Posted on Aug 30, 2012
One of the things I like most about Bali is that there are arts and crafts everywhere you turn. Everyone there is an artist.
Many years ago I bought two small paintings in an alleyway shop in Ubud. The store was literally in a dusty 5 foot wide alley between two buildings. The guy there was selling work done by several artists. I liked the graphic so much I hunted down the artist to ask him permission to use the art as an ad for some jewelry I was designing. He was honored that I asked and said of course I could us it. In addition to what he was asking for the paintings, I gave him $50 extra for reproducing the paintings, which was a fortune to him, but peanuts to me. I never did use it, but hope to some day. For now his mermaids grace me bathroom wall.