What a difference a week makes in a new environment! Although nothing seems totally familiar yet, I have started slipping into more of a routine and gathering resource material and ideas for new work. The end of Ramadhan and the start of Hari Raya has also altered the ambience of Jalan Kuang (the street out the front) - the fireworks have lessened, although not stopped completely; there is a different muezzin on the block, and the calls to prayer are much shorter and less frequent. I have pretty much walked the length and breadth of Rimbun Dahan, which continually throws up surprises in fauna and flora.
|The front driveway of Rimbun Dahan|
|Scaphium sp. Sterculiaceae - Kembang semangkuk|
This wonderful flower with olive-like seeds is from the Sterculia genus in the mallow family, colloquially known as tropical chestnuts. You can look this up in your Funk & Wagnells (oops showing my age)...Wikipedia.... to see the many things it is used for.
|This little fellow was having a great time with his mates this morning.|
And each morning I am woken to the frolicking of monkeys in the trees outside. They are so tiny and quick that it took me ages to even focus my camera on them, and as it is a very simple camera, I do not have a telephoto lens to really get in close, so apologies for the poor quality. However, you get my drift. Excellent subject for endless procrastination in the studio.
|A plethora of inspiration just outside the door|
|Lovely chevron markings on these trees|
Actually if you go to the Bundanon website they have a slideshow of images on the homepage and if you look carefully I am in one of them, can you see me? Thanks to Camille Serisier and her Bundanon project.
|The main drag - Sungai Buloh|
Sungai Buloh was built in the 1930's and was the second biggest leprosy colony in the world. The settlement was equipped with advanced facilities and planned following the principals of a garden city. Today it is known for its flowers and plants.
After that hot shopping trip, an afternoon swim was called for in the RD pool just outside my studio.
|The main house is in the background|
Remember, I will only be posting updates once a week, so until minggu depan,