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. Until I show up and start sketching stuff and rambling on about life, creativity and other little things that come to mind. Most of which have more to do with life in general than art itself. Being a bit shy, I've never appeared on video like so many of my artist friends, so I thought I would start with audio and sharing, not my paintings, but the stories they inspired. Many filled with facts you didn’t even think you needed to know, others a bit autobiographical, and some just plain fun. Welcome to Sketching Stuff, a collection of stories sketched from life.
Episode #65: A Beautiful Art Journey
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
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
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
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
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
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…
Thanks for sharing your art and life with me, Charlie! I have been encouraged through these difficult times with doodlewash and your podcast. I can’t imagine being so isolated without having podcasts, video chats, online art courses.
So Rise and Shine every day!
I just listened to my first podcast from you today! From the music that made me think of when my boys watched Mr Rogers to the feeling of sharing my artwork. Your words today were so on point for me. Thank you.
I love your podcasts, Charlie. I love romance and especially love hearing about the joy you take in life with Philippe.