Link Love

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.


  1. I love the photograph you featured in this post. I'm a big fan of watercolours too. They can make a painting look so tranquil.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I also have always been partial to watercolor over acrylic or any other paint; though I'm no real artist, it's such a nice hobby and so relaxing!
    xx Amber

  3. I've always loved watercolours as well but never really managed to work well with it haha. Guess I should pick up my brushes and try again sometime. Lovely photograph.

  4. I love watercolour too, I'd love to spend some time learning to use them well within my design work! That photograph makes me want to start now!

  5. I Love watercolour, I am better with just a pencil, but its so relaxing getting my paints out and having a splash about. Love that MK watch too<3
    Sammy xxx

  6. I have to check out the 10 everyday hairstyles as I got so bored with my everyday hairstyles! Lovely post! <3

  7. Thank you so much for sharing! I cant wait to start water color!

  8. Ohh! childhood memories refreshed. used to paint a lot. I wonder where i lost the paintings. anyway thanks for sharing.
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