I travel, paint, photograph, philosophize and sometimes its just plain rambling. I also sell my watercolors and oil paintings, both originals and prints. The philosophy is free. Just a note; all text and images on this site are copyrighted and should not be used without my permission. Just ask, I love to chat. Thanks for visiting.
"Thai Lotus Buds" - Watercolor by Michele RossIt’s my Birthday!
Its my birthday!
At exactly 11:15 AM
Bangkok time on January 29th. So, my birthday celebrations begin at
8:15 PM Jan 28th Nevada time.
Yes, I was born in Thailand, the youngest of 5 children of
American parents. Dad was in the Army of
course and an officer, so the whole family lived there. I have always loved the Thai culture, its
art, its Buddhism , the temples , the food and the lush colors. One of my
earliest audio memories is of the bells that line the roofs of the temples by the hundreds and
tinkled in the breeze. I now have bells like this on my own patio.
are still my favorite, the flowers, fruits and smell of the moisture laden air.
Bronze Thai temple bells
My dad was also an artist, doing mostly watercolors as they
were easiest to carry when you’re jaunting around the world with a large
family, or as in his case, behind enemy lines in the middle of a war. So today, I’ve also posted one of his paintings of
a rural scene in the country of my birth.
A watercolor my dad did of rural Thailand
Ahh Thailand, I hope to see you yet again one day! Meanwhile, I'll be off to a good Thai restaurant to celebrate!