I saw a picture of a ballerina and it was awe inspiring… Now I had been sketching and fiddling with the various poses of ballerinas and different body types and such for months. None of them felt right however until I saw this lovely lady, and I was struck with inspiration. Fortunately for myself, she was not only willing to grant me permission to use her likeness but to also become my long-distance friend in Cambodia. I was overjoyed at the news and am very happy to share this with you all now on my website, the lovely, Cambodian Ballerina. The original is currently with the ballerina herself, in Cambodia, and I am proud to say we are still friends to this day.