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I'm awful at keeping in touch--but I thought I would update my journal, since it's been four years since I actually put anything up here! XD For those who know me, I'm a Sinophile, so it should come as no surprise that I'm currently in Xi'an, China, working on improving my Chinese language skills, enjoying the delicious variety of Chinese food that can be found on the streets, visiting the historical sites, and scouring the fabric market downtown in my free time. I've just graduated from college, and while I am continuing my studies at the graduate level, I assume this may be my last summer "free", so I'm making the most of it!

I also just traveled to Xiahe in Gansu province, which is prompting this post! I've been to China a number of times, but I've hardly traveled in Western China at all--and I must say that I think the next time I'm here, if I have a choice in where to travel I'm definitely taking off for the underdeveloped outskirts. While I love Beijing and Xi'an, as they've been my home-bases while I'm here, Xiahe was a breath of fresh air in more ways than one. It's located in the middle of the mountains, and since it hasn't had the same economic growth that the rest of the country has received, it's one of the few places where you can see the environment is relatively untouched. It was absolutely gorgeous--check out some of the pictures in the gallery if you want to see what I mean!

At any rate, I'm loving it here, and I've definitely had my creativity sparked by my trip to Little Tibet, as Xiahe is fondly known. Hopefully that will mean some new projects coming up beyond just the pictures from my adventures and the scribbles of poems and stories that end up in my writing journal!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner!


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Courtney Weatherby
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
International studies student with a focus on China who also happens to love making clothing, writing novels/poetry/short stories, and drawing.


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Zorias Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the watch add!!! :icongrin--plz:

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SomniaRomantica Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the watch! :iconflowerheartplz:
Courtelia Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome--it's always nice to find such beautiful work hiding on this site. :)
SomniaRomantica Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
taeliac Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the watch!! :wave: I hope I don't disappoint with all of my random submissions :D

Courtelia Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! I enjoy the variety of projects that you post. :)
liaf Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
thanks a lot for the watch!
Otherworldling Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
*goes to look at your stuff*
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