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Jakartan Beauty: Butterfly

I got up early this morning and was painting by 7am. By 9.30am I’d got to the point where I needed to step back from it a bit and have a breather. 235 more words


Let's All Do The Gado Gado

I thought Gado Gado or Tipat Cantok as it’s known in Balinese was some sort of frisky dance routine when I first heard the name but it is in fact one of Indonesia’s most famous dishes and I am now hopelessly addicted to it. 611 more words

Stop Press Pete Nevin Painting again!

Bali House Paintings. For 2 decades Pete Nevin sold paintings to Rock Stars, European Royalty, Collectors world wide, museums, then in the 90’s he decided to never paint again but now he is going back on his word! 11 more words

Pete Nevin

Lottie Nevin reblogged this on Lottie Nevin - The Rioja Diaries and commented:

I'm not generally someone who nags, it's not really my style but sometimes it has to be done. When I met Pete 3 years ago, he showed me photographs of paintings that he'd sold in the 90's, silk screen prints that he'd made for EMI as album covers, and a whole load of other seriously fantastic work . I begged him to start making work like that again and he said that he didn't want to. I changed tack and started to nag him, and nag him and nag him. And now it's paid off. Can I keep him away from his studio? No I can't! Am I happy with the fruits of my nagging? YOU BET I AM!

Hermann Hits Hollywood!


I owe a lot to Hermann, the tiny little hermit crab that I accidently picked up last week on the beach. Not only was he extremely forgiving at my taking him away from his life by the Indian Ocean, but he also turned out to be great company, a wonderfully raucous drinking buddy, and an excellent house guest (unlike the rats, the cockroaches and snake that like to hang about with me at times) 108 more words


Full Moon And Beach Blessings

Late last Saturday afternoon, after having earlier spent the day planting 100’s of bamboo plants in the banana field (of which I shall bore the pants off you about another time), the Irishman and I set off down to the beach for a walk. 660 more words


Chasing The Dragonfly

All week this dragonfly has been teasing me. He sits long enough for me to think ‘Ah ha! photo opportunity!’ but by the time I’ve rushed to get my camera, got the cap off and played about with the focus, he’s flown off laughing. 52 more words