Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Goodbye America


This photo was taken at the beautiful Sedona. The last glimpse of the sun painted the majestic Cathedral rock with burning colors. I felt the temperature is dropping, and the night is approaching. I have to say good bye to this fantastic place. Although the day and night are alternating, the person comes and goes, the the beauty is everlasting.

Recall my journey of 2012, I feel satisfied. It has been a very busy year, and time goes by so fast. I can’t believe it has been one and a half years since I have left my full-time engineering job. I feel I am a little bird flying all over, bringing worms to Mom Bird and Baby Bird. Our small nest in Austin is still in good shape. Ray tracing my zigzag path across the United States this year, I have perched at Houston Texas, Scottsdale Arizona, Sacramento California, Melbourne Florida, Putney Vermont, Albany New York, Cypress Mill Texas, Atlanta Georgia, San Francisco California, Marshfield Massachusetts, Newport Rhode Island, Jacksonville Florida, Montgomery Alabama, New Braunfels Texas, Wethersfield Connecticut, Magnolia Texas, and Sedona Arizona. Oh boy, that is a lot of travel. I have some significant improvement in my art, especially the two months study at AAU. It opened up my vision, and I know I have more areas need to be improved. I have realized that my beginner’s luck has started to run out. Wether I can stay in the art field will be only determined by courage and tenacity. I have  been trying new things. Some of them may not always benefit me, but I have to do it to find out. Challenges are a part of life. It is so often we don’t know what to do. However, we have no way out, except keeping on going.

Now, I am sitting at San Francisco International Airport waiting for my long flight across the Pacific Ocean. I am on my way to Beijing China again. My art travel goes to a new phase. I will keep you posted from the exotic Orient. Goodbye America!

7 comments:

Bibi Snelderwaard Brion said...

I'm sad that you're leaving, I wanted to sign up for a workshop, but I will keep following you.

Marla said...

I am so grateful to have followed your blog and learned so much from you. I wish you much happiness and success in your future endeavors!

Judith said...

All your paintings are beautiful.

m.s.g. said...

Sending our good wishes to you, for a safe journey. We admire your ability to persevere; and 'find' doors to open, rather than simply waiting for someone to open a door (to opportunity) for you. This is a powerful lesson for all of us. We hope you keep posting to your blog, as your life as an artist, takes another exciting path forward. Until tomorrow, and the day after - fond regards to you. Craig & Michelle

gopher said...

We'll see you again " Tzai tchen "( how does one write Chinese in English?) and best wishes to you. Your work and comments have been followed with great interest and appreciation. I know that you will be an important part of the art scene in Bejing.

oliver sin said...

GOOD LUCK~

Kay Wyne said...

wish you safe travels...your art is wonderful. Keep up the painting.