"DARLING, I AM GROWING OLD......."
February is a special month in our family with two birthdays. Today is very special. Who's growing old? Not me! Shhhh....its my handsome husband.
Let's go back to the future. The first time I met and dated him, he looked like a clone of Michael J. Fox. He has fair-skin and almost same height as him. Now, that he's older, hopefully in the future he wouldn't be shaking a lot like Michael, who is suffering from Parkinson's decease.
SUPER BOWL .........RAH! RAH! RAH!
Today is double treat with the much awaited Super Bowl. I am not that crazy about football, but because its my husband's birthday, I am joining in the shouting and cheering......Rah! Rah! Rah!
My husband is an electronic engineer. He works for a defense company that makes sonar system. Many years ago, I painted this "Sonar Airborne," (AN/AQS-18(V) for him. I painted it with all my heart. I thought that this painting would be a good reminder of his working days when he retires someday. This oil painting ( 18" x 24") is on display at his office.
I feel fortunate to have a husband who is a work of art. He's a snappier dresser than the "Blue Boy." He's more thoughtful thant Rodin's "The Thinker." He's a better listener than Van Gogh.
I enjoyed painting this for my him. Who wouldn't like to have a husband who is a work of art?
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET-ART!"
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BIN-BIN!"
Do I hear another birthday song? Yes, another birthday. Guess who? It's the birthday of our youngest son. We are celebrating my husband and son's birthday together because we will be on vacation when February 9th roll around.
I never understood why God gave us four children while others were desperate to have at least one child. We wanted to have two sons and two daughters, but our youngest came out to be another boy. Of course, we thanked God for another BOY.
BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER
One of the joys of motherhood is having two sons who followed in my footsteps as an artist. Today, I am writing about Bin-Bin because his birthday is comming up. I'll be telling you about my eldest son (Rodney) also an artist later on. His birthday is comming in March.
I believed that "Blood is thicker than water." Like me Bin-Bin became an artist not a scientist.
HAPPY GRADUATION DAY WITH DAD AND MOM
In 2004, Robin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Graphics. It was a happy day for all of us at the California Polytechnic University in Pomona.
Dad and son, both alumnus of Cal Poly Pomona
When I was in art school, art was designed meticulously by hand. Today, my son speedily designs and creates art with computer. Art changed with technology.
During my art school days, I drew every ads, logos, letterings and pictures by hand. I painted with brushes, pencils, chalks and pens. I used oil paint, watercolor, ink and temperas.
AT PRESENT Robin now works for Motion Theory, an advertising agency. He designed televison ads that appeared during the past two Super Bowls like Nissan, Toyota, and Subway. Today, when my husband and I watch the Super Bowl, we are so proud and happy to see the new ads he designed for Budweiser. It has five million dollar advertising budget. Wow!
I still remember when we used to watch the GAME and get up during the COMMERCIALS. This time its the opposite. We get up during the game and are glued to the commercials waiting for Robin's ads.
I remember, when my mother was still around, she was one of my biggest art fan. Today, I am one of the biggest art fan of Robin. Well done Robin. Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah ! TILL THEN!