Wow, what an amazing two months I have had! I am sad that the filming has come to an end, but also extremely excited for the second phase of the project to begin! With over 9 hours of footage, I am ready to knuckle down and edit together a film that captures our history, our businesses, our schools, our farmers, our groups, our artists, our sports, our events, and our volunteers!! So sadly, I will not be posting as much, but I will be sure to keep you updated on the editing process, and any news about a *PREMIERE DATE* for everyone to see the final film! So until then, remember to check out the art piece still at the Community Library, do something kind for somebody else, and WISH ME LUCK!!!!
Nathalia: Many individual components that make up one unified community. "The more you look the more you see..."
Some of you may have already noticed the letters, which represent the 8 elements, or themes I have been exploring throughout my interviews:
A – is of the Saddle station on the Recreation Reserve that symbolizes our history.
L – is the fireworks that represent the many successful events held by our community.
A – is of the calves for the joint theme of farming and volunteers: our community would not function without either.
H – stands for the community groups that connect us, just like the creek running through our town.
I – of the Water tower is found on Blake Street that symbolizes our businesses, shop front and not shop front alike.
N- represents our schools, with the students huddled around the Bendigo Bank pig.
A – of the tennis court is for the theme sport/ art. I have found people in our community do either one or the other, or both.
And last, but not least - T – stands for you. The people. Our family, our friends, our work mates, our neighbours.
Here are some snaps from today's unveiling... My speech where I made everyone practise their reactions! The response by the crowd when it was revealed! And what you have all been waiting for - the art piece!
A HUGE THANK YOU to Anna, Danielle, Lyn, the Bardi Gra, the G.R.A.I.N Store, and the Red Gum Courier for your generous support. Also to all those who came today - I greatly appreciate it!
I will put some more pictures up soon, but photos never do anything justice, so go along to the G.R.A.I.N Store and have a look.
THE LETTERBOX PROJECT NATHALIA'S ART PIECE WILL BE REVEALED 12 NOON* EASTER SATURDAY @ THE G.R.A.I.N STORE!!
p.s Thanks to Mum, Dad and Anna for helping set it all up!
p.p.s I'm just a tad excited!!
*Approx. Depends on what time the procession wraps up, so be prepared for a small delay, thanks!
The Bardi Gras has brought back some locals for the Easter Weekend! Here we have two visiting children watching the pelicans being set up on the Broken Creek... You should also check out today's Shepparton News - front page picture of some local gals preparing for the event Saturday is only 2 SLEEPS away!