Life in Bali is almost completely organized around local creativity and artistic expression. It is an island of God, Love, Mystics, Healers, and Artists who are incredible at crafts and make it look as easy as breathing.
Walking down the street, through the rice paddies, or into any building, Jungle, Temples you will find yourself amongst locals cooking, painting, carving, playing music, dancing and prayer of ceremony. The island pulses in breathtaking waves of wonderful creative expression.
When tourism in Bali began to take off in 1965, the Balinese made a declaration that, “Tourism should be for Bali, instead of Bali for tourism.” Because art and ceremony are such a huge part, if not the biggest part of Balinese life, this meant that the island would be preserved in a way that the traditions and customs of the indigenous people were not lost or impeded by an influx of foreign visitors - but rather adhered to and celebrated as a welcoming of foreigners into a very different way of life.