In writing my last post, my creative side was soothed by the delicate instrumental sounds of Kelvin. We had met previously, at the weekly Sidney Night Market, that I like to attend.
With the backdrop of blue ocean, the delicacies of fresh salmon burgers and Sea Cider, the market extends through the main street of this sleepy coastal town. Sidney comes alive, with various artisans and entertainers, on Thursdays from 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
When I met Kelvin for the first time, it was his beauty of form, the way his fingers expressed emotion through every strum on his guitar, that drew me in. Upon hearing 'Scarborough Fair' being played, I gathered with others in the crowd, to listen.
|Kelvin performing in the Zen Gardens of the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific|
For me, music is another extension of my life where I can connect, worship and lose myself in the moment of a song.
In speaking with Kelvin, there is a degree of humbleness, in which he is genuine and thankful for a person taking interest in his passion.
I believe in the importance of supporting other artists, in all aspects of their gifts.
|Dan Ferguson Pottery|
When I see a piece of quality craftsmanship, there is a desire to hold whatever it is in my hands or in the case of music, hold it within my heart.
My visits to the Sidney Market have lead to many intriguing conversations and even newfound friendships formed. With connections to beautiful places to visit, stay and purchase items of exquisite measure, those I have met surpass in value the importance of being authentic.
One never knows what will be discovered, when venturing out to a place, thriving in the production of artistry.
Dan Ferguson Pottery:
Dave's Boat Tours: https://youtu.be/lqiTndm-DAs
Dave's Woodworking ~ Cowichan Creations
Don ~ Youbou Guesthouse: https://youtu.be/VP6hiLSWjXI
by T.L. Alton