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Monday, January 13, 2014

Sydney Festival Inspired Seduced Elated in Summer

Come join Sydney Festival (9 - 26 Jan) This art festival celebrates visual art, music, dance, performance or whole art areas. Event locations are varied in Sydney. Many programs are in City and Parramatta.

Some events and programs are free and very fascinating : Project 28 : Roman Ondak ( we, laypersons mark our "names" on a wall that makes art and eternity!), Sacrilege (Interpreted "Stonehenge" in a contemporary way --"JUMPING CASTLE"!!),  Rubber Duck (5 story-high, not Ernie's one!) and Library (secondhand books exchange!). Which event do you like?


First, "Project 28, Roman Ondak (artist's name)" that has fascinated me most ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ. Friends, don't we wish to mark our existance as eternity in universe? If so, this creative public art is yours. Anyone can leave a name and a date on walls set in Parramatta Town Hall. I wondered how the artist would decide my name's position on a wall? Friends, by an individual "hight," staff puts a name on a wall. According to the project team, hight is "Measuring the Universe." Neither assets, race, gender, age, religion, social class nor any social filters set in society.

I also ponder about Nazi concentration camps that completely denied both individuality and humanity of Jewish people. Individuals were recongnised only by numbers, not names. This beautiful work already has fascinated visitors at some of the world's greatest museums and galleries.

So wise and clever! 
Interestingly, our own hight looks individual, in fact, it is quite similar among adults. Consequetnly, the art becomes collective and inclusive. Our names come together at a very similar position. How thoughtful the artist is! All participants look very happy and often take photos of their names. Of course, you can interpretate this art work freely and differently. What do you think or feel, Friends? The art work makes me think of eternity, our existance, similarity/equality and difference/individuality on the earth and in universe. The staff and volunteers invite me to come again to see the finsihed work at the end of the Festival. Sure! I will!



Second, Sacrilege or Stonehenge, but a huge "JUMPING CASTLE" in a festival village in Hyde Park at the heart of Sydney City. This stunningly big jumping castle faces St Mary Cathedral. The artist might think of the same common element, "spirituality" between Stonehenge and a big gothic church. What a unique and great humour!! ~(*o*)~ Who can connect Stonehenge to a jumping castle, so much our everyday stuff? Oh, creativity is amazing. I always wanted to sketch Stonehenge. Now, my dream has come true! Children get excited so much and enjoy bouncing. But after the playing time, all participants get so exhausted. Jumping seems energy consuming work! Friends, you have to come and see and jump!

Third, Rubber Duck comes back and up on Parramatta River. This rediculously enormous Rubber Duck makes us smile by its mismatch between seirousness and humour in art. It always reminds me of Ernie in Sesami street. But who can imagine this size? -- only artists can do ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ. Many people come around and look at it, enjoying picnic in Parramatta park.


Last, "Library" in a festival village in Hyde Park under beautiful and cool shades. Sydney Council runs this project. They set freebie secondhand books on shelves and visitors can pick up books. One person one book. Children's picture books are very popular and quickly gone! Many people enjoy reading books that makes me very happy. Around a library, people play chess and kids play wooden blocks (what a healthy and safe idea!). Cheerful voices and laugh often come up. Lovely, so lovely. 
Librarians/staff are looking forward to my blog post. ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
**Special thanks for Festival Team and City of Sydney Library. They have kindly put "Sadami's Graffiti" on City of Sydney Library Facebook.

Oh, yes, in Hyde Park, a guitarist plays beatuiful classic music for visitors before a fountain. We really love his live music.

I'd say special thanks for volunteers and staff and all backstage players who have been carrying out this wonderful festival for us.
 
Friends, if you can, come over Sydney and let's have fun together and join art work!! Or do you have any event like Sydney festival? Let me hear about yours.

Finally, my colour for the picture book is going steadly. Editor and Mentor patiently encourage me. We happily discuss about my submitting work. Thank you, Friends, your cheers always lift me up and I can come to this stage.
You, too, enjoy drawing.
Friends, Happy Painting!!  








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20 comments:

  1. Sadami, what a tempting invite. I wish I could take it with the added pleasure of painting with you ! An art festival alongside would be so interesting. Any way as of now will have to be happy watching your work on the net. Very inspiring.

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    1. Thank u, AK! Indeed, the good invitation! Come over and let's sketch together one day. Although very busy wtih the illustration, sketching outside is a good lift-up. You, too, enjoy drawing.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Dear Sadami, reading some of your descriptions of these festival events made me laugh. You managed so nicely to describe them and illustrate them visually - a true illustrator!
    Have a lovely and productive week!

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    1. Thank u, Blaga. Hahahaha, hopefully, blog visitors will take a coffee break at my blog. A sense of humour saves our world. Although very busy with the project, I'm happy. You, too, enjoy drawing!
      Best wishes, wink, wink, Sadami

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  3. Great sketches, Sadami, of a wonderful event! In our town we had a Dickens festival a few weeks ago. People dressed like they would a century ago in Dickens' time, it was really great to see!

