Inspiration Avenue Weekly Challenge

Hi everyone I'm hosting this weeks challenge at Inspiration Avenue. I decided on Nursery Rhymes. I have not hosted one in awhile because I could not come up with any good ideas. Not that this one is so great, it just popped into my head and so I went with it. Ideas and inspiration happen upon me this way most of the time. I do things intuitively without really understanding why I do it.  For example why I pick one color over another when painting. It's like my hand just reaches for it without much thought. Most of the time when this happens it works. When I try to hard I find it does not work.
I know I'm rambling on about stuff that I'm sure most artist understand. 

My entry is a portrait of Goldilocks.
Goldilocks and the three bears is one of my favorites. I have so many favorites, it was hard to choose. 


My obsession with painting the female face continues.

And my frustration with blogger continues. I have stopped blogging because I  hate blogger. It just does whatever it why has the size of my type gone so small????? and I cant copy and paste anymore.

I'm just going to ignore it and go on. I don't have time to mess with this blog!!!!!!



  1. Oh my goodness she is simply gorgeous...fantastic artwork Charlie!!!

  2. Blogger does seem to have a mind of its own sometimes...

    Goldilocks is utterly charming!

  3. I am afraid to go to my blog today! I have been fighting just to get in. Multiple error codes, can't upload pics, posts if I do get in. I tried all last night. I build a crafty site on another platform to see if I could do it myself prior to building one for my art & portfolio. I will probably have to switch platforms. I leave messages in the help forums but never any response or help. Wish me luck today! I love your Goldilocks! Love the color combo too. I'll keep you posted if I move. If you'd like to visit my craft inspiration blog that has been under wraps for now it is let me know what you think. xo Theresa

  4. Oh wow, I really do know what you mean! My ideas and inspirations come at the quirkiest moments!!I just came from another IA challenge post and got the "Man in the Moon" to create once again for a second post...Thanks for sharing this BEAUTIFUL submission! I love your girl and the colors are amazing!! Gorgeous Goldilocks and this is one of my many fave nursery ryhmes! I still to this day apply the story to my everyday life experiences! LOL

  5. 'Goldie' is a doll... well done.

  6. So sad for your troubles! But I love your Goldielocks!

  7. Great to see one of your paintings, Charlie!
    I always love your pretty girls.
    Did you try google chrome? Blogger works perfectly on there...xoxoxo

  8. Goldilocks is one of my favorites too. Your painting suits her well. Very nice.

  9. She is stunning! A beautiful piece of art work. She'd make a great illustration for Goldilocks in a Nursery rhyme treasury.

    Thanks for hosting the great challenge this week!

    Kat :-)

  10. Blogger is giving me FITS too! For th epast 2 weeks my POST button hasn't worked and I actually have to trick it into posting for me. Editing is impossible too. But, I digress... I love your Goldilocks. The expression on her face is priceless and coveys the perfect Goldilocks attitude, I think. Colors are also gorgeous. Thanks for hosting such a great challenge. Nursery rhymes and fairy tales are my favorite subject.

  11. What a beautiful creation Charlie! Of course, you know I love everything you do!

    I am trying to catch up on Blog visits over the next few days. I am now home until September so I have time to goof off just a wee bit! I need to see what I have missed!!


  12. she is very lovely...I bet even better in person!