Little My Chatter Wednesday

I feel like my blog is becoming a place where I just update about my life and I guess I'm ok with that. I've been trying to venture into other platforms with my artwork and my blog has always been a mix of professional and "update" stuff, so here you go. Last week was Valentine's Day! Josh and I decided to actually make something for each other as our main gift for the first time because we wanted to see how it would go and I think it went really well!

I had been planning out my gift for him since the middle of January and the idea evolved a lot before I finally settled on something. I originally wanted to create a little booklet from a deck of cards filled with reasons why I love him. I saw the idea on Youtube and thought it was super cute! I wanted to put my own flair to it and from there it evolved into what I actually made for him. Instead of the deck of cards, I got blank cardstock and drew 14 thank you cards for him. I just wanted to get a blank pink deck of cards but I just couldn't find one I liked! Then I wanted to actually draw a little something on them and couldn't do it on glossy cards anyway so... I went with this. I love experimenting with my style when it comes to making gifts for Josh so I tried a couple of new things. I took a more simple approach and tried to make each card look like something someone would get for a loved one from the store. I think some came out better than others Λ†Λ†; Each card is decorated with Washi tape and has a custom note to him on the back. I wrapped them all together with some string and included some candy hearts <3 I try to make something better for him than the last time and I'm really proud of this one! 

Josh really surprised me this year... After we said we wouldn't buy any gifts for each other, he still got me 36 roses delivered to my job and Godiva chocolate covered strawberries ;-; Along with a handmade card, he gave me a heart shaped container in a little Valentine's bag. I was like... what in the world could this be??? When I opened it I was still very confused. Then it all hit me at once. 

Lately I have been transfixed on slime videos on Instagram. I love watching the squish and the different types of slime people make. I honestly can't even explain it. I even like watching it be made! But I didn't try to hide this fact from Josh and he thought it was so weird! When I ordered some slime from Etsy to see if I would like it, he was even more perplexed and openly grossed out by the slime. He would make fun of me for it! So when I opened this little heart shaped container and inside was the red glittered slime that smelled like roses, I think tears came to my eyes and I involuntarily started laughing so hard that I couldn't breathe. He was like "I DON'T KNOW IF YOU LIKE IT OR YOU HATE IT PLEASE TELL ME." I am so touched that he ventured so far as to create slime for me himself, especially one so perfect! I love it so much <3 We went to dinner with me still laughing in the car.

I have been trying my hardest to update my Sketchbook on here! I have been drawing more and trying some new things out and I'm really liking it! I have a drawing planned for my next video but I actually gotta... do it. But yeah, drawing has been going great. I'm leaning to enjoy it again just because and not because I need to post something somewhere. 

Right now I am in the middle of reading (listening to) Sophie Kinsella's new book "My Not So Perfect Life" and I am really enjoying it! It's one of those books that you enjoy getting cozy with and relish in the tiny details. She's one of my favorite authors so I got the book as soon as it was released. Other than that, I have been enjoying watching Baylee Jae and Taylor R's vlogs on Youtube <3 What have you been up to lately?