My short trip to the US

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..

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My first experience with UA was not bad.  🙂
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15 and half hrs adventure begins…
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Hello, George Bush International Airport.

A bit more photos will be following…  🙂

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A piece of work of the day 26

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…

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A piece of work of the day 25

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  😉

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Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #19: Magical Light

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.

This is my first contribution to Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge.

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One Word Sunday: Purple

Pale Indigo?  Yes, this is pale in hue but is still purple to me.  😉

Jacaranda season is back in Sydney.  They turn Sydney and suburbs to beautiful purple, as if that’s their way to celebrate spring season grounded.

Luckily, my bedroom is being a prime spot for appreciation, because there are three Jacaranda trees in front of the unit building where I live.

This is my (belated) contribution to this week’s One Word Sunday: Purple, hosted by TRAVEL WITH INTENT. 

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