Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas

Have wonderful times with family and friends. 

Enjoy those around you and remember those far away.

Good health and much happiness to everyone. 

Hagan Hugs to All!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chabot Park Walk

Short photo walk with Emily one day. Not too much looked good due to the low level of the lake, and the mid day sun.

This shot, however, was saved.

A little soft due to the lack of a tripod, but you might enjoy the sun star.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Rice worker Pair

Hard working, back breaking rice planters.
These ladies had been in the fields all day, and they do this every day. Standing in the mud and flooded field to plant each individual rice plant by hand. How lucky we are to be able to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Technology is available, but Bali pride makes for better rice for the Bali diet.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Bali Rice worker

These workers still plant all of this rice by hand.
The small clumps of rice are held together, and each individual rice plant is then put into place by hand. Rows are all planted at different times so there are always plants to be harvested.

Due to tremendous pride of the Bali people, they still plant rice barefoot, and with large hats to protect them from the sun.

Not enough rice is produced to feed the population, but they still are a proud, hard working group of people who smile often.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Weaving tools

Weaving done by hand with looms made from sticks. These hand dyed and carded yarns are woven into wonderful designs by local ladies.

The patient and hard work continues to this day.

Very fun to observe traditions carried on by these artists. Can you imagine weaving that design into the cloth?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

USS Championship Age Group Finals last weekend.

Not very often a group of summer rec swimmers break a Pacific Assn
30 year old record in a Championship Meet.
Congratulations to these 9-10 year old boys. Alex Seybold, Tucker Peterson, Ryder Hagan and Nicholas Chang.
Quite an accomplishment fellows!!
Thanks to Coach Josh Scott for the encouragement and coaching.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Batik Painting and Sepia

This is the same image that was posted two days ago.

I loved the hard working hands and the beautiful fabric.

Very fun to change the look of the image by taking away the color. Does the color make us see things differently?

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Batik Painting

These ladies painted beautiful designs on fabric all day long. They were very talented and used this pen and ink tool for their handiwork.

Everything was done freehand, and they continued to chat with us as they worked.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mask maker 2

This talented carver uses both feet and both hands while carving.

Wonderful gentleman who was very patient as he carved and talked to a small group while continuing to work.

These artists are from Ubud and the entire village is full of groups of artists.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bali Mask Maker

Rainy weather and busy schedules gave me time to look at  images from past travels.

The software in Photoshop make it fun to review and work on older photos.

What fun to enjoy and remember a wonderful trip.

These wood carver masks are very expensive, and wonderful works of art.