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    1. Ohhhh, "Dickens!" Sounds very interesting. (Aren't you in Netherland?) One day, I'd like to have a look of your festival. BTW, costume is an important device in illustration setting and a research topic. Anyway, I'll get on the project. You, too, have a wonderful and productive week.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  4. Que suerte estar en verano, disfrutalo, buenos bocetos , un abrazo

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    1. Gracias, Francis, que, también, disfrutar de dibujo en invierno! Un abrazo.

      Thank you, Francis, You, too, enjoy drawing in WINTER! A hug.

      >>> Francis said...
      Luck to be in summer, enjoy it, good sketches, a hug

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  5. Wish I could visit. That is one huge rubber duckie!! All fun
    Hugs

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    1. Oh, yes, if you were here, sure, you sketch lots of things!! Hugs, Sadami

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  6. Ciao Sadami,
    mi dispiace proprio che Sidney sia così lontana!
    1 perchè lì da te è estate
    2 per tutte le belle iniziative che descrivi
    3 per il tuo entusiasmo davvero contagioso che accarezza tutti quelli che vedono il tuo
    blog!
    Sono un po' più pigra nei commenti, ma i tuoi lavori li vedo sempre e mi piacciono sempre tanto!
    Ciao, tanti auguri di buon anno e...goditi l'estate!!!
    Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

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    1. Grazie, Floriana!
      1 Perché c'è per l'estate
      -Perche ' siamo nel lato opposto della terra! Se si scava un buco verso il basso Italia, si potrebbe venire Sydney!!
      2 per tutte le belle iniziative che descrivono
      Grazie, Floriana.
      3 per l'entusiasmo veramente contagioso che scuote chiunque vede il
      Blog!
      Oh, così dolce sei. Infatti, molte persone piace il mio blog e ho davvero apprezzato i visitatori e i commenti dei visitatori.

      Piace sempre il tuo lavoro blog e arte che attirano gli spettatori. Si prega di tenere il passo e noi sollevare. Auguro anche a te, un felice anno nuovo e godetevi l'inverno!
      XXX amicizia e sorriso, Sadami

      Thanks, Floriana!
      1 Why is there for summer
      -- because we're in the opposite side of the earth! If you dig a hole straight down Italy, you might come up Sydney!!
      2 for all the beautiful initiatives you describe
      Thank you, Floriana.
      3 for your really contagious enthusiasm that shakes everyone who sees your
      blogs!
      Oh, so sweet you are. Indeed, many people enjoy my blog and I really appreciate visitors and visitors' comments.

      I always love your blog and art work that attract viewers. Please keep up and lift us up. I wish you, too, a happy new year and enjoy winter!
      xxx Love and smile, Sadami

      >>> Floriana said...
      Hi Sadami,
      I'm sorry that Sydney is so far away!
      1 Why is there for summer
      2 for all the beautiful initiatives you describe
      3 for your really contagious enthusiasm that shakes everyone who sees your
      blogs!
      I'm a little more sluggish in the comments, but your works I always see them and I like always!
      Hi, happy new year ... and enjoy the summer!
      Hello, hugs, Floriana

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  7. I would sure come to visit your festival if it wasn´t so faaaar! I would like to have a look at the giant duck and have my name signed on the other side of the world for others to see in eternity. Thanks for sharing. See you around!

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    1. Thank u, Catherina, yes, you have to come and see this giant duck in your eyes. I look forward to see the project 28 at the end of the festival. You, too, enjoy drawing. See you!!! Best wishes, Sadami

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  8. I guess its too late this year -- may be next year :) he he -- jesting aside, these are marvelous sketches and descriptions! I can feel and see the liveliness and festivities ! The rubberducky brought a big grin to my face. Glad to know the picture book is progressing wonderfully! keep up the great work -- and all the best to you :)

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  9. Thank u, sweet Meera! Yes, one day, you have to come!! Yeah, the rubber ducky is really a "BIG" topic among us. A size is a matter, indeed. How is your festival?
    My picture book project is the most priortiy and progressing steadly. I'll get back to it after this reply.
    Best wishes, wink, wink, Sadami

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  10. Sydney festival sounds such fun! I would love to come and jump in Stonehenge with you, Sadami. We would celebrate our friendship :)

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    1. Oooohhh, sweeet PAT!!! Actually, staff encouraged me to jump in Stonehenge. I was not confident about the leg and did not. BUT with you, a wonderful friend, I want to try it. One day, I hope we can meet in person!!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  11. We have a rubber ducky regatta here in Cincinnati and everyone buys a ducky to put in the race. The winner gets something crazy like a car! So loved the huge rubber ducky. But I'd be found with the books, I know, spending hours deciding on the one book I was allowed to take :) Sounds like a fun time and, of course, fireworks on Australia Day, the 26th (which is also my birthday! ha ha)

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    1. Ooohh, Rhonda, "Rubber Ducky Regatta" is brillianat. I wnt to join it!! Next Time, Sydney Festival should have a similar race. Yes, I know you really love reading. The library is very popular and people enjoy reading and take a rest in a cool shade (how come this crazy hot summer for these day??)
      Wow, you know Australia Day and your birthday!! (what a blessed lady!) Have a wonderful time in your winter. We're deadly hot and exciting summer!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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