A lot has happened recently. First of all, I'm going to New York. A while ago I got into the Society of Illustrators student competition with Winter Hunt...
...and I found out recently that I've received an award from them. I am deeply humbled and grateful that I have been included in this competition, there are so many wonderful illustrators in it! I am going to the award ceremony on May 18th, it'll be a blast! You can see all those included in the competition here.
Now, concerning China:
A few years ago I went to China to teach English for four months with Wayne, Andrew, and Rebekah (my husband, my brother, and my sister, respectively). It was amazing and I had a wonderful experience! I'm going to China again, this time for 10 months to teach English. I believe I will be teaching about 16 or so hours a week, so I'll have loads of time to sketch, doodle, and make exciting illustrations. It'll be great! I am really looking forward to going back and exploring some more, I miss it very much!
Last time I went to Yongzhou in Hunan province, but this time I'm going to Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu! It looks like a pretty awesome place. I'm going with Wayne, Andrew, and Andrew's wife Bonny! We are all super excited.
We leave for China at the end of August. I can't wait!
You will probably hear a lot more about this as it gets closer to August, I hope it doesn't annoy you too much! :)