Monday, August 29, 2005


My parents' house caught on fire last week. They have a large house filled with many collections. Though the fire didn't spread far, the smoke did, covering everything in a layer of sticky, smelly black soot. Walking in the front door is like walking into a nightmare or horror movie.

The only saving grace of the whole thing is my parents' wonderful neighbors who have been incredibly kind and generous, providing them with a place to sleep and lots of food, as well as emotional support. Thank goodness for kind people!

I did this quick watercolor sketch from memory my second night there. The hallway walls where the soot is dripping down in streaks were the most upsetting to see.


Blogger Angie said...

I am so glad you were able to put some of your feelings into the sketch. I am very sorry about your parents home.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

This definitely speaks from the heart Kira. It is filled with emotion. I hope it helped you to release those feelings that were inside. I'm so sorry.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Tam said...

Kira, I'm so sorry for you and your parents. My thoughts and prayers for you guys. I can't imagine how hard it would be to lose things in such a violent way.

I love your sketch. very dramatic and you captured the blackness very well.

Tam :)

10:58 AM  

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