Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Saying goodbye to Bali

The rooster who wakes me up every morning at 5 AM.

The neighbors down the street with the temples in their compound.

"Old crooked tail" a wild cat that I can't catch for the "snip snip".


I catch Howard drinking out of the pool even though she has a fresh water dish nearby.

Saying goodbye to Howard, my sweet Bali cat.

16 comments:

Mary said...

These are beautiful paintings, Jennifer. I particularly like the cockerel, but I don't suppose you'll miss the early alarm call when you leave!

Alissa said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful drawings and paintings of your life in Bali. I have only "discovered"your site in Everyday in May and have enjoyed it immensely. I look forward to your future drawings, where ever you are

Sandy in Michigan said...

Thanks so much for sharing your Bali experiences with us through your wonderful art. My heart aches for you over your separation from Howard, but I'm looking forward to seeing your little dog in your sketches in the near future! Have a safe trip home.

Barbara Weeks said...

I always love your Bali sketches,such gorgeous color! Safe trip.

laura said...

I love the rooster painting--maybe it's because I just woke up, but I didn't really know it was a rooster until I read it ... which is great; very cool.
The cat paintings are lovely too ... esp. the crooked tail one.
(I always find that when all else fails when trying to catch a stray, half and half or cream always works: cats can't resist it!)
Have a safe trip home!

sue said...

You painted these with such affection, Jennifer--it shines through. I feel like I've gotten to know beautiful Bali through your work. Safe travels--may the travel gods be with you...

Kathy A. Johnson said...

I always enjoy your paintings, even though I don't always comment. Today I just want to wish you safe travel, and tell you how much I liked your kitty paintings, especially "old crooked tail".

lois said...

Your sketches and paintings are always so inspiring. I like your mix with line and color forms.

Sandra said...

To me, you capture the joy of watercolor-a rich and free technique.
Hope that makes sense.

raena said...

Is it already time to go back?? It seems like you just got there! I love the colors that you paint when in Bali! These are all terrific!

Irene said...

Thank you for taking me to Bali with you! I love seeing it through your eyes. The neighbors' yard with temples is such a rich experience!
I'm sorry you have to come back ~ as Raena said, it seems as though you only just got there!

. said...

I just love your drawings and paintings form Bali, it has always been a treat reading your posts from there. I will miss that tropical stories, but Im looking forward to see what and from where you'll draw next. All the best on your next and new adventure.

Dan Kent said...

Beautiful! I especially like the rooster. I have a hard time imagining that Bali is a real place. Have a safe trip back to the real world. ;)

Lesley Purcell said...

Your cat paintings are gorgeous, you must struggle to leave your cats behind each time. I love the painting of your neighbours garden, with all the temples, beautiful colours. Hope you have / have had a safe trip back to the U.S. & looking forward to some new American pics!!

journalrat said...

Jennifer, I love the let loose quality of these sketches. The Rooster, and especially the lovely cats! Have a safe trip back to the States.

Alex said...

so glad you made it home safe! see you in a couple months up at brother bobs. Or sooner if you guys come to the city for Jer's big meeting. Be well!