Everybody wants the first page to be special. To be safe, I usually do watercolour studies on the first page, but this time I was really looking forward to doing something more fun. There's a couple of awkward pages, so this may technically not be the FIRST page, but it's the first good page that isn't awkwardly stuck to something else. Binding is unpredictable that way. I've also come to realize that the paper in this sketchbook is cardstock, which is really weird for watercolour. You can kind of see how it sits on the surface for a bit before soaking in. Looks a bit pale and streaky. Meh.
Also, because I'm recording much longer video sessions, my camera battery keeps dying near the end of projects, which is a huge pain during a livestream, for example, where I can't really just stop and wait a couple of hours. I did not expect a second Canon battery to cost $60! It's a dang battery! There are off-brand versions but I'm a bit iffy about them, if only because batteries are not something to mess around with. Take Samsung's word for it. Has anyone bought, say, a vivitar battery? Did it ever catch fire? Just wondering.
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?