There are a couple of local cafes that use unmatched cups and saucers. What a lovely way to repurpose.
A local Jazz Festival has been running all week, with free twilight concerts at various parks and a foreshore boardwalk.
Due to predicted inclement weather, the weekend events were moved to a marquee. We spent the afternoon and evening listening to three different bands, with differing music styles and sounds. We joined others to be faces in the crowd.
This week, Hobart is hosting a “Vibrance Festival”. Seven days of live painting in a back lane in the city centre.
As well as the artists, there will be live music and DJ’s, local food, coffee van and a small bar.
Wander down the lane or take a seat and watch the images come to life. I’ll visit again in a few days to share the finished art.
It’s always a joy to experience live music, whatever the location, whatever the genre of music.
This evening, we attended the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s – TSO Live Session. The string section of the orchestra plus percussion, played a global programme in an outdoor setting.
It was a relaxed atmosphere, bring your own deck chair, or sit on bean bag,s bar stools. In typical Tasmanian style, anything worked from suits, smart casual, jeans and work boots to board shorts and thongs (flip flops). There was beer, wine, soft drinks available, food vans offering pizza, burgers, fish and chips, chicken wraps.
Individual musicians performed before and during intervals of the TSO sets. A sell-out crowd of all ages enjoyed the live music. A band playing 1920’s music entertained the after-party. It was as fabulous five hours of varying music for a mere A$35.
I’ve written previously about Hobart’s MONA – Museum of Old and New Art.
Each year they hold a Festival of Music and Art – FOMA.
We went to the festival on Saturday, a full day of music on various stages, both outdoors and within the museum galleries. Musicians are invited from across the globe. We listened to a cellist from Baghdad, a Patagonian folk trio, a Sudanese singer, a classical pianist from Ukraine, soul singer from USA, Tasmanian choirs and jazz orchestra.
It is intriguing when you don’t know the musicians or their music. The festival is always an eclectic mix of sounds, creativity, people, in such a great space.
The museum has recently expanded with a new wing, new art installations, new walkways and a new tapas bar and lounge.
MONA is one of Hobart’s special places.
Yesterday we participated in this intriguing interactive art installation, that is part of Hobart’s MONA FOMA weekend. (Museum of Old and New Art, Festival of Music and Art.)
We relaxed in these cocoon like hammocks, with sensors that picked up our heartbeat. The gentle sway was quite hypnotic and totally relaxing. The heartbeats formed an audio background but felt internal, somehow adding to a sense of silence and peace.
I thoroughly enjoyed an online photography course mid year. I learnt a lot about my camera and about different techniques. I participated in interesting weekly assignments, encouraged fellow students, saw some lovely photographs and ideas. I still need to practice and there’s always more to learn.
Experimenting with camera shutter speed was fun.
I’ve also enjoyed using my new “olloclip” macro lens that takes amazing images with my iphone. Seeing a new level of detail in everyday objects is intriguing.
As well as our driftwood tree that evolved over the months, I have worked on several crochet and knitting projects, also created a terrarium.
I completed the challenge to submit a picture for one hundred consecutive days, of what made me happy. Check out the website 100happydays.com and my post here.
“We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it, is the base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being.”
Ticks for another 3 challenges on the list.
✔ 1 – Take a photography course and learn to use my camera to its full capability.
✔ 10 – Times 10 – Complete #100 Happy Days
✔12 – Experiment with twelve new creative ideas this year.