Hi there, I’m Carrie Luc. The artist behind Watercolor Misfit. I’m a proud working mama of two fur babies (Teddie our Golden/Lab mix and Pepper our Hound Mix) & married to my best friend in the whole wide world and soulmate – Stephen.
We live in South Carolina and enjoy spending time in our backyard as well as catching up on some of our fav tv shows and movies. We are mainly home bodies – but that is okay because we always have lots of projects to keep us busy.
I’ve always found myself draw to art! It’s more of a therapy for me – to process my jumbled up emotions. Watercolor Misfit first started shortly after my husband and I had gotten married in 2012. During that period of time – I was struggling with several health issues that put me in a deep state of depression plus a constant state of pain and exhaustion. This was supposed to be the happiest time of my life – but instead I felt defeated and completely isolated. My only rock during this period of time – was my husband who walked with me every step of the way.
After pursing many different doctors (some of which labeled me as crazy) – we soon stumbled upon several great doctors who gave us a label for my health issues. I apparently had an extremely bad case of PCOS (or poly cystic ovarian syndrome). Apparently – my whole abdomen was covered in small little cysts – more than the doctors could count. And once a month several of these cysts would burst – leading to extremely and debilitating pain. This was further complicated by constant problem of kidney stones. After putting a name to my health issue – Stephen and I began to research more and found that diet could help ease my symptoms. That’s when we cut dairy from our diet as well as many hormone induced food products. Sadly, during this time we also learned that our plans of having our own children wouldn’t come to pass.
As all of this was going on – I found watercolor a wonderful distraction for me and connected with people online in a way that I’d never had before. It was so encouraging to see others like me – pursuing art through difficult time. And honestly that’s how Watercolor Misfit began – through me exploring art and sharing my journey with others. Alot has changed since starting this journey – but I can honestly say I’ve changed for the better in the long run. Watercolor Misfit helped ground me as well as push me to new heights in my art journey as well as self discovery. And I think that’s kind of what art is all about – learning more about yourself as well as reaching for new heights. I hope you enjoyed hearing a bit of my life and will continue to follow me in this journey.
Here on my blog/ as well as my YouTube channel you can find posts on my life, art hacks, supply reviews, as well as take a workshop sharing how I approach painting specific subjects. Watercolor Misfit – isn’t your typically watercolor experience. Think of it more as a Modern Watercolor approach – breaking rules and testing out supplies in new and really strange ways. The point of Watercolor Misfit is to never be afraid to make mistakes but rather to embrace them and work through them. Similar to life – sometimes things happen and you can’t hit the undo button. So – be creative and use your ingenuity to tackle the problem. That’s how I try to approach my art! So I hope you enjoy your time here and get perhaps a spark to start creating! Lots of Love! –Carrie
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