Brush Lettering and Watercolors

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How does one figure out if a new hobby is worth the investment? Well, if you enjoy it, go for it. I grew up loving art. I especially loved painting. One of my common daydreams was being a painter along the river seine. This new obsession started with Blessed Is She and their beautiful weekly wallpapers. One of their designers, Be A Heart, is probably my favorite at the moment. Be A Heart is offering a few workshops in NYC in the next few weeks. Alas, I really shouldn’t be spending that kind of money.  So, I went for it. I went to Blick and bought a few good watercolor brushes so that I could play, and hopefully build up some sort of skill, so that I can make beautiful pieces over the next year.

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For my first attempt, these aren’t too bad! I’m excited to continue practicing. It was very relaxing, and I had a definite sense of accomplishment at the end. Do you have any hobbies that you were nervous to try at first?

Also, here are some pins that I’ve found helpful in learning how to properly use watercolor paint:

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