I read this somewhere "The soul of the Balinese is in his religion, so it finds its expression in the arts." Indeed!
What I found irresistibly attractive were the artist villages all along our route to the town of Ubud. It just seemed that every other person was an artist in some way - kite makers, painters, weavers, stone and wood carvers, mask makers ...
We visited a few homes/galleries where the artists live, work and sell their creations.
Dear readers, here's a glimpse of it -
|The master artist adding his finishing touches|
|It's all in the details|
|Plenty more to choose from|
|Art supplies in the backyard|
|Carved in stone - A streak of sunshine falls across his curls, and all-knowing smile|
|The hundreds of these sculptures didn't seem to compete for the buyers' attention - they just stood weathering rain and shine, at peace with their surroundings|
Balinese (art) villages - I am certainly coming back for more!
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