This is a picture book I wrote and illustrated based on a mythological
little Balinese fairy living in Bali and a girl, named Wardani who found her.
I started this book while living in the Island of Bali, Indonesia.
Whenever I am in Bali, I try to stay in the same town called Ubud
This is the view from the porch in front of my bungalow:
I got the inspiration from one of the sketches of a particular Balinese lantern in
front of my porch which looks like this:
I imagined the little fairy living in this lantern that looks like a small Balinese temple.
The setting for my story started with this image:
Below is the porch where I sometimes wake up just before dawn ( yes--that early!)
and I start to sketch the Balinese lantern below in the dark :
I love to wake up very early and sketch or write in my journal until
I hear the cock crows.
In Bali, you will always hear them crow when the sun rises.
They are actually music to my ears.
Here you can see one of my sketches while drinking coffee.
Another illustration of my fairy character living in the lantern house:
More on my Little Girl in Bali story next time--to be continued....