Last night the people from the Robertson CTC organised a Lantern Procession.
Jane had been working with the kids over a number of weekend "workshops" guiding them in the making of their own lanterns.
The Cow Lantern
This is evident from the variety of fabrics and designs in the spectacular lanterns.
Few were as original as Jasper's Cow Lantern. Her own design (note the grass drawn under its belly, and the tail). Such typical Jasper attention to detail.
Many members of the Robbo community turned up.
Everybody, with or without a lantern, walked around through the gardens at the Robertson Common, in a sinuous, but delightfully colourful procession.
It was a visual highlight of the events of the long weekend's activities, as part of the Robertson Fair. It was a lovely event to take part in (even without my own lantern).
Next year I shall join Jane's workshops, and make my own. I want to be a full participant in this event next year.
Optical illusions? Am I dreaming? Is Queen Nefertiti's spirit inside the left-hand lantern?
The spectacular Mermaid
I had no idea how imaginative, and creative one can be with some coloured paper, bamboo cane, and a candle.
Purple and gold
A simple design, apparently, but very colourful, and effective.
*****I have been inspired now, and will be in there next year, with a Peony Lantern.
Red, Red Waratah
But I doubt it that even that lovely flower would look as good as this Waratah lantern, which Jane made.
I am happy to say that I successfully bid for one of three such lanterns, at an auction which was held later in the evening.
It will be used to adorn any evening barbeques on my deck, later in the season.