This week, I had the chance to “swap blogs” with Julie Kesti, a Minnesotan artist living in Shanghai. Her blog features beautiful original artwork, quick recorded interviews with other artists, Friday love letters and posts about her experiences as an American living and creating abroad.
I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites of Julie’s recent posts. If you have an appreciation for art and culture, you’ll have to check her page out!
- As part of her “TELL ME MORE ABOUT” interview series, in which she plans to conduct 30 interviews in the month of September, Julie asked one photographer about how she met her dog, Max. It’s an adorable story, and if you have a heart, you’ll definitely want to give it a listen.
- Julie recently completed her first artist residency in Canada. Don’t know what an artist residency is? This post will give you plenty of insight into the process, especially for those of you aspiring artists.
- I loved this blog about a cosmetology class that Julie accidentally took in Shanghai. It’s interesting to think about the way we talk about our physical appearances, and how that can completely differ by culture.
Interested in learning more about Julie’s art and travel adventures? Hop on over to JulieKesti.com!
Fellow bloggers: Want to do a similar blog exchange? Drop me a line and we’ll talk about it!