The '2023 International Academic Illustration Exhibition' begins its week-long showcase! Never expected to exhibit alongside so many masters – feeling incredibly honored! 😍 Despite working in Australia, being recognized as a Taiwanese artist warms my heart. 🥰 Thanks to the organizers! 😎 Now, let's find out which wall my artwork is on!
Impoverished youth Xie Duan found a giant, seven-colored conch one day. Considering it too precious to eat, even when starving, he placed it in a water tank. From then on, each day upon returning home, Xie Duan discovered a table filled with delicious food. Thinking it was a neighbor helping with cooking, he went to express gratitude. However, the neighbor was puzzled, claiming his wife hadn't cooked. Perplexed, Xie Duan pretended to leave, hiding behind the door. To his surprise, a beautiful woman emerged from the water tank, cooking delicious meals and tidying the house.
Amazed, Xie Duan approached the tank and, realizing the woman hadn't noticed the conch, asked who she was. Unable to evade, she confessed to being a goddess from the heavens, sent by the Jade Emperor to care for Xie Duan's well-being. She explained that she would depart once Xie Duan became prosperous, and as her true form was revealed, the sky suddenly stirred with wind and rain, and the goddess departed with the breeze. Thankful for her care, Xie Duan erected a temple in her honor, and eventually, he achieved prosperity, rising to the position of county magistrate.