I continue here on my attempt to depict single objects. I received this teapot from a care package that my mom sent a few months after I came to the US. This is almost 14 years ago! I probably have attempted drawing and painting this teapot more than any other object. I purposefully ignored the blue markings on the teapot to concentrate on how the shadows fall on its various curves.
Speaking of the passage of time, I write this on the eve of my 39th birthday. I must admit, I'm in a bit of a somber mood, as I consider the march of time, what I've accomplished, and what I hope to yet accomplish. At this point in my life, there are perhaps doors that have closed for me, but God willing, many are yet open, and more still will open up.
So as I scroll through the birthday greetings on Facebook, I am reminded that I am blessed. Blessed with family and friends from all around the world. I'm reminded of the yummy birthday dinner I just had with some cherished friends; the awesome trip to Alaska just concluded; and that feeling that I had when I saw this teapot as I opened that box from my mom those many years ago. Gratefulness. I'm thankful for all the blessings in my life.