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

Red Ladies

I'm experimenting with red ink. I'm not sure if you're supposed to, but I've been mixing the ink with water to dilute it. Seems to be working~ I've been listening to Tim Ferriss' podcasts while painting and last night I started watching Daredevil on Netflix and I've been trying to watch but I keep forgetting about my work during the suspenseful parts so I better just stick to the podcasts for now.