Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Balinese Republican

At the Ulu Watu temple they tied sarongs around our waists because we were wearing shorts. When they found out we were from the USA they wanted to talk about how happy they were about Obama being our president. We hear "Obama bagus" from just about everyone. They did point to this guy and said he would have voted for McCain. I said "Republican?" and he smiled and gave me the thumbs up. I think he may be the only Balinese Republican on the island.

13 comments:

stewey said...

I looked at all of your paintigs and liked them all very much. Don't let anyone discourage you because these are great!

John said...

Bravo.
Nice blog.
I love Bali.
Beautiful pictures.

Please visit:

http://realbali.info

Keep blogging.
Good job.

caseytoussaint said...

I've had the same experience here in France. Obama fever is high all over the world I guess.
Very nice portrait too!

Owen said...

Good for him. Not taking political sides just affirming good for him for sticking to his conviction. :) And lovely sketch. Bold and fresh.

Sandy said...

Oh Jennifer, you probably can't access our comments easily - But I must tell you I am enjoying them immensly along with your stories! Keep posting please!

Annie said...

lovely colourful paintings - very atmospheric!

rrARTz said...

these paintings are all beautiful. what an amazing experience you are having and the art is a wonderful keepsake.

Roz said...

Jennifer I just love the gestural brushwork you are using in your people portraits and even fruit (hairy fruit or whatever it is). It's great fun to see what you're seeing and read a little bit about life in Bali.

BMoon said...

Love the colors you used here...that green just vibrates!

Deborah said...

I've enjoyed seeing the wonderful sketches of your new life. What a fantastic collection and you are just getting started!

Cecelia said...

Beautiful work! I'm enjoying your journey!

Trish said...

Jenn, I am loving every post of yours I see. I know I will probably never get to Bali, but I am vicariously living the experience through your sketches and commentary. Keep up the beautiful work and post when you can.

A Brush with Color said...

LOL--it must be fascinating to hear what others outside of the states think...thanks for sharing--love this portrait!