Bird-of-Paradise with Russell Mittermeier

Waking up at 3am to go on a two and a half hour hike to see a little bird display for 5 minutes; was it worth it? YES. A. because the bird was incredibly beautiful and our hide was strategically placed very close to it! This trip has been on my bucket list for a…

keep our sea plastic free

It’s been a productive week! I was asked to create a few pieces of art for an information post on the island village of Arborek, put together by Conservation International and the local tourism department. Bonus: Indonesian President Jokowi may or may not be viewing my art during his visit next weekend! Some art hacks…

Singapore, Sorong, Surf (Part 2)

A group of kids from the village met us on the jetty, their plywood โ€œboogie boardsโ€ in hand, and jumped in the water to join T. The next day we tried a new spot, and had a lovelyย family fishing right in front of me – wonderful photo opportunity! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚  

Singapore, Sorong, Surf (Part 1)

It’s been a pretty crazy couple of weeks traveling! Then Tertius met me in Sorong for a quick weekend of wave searching & surfing, rain and all. Such a fun re-union. And it rained.      

Portfolio

You guys! I just launched a quick new portfolio – check it out! I love the sound of that – “Jasmine Kammeyer Illustration.” BOOM  

Stewardship

Mortified Inspired by the development we see here in Raja Ampat, and as an attempt to challenge myself artistically (as well as needing an outlet for my frustrations with some current events) I pooped out a new book – a story in pictures. Enjoy! *Spoiler alert: God wins   [Check out the Behind-the-Scenes video here!)

The Search

On last week’s episode of Tertius’s Search For Waves in Raja Ampat, will Tertius be successful in finding the perfect wave?ย  …Unfortunately not. On this week’s episode of Tertius’s Search For Waves in Raja Ampat, will Tertius find what he is looking for?ย  I’m afraid not, but we did find a pretty cool island with…

{After}

There are now four resorts being built across the street from our house; many changes have taken place since we’ve moved in some short 6 months ago. The forest behind our house has been chopped away to cultivate gardens, many of which are just rotting away – the demand is too little for the crops…

{Before}

There is a lovely hill beside our house that is a wonderful home for a large assortment of birdlife, insects, (yup, including those nasty spiders and praying mantises that I love so much) and that gives us shade in the mornings. This is the view from the top.ย  There is Kri island in the distance,…

A Book finished and a Beach Cleaned!

Just a lil more inspiration for the book. Plastic in Paradise – Paradise indeed… If you’re a piece of plastic garbage ๐Ÿ˜ซ Let’s think twice about the plastic-packaging, plastic bags, and “disposable” water bottles, toothbrushes, razors and get creative with environmentally friendly alternatives (glass, metal, wood, cardboard+paper)! Mari kita berpikir baik2 tentang kamasan plastik, kantong…

The Dirty Side of Paradise

In collaboration with the wonderful and inspiring Cath Witten (Sea Yogi) and Dave Pennington (Friendly Drifter), we are creating a children’s storybook about the plastic problem in the ocean (world), specifically in Raja Ampat. Cath has a way with words: read more about the project here. Be sure to support/like/share Friendly Drifterย – and make a…

Indonesian Christmas

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.ย  Merry Christmas! Happy Birthday Jesus! Sharing an Indonesian/South African/Canadian Christmas dinner with our muslim neighbours. So good. They cooked Buras…