29.5.19

Berawa Beach Art Festival [BBAF 2019]





On this particular post, I have to copy paste http://www.berawabeachartsfestival.com for information behind the idea of Berawa beach Art Festival 2019. This is the first BBAF and hopefully not the last.

Here goes:

Bali has been widely known for its rich cultural heritage that based on Hindu values, in which art is closely related to religious entities. Art is an inherent part of religious (religious) life, stated that "religion is an art and art is a manifestation of religion (Hinduism) itself.” Bali has strong roots of tradition based on the values ​​of Shivaism (Hinduism), and its culture continues to grow along with the times. These developments indicate the continuity of tradition values, which make Balinese culture have a strong identity; represented in various forms of culture. This identity representation also indicates the existence of a connection between tradition values ​​and present-day culture. This relationship is believed to maintain the culture identity when it is interacting with modernity, this becomes its own strength to be a formulation of Balinese culture resilience.

.... read more and see more picture,

19.5.19

Rice fields of Bali



There are so many rice fields in Bali, and as far as you can see! And one of them was the UNESCO heritage one called the Jatiluwih that I have already covered in my posts here, here, here or here

These rice fields that I am covering now, is in two different parts of Bali, they are as grant as each.

14.5.19

Potter's Life: hobby and earning extra!

Doing a potteryis at first—an understanding of what would be the process of the whole scheme to come to a product that is becoming a ceramic piece. For me, learning a process is a way to understand how something can be done and adding knowledge to myself on how something can reach to its final point.

Along the way of learning the whole process; I absorbs the how and what and all the things in between to come to a certain style that I wanted to create for my own personal pleasure. Wipe that dirty mind of yours!  What I wanted to explain is, that I love an irregular shape, one-of-a-kind shape that I created instead of industrial-mass-production items that is out there in the market (I started to like a lot of Japanese ceramics too). This is how "Wonky Pots" was created.
After hoarding my own creations and have no clue of what to do with them; a friend of mine was asking if I wanted to sell them in the artisan market that she regularly joined. It was a whole lot of pieces and a huge pile of ceramic; but I discovered, people love them.
And so... I keep making, because 'makers gonna make!'
And I am earning extra from my hobby! 



9.5.19

White water rafting in Bali

If you are an adventurous person and love the outdoors, white water rafting might be something that you should try in Bali. The activities are located in 3 different rivers, namely Sungai Ayung (Sungai = River), Sungai Telaga Waja and Sungai Melangit. There are about a hundred rafting company. Make sure to join the one that has the longest route! For me personally, I love the Telaga Waja River. However, these pictures are from my latest experience on Ayung River.



4.5.19

Potter's Life: Behind the story of my Ocean collection


What is the story behind my ocean collection? 
First and foremost is my love to the ocean; and then how I have grown to learn that homo sapiens can be such destroyers of planet earth.
It was one fine Sunday that I've spent swimming in my fave spot, when I was trapped in this food plastic pack while swimming and facing the bottom of the ocean. Of course it was just a little bit more then an ankle deep, but this plastic pack has no business to choke me.
I swam almost every week at the same spot, a clean one, I even know exactly what time this sea snake will cross. Same snake! I know!!
More and more plastic packs in all sort of variations swimming along with me.
I felt disgusted, as if I swam in a huge dumpster with water filled up to the brim.
Long story short, I practiced reduce and reuse in my life, you can see some of the pointers here 

pictured here: Seline harvesting the black beach sand that I will mix to the clay body





The blue in this collection representing the color of the ocean of course, and the sand is literally representing the ocean. A few of this collection has been sold out and restocked. I am simply beyond happy!

thank you for stopping by and reading the post....
xxx