Happy National “Sorry Charlie” Day

Charlie Dog Impressionistic Watercolor Jodi McKinney

Charlie Dog Impressionistic Watercolor by Jodi McKinney

Happy National Sorry Charlie Day!

What???  You didn’t know?

Are you kidding me?

According to the National Day Calendar #CelebrateEveryDay, National Sorry Charlie Day is observed each year on April 6.  This day is designated to encourage us to think about the times we have been rejected.  Whether we’ve been rejected by a sweetheart or a college or a prospective employer or by the bank for a loan, we have all been rejected.  National Sorry Charlie Day also gives us an opportunity to reflect on how we survived the rejection and what we learned from it.

Sounds like a day to celebrate – eh?

This day also gives me an opportunity to celebrate some of the very special Charlies in my life.

First – there’s Charlie, our favorite guest blogger.  Charlie is my favorite furry son.

Second – my Grandpap’s name was Charlie, and he was the most awesome Grandpap ever.   (You can read a post I wrote a year and a half ago about him by clicking here.)

Third – is my son Nick, whose middle name is Charles (named after my Grandpap).  Formally Nicholas Charles, we sometimes call him “Nick Chuck.”  (You can see him as a “chuck”ling King of Spades with his Queen Liz and their court of friends last Halloween by clicking here.)

And last, but not least, is one of my favorite fellow bloggers, Charlie O at Doodlewash, who is celebrating his birthday month with a #Doodlewashaday challenge to celebrate daily National and International holidays.  Here is my #NationalSorryCharlieDay painting for you, Charlie.  If I ever get brave enough  good enough, I’ll give your charming Charlie portrait a try!

The other Charlie I think about when I hear “Sorry Charlie,” is the silly cartoon tuna fish, who just wasn’t good enough for Starkist.  “Sorry Charlie!  Only good-tasting tuna gets to be Staaaahhkist!”  (I know – way too much television in the 70’s as a kiddo!)

Seems it’s an all-around “Charlie” kind of day!  How are you celebrating?

Cheers & Hugs,


70 thoughts on “Happy National “Sorry Charlie” Day

    • Awh! Thanks Sylvia! I’m so glad you like it. It was so fun to do. Really – sometimes I feel pressure to make something look like I want it to look, but this one, I just let it go. Thanks for your sweet comment to make my day!


  1. I love the colors you used in the adorable painting of Charlie! And I learned something new today already thanks to you. Have heard of all kinds of days, but never that day. Hmm….can I call off work to celebrate it? 🙂 Have a great day celebrating your Charlies 🙂 I had a Uncle Charlie who was the best! Cheers to him today! He never met a stranger!

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    • Laura – you don’t know what a huge smile you brought to my face just now! I really just let loose on this one and wanted to create my own “thang.” Hubby is not a fan of the “drips” I love them. Art is so subjective. The more creative we get, the stronger the opinions one way or the other I think – but that is what makes it art and fun and different opinions make life interesting. We’ll have to remember that when we are running in the next election 🙂

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      • LOL! Mine is the same, doesn’t like the abstracts! What?! No abstracts?! Not happening. You just have to march to the beat of YOUR drummer. Forget what everyone else is doing and shine, baby, shine! Seriously, this is awesome! I’m so proud of you, lady!! As Jill would say, “WOWZA!” You are really finding yourself and firing on all cylinders!!! Roll on! No stopping you now, crazy diamond! 💎💎💎💎

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  2. I saw this one on the list and thought “huh?” LOL! Who thinks up these silly things? I also thought of the tuna. 🙂 But I’m glad you painted your furry baby instead because I love him more than that goofy tuna! ❤

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  3. Love your Charlie pic. First thing I noticed was Charlie’s eye, so life like. Drips, my dog Ranger can’t drink water without dripping a big portion from bowl across the entire kitchen floor, LOL, so fitting.

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    • Thanks Carol! That was my exact intent – to only do the eye realistic to draw your attention there, and then have the rest be loose and abstract. YAY! I achieved my goal – at least with you! How cute Ranger sounds! 🙂


  4. Hehe!! I secretly hoped you’d try this day with all those Charlie’s in your life! Fabulous doodlewash!!! They just keep getting better and better!! 😍😍😍 And thanks for the kind words! I’m so thrilled to have met you! My portrait would never be as cute as the four-legged Charlie though. 😉hehe

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