2nd snow of this winter last night... finally get the feel of winter, the peace, the atmosphere of painting... here we go again, I am excited to do more indoor exercise, reading and painting! Hot chocolate please! : )
just received this amazing tea book from the other side of the pacific ocean. WOW... Santa say to me: "Oops... like all the good stuff... it doesn't come early!" : ) well... thank you! Santa... this is really a amazing book, a lot of lovely stories about tea and about the mountains! The music CD is just... incredible!! After reading it for couple days, I feel the tea power now... one more cup please! : )
spent a wonderful afternoon with paul and isabelle in the Museum of Fine Art. It is really an amazing experience to see the Degas's works again. The "feel" of the nudes series is just incredible! To me, the most beautiful thing in nature has to be the human figures, although birds and fish trailing close, there are nothing like the pure art form of ourselves! I am always in awe that how beautiful and astonishing those paintings actually are! just amazing!
My recent internet posts on several flyfishing forums really got me thinking? why the good thoughts went wrong? a lot of good intentions but did not end well because of my lack of communication skills, or lack of writing skills. It felt horrible that the good intentions turned into the flame of hell... I laughed at myself, overall, too much time spent on the internet, too little time spent with good friends... lessons learned! Time to go back to mind my own business...
My heart always has a sweet spot for elderly people, particularly for hunters and craftsmen; a pair of seasoned old hands, and a witty mind that shed the words of wisdom are always make me excited to be in the moment. In the past, I have really enjoyed the time spent with some of my "grandpa friends". I would listen carefully, take a note, or video taped about all the amazing stories from the mountains, hunting, trapping and tracking... those are the treasure of our society. I think it is about time for me to go back and visit those people.
Jerry in the photo is a great spey caster I recent met, his humorous mind and witty talking are always make my day shine! I am really looking forward to do more spey casting and experimenting with him again! : )
Wish one: Live Healthy all the way: Physically and Mentally.Go Bike! Go Gym!
Wish Two: Less computer time, more paper time! I mean REAL book!
Wish Three: Family first, want to spend as much time as possible with my family!
Wish Four: Be skillful in my career, too many thing to learn, too little time... so I want to be skillful and be alert and be smart!
Wish Five: Be outdoors; more route, hike longer and spent more time in the woods and creeks!
Wish Six: Be Artsy: Paint/Draw/Fly Tying/ Fly Casting/Photography/Music/Cooking
Wish Six - 1: Photography: read more history and do more readings on bibliography of several interested photographers.
Wish Six - 2: Music: Read more about music history; play piano
Wish Six - 3: Cooking: focus on Spice. try new ways of using spices.
Weeee, seems I will have a ton of things to go through... Be happy to be alive! and be exploratory! Here I come 2012!
I am a biologist grew up with a fishing rod in my hands. I have been fortunate enough to embrace my love of art and science in my career. Most of my free time were well spent in the nature, either studying bird behavior or chasing variety of fish with fly rods. My favorite art medium is watercolors, I love the natural and spontaneous feel created by watercolor pigments. I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University. Welcome to my website. Mark