Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Under the flags

I can't help feeling, right at this moment that I'm a little bit lucky.

I work for an arts festival in one the cities in New Zealand and currently one of the other cities, Auckland, is holding their Arts Festival. My work has sent me up to view a few of their shows, and check out how their festival has been going.

I have a little downtime today, and althoguh the summer in New Zealand is drawing to an end, it is the most beautiful day in Auckland today. Blue skies, not a cloud in sight and the sun is beating down on me.

The festival I work for is going to be bringing down this incredible exhibit by one of New Zealand's contemporary artists, Tiffany Singh. Basically thousands of children participates in these workshops with Tiffany to create flags that reflect their hopes and dreams for the future. They're based on Tibetan prayer flags. They're then hung up in a mass installation so they plays are sending the hopes and dreams up to the sky.

Auckland has the exhibit as part of their festival and I am currently sitting underneath this installation of flags in a lounger with the sun streaming down between the flags.... and i'm writing my book.

This is how I define perfection. I wish you could all be filling up the other sun loungers, having a drink, listening to the music that is being played out over the square and working on your own novels.

It's days like this when I remember why I love New Zealand.

(C) Samantha's Bookshelf

(C) Samantha's Bookshelf


  1. Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun! I wish I could be in one of those loungers too, enjoying a lovely New Zealand summer. Unfortunately, I'm stuck in the grip of a never-ending Canadian winter right now. On the plus side, I've had a good night for writing, so weather aside, I'm pretty happy about that. Glad to hear you're writing your book in such a great place!

    1. Ahh just so beautiful! I've just added some pictures - one from the night time when they brought the live music out! So perfect! Ugh, if it makes you feel any better, New Zealand is heading straight into winter and I'm not looking forward to it. I'm so glad you've had a good night writing! I guess that's one thing about the winter weather, you're more inclined to stay in and write!