Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Galungan

Today was Galungan, which is one of the most important reoccurring celebrations in Bali. During this celebration the deified ancestors descend on their former family homes and must suitably be entertained and welcomed with prayers and offerings. It is quite colorful with bamboo penjors decorating most of the island. We had offerings placed in several places in our villa—the pool, kitchen, garden and front door, by a Balinese couple from the neighborhood because at one time this property was surely inhabited by Balinese.  Since the former inhabitants were probably around today, they would have expected it. 

15 comments:

Spinneretta said...

Lovely... those splashes of colour really set this off. Sounds nice there :)

Anonymous said...

I will be faithfully following you in my Maine Spirit and love your work and words..Winna

laura said...

I love the freeflowing line of this drawing, and how you incorporated the title and date into the line! The touches of color are inspired!

Barbara Weeks said...

Lovely!

Robyn said...

Wonderful drawing and inspired touches of colour, Jennifer.

africantapestry said...

Love your linework and those touches of colour are perfect...it doesn't need anything more!
Ronell

Margaret Ann said...

Beautiful drawing. :)

Shirley said...

Fabulous drawing in every way: your line, the words in the line, the color.

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, goodie--the Bali images are back! This is beautiful, Jennifer!

Beth Baxter said...

Lovely!

caseytoussaint said...

What a wonderful sketch - the bright spots of color just jump off the page.

Sherry said...

Delicious! The repetition and variation of the figures is really appealing, and then the bright splashes of color suggest the the celebration.

Sharon said...

Totally charming, Jennifer. Glad you are safely back in Bali!

Beegirl said...

Stunning page. Your touches of color here are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Really enraptured with your Bali work - would you allow my using your "Galungan" for my Twitter page? Best wishes from Belgium - jean-pierre @paLIatiVE