Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A long journey home

I left hot humid Bali and arrived in hot humid Maine. 95° and no AC here so it has been impossible to blog or post. Today it has cooled down to the high 80's and a bit of a sea breeze off the harbor so it seems quite lovely and finally I am able to post from my travels.

From Bali to Singapore is a short 2 1/2 hour flight and then at midnight they put us on an 11 hour flight to Frankfurt where we get off with all our belongings, walk around a corner, go through security again and then re-board the same plane for a 7 hour flight to JFK. Then I still have to get to Maine. Door to door is 34+ hours...

They served us dinner at 1:30 am. One of my choices was Khor Moo Yang—grilled pork neck...so I asked for soup and got the above cup of noodles which I sketched as it cooled down.

I took printouts of some of the folks involved in Julia Kay's Portrait Party to work on if I had the energy to draw. Sometimes I just read and try to sleep, but I had 11 hours to kill . So, somewhere between Singapore and Frankfurt I did some portraits.

By this time I had put the watercolors away and just sketched.

This one was done on the Frankfurt to JFK leg.

9 comments:

donna said...

36 hours!!!!!!! That is a long time to travel. And the sketches are amazing as always.

jgr said...

Glad you got home safely, wow that is a long time to be in transit. I love your sketches, especially the portraits.

Suzanne said...

I just have to say how much I have enjoyed your work...you're such a talented artist! I've been living vicariously, enjoying your travels. What a very long journey home and so happy you're safe in Maine!

sue said...

As usual, fabulous things you came up with, even in the throes of agonizingly long travel, Jennifer. I fly a lot, but never that long in one trip--I don't know how you do it. I get so antsy on a long flight. Glad you are home safely! I heard about that heat up your way. It's more what we'd see here...

Marthann's Musings said...

Wow, what a trip that was!!! Your artwork is amazing. I so admire people who do the human body well. I am challenged when it comes to drawing people. Glad you made it home okay.

raena said...

Amazing work! And I like how you did the whiskers on the last one. I just finished one of Jerry Waese and I struggled with that part.

Sandra said...

Thank you for sharing. They are sooo good.

Linda T said...

Wonderful stuff and great way to spend all that time traveling.

Cathy Holtom said...

Good portaits, amazing how you managed to do them so well in such a small space.