Thinking about the Victorian bushfires

February 9, 2009 | 2 Comments

Quick sketch in the car on the way to work this morning (drawn and coloured at red lights) while listening to the latest news from the horrific bush fire disaster in Victoria.

Current figure is 173 deaths and over 700 homes totally destroyed and the fires are still burning. The worst natural disaster in the history of Australia – we are all deeply affected. On Saturday fire storms caused by temperatures around 47C/116F and strong winds gave people no chance of escaping.

 

This is a sketch I did from one of the photos in the news…

And this the view from the back verandah which I did on Saturday – the day of the horrific bushfires in Victoria. It was hot here so I sketched early and then stayed inside.

I personally don’t know anyone affected but friends of friends have lost loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with all those that suffer and the brave men and women all that fight on trying to control the fires and help the victims. We also think of those in QLD to the north that are suffering in floods!

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