This is Chad, a student at Monroe Community College.
A devoted husband and father, Chad’s back in school after a long absence.
He was kind enough to let me sketch him not once, but twice.
Because the first time, I royally screwed up his head.
And his ear.
And basically everything.
After sketching Chad for the second time, a friend informed me that I’ve been using the wrong paper.
“You have to use watercolor paper,” she told me. “Otherwise, it bubbles up.”
So I bought a new pad of paper, and guess what?
The right paper really makes a big difference.
I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was.
Having the right equipment is important.
I mean, I wouldn’t wear a bikini to go snowmobiling.
I wouldn’t wear stilettos to track practice.
And I definitely wouldn’t buy a volleyball and give it to my son to use at soccer practice.
(except that i totally did that one time. poor kid. soooooo embarrassing.)
The point is that I’m learning something new every day.
Sometimes, it’s about confronting a fear, trying a new activity, having a difficult conversation.
But sometimes? It’s all about the watercolor paper.
What tiny little thing did you learn today?
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