Monday, August 29, 2005

Fire


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.

3 Comments:

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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