Thursday, June 13, 2013

Batik class at Nirvana, Ubud

 I sketched this statue with an orchid in her hair at the place we went to to see the special coffee that is eaten by an animal (dont ask!!) /the others were buying things and I sat and waited as I was tired. I actually sat next to this statue.
We had a Batik class at Nirvana a day or so later and so I decided to use this as my base for my Batik with a few ideas thrown in by the master Nyoman Suradnya it is not as easy as it seems and although I knew the principals of batik doing it is another matter.
My finished product.
You can see why it was so tiring, sitting hunched on a small stool in the heat and humidity and feeling old and fat!!
The last photo is of Cynthia and one of our lovely young helpers in the compound at Nirvana.
You can stay there if you wish it is very central to Ubud but at the end of a quiet lane.
The class ran from around 10am to 2pm, with a lovely lunch thrown in, I think it was the rather spicy baby pig wrapped in a lovely parcel of a leaf and then brown paper and string.
We went a little over time but it was a great day to spend part of a day.
If I remember rightly we went to have a cold drink along the main road of Ubud afterwards and watched the passing throng of tourists, buses, motorcycles and cars go by.

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Anneliese said...

Beautiful sketch again. Love the photo of Uubud - we have been on Bali some time ago. Before internet became so popular. So our photos are sticking all in an album of paper, ha!

Julie said...

OMG! Your batik came out so perfect!!!! A one of a kind peice of fabric!!! WOWZERS!!!!!

Jo Murray said...

Awesome result Penny.

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

This translated beautifully from sketch to painting. I thought it was on silk at first!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Oh, in too much of a rush to see what else was on your page! It's Batik work...I love it even more now :)