Since my post on the Ai Weiwei portrait I did, there has been a steady increase in my blog traffic. Today, however, my visitors tripled in numbers (and it's just mid-day!), and I'm not entirely sure which websites are responsible for this spike...Sitemeter tells me that most visitors most people are from the States and China. So if you're here for the first time, a big warm 'Hello!' and '你好!' to you!
I've had a very exciting past few weeks as I found out I was featured on a few design websites, including Feel Desain, Design You Trust, and Imagineers. Art Below also invited me to exhibit my work at the Angel Tube Station during the London Art Fair in January 2012! Some friends have shared my link on Facebook and on their blogs (thanks Sean!), and I'm really grateful for all the encouragement and support!
I've always dreamed of becoming an artist since I was a kid, and 6 months ago when I moved to China, I told myself I'd continue to pursue this dream. The goal is that before I leave China (in probably 1-2 years?), I would have held my own art exhibition. I've got a lot of ideas in my head, and will be setting aside a lot of time working the next few months working on my project of painting portraits of famous Chinese people. This weekend, I'll be working on a portrait of Yao Ming/ 姚明 and Luxun/ 鲁迅...and again, I won't be using any conventional painting methods with paint tubes and paintbrushes. It'll be interesting. And entertaining. So watch this space! :)