My name is Alyssa, Im about to turn 26, and I live in the country part of New York State (not to be mistaken with the city, which everyone thinks of when I say NY) :D I am an artist by night, and a brain surgery assistant by day! Yup! I see brains all day, it's freaking gnarly! I have picked back up drawing and painting again in the past couple years after putting it down for quite some time. I found myself ordering my first handmade watercolors and being in love about a year ago.. at the time I thought I would love to make my own but I just wasn't there yet and needed the actual painting experience to get familiar with the properties of different pigments and paint brands. I am currently awaiting my muller and I am super excited to dive into this crazy world! Thank you so much Stacey for this forum and your continued generosity!