here are some nice things my friends brought me back from Japan! a nice canvas Muji bag (in the middle of the 2nd picture), a great japanese art book (done by 3 combined artists, sharing thoughts, drawings, photos, and treasures), and a ceramic totoro my friend made for me in her ceramics class!
...i want to say a big THANK YOU for all your support and encouragement! my First Friday experience at the drawing fundraiser was very fun! me and a bunch of the students were drawing live models for a couple of hours and people came in and out of the studio to observe and donate some money for our organization. this is the only picture from the night, as my sister stopped by and took a picture with her phone. in the end, i ended up selling a couple of my drawings! i felt like it was my first real experience as a true artist. i'm proud of myself and so happy i did it :-)