Friday, October 24, 2008

It's all about fish

Several of you have asked what is my reason for moving to Bali,  so I thought I would take this opportunity to give a quick explanation. Several years ago, I was set up on a blind dinner date with a friend of some friends. We've been together ever since. He is my "pacar". 

He owns a seafood business on the waterfront in Portland Maine and has for years. The business has grown to become a global enterprise. He is here to oversee a new start-up seafood processing business with Indonesian partners. The plan is to be here six months of the year for the next two years. So I am the partner who is taking the opportunity to live and experience a new and different culture with my best friend. I am hoping to be able to capture my experiences through my sketching and journaling. I hope you will join me.

16 comments:

yan said...

So abstract.
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Margaret Ann said...

He's awesome...beautiful color!

caseytoussaint said...

Lucky you - and thanks so much for taking us all along....

Shirley said...

Thanks for satisfying all of us nosey folks! I am thoroughly enjoying you beautiful, extremely colorful Bali paintings.

I hope that you will consider putting together a Bali Travel Sketchbook for publication someday in the future - we don't have nearly enough of those books among our American publications.

Barbara Weeks said...

What a great adventure! I love the figures and of course your use of color is always fantastic.

Sherry said...

What a great adventure, Jennifer. I look forward to seeing that part of the world through your eyes.

Lynn said...

I hope you have a wonderful time in Bali and that all goes well with the business venture. Please keep sharing your sketches and adventures with us. I enjoy them a lot!

Beegirl said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful view of Bali! What a wonderful story and a fantastic experience! Love being a part of it with you...

BMoon said...

Keep these paintings coming. Fab sharing of culture, and the colors of this fish are BRILLIANT. Thanx!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Now I'll go off and look up "pacar"!! You sound like Eat, Pray, Love! Thanks for cluing us in... and I hope you can echo Douglas Adams words when you pack up to return home.

Sandy said...

I don't think I have ever called a fish gorgeous, but this guy is!! And I have to agree I love your Bali sketches, and understand very well the joy of finding one's Best Friend/partner - Keep Sketching!-

freebird said...

Sounds like a good idea. There some and home some. It ought to keep things interesting.

Terry Banderas said...

Wonderful artwork. Love your style.

Arty Velarde said...

JL thanks for telling us the story. It sounds good to me!! I hope things go well for BOTH of you. keep those Bali drawings coming!!!

Sharon said...

I visited your site intending to ask this very question, Jennifer. What a wonderful opportunity for you!

Lisa Reed said...

I agree with Shirley---I see a book in your future. This is a fun ride! Thanks for allowing us to live vicariously!