So much time has passed and now we meet again in the new year -- two new years, in fact, the Gregorian and Lunar.
I wonder how we will all fare this year financially, mentally, emotionally...healthily, I hope!
I kick off the new year with my first exhibition. It will be a group exhibition among 5 men and 1 woman at Sheraton Langkawi at the end of this month.
The island threads us all into one common woven fabric because otherwise, we all have different views, different painting styles, different strokes. They are all friends from different times of my life. Some friendships were made in ITM, forged stronger over the years. Other friendships waxed and waned but cemented recently. Some work with hands and marble. Some with paint and brush.
I do not know what each of us are producing other than the requirement that each artist must offer five paintings for the show.
Lately, I have been painting Langkawi landscapes. Perhaps because I have been there last year maybe a half dozen times already. They are almost ready for the show except for some minor touch ups and framing.
I have been having trouble deciding which five works to bring to the show. Logistics is another matter I must think about. It is not easy to bring heavily-framed artworks over 200 kilometres and on a ferry passage to the island.
I will paint some more and think about this.