Thursday, 13 January 2011


Unless you are living on the moon you will by now have heard about the flooding in Queensland, Australia. The Brisbane River reached its peak last night and many, many buildings are inundated. The photo above (from the Courier Mail) shows a flooded street corner in the Brisbane CBD, the one below was taken by my husband yesterday; it shows the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital where he works (and where I work on my thesis on Fridays).

We are incredibly lucky to be living in a high-lying suburb, not close to the river or one of its tributaries, and we have had no problems at all - thank God. But we have spent the last few days glued to the television, radio and internet to follow what was happening in Sout-East Queensland and our thoughts are with the victims of this disaster, and their families.

With all this happening, and our 4-year old being sick for the last 2 days, you will understand that I have not done any sewing or quilting recently. I did manage to work my way halfway through this wonderful book:

If you are interested in learning to draw I can highly recommend it, and even if you are not, it is a fascinating read. Here are some of the exercises I have done so far:

I think it will be useful to finish this book before I get back to the Sketchbook Challenge.


fabriquefantastique said...

we are seeing unbelievable footage here in North America....good luck, I think Australia is doing a remarkable job.

Jackie said...

Okay, I presume you could draw before? I can literally only draw stick people, would the book help?

So glad you are safe and dry.

Sue Dennis said...

Good to hear you & the family are not flooded. We are OK too.

Jodi said...

That book is great I used it in College back in the late 70's and I still own it and plan on revisiting it again soon.