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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Deja-vu

Deja-vu
Illustration Friday

Do you ever get that deja-vu feeling?

I do, daily.

Each day my son asks, "Can I go outside and play soccer?"

And I reply, "No, you can't go outside sweetheart, it's raining."

Usually this would be ok. I mean, what's the harm in playing a little soccer in the rain? However, we live in Queensland (usually referred to as the Sunshine State of Australia). And if you have watched the world news recently, you would have heard someone mention that a massive flood has pretty much taken out our entire state. In fact inner city Brisbane is going under right now!

Fortunately for us, we live on a hill.

Not so fortunate for those sleeping on rooftops tonight seeking rescue boats. I'm sure many Queenslanders who lived near inner city Brisbane in 1974 will be suffering from a very bad case of deja-vu.

My prayers are with all those families who have lost or are missing loved ones. The last couple of days have been absolutely horrific here in South East Queensland.

14 comments:

  1. Your illo is really lovely and sweet!
    I am sorry for what is happening there, as someone who has experienced an earthquake I understand very well how it feels to be menaced by nature at its wildest.

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  2. Am glad to hear that you and your family are well. I live in Melbourne and are very worried for friends that live there. Your illustration is very sweet and captures a melancholy expression of your son.

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  3. Luckily you are well. I hope the situation will improve soon.

    Beautiful and tender picture!

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  4. Hey Amanda! i will be keeping everyone down under in my prayers. Glad you are on a hill, but you may have to start building that ark! Love your illustration! Looks like the cover of a book. Brilliantly done!

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  5. Very sweet expression on your son's face. I have heard about the flooding, how terrible! Hope you stay safe!

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  6. Beautiful illustration, I love that window. Stay safe!

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  7. It's all over the news! Hope you and your family stay well. I like your drawings.

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  8. Beautiful, hopefully the rain will stop soon.

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  9. Beautiful painting. I hope your son gets to play soccer and people stop sleeping on roofs soon!

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  10. Hadn't heard about the terrible situation, Glad you're safe.
    Beautiful painting, great emotion!

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  11. I love this illustration. So beautiful. It breaks my heart to hear all the sad stories coming out of Queensland. Hope you and your family have remained safe.

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  12. stay safe--many prayers for you and those in Queensland. Your illustration is timely and so sweet-his eyes! love!

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  13. I'm a little late in telling you but a couple of days ago I passed the Stylish Blogger Award onto you. You can find it on my blog if you want to play along :)

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