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.