Too many options isn't always a good thing ✌

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I started working on a new piece that I've had in mind for quite a while but I finally thought it was time to get it going. I'm using my new Wacom Intuous Pro tablet and it's so cool. For the last 12 years, I've used my super old Wacom tablet (the Graphire 3 - which I still love! We've been through so much together) but the Intuous Pro is just amazing. 

The idea of what I want this painting to be is so fun and awesome in my head. I get a little nervous about not being able to execute it the way I imagine it. But I'm still gonna try. The point here is to get better~


Smooth or textured? Glossy or matte?

I bought a printer a few weeks ago. After dealing with a manufacturer defect and having to send the poor thing back, I finally received one that works! I've been making test prints and it's exciting! I'm going to be experimenting with different paper textures this week. I'm already realizing I need a finer texture for my watercolor prints because the textured paper is making the image less sharp. I've only tried Epson brand paper so far but will soon venture out and explore. Paper is so awesome. 

Weekend Surprise

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I've had the most wonderful weekend. It was filled with lots of laughter, good company, and good food. We were surprised by a visit from my cousin from New York. He was here for work and wanted to surprise my sister and I. Unfortunately, I found out but we were able to get my sister, which was awesome. I also started the co-ed football team this past Sunday and I was nervous about that, so hanging out with family helped me relax.

It was a very fulfilling weekend with a lot of love and warmth. YAY <3

I'm on Fire

I've always had a bad habit of overthinking. Overthinking prevents me from getting things done. I'll decide I want to do something and then my thoughts make me second guess myself so much that I end up not taking action. I'm trying to change that. I'm painting everyday to help myself break that habit. No matter what, I must put something on paper. 

I signed up for a co-ed flag football team. I have wanted to do this for a long time but I was scared. I kept putting it off because I would overthink and then all my insecurities would come flooding. This time, I just signed up without thinking. I'm still scared hahaha but I'm gonna practice not overthinking till the season starts. I'm really looking forward to this <3