Monday, December 28, 2009

Red Lanterns

It rained during Jia Li's wedding.  But her old uncle told her this was a good omen and that her married life would be lucky.  Her mother, certainly hoped this was true.

~posting from Chiang Mai where the newly weds have joined us. They are radiant.

Monday, December 21, 2009

My Daughter Weds

My daughter Leigh and her honey Scott the night before they wed. 
We are sending off our best wishes.

Koh Samui, Thailand
Dec. 19, 2009

My dear friends,
I have been so busy for the last few weeks getting ready for my daughter's wedding.  Friends and Family from all over the world have assembled here in Thailand to celebrate her marriage to Scott Powrie.  Today we are lounging around lazily and beginning to share photos.  My two sister in laws provided some of these. Tomorrow we head north to Chiang Mai where I hope to get my hands into some plaster and paint quickly.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Gods and Generals At The Door

Li Li thought she had very good fortune to work at a residence where mighty gods and legendary generals stood at attention guarding her courtyard.  Even though they were painted on red paper and and then glued on with yesterday's left over rice paste, she felt protected.  She felt safe, even from Merchant Huang, who had made his intentions for her quite obvious.