Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Our hostess Lynne Fellowes doesnt quite look like this YET, but she assures us Bali can make you look and feel years younger

We are planning on staying at a resort in Ibud and having a wonderful week, guided by POQ member Lynne Fellowes, who lives in Bali. Di and I are also hoping Ruth Hadlow might come over from East Timor.

Here's the preliminary plan:

POQ Art House retreat - 14th-22nd June 2010

Take a creative journey to Bali, the Island of the Gods. Immerse yourself in the culture, delight your senses and invigorate your soul.

Art House invites fellow artists to join us on a week’s art retreat of paper possibilities. We will combine breath-taking scenic day trips with workshops, papermaking & textile visits, cultural sites, nature walks and more. Photographic opportunities abound.

You will experience the warmth & hospitality of the Balinese people, sample local cuisine, explore the cultural & artistic centres of Ubud and Mas, meet local artists, visit the mountains & take time for relaxation and pampering. The offerings, the ceremonies, daily cultural events all add to the color and spectacle of this beautiful island.

At the Art House Studio (Rumah Seni) we will work and play on a journey of discovery with a focus on paper, fibre & artist books. A delicious lunch provided.

Accommodation at Cendana Resort & Spa are modern, Balinese style villas set amidst tranquil rice fields. Facilities include a restaurant, swimming pools & spa

Trained staff available for massages, facials, manicure & pedicure

Single, double, std, superior or deluxe rooms to choose from, with breakfast included


Cost is $US790.00 based on 8 nights shared standard accommodation, upgrades optional

Transfers to and from the airport, plus transport for workshops & excursions.Unless stated, meals are not included

The cost does not include flights, airport tax, alcohol/beverages, or meals not specified, tips or gratuities, insurance. We reserve the right to make adjustments if there are major fluctuations in the $US and recommend you take out travel insurance to cover sickness, cancellation, etc

We will be looking for a package deal on flights.

Papermaking Bali style

Mon 14th pm Airport pickup & transfers to Cendana Resort, Ubud

Meet & greet by the pool - discuss itinerary

Free evening

Tues 15th am Art House workshop, lunch included


pm Free evening

Wed 16th am Guided ridge walk & brunch included

pm Visit to papermaking studio, Mas

pm Free evening

Thur 17th am Mountain drive to Sanda Villas (lunch not included)

pm Coffee tour

Free evening

Fri 18th am Saraswati paper factory tour

pm Free afternoon Seminyak or Ubud

Free evening

Sat am Guided rice field walk & Balinese brunch included

Threads of Life presentation & shop visit

pm Free afternoon

Sun am Bedugul Botanic gardens

pm Picnic lunch included & spice market visit

Free evening

Mon am Art House Workshop & lunch included


Free evening

Tues am Visit to Aliran paper studio, Sayan

pm Afternoon free

Airport transfer 7pm

Judy's bed

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