So a few things have been going on lately I wanted to mention.
First, go over to Travis Lee’s blog to check out an interview with yours truly. He asked some good questions about my time in China and the changes I’ve seen. It’s kinda nice to remember how things were different before and how much China, and myself, has changed. Thanks to Travis for giving me the opportunity to reflect on it all! Check out the interview here and check out Travis’ novels on his website as well.
In other news, I want to share this amazing portrait my friend Anna made for me. Anna is a friend I met on an Western Woman/Asian man chat group I’m a part of. (Anna is married to a Chinese guy and they are expecting their first baby soon.) She is the blogger behind Lost Panda, where she blogs about life in rural China and dealing with an intercultural relationship.
But art is her passion and talent and I want to show you an amazing portrait she did of me! I sent her one of my favorite pictures of me from Thailand, and I can’t believe the results. She took pictures of the process and it’s amazing!
My favorite part is the hair. My hair has a lot of colors and I was in a shady part but some parts was caught by the sun and some parts was in the shade. That she got it all to look so realistic is amazing. Also, the reflection in the glasses is amazing too.
If you are looking for a special gift for someone, a special portrait made just for them by Anna would be an amazing gift and I would totally recommend it. To contact her, or look at some more of her art, head over to her art website annazzart (she admits she doesn’t update it as much as her Lost Panda blog, but don’t worry, she’s still very active.)
And to connect these two stories, you’ll see the picture in Travis’ blog is the same one Anna painted for me, haha. I told you it was one of my favorite pictures of me.