Drawing class (auction)

Want to draw with me over zoom? Perfect for kids, adults, a party or company event. You can bid on a 30 minute drawing class this weekend to raise funds for the KIDLIT AGAINST AAPI RACISM. There are over 400 items in the auction including signed books, editorial calls, workshops and naming characters!

This fundraiser auction is to fight Anti-AAPI Racism. Please bid on the item in the comments. All proceeds will go to Stop AAPI Hate and Hate is a Virus. Auction is open from February 26, 2021 @ 12AM EST until Feb 28 @ 11:59 PM EST.

champions of change


last week was a whirlwind! the event at the white house was wonderful, i felt incredibly happy to be a part of such an amazing group of inspiring and hard working individuals. i’ve never felt so patriotic!

we didn’t get a chance to meet Obama, but I created this piece for him – you can see the video of the event here and i speak about my thoughts when creating it. thank you again for all of your support – i am still in a happy state of shock. i’m also including a few photos – there was a post event where i shared some of my work, and me and the hubbahubba at lincoln memorial ^_^

have a wonderful week!


the last dumpling + white house champion of change

we’re off to DC this morning!

i will be honored at the champions of change event tomorrow april 5th from 11:30a-1:30p EST (8:30a-10:30a PST) – you can watch it live. that morning my bio and a blog post i wrote will also be on the site. so no more drawings this week, but if you’d like to follow my adventure, i will be tweeting about it! otherwise, have a wonderful week ^_^

send nidhi to the white house

i am incredibly excited to share my entry to the white house asian american pacific islander “what’s your story” video challenge. there were hundreds of entries and i am thrilled (and a bit shocked) that i made it to the top. the next step is a public vote, and the top voted finalists will be invited to the white house. i am super happy to share the video and i hope that if it moves you, you will share it with others and cast your vote.

watch the video here (top row, middle)

to be quite honest, making it to the top eleven and seeing my video on the white house website is pretty rewarding in itself.

i couldn’t have made such a beautiful video without my dear friends clarissa and seth… they’re adorable and amazing.

thank you for your support, always!

wishing you a day full of love and beauty,