Friday, June 1, 2012

Beautiful Bali—week one

I arrived in Bali a week ago after two years away. Much of the first week was getting used to the time change, trying to understand what everyone was saying, catching up with old friends and meeting new very interesting people. I was at first completely baffled by this complicated language until it all started to come back to me and then even easier with the help of the Google Translater App! On top of that I came down with a giant Balinese head cold. Made it through an entire winter in Maine then arrive in the warm tropics and I get a beastly cold—hard to figure that one! 
Indonesian remedy for batuk (cough)—do not drink anything cold—only hot drinks. 3 times a day lemon and honey with hot water or fresh ginger tea.

 Balinese ceremony and offerings.

 Afternoon sketching at a beach cafe.

Dinner with friends and time to draw while everyone was talking, drinking and ordering. Jerry's friend Tom has such a great face so I drew him several times.

Dinner at Lestari restaurant in Umalas Bali. Jerry and I with friend Henny from Bali Arts magazine.


MaryO said...

It's great to once more see your drawings from Bali! All your drawings are charming, but the ones from Bali seem to have a particular vitality....and the color!!! Oh my.

donnamcm said...

I LOVE the sketchbook on the table! I just showed David the pic so he could see how it just runs in our blood, however, I have not sketched with dinner companions yet--kudos.

Melliott said...

These are great, Jennifer--particularly the aspect ratio of the lady with offerings. Sorry about your cold--it's all that dormant stuff that thawed out, no doubt!

Margaret Ann said...

I love the way my Muse feels when you are in Bali...Such a breath of fresh air. Ahhhh! I adore "traveling" along with you...:)

meegan said...

Oh, your work is amazing Jennifer. It's like looking at a window display in a French Patisserie - they all look so good and so yummy, you cant decide which one you want to try (or in this case, which one you like the most). Happy travelling!

SleepyTiki said...

I also sketched at a table in Bali, but my sketch is no were near as cool as yours. I love your work, thanks for blogging.