Merry Christmas

Dear friends, I hope you have a great Christmas and a great year. We are very happy and humble to have a great simple life that we have. Our second baby is about 3 months to due date. I have not painted big format as often as usual but more of sketching and small format works. Even then, I am fortunate to know several new plein air painting friends and some of the works that we went out to paint old architectures along Chaopraya River together in July got in architecture group shows at Siam Center mall and recent venue at Bangkok Art and Cultural Center. I am very proud that someone see the value in our preservation effort. Besides, I also get reconnect to music: taking piano lesson again since April 24th. Life is sure more hectic with adding music practice on top of art, career, and family but I would not drop any of this. I get to take a lesson with a wonderful piano teacher. That sure makes my year a very blessing year. Iris is also doing great with a new school, a more relaxed kindergarten very close to our home so we have a much simple and relaxed day comparing to the previous school. Tone also has a great year: visiting his family in the US. and back to see the US. Thunderbird air show at Don Muang Airport, the first Thunderbird he ever saw in his life.

For many of you who I have not yet meet face to face, I hope one day I get to do that, in the mean while I am sending you my holiday spirit vibe your way via this message. Merry Christmas 2009.

"Holiday spirit", 8x10 inch watercolor&ink, from a public photo on Flickr by DigitalImageFan. It is done as a part of Wetcanvas Xmas card 2009 pen & ink forum exchange.


Jo Castillo said...

Ai, thank you for all you do on wetcanvas and for being a great internet buddy. Merry Christmas and may your holidays be filled with family, love, fun and art! Hugs.

Rose said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS Ai, and I pray you are feeling well.. you are doing so great with your art! Have a great new year! xoxo Rose

Joan said...

Ai - It is the end of Christmas Day here in Maine, nearly 11:30pm. I am so glad to have you as a friend both here and on WetCanvas. I am so happy you had such a wonderful year with so many wonderful things going on, and the baby due shortly. May 2010 bring you more joy and love!!!

Ai said...

Thank you so much Joan. It is such a blessing to have you as my art buddy. Happy Holidays and a better artistic year for you too.