WELCOME TO MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE INTERNET
Hello there and welcome to my little corner of the internet. Here you will find a slew of different topics ranging from personal blog posts to supply reviews, and finally simple hacks and tricks for watercolor.
WATERCOLOR MISFIT LAND
If you are interested in taking an online course or workshop from me – please make sure to check out my other site called Watercolor Misfit Land. There I post exclusive behind-the-scenes content from my YouTube Channel as well as the latest watercolor courses I offer.
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A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Since you’ve stumbled upon this page – you might be a bit curious about the woman behind Watercolor Misfit. So here’s a quick synopsis about me…
I was born in the deep south of the United States during the 80s when Lisa Frank notebooks were a school girl’s prized companion and eventually Beanies Babies were a must-have collector’s item. I grew up with an intense love for animals of all kinds and dreamed of one day owning a large plot of land to help take care of animals in need. One of my favorite Disney movies as a small child was 101 Dalmatians simply because I loved the idea of owning a large estate with hundreds of dogs (which looking back on is completely absurd but at the time the idea seemed like a dog lovers’ dream.)
As I grew – my love for the arts slowly started to expand – starting with dance, then piano, and finally, you guessed it watercolor. Though it was a bit of a rocky start – especially coming to grips that I wasn’t a traditional watercolorist (make sure to watch the video below for that story).
I eventually discovered my calling as a modern watercolorist (curious what modern watercolor is – make sure to check out the post below to learn more).
[CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT MODERN WATERCOLOR]
THE BEGINNING OF WATERCOLOR MISFIT
Which is how Watercolor Misfit came to be about thanks to my wonderful husband. Shortly after getting married – I, unfortunately, suffered from several different health issues which had me laid up in bed for several weeks. After hitting rock bottom – my lovely husband encouraged me to take up art once again and record and share my journey via YouTube. At first, I completely bucked the idea not wanting to share my art thinking it wasn’t that good. But he encouraged me that that wasn’t the point – rather just expressing myself and having fun in the process was. So with an anxious heart – I uploaded my very first video to YouTube nearly 7 years ago under the name Watercolor Misfit.
To my surprise and joy – my videos were received very well – and with time the small community of only a hundred quickly grew to over 180,000. Much has changed since those first days on Youtube, but one thing has remained the same – the awesome community of supporters I like to call Misfitians who have supported me on this long journey. Thanks for all your kind comments and support over the years – I truly wouldn’t be here without you.
Prenosil Mary AnnMarch 29, 2022 at 8:28 am
Discovered you today. Inspiring.
SallyMay 14, 2022 at 10:08 pm
Hi Carrie I’ve been watching and rewatching the gradient wash vid which helped me more than anything else I’ve watched, or heard or tried! Thank you! As a beginner, I’m wondering if there’s a way to see you do the gradient wash in real time instead of high speed? I think it would help to watch how you manage as you go and clearly see the direction of the strokes and how you adjust along the way. Is that possible? It’s a great video!