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Day 348 #Project365

348-365, yarn-a-thon

The Mulley Street Yarn-a-thon was today. I’ve written about this event in a post back in August, at the beginning of it. Some of people from the local community, the students of schools involved in the project, even the ACT Chief Minister were there. The gathering was to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the big and horrible bush fire of 2003 in Canberra.

The trees and the close surrounding area were, as promised and intended, ‘bombed’with yarns. It’s quite an interesting look, that’s why I thought I share more photos today. I, myself, have never seen anything like this. This project was an initiative by the community to remember the disaster that was the bush fire. One lady from the community who lived in the area during the fire shared her story about that time, and she said as bad as the fire was, bad memories fade whereas good memories (about the support of the close-knit community in Canberra) get stronger and stay with them forever.

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Day 257 #Project365

258-365 artclass.jpg

It’s a very artsy afternoon for us today. One of the moms from Ms 4’s school initiated this art session for kids under six at the Railway & Cafe in Weston Park. The place was totally renovated and they have a closed space with big windows for the cafe. It’s lovely. The kids colourful desks and benches were sitting just in the corner by the windows. The lighting in that corner was just perfect thanks to these windows.

Caroline is planning to teach kids painting, tracing, glueing, colouring; basically most artsy stuff and all the creative things that young kids like to do. She’s running this for free for the time being (on Thursdays, 1.30PM for 45 minutes) to see whether the kids (and their parents) like it, then she will probably take this further.

The session ended with the kids filling their little pots, that they just decorated, with dirt and ‘planted’ some seeds in the dirt to bring home.

With regards to photo taking, I had to put the telelens to rest in my camera bag today as it was raining outside and I did not really need to stand so far away from my subjects.

Nikon D90 | AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | ISO 320 | f/2.8 | 1/25 |

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