Drawings and bushfires
January 10th, 2013
One of my favourite things is when people send me cool pictures they have made, or drawings or photos. Especially when it’s not even a competition. 🙂
This week, two drawings came from Lily. Here’s what she had to say:
‘I spent all afternoon working on this drawing. It was meant to be rough, but I ended up working hard on detail. The drawing with a rubber and pencil was me, and it was very rusty. My mum kindly offered to polish it with a splash of colour. I’m appreciative of her amazing work. It makes it look more … alive. If you know what I mean. I spent ages trying to do this, and at one point rubbed out Toadspit’s whole body. In case you haven’t guessed, it’s City of Lies, the chapter named Too Much Water and the little speech was Flense who said it supposedly to Cord and Smudge.
The second picture is of Goldie.
This (says Lily) was just a small drawing I didn’t put too much effort into, from Path of Beasts where Goldie is being tested by the Path, and she’s trying to make her way out of Old Scratch. That moment really scared me, it might not be one of those moments that is meant to get you excited, but that was one of them for me.
I really like the fact that these drawings are so full of action and emotion. In the first one, you can see the fear in Goldie’s eyes if you look closely, even though she’s wearing a mask.
Apart from the niceness of drawings, this week has been full of very destructive bushfires in southern Tasmania, and in the north of the state as well. This is what my beach looked like the other day, with smoke blowing across the bay from the fires at Dunalley. A lot of people have lost their homes, and a lot of wild animals have died, but so far no humans have been killed.
I know that those of you who live in other Australian states have also been having dreadful heatwaves, as well as your own fires. I hope you are all safe, and managing to stay cool. When it gets really hot I spray Miss Mouse with water which she hates, but it cools her down, which she likes. Unfortunately she never seems to make the connection between getting sprayed and being cooler, so she continues to hate it.
How do you stay cool? Swim? Stand under the hose?