this is one of the best portrait party stories that i have heard. our pal, kerstin klein, found this portrait of herself (above) on one of her favorite blogs, logbuch isla volante. to quote kerstin exactly, "i immediately recognized myself and thought i must be dreaming. i had to look twice. it is an incredible feeling to be drawn by someone whose art i have been admiring daily." being kerstin, she of course returned the favor (below).
p.s., kerstin, your painting is on its way!