SHORT FILM: It was a blessing and honor to work with all the crew and cast eight weeks back – special gratitude to Darwin Community Arts Centre for the use of their stage and venue where we filmed for the afternoon. I sincerely hope you enjoy this wonderful effort, ‘Stutter’, Written, Directed and Edited by Alok Rao, Camera by Deepu Jose, starring Robert James McDonough and Jaya Khoobsurat, with additional location assistance by Abhilash Francis.Continue reading “Short and Sweet Film ~ ‘Stutter’”
Left early for the 915km trek from the backpackers in Alice Springs to Daly Waters….
Stopped at the character-filled, beautifully clean and friendly Barrow Creek Hotel to fill up with fuel and met the lovely Manager and her cat ‘Tiger’, plus the very kind and friendly duo of Bazza and Karina who were assisting with maitenance.
Travelled on to be soon, utterly awestruck, with Devils Marbles rock formations….
Then stopped 10kms past of Tennant Creek town where I found a great picnic spot in Threeways Caravan Park….
Then onwards to Daly Creek Historic township, to stay the night at the local Daly Waters Historic pub – now THAT is a true gem of a town… full of memorabilia…. and discovered that Daly Waters airfield used to be the main fuel refill for planes on their way to Singapore ie. was Australia’s first International airfield!
Finished the day with meeting a truly lovely lady – Mel – caring for an orphaned Joey called Chris!!
There is many photos – see more below……
Continue reading “Day 5: Alice Springs to Daly Waters Historic Pub”
Jaya proudly holds her beautiful shopping bag, made by textile & stitch Artist, Jeni Irwin 30th July 2017
Meet ‘stitch artist’ Jeni Irwin, from Nungurner, Victoria – she has been making shopping bags for quite some years now, using recycled fabrics from op-shops, thrift stores, market stalls – as she explained to me, this is “a project to inspire and encourage the use of some of the huge amount of waste fabric that is sent to landfill – offcuts, leftovers, clothes, linen – rescued for a new life!”
ging Art Photo: Courtesy of facebook nametests
Its been a while since my last post… and, I’ve been so, so busy. But, life has a funny way of giving us ‘breaks’ to follow other passions…. and so, I’d like to share with you, what I’ve been up to……
Read on to listen to music and see films (click on the blue Smule, youtube, vimeo links)…
Such a wonderful visit two weeks back, to Muscat, Oman – a truly magnificent country, that is a green well-manicured oasis of abundance. I will go back there again, without a doubt – I just fell in love with the place!
Relax as you view the pictures… music to soothe the soul…
I went with a friend and we visited two places:
1. The Al Ain Museum. Just, MAGNIFICIENT.
One of the best museums I’ve ever been so fortunate to walk into… We explored for hours…. its a rich heritage, lovingly collated. The glass on the front of each of the displays was perfectly polished; and the Emirate lady at front reception, a caring guide/hostess. And I was very happy to have spent such quality time poring over all the amazing array of treasures.
My latest efforts include Ave Maria, and Autumn Leaves (with the Eva Cassidy version backing track); and I’ve re-recorded the Josh Groban song, Remember When It Rained…
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I recently had the privelage to film a Classical and Folk dance presentation by three local Kerala dancers…
I miss thy Beloved… miss thy touch, taste, smell, sound, beauty, peace, joy, incredible, bliss.
Compilation by Jaya Chela Drolma, of composers and sound/song artists, from around the world.
Nearly two hours of fantastic music.. just open in a new tab, so it doesn’t interfere with any of your other work online.. and have playing in the background as you work, rest, or, wrap presents *wink* (remember to cuddle your loved ones too… life is precious) — ENJOY!
Let there be more joy, compassion and kindness in the world…
Best Penny Ever Spent
Fiona the Blind Dog
‘Synergy’ is the annual Art Exhibition held in the school Library in which Coombabah State High School (Queensland) presents both traditional and digital art from Years 8 to 12.
What a fantastic show of talent from young people!