Saturday, 6 August 2011

Waiting and Watching

In the last couple of weeks I've had the pleasure of going to some of Sophie-Lee's piano performances. It was fun to be in the audience for the Year 12 Showcase - a place to display the drama, music, art, textile design, and design technology works. Sophie-Lee was part of a group drama which made me laugh more than I've laughed in a long time. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The she performed three piano pieces.

I would have liked to be in the audience on the second night of the showcase as well but taxi-driving duties and no baby sitter made that impossible. :(

While I was waiting for Belle to arrive I sat outside, which happened to be warmer than in the foyer, and did a bit of sketching.

I was sitting outside the Hurstville City Museum and Gallery in the dark, except for a couple of floodlights shining onto the museum. That was a nice way to pass the time.

Later that week we had a quick session at the St. George Eisteddfod where there were only 3 competitors in Soph's section. Sophie-Lee was awarded a Highly Commended for her playing.

Last night, thinking that our session at the Eisteddfod would be similarly short, I ducked out of the house leaving quick instructions for Susannah who was looking after the kids. It was not short. We were there for two and a half hours.. That was well and truly enough time for me to sketch the scene before me. I drew all but the pianist, enjoying the range of music and its performance by the competitors. Eventually, it was Soph's turn. I drew her in - that's why she is a little airy-fairy. She played beautifully.

The adjudicator was listening for musicality, not just technical ability, he said, from the 12 or so contestants. And obviously Sophie-Lee managed to get a bit of musicality in there because she was again awarded a Highly Commended.

So there you go.


Martha Lever said...

Wow! your sketches are fabulous. And congratulations to Sophie!!! Thanks for your comment today.

Sharmaine Kruijver said...

Yay to Sophie, love your sketches!