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Tuesday, 7 April 2009

6/6... come tag along if you like...

I was recently tagged by the lovely Lilli Boo. It's a 6/6 game...Where you chose the 6th photo in your 6th folder and write about it!

The 6th image in my 6th folder is this curious cow in BellingenI took this picture is Belingen in January 2007. I had been attending Camp Creative doing a one week writing course, and was on my way out of town homeward bound.

I stopped at a local gallery on the outskirts of town and was watched as I got out of my car by this curious cow. I managed to capture the moment on my camera, and not a moment too soon as the cow soon decided there were more interesting things to observe other than me.

For the curious... Camp Creative is a yearly event that fills Bellingen to bursting point. Over 1000 participants descend on the small NSW town and it buzzes for the entire week. I stayed at the local YHA which was pretty basic, but welcoming and relaxed.

Courses run for one week and range from creative writing, painting, cooking and mosaic through to circus skills and learning to play a clarinet in a week! It caters for all ages - there are lots of kids and heaps of oldies... and many in between. I had a great time and if you are interested, it's definitely worth a look.

Bryce Courtenay, David Helfgott (Subject of the movie SHINE) & David's wife Gillian are Patrons. David performed on 2 occasions the year I was there. There is also entertainment throughout the town most nights and a pretty funky market on Saturday mornings. No wonder the subject of my pic looked so peaceful!

5 comments:

justrun said...

That's a great game (or whatever these fancy internet tags are called). What a fun way to tell a story!

Jodie said...

I used to live in bellingen - never knew about Camp creative - but the global music festival is worth a visit.
It is a lovely place.

Malcolm said...

How do you work out which is the 6th folder? I have so many photos in so many folders in so many places? Give me a clue...? Pleeeze...

Lilli boo said...

I love this photo Jacinta and the story behind it too. So pleased you have played....and now I'm curious about Bellingen..I'll be travelling in the ACT/NSW area over Easter I'll see it's along my travels...cheers, Lil x

Kate James said...

I forgot we had that connection Jacinta...Joanna, my colleague teaches at Camp Creative.

Love the photo!