Book Review: One Little Ghost


One Little Ghost is the third in the ‘Once Upon a Time’ series, following ‘One Little Mouse’ and ‘One Little Dog’.  It has the same layout as the first two, a unique blend of activity book and story book. Once again, the story follows a character – a friendly ghost, this time — who isContinue reading “Book Review: One Little Ghost”

Review: One Little Dog


I can remember being scolded as a child because I liked to scribble in my storybooks. The illustrations inspired me and I wanted to be part of the story. Charlie O’Shields has written the second book in the Sketching Stuff “Draw Upon A Time” series. The story is written in rhyme, and follows a lonelyContinue reading “Review: One Little Dog”

Review: One Little Mouse


Charlie O’Shields latest is ‘One Little Mouse’, a Draw Upon a Time interactive storybook. It isn’t the average activity book, and it isn’t the average storybook. It’s a unique blending of the two. The illustrations are lively and colorful, a blend of hand-drawn and digital work. The story is written in rhyme, and it’s aboutContinue reading “Review: One Little Mouse”

REVIEW – Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food


This is the second book in Charlie O’Shields Sketching Stuff Activity books. The theme for the first book was Nature and this time out the theme is Food. Gather up some snacks, because you’ll be hungry by the time you’re through with the book, lol. Before I forget, there is a Sketching Stuff Facebook GroupContinue reading “REVIEW – Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Food”

Golden Opportunity


Artwork: Zebra Pen Technical Pen and Finetec Watercolor in Sketching Stuff Activity book. If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #17 , you can find it here. The prompt at Doodlewash today is Golden Opportunity. You may be thinking ‘Where’s the Gold?’ Well, this seemed like a golden opportunity forContinue reading “Golden Opportunity”

Blue-plate Special


If you are looking for the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday Giveaway #16 , you can find it here. Artwork: Zebra Pen Technical Pen and Fineliners in Sketching Stuff Activity book. The prompt at Doodlewash today is Blue-plate Special, and I think this illustration would make a special plate. That’s my story and I’m stickingContinue reading “Blue-plate Special”

Review-Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Nature by Charlie O’Shields


The Sketching Stuff Activity book by Charlie O’Shields has a wide range of activities. The themes of this book are fun and nature. It is written to appeal to a child, both the actual youth, and the inner child we all carry within us. Charlie puts emphasis on approaching art like a child, but don’tContinue reading “Review-Sketching Stuff Activity Book: Nature by Charlie O’Shields”

Diggory Wombat Gets Lost


Last month, I did a review of the new Hahnemühle ZigZag Book. I love writing stories in accordion-style book, so I also used the review to create an anniversary gift for my husband. I didn’t have time to finish the complete story before the review deadline however. The story is complete, and I’ve made aContinue reading “Diggory Wombat Gets Lost”