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Sketching Stuff

65 EpisodesProduced by Charlie O'ShieldsWebsite

I'm Charlie O'Shields! In 2015, I started sketching with watercolor and became so hooked that I created a little blog called Doodlewash that has since grown much larger over the years. There I've featured posts from hundreds of artists all over the world, and in many ways it’s your usual art blog. U… read more

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Episode #65: A Beautiful Art Journey

December 15th, 2020

22:23

Hello! It’s Charlie O’Shields, and we’ve made it to the 65th episode of Sketching Stuff! It’s been an amazing journey filled with lots of sketches…

Episode #64: Drawing And Painting Cheer

December 1st, 2020

23:12

Hello again! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! If you’ve been listening to my stories for even just a little while,…

Episode #63: Daily Art Habit

November 17th, 2020

23:21

Hey there! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! I’ve been sketching and writing every day now for over five years. What…

Episode #62: Painting Season

November 3rd, 2020

23:58

Hello! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! This time of year is my favorite as it’s a lovely holiday season here.…

Episode #61: Drawing From Imagination

October 20th, 2020

24:08

Hi again! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! One of things that’s been challenging for me on my art journey is…

Episode #60: Watercolor Stories

October 6th, 2020

24:56

Hello! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! Looking back on my own art journey, there have been so many twists and…

Episode #59: Water, Color, Hope!

September 22nd, 2020

20:33

Hello again! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! For this set of stories I simply pulled the ones that made me…

Episode #58: Make Art Every Day

September 8th, 2020

19:25

Hi there! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! Sometimes creating “art” sounds like something that’s very difficult …

Episode #57: Dreams In Watercolor

August 25th, 2020

21:07

Hello, there! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! Often one of the most challenging things about showing up to sketch and…

Episode #56: Sketching Watercolor Fun!

August 11th, 2020

24:40

Hi, again! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! I’ll admit that I really do love to geek out on new technology.…

Episode #55: Sketching Habits!

July 28th, 2020

21:58

Hello, again! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! As many of you know, I’ve personally formed a daily sketching habit that’s…

Episode #54: Playing With Watercolor!

July 14th, 2020

19:33

Hey there! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! I hope everyone who is participating in World Watercolor Month …

Episode #53: Watercolor Fun!

June 30th, 2020

24:02

Hello! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! I’m super excited that World Watercolor Month is here once again in …

Episode #52: Sketching With Watercolor

June 16th, 2020

24:57

Hi there! It’s Charlie O’Shields, here with another episode of Sketching Stuff! As most of you know by now, I adore sketching things each and…

Episode #51: Sketching Sunny Days

June 2nd, 2020

24:57

Welcome back! It’s Charlie O’Shields, here with another episode of Sketching Stuff! I love this time of year where I live! As the days get…

Episode #50: Sketching Colorful Stuff

May 19th, 2020

24:54

Hello again! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! This marks the 50th episode of this podcast, and that feels like a…

Episode #49: Creating Things Together

May 5th, 2020

25:02

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…

Episode #48: Sketching From The Heart

April 21st, 2020

22:27

Hi there! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! I hope you’re staying safe, happy, and healthy. Sending you a big virtual…

Episode #47: Sketching Simple Things

April 7th, 2020

22:54

Hello again! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! As we continue to live through one of the most challenging moments in…

Episode #46: Sketching Love And Hope

March 24th, 2020

23:57

Hi again! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! The current events we’re facing have been very stressful and the …

Episode #45: Sketching Vintage Memories

March 10th, 2020

26:52

Hello again! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! In the more than four and half years that I’ve been sketching and…

Episode #44: Sketching Light And Life

February 25th, 2020

22:29

Hey there! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! When it comes to sketching and watercolor, I love capturing the …

Episode #43: Love And Watercolor

February 11th, 2020

23:42

Hello! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back again with another episode of Sketching Stuff! I’ve been sketching, painting and writing daily now for over four and a…

Episode #42: Sketching Lovely Life

January 28th, 2020

24:54

Hey there! It’s Charlie O’Shields, back with another episode of Sketching Stuff! For this episode, I’ve pulled together what seemed at first like a …

Episode #41: Drawing And Coloring

January 14th, 2020

24:59

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

26:13

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…

Episode #39: Sketching Nostalgia

December 17th, 2019

23:34

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…

Episode #38: Sketching Holiday Moments

December 3rd, 2019

22:59

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…

Episode #37: Sketching With Courage

November 19th, 2019

25:17

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, a…

Episode #36: Sketching Fun!

November 5th, 2019

21:32

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…

Episode #35: Sketching Season

October 22nd, 2019

24:46

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…

Episode #34: Storybook Memories

October 8th, 2019

27:57

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…

Episode #33: Sketching Autumn

September 24th, 2019

22:27

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…

Episode #32: Drawing Inspiration

September 10th, 2019

24:56

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…

Episode #31: If Animals Could Talk

August 27th, 2019

26:18

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…

Episode #30: Sketching Every Day

August 13th, 2019

24:31

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…

Episode #29: Sketching Travel Fun

July 30th, 2019

24:05

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…

Episode #28: Sketching Memories

July 16th, 2019

24:13

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

23:06

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…

Episode #26: Random Inspiration

June 18th, 2019

22:13

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…

Episode #25: Painting Summer

June 4th, 2019

23:09

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

22:39

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

21:52

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…

Episode #22: Coloring With Watercolor

April 23rd, 2019

26:58

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…

Episode #21: A Sketch A Day

April 9th, 2019

24:54

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…

Episode #20: Like A Kid Again

March 26th, 2019

25:39

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…

Episode #19: Sketching Food

March 12th, 2019

23:51

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…

Episode #18: Those Good Old Days

February 26th, 2019

25:42

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…

Episode #17: The Sweetest Things

February 12th, 2019

23:22

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…

Episode #16: A Naturally Fun World

January 29th, 2019

21:04

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…

Episode #15: Stories Of Inspiration

January 15th, 2019

22:15

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…

Episode #14: New Year’s Goals

January 1st, 2019

23:43

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,…

Episode #13: Lessons From Childhood

December 18th, 2018

21:41

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

24:08

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

23:21

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

21:00

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…

Episode #9: Halloween Hijinks

October 23rd, 2018

21:58

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…

Episode #8: Little Life Lessons

October 9th, 2018

21:55

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.…

Episode #7: When We Were Kids

September 25th, 2018

23:06

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…

Episode #6: Laughing Until It Hurts

September 11th, 2018

23:02

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…

Episode #5: Those Furry Friends

August 28th, 2018

22:29

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…

Episode #4: When The Music Plays

August 14th, 2018

23:33

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

Episode #3: Childhood Favorites

July 31st, 2018

19:59

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…

Episode #2: Cabinet Of Curiosities

July 17th, 2018

19:54

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

21:07

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.…

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