I have always loved watercolor. The soft look, the feel of the paintbrush on the paper, the color variations, the way the water almost has a life of its own. I used to experiment and play around with watercolor when I was younger, but little by little, I left it behind. I don't know why. There is something so calm and meditative about painting. I've never been a talented painter or drawer, but still, I think I miss painting and the feelings it gives.
Yesterday, reading the first part of this watercolor tutorial by Yao Cheng for The Alison Show gave me a urge to pull out my brushes and try again. The first part covers the basics and supplies, and 4 more parts are coming! What a great way to start off (or re-start off) on the right foot.
More links I love this week:
- Adoring the new issue of Adore Home magazine (and I'm not saying that because I make an appearance in it).
- Wine and cheese pairings.
- Top + sandals + watch + jeans = easy summer style.
- DIY twig bracelet.
- 15 polka-dot wedding ideas (via).
- 40 breakfast smoothie recipes.
- New FriedaSophie jewelry collection.
- Shutter speed cheat sheet.
- 10 everyday hairstyles.