Wednesday, December 28, 2011

sketch for new kain of batik Kebun Raya

I have just finished the overall sketch for the 2.5 meter by 1 meter kain of a scene full of climbing plants and figures in a forest inside Kebun Raya Bogor. There are 2 figures framing the kain acting as borders. One is myself in Javanese clothes and the other is Nyai Blorong (snake Goddess). Again to execute this kain, I need to find good batik workers who not only can do detail patterns but have painting skills as this kain is more like a hanging painting. I will also pray to Nyai Blorong when I am at Parangtritis Beach inside the Queen of the South Cave Goa Langse to ask for permission. It might even take a couple years to execute the batik.
Once the line drawing is done, then I can post here some details.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Taiwanese food

From the local Taiwanese supermarket, I found very fresh birdnest fern available. I stir-fry it with anchovies and almonds and added some water celery and winged bean. The dish tastes good and here is also a photo of traditional dance by Taiwanese male dancers in a festival.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

finished botanical illustration of Phytocrene macrophylla

I finally finished this botanical illustration of Phytocrene macrophylla from Bogor Botanic Garden.