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Luang Prabang: Through the Eyes of Felicia Boma

Felicia

Time takes its own leisurely pace in the lovely little town of Luang Prabang. Days go by languidly here, like the flow of the river Mekong. It is the kind of place where people take long, indulgent strides, as they go about their meandering courses.

A certain sense of calm pervades the atmosphere, somehow inviting deep introspection. Usually, thoughts lead to meaningful realizations – or more questions. Either somehow lead to a better understanding of oneself. For most, the process urges one towards creative pursuits. It is not surprising, then, that Luang Prabang is setting the perfect stage for artistic minds to run wild.

Join us, as we discover Luang Prabang through the eyes and works of hand of a sketch artist who is as fond of this lovely little town as we are.


Felicia
25th of September 2017 | Night Market – Luang Prabang
Felicia
26th of September 2017 | Wat That – Luang Prabang
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26th of September 2017 | Morning Market – Luang Prabang
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26th of September 2017 | Alms Giving – Luang Prabang
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26th September 2017 | Mount Phousi – Luang Prabang
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26th September 2017 | Café Toui – Luang Prabang
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26th September 2017 | Coconut Garden – Luang Prabang
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27th September 2017 | Morning Market – Luang Prabang
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27th September 2017 | Manda de Laos – Luang Prabang
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Sketched 1st October 2017 | Dexter Café & Bar – Luang Prabang
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Sketched 1st October 2017 | Amantaka Tuktuk – Luang Prabang

For Felicia, sketching is an act of contemplation.

“I found that life is just like a sketching process. Sometimes, I pull a wrong line,
but I couldn’t wipe or erase it. I have to make the best out of it, for it to be a
beautiful memory in my sketches, instead. In many cases, I have to leave the
wrong line as it is, and learn for the best without trying to fix it.”

In daily life, making mistakes is not the least bit desirable whatever the situation, even when mishaps are oftentimes inevitable. Felicia Boma’s artistic journey can be likened to that of a path towards self-acceptance – the kind that comes forth only from knowing oneself. Follow her artistic journey at https://www.instagram.com/wordssketch/.

Jillian @ Passport Out

Jillian is the Editorial Director of Passport Out.

22 Comments
  1. J Marie

    November 13, 2017 10:02 am

    Feels like i am transported to another time. Sketches and article are simply superb, great job Passsportout!

  2. Isaac Ingram

    November 13, 2017 1:17 pm

    have always wanted to do these travelogues too…I just can’t find the time.
    but this is brilliant! like walking with the artist.

  3. ellie church

    November 13, 2017 1:19 pm

    This is so cute, Passport Out! Showing different kinds of travelers! 👏

  4. helenaguilar

    November 13, 2017 1:23 pm

    esto es sublime! trabajo es precioso, pero esta pieza alcanza un nivel superior de simplicidad y belleza

  5. nicolominerbi

    November 13, 2017 1:24 pm

    real nice, holiday dreaming X _ X

  6. roshparticle

    November 13, 2017 1:25 pm

    Another nice place to do this is San Francisco! Highly recommend it!

  7. Josh Sansom

    November 13, 2017 1:28 pm

    nice subtle colors. watercolor?

    • Felicia

      November 14, 2017 10:54 pm

      Hi Josh, Thank you.
      Yes, I use watercolor.

  8. Kate White

    November 13, 2017 1:59 pm

    There’s even an Amantaka Tuk Tuk!!!!! Love!! 💗

  9. GAnderson

    November 13, 2017 2:08 pm

    Like excerpts from a journal. Beautiful one passportout. Thanks for sharing.

  10. hortensebender

    November 13, 2017 2:10 pm

    Love it. Currently setting an internal reminder to sketch more. Drawing is the best. What a cool language to understand 👍🏻❤️🎨

  11. amyisfancy

    November 13, 2017 2:11 pm

    Really so lovely. Love the color palette! 🌿🌿🌿

  12. jake.mesko

    November 14, 2017 2:57 pm

    This is one of those stories that triggers something in me subconsciously that I can’t explain but makes me say “woah”

  13. Katalina

    November 14, 2017 2:58 pm

    This is just stunning! I love it so much 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻hello from 🇨🇭

  14. marc j.

    November 14, 2017 3:00 pm

    modern day storytelling. i like it.

  15. unae988

    November 14, 2017 3:01 pm

    好喜歡

  16. neilaline

    November 14, 2017 3:06 pm

    all these drawings are so cute !

  17. regina

    November 14, 2017 3:07 pm

    You have the most satisfying line work. Diff faces of travel. Love it!

  18. Mara

    November 14, 2017 3:08 pm

    This post is just amazing ❤️🌴

  19. juuliaa.k

    November 14, 2017 3:08 pm

    never loose your sense of wonder.
    🙂

  20. ແກ້ວ

    November 14, 2017 3:11 pm

    enjoy luang prabang

  21. Felicia

    November 14, 2017 11:03 pm

    Thank you all for your nice comments & thank you to Passportout.asia for choosing my works.
    As written beautifully by Jillian, sketching is my contemplation.
    Once I am in it, I find myself in a very comfortable stage.

    A chance to visit Luang Prabang was a blessing for me.
    I enjoyed very much its tranquility.
    I love the people, the culture, the food……
    It is such a peaceful place.
    Definitely, I would like to go back and do more sketching there.

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