In exchange for a drawing I did of her characters, Cindy Pon sent this beautiful painting to me. I just got it back from the framer, so of course I had to show it off. Isn't it just beautiful? I love Cindy's art—so simple and clean and gorgeous. I'm truly lucky to have one of her pieces in my home. You can't quite tell from this picture, but it's pretty huge. With the frame, it's around 2 1/2 to 3 feet. I love it, and I can't wait to hang it. Just have to find the right wall to hold such awesomeness.
Cindy calls this The Giant Lucky Pomegranate, since pomegranates are lucky in Chinese tradition. You know you have crummy luck when people start sending you good luck charms, hehe. But in all serious, I kind of need it, don't I?
I want to thank Cindy for all the support she's given me. She is such a positive force in the YA community. And I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you. I have been so humbled by all the kindness and encouragement I get from this community. Whenever I'm feeling down, it seems like there is always someone around to pick me right back up. Considering all the stuff I've been through, I'm not sure I'd be here without you! It's so much easier to give up when no one else cares. But I do feel like I'm being cheered on constantly, and for that I am so grateful.
Here's to hoping The Giant Lucky Pomegranate works!