I was flipping through my sketchbook the other day, when I came across these watercolor sketches I did during my visit to Bali, Indonesia last year which I totally forgot to post. From temples to restaurants, from sculptures to coconut-waste piles, Bali has something beautiful or eye-catching everywhere you look. The coconut pile (which was from the discarded husks of tender drinking coconuts just outside my favorite restaurant) was not something I would have considered a worthy subject until a good friend of mine told me he was planning on sketching them himself. As soon as he mentioned it, it was as if I saw that pile for the first time with all its visual interest and artistic potential. It was a valuable lesson for me, not just for what it reminded me about seeing, but it also brought home the value of getting out and interacting with other artists- something that can be surprisingly difficult when you are a freelancer working from home.