Hello everyone. I’m back from my holiday and blogging break in Indonesia. I’m just going to say that I really think I deserved this long break. I had a lot of things going on in the last 2 months or so, resulting in extreme tiredness and demotivation. Therefore, sitting here today and writing makes me absolutely happy, yet I almost forgot how to properly write. Wow, it really has been a long time. Well now I’m back and I have quite some new content that I want to share with you.
As I mentioned, I went on holidays to Indonesia. To be precise, I went to Lombok, Bali and Nusa Lembongan. All three islands were amazing. I could soak up quite a bit of sun over there. You might have noticed some tropical inspirations here and there on my instagram account. Three weeks of relaxing on the beach, doing some trekking and eating the most delicious food, I finally feel back at ease and full of energy. Pretty amazing what a healthy amount of vitamin D can do to you. I loved it and can recommend this beautiful country that consists of over 1000 islands. Let me know if you have questions or need some tips. Just leave a comment below.
We spent as well four days on Bali in Ubud. As you might know, in Bali buddhism is the major religion. I can’t give you a detailed explanation of this religion, but what I know for sure is their offerings are beautiful and I couldn’t take enough pictures. Due to the fact that I loved these tiny coconut palm leave boxes filled with blossoms and ‘offerings’ I registered for a Bali Offerings Workshop at Ubud Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA). Warning! It’s incredibly difficult to make a coconut palm leave box. You won’t believe me when you see the final images, but behind the scenes, blood was floating. Yes, I’m serious. Of course not the teacher’s one, but mine, because I was simply incapable of sticking the bamboo skewers through the palm leaves. It was really hard – literally hard. At a later stage of my holiday I noticed the modern version of this art – using staples instead of bamboo skewers. I wish I had discovered that method earlier. But hey, I had the real experience.
Eventually, I was able to make 1 or 2 of the offerings myself, which made me very proud of course. Meanwhile, my teacher made already 12 more. Still, I had a lot of fund making them. Have a look at all the colors of the rainbow and my handcrafted coconut palm leave offering boxes.