced by Charlie O'ShieldsWebsite

I’m Charlie O’Shields, and just three years ago, I started sketching and painting with watercolor and became so hooked that I created a little blog called Doodlewash. It’s since grown much larger over the years, featuring posts from hundreds of artists all over the world, and in many ways it’s your … read more

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Episode #41: Drawing And Coloring

January 14th, 2020


Hello again! This is Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! Though I paint with watercolor and draw each day, I’ve always …

Episode #40: New Year’s Dreams

December 31st, 2019


Hey there! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! As we begin a bright shiny new year in 2020, my mind always drifts to all of the things I’d like to accomplish. I’ve learned that making …

Episode #39: Sketching Nostalgia

December 17th, 2019


Hi! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! Many of you who listen to this podcast know by now that I’m a very nostalgic person. I love reminiscing about things from the past and thinking …

Episode #38: Sketching Holiday Moments

December 3rd, 2019


Hello! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! This is truly one of my favorite times of year and I’m excited for the …

Episode #37: Sketching With Courage

November 19th, 2019


Hello once more! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! When I first started sketching and posting what I made online, …

Episode #36: Sketching Fun!

November 5th, 2019


Hey there! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! After trying to sketch lots of different things over the past few years I have quite an unusual assortment of illustrations. While many …

Episode #35: Sketching Season

October 22nd, 2019


Hello again! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! It’s been over a year now since I started this podcast and there have been several stories that I kept meaning to share, but always got …

Episode #34: Storybook Memories

October 8th, 2019


Hello my friends! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved reading and escaping into the pages of a book. And, yep, I still love books with pictures …

Episode #33: Sketching Autumn

September 24th, 2019


In my part of the world, this time of year means the start of autumn. And I am incredibly thrilled! I adore this season most of all and find it so incredibly inspiring. I always have my best ideas this time of year. …

Episode #32: Drawing Inspiration

September 10th, 2019


I love drawing, but when I was younger, I failed to do it each and every day. In fact, I took a 20 year unintentional break from drawing. Today, …

Episode #31: If Animals Could Talk

August 27th, 2019


I love sketching animals and I’m always surprised by some of the thoughts and ideas they inspire each time that I do. As ever, this isn’t an episode specifically about animals, but about life itself and bits of …

Episode #30: Sketching Every Day

August 13th, 2019


Hello again! It’s Charlie O’Shields here, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! This is the 30th episode! Yay! Actually, I’ve no idea what it is about round numbers, but they always feel like they require a bit …

Episode #29: Sketching Travel Fun

July 30th, 2019


Hey there! Charlie O’Shields here, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! During the month of August, I’ll be hosting a Doodlewash art challenge that I call “Travel Fun!” So, in honor of that, this episode is all …

Episode #28: Sketching Memories

July 16th, 2019


Hi friends! It’s Charlie O’Shields here, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! And, a very Happy World Watercolor Month to everyone out there …

Episode #27: Watercolor Every Day!

July 2nd, 2019


Hello again! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with a very special episode of Sketching Stuff! It’s been one year since I started this podcast and 4 years …

Episode #26: Random Inspiration

June 18th, 2019


While I’ve grouped many of my stories into themes for each episode, sometimes the most random things inspire me. I think that’s what’s been the most fun for me during my daily sketchbook and writing habit. I’ve …

Episode #25: Painting Summer

June 4th, 2019


Here, where I live, we’re heading into summer, which, in the middle of the United States, involves occasional thunderstorms and scorching hot sunny …

Episode #24: Drawing Memories

May 21st, 2019


Hello again! This is Charlie O’Shields back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! What I adore most about sketching and coloring something each …

Episode #23: A Sketching Journey

May 7th, 2019


While I adore traveling to new places, I’m equally entranced by the idea of virtual travel. The kind of travel that happens in our minds when we reflect on memories and moments that have had an impact on our lives. My …

Episode #22: Coloring With Watercolor

April 23rd, 2019


Hey there friends! This is Charlie O’Shields and welcome back to another episode of Sketching Stuff! I always talk about letting my inner child come out to play, and the fact is, that’s not just sometimes, but literally …

Episode #21: A Sketch A Day

April 9th, 2019


Hello again! This is Charlie O’Shields welcoming you back to another episode of Sketching Stuff! I know that some of you out there listening to this are sketchbook fans, if not fanatics like me, and perhaps some of you …

Episode #20: Like A Kid Again

March 26th, 2019


This is Episode #20 and since that feels like a nice round number, I thought I’d celebrate it with a selection of stories about embracing one’s inner …

Episode #19: Sketching Food

March 12th, 2019


One of my very favorite things to sketch is food. Okay, I’ll admit it… I also just like food in general and love to eat so these two joys go hand in …

Episode #18: Those Good Old Days

February 26th, 2019


Hey there, Charlie O’Shields here with another episode of Sketching Stuff. Many of you know by now that I’m often rather nostalgic, so this is a …

Episode #17: The Sweetest Things

February 12th, 2019


February is the month of Valentine’s Day and stores are often filled with lots of little treats, so I thought I’d dedicate an episode to all things sweet. In truth, I just love sketching and well, eating, desserts so I …

Episode #16: A Naturally Fun World

January 29th, 2019


I’ve always loved all sorts of animals and insects ever since I was a little kid. Getting to sketch them as an adult makes me feel like a kid all …

Episode #15: Stories Of Inspiration

January 15th, 2019


In this episode I’ve collected a few stories about the things in life that have inspired me over the years. For me, I find that inspiration can …

Episode #14: New Year’s Goals

January 1st, 2019


As we begin a shiny New Year, this often comes with setting new goals of things we’d like to accomplish. Sometimes these are called resolutions, but …

Episode #13: Lessons From Childhood

December 18th, 2018


This Sketching Stuff episode is another little collection of life lessons I’ve learned while regrettably growing old, but happily managing to never …

Episode #12: Happy Holiday Moments

December 4th, 2018


Welcome back to a very special holiday episode of Sketching Stuff! Though I know, not everyone celebrates Christmas; these are some of my personal …

Episode #11: For The Love Of Family

November 20th, 2018


Life just wouldn’t be the same without family. Whether it’s children, parents, grandparents, and even our pets, there’s a beautiful bond there that …

Episode #10: Sketching All The Way

November 6th, 2018


Welcome back to a very special episode of Sketching Stuff! What makes it so special? Well first, it’s Episode Number 10, which feels like a nice round number and a bit of a milestone. And second, this one features …

Episode #9: Halloween Hijinks

October 23rd, 2018


Since it’s around the time of Halloween, I thought it would be fun to have a selection of stories that fit the occasion. As a kid, I loved this time …

Episode #8: Little Life Lessons

October 9th, 2018


As I’ve spent the last three years sketching and writing each day, my thoughts on life and art have also been captured along the way. For this episode, I’m sharing some of those bits of well… I’m not sure if they …

Episode #7: When We Were Kids

September 25th, 2018


Today we’re taking a little trip back in time to childhood. And while these are stories of mine, I do hope they’ll remind you of your own memories of being a kid. Those tender years when life was nothing more than a …

Episode #6: Laughing Until It Hurts

September 11th, 2018


In this episode, it’s time to celebrate those little moments in life that make us smile and giggle. Those bits of life that are often so ridiculously …

Episode #5: Those Furry Friends

August 28th, 2018


For this week’s episode, I thought it might fun to celebrate all of those furry friends in our life. Most of us have had a pet at some point in our lives, and perhaps have one snuggled up next to them at this very …

Episode #4: When The Music Plays

August 14th, 2018


I write and sketch with watercolor each and every day on, collecting bits of life and stories that pop into my head along the way. …

Episode #3: Childhood Favorites

July 31st, 2018


For this episode I felt like sharing some of my favorite bits of childhood. Those little things that made me smile when I was a much shorter person. I grew up during a time when the world was changing a bit more slowly, …

Episode #2: Cabinet Of Curiosities

July 17th, 2018


When I first started sketching and blogging, I devoted an entire month to collecting bits of things that I referred to as my cabinet of …

Episode #1: Days To Celebrate

July 2nd, 2018


Once upon a time, I spent the entire month of November exploring the various National and World Days that happened each day of that month. I love …

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