I arrived at George Bush International Airport a little earlier than the scheduled in the morning. My next flight to Tucson was supposed to fly off in 2 hours and 45 minutes.
The reality was that my flight took off 6 hours delay.
The more waiting time gave me more opportunity to stroll the airport terminal to snap them.
I like airport generally. Airport is quite special place (to me) that produces dynamic movement of people who have various background in origins, crossing at the site for the destinations they head for their various travel purposes. I enjoyed myself at Houston Airport for the same reason. Announcements in the airport called in both English and Spanish was one of what I did not catch in Sydney Airport and it made me ensure about myself a traveler or a stranger there, which was good.
Anyway, here are some of photos I snapped at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (the hub domestic flights if I understood right).
Again, I was a little too excited at the fact that I was there and saw enormous gems, and I hence did not take a lot of photos at the show, but here we go!
A couple of notes, during the period of this show, it’s like entire Tucson became the show ground, many traders booked hotels to use the hotel rooms for exhibiting their rocks and stones.
Or exuberant dealers / sellers have sat their allocated booth in the huge panelized houses, which will take you hours and days to stroll through till the end.
I was very lucky to be there with the two ladies! The lady on the left on the first photo, named Naoko Fujinami, is my master of crystals and she is the first disciple of JaneAnn Dow, the crystal reader & healer. And since Naoko has friend networks with miners and dealers, I also have got a opportunity to meet / greet and talk with a few of them out of her friends.
I hope these photos share the joy how I was excited at being surrounded by rocks at the show. 🙂
Naoko, Gary, me. Gary mines, polishes, and trades the minerals called Euphoralite
Two Euphoralite mineral deposits. The left is complex of blue tourmaline and mica. The right contains high in lithium.
Saiko, aka ‘the wise-woman of aroma’ aroma specialist, on the left. Gary Fleck, and me. Gary is an old friend of Naoko and he has been doing one stop shop of rocks. He has love to the rocks and his polished crystals and minerals are spectacular.
Just part of his huge lineups. I am so glad to meet to him, which was my long standing hope since I first got his handled crystals two years ago.
I was on 5 days trip to Tucson, Arizona. There is a month long 2019 Tucson Gem Show , the biggest gem show in the world, happening in there, and I caught up with a lady who enlightened me the delight of quartz, minerals and fossils, and the other lady who we called her ‘wise woman’ of aroma oils for therapy. 🙂
I first flew to Houston and then flew to Tucson. 15 and half hours of flight to Houston was plenty time to do watching movies and reading a book (and of course catching up some sleep!).
The itinerary of this trip was ultra short (at least for me), I spent almost 24 hours one way including layover time, and I stayed just 2 and half days in Tucson and flew back to Sydney with almost same lengthy time for way back. It certainly may look like crazy or waste of money.
However, to me, it was worth to do as it was really special, awesome, concentrated, intense, great time I had in taking a look all day long at rocks, crystals and fossils gathered from the world. 🙂
I was a bit too excited during the trip and did not take a lot of photos honestly.. still I would like to share some of which I caught, in some posts..
So this is another piece of work for which I had drawn this for the same subject.
Again, I struggled with drawing hand. I would have drawn it visible but in translucent, but all the combinations of the figure, the lines, the choice of the colors, hue, shade…made it a little too invisible or hard to see.
Well anyway, this was my best I tried for the work, and it will be great if this leaves something in you.
Everyone has beautiful soul in yourselves, but many of us got lost to keep it shined in the busy and complicated day to day life. Our modern life makes us easy to build worries and pressures, and get lost ourselves by fatigues.
With my sincere hope of my friend’s recovery from depression…
The both are caught Sydney Harbour Bridge and Cahill Expressway leading from Sydney city toward north shore. I have been in Sydney over ten years and I never get bored of looking at the architecture, it is so elegant and admirable suspension bridge.
I have drawn Jacarandas with pastels for my friend’s birthday.
It should be looking like a bit plain work for the occasion.
It will be the last birthday for her to celebrate it in Sydney, under full bloom of Jacarandas, so I hope she will like this. She will be a resident of Northern Hemisphere next year, where there will be framed in coloured leaves when she gets her birthday 😉
I went to Waikiki beach every day at sunset during my short stay at Honolulu in September. I photographed the sunset beach in many shots and this is one of them.
As we all know, every sunset is different that you will appreciate on the day, and which would be different from the one you saw yesterday. And this was one of the reasons why it kept me back at the beach every day.