Hi, Friends, did you enjoy your weekend?
Sydney Festival is a big event (Jan 5 to 27). I really enjoyed Sydney Festival Parramatta Opening on 19th Jan. Parramatta had many exciting "free" events last Saturday.
The most impressive concert was "Rokia Traore" late
in the evening. I heard a beautiful sound from a school yard on my way
home. When I went down there, I missed out more than the half of the
concert. I listened to Rokia for the first time.
Both songs content and her
voice seemed to have strong messages (*I could not understand her
language). One song she dedicated for African mothers was very touchy (she explained about it in English). Her guitar sounded so sweet and caring.
patchy and slight rain, people stayed in the field and shared wonderful time with
Rokia and her band. People around me began to enjoy looking at my
sketching. We smiled each other.
Other day time events were for kids and parents such as "megaphones." Children really loved them all. Hahaha. Quite cute.
I shouted, "I luv ye~~~!" Could you hear it?
Another nice one was a "pyrophone."
That's an amazing ship and instrument! When I saw it from a distance, I
mistook it for a xylophone. My friend said, "No, it's a pyrophone." He told me about the similar instruments in Fiji and other countries. He was right! My friends and I all loved this ship sailing across a
I met a creator Steven
in person later. He was very approachable. Steven kindly explained
about the code theory and the ship design from his childhood memory. All
the crew were very nice. We enjoyed a chat. This close-up sketch was
done before sunset.
Now, Friends, why did I sketch it in a day time?
Yes, your guessing is right! "Fire!"
crew and the captain, Steven used "fire"! Very eye catchy. Strong
visual effects, a story performance ( fire on a ship and the crew dashed
to a board) and music changed into up beat. It excited all audience.
It's really lovely to see a person pursuing a dream and making it come true.
I really enjoyed the Parra Opening and refreshed myself.
Friends, let us sail into our dreams and enjoy our journeys.