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-- 14 September, 2004 --

Wrap with Love

I have been a bit quiet lately because I have become somewhat obsessed with the horrible thing that happened in Beslan. I have this aweful memory of a grandmother I heard interviewed. She spoke about her little granddaughter who had spun before her in her very best dress on that dreadful day, saying how perfect that she looked for her first day at school. The grandmