It's amusing how things work out.
I'll be honest; all my life, I thought I would focus on numbers. I liked Math when I was in grade school. Algebra was one of my favorite subjects. I took up Finance in college. When asked why I liked it, my simple response was "because I'm comfortable with numbers".
On the flip side, I also liked art from the very beginning but only as much as any kid did. I've doodled and played with crayons, pencil colors, watercolor, markers and whatever other art material was available. In high school, I was part of the team who created the layout for the batch's yearbook (though I don't recall anymore why I was chosen lol). In college, I designed marketing materials for a school organization. I've spent countless hours on the internet watching videos and reading tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator, brush lettering, painting, blogging, licensing and everything else under the creative sun. And yet, after all this, I never thought it could be something that I'd seriously pursue later on.
I guess, I could say finance is my comfort zone. It's something stable; something adults would understand. Art, on the other hand, seemed risky and I didn't know if I was good enough. I guess now I'm here to find out. It's risky, yes, but honestly, it's just too exciting to ignore. I'm already too fascinated by it to let it sit idly at the backseat and focus on something else. So let me share my unpredictably exhilarating journey with creativity through this little space on the internet that I can call my own.
You might have already heard this: I'm a self-taught brush letterer and illustrator. I've been practicing brush lettering since 2015 and take pleasure in writing my own inspirational and/or sappy quotes. I also work with Photoshop and Illustrator and have dabbled a bit into watercolor.
And oh by the way, most people call me Abby and I'm a big fan of dark chocolate.