"It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary."- David Bailey
VIEW OF MANHATTAN (NYC)-This is my only photo of Manhattan taken from the Queen Mary 2 during our past cruise last July 4th, 2009. I took this photo from the QM2 ship, under the spiral stair, going up to the upper deck. Lately, my paintbrushes are taking a break. So I am posting photos taken during summer vacation . My life took a sudden pathway that I didn't expect. I have been extremely busy packing and sorting our things due to change of event. Three weeks ago, my husband took a forced early retirement by the company. The company is downsizing. With that tough decision, we also decided to move to the beautiful city of San Diego. We always wanted to move there when my husband retires but didn't expect it to happen sooner. Why San Diego? To be closer to my family. I have 3 sisters and a brother living there. It's close to the beach. The weather is temperate, and more. It's been 3 weeks now since I started doing the boring job of packing and sorting our things. Lots of things have to go as we wanted to move light. The keepers of course are my truck loads of oil paintings. I spent hours wrapping them carefully for the long haul. San Diego is a big city and have many art galleries. I hope my art career will continue to thrive there.
VERRAZANO NARROW BRIDGE NEW YORK- This is one of my husband's photo of the bridge. Taken when the QM2 passed under this beautiful bridge as we left NYC. Life is like a jouney. You never know what you'll see along the way.
LABOR DAY PROJECT 2009: Although my oil paint brushes are packed away, our large paint brushes for painting our house interior weren't. My husband and I tackled the big job of repainting our house last Labor Day wek-end. We wanted to leave the house to my son Ryan and daughter Joy, like it's brand new. We did a beautiful painting job. Then last Tuesday, we had a new carpet installed. Now the house looks messy but smelled brand new. Now, I don't feel like leaving this house. But we wanted to move forward and experience and live in a new place. In the days to come I will not be able to post as often as before because moving keeps me extremely busy. Thanks to all my viewers and friends who supported my blog all these years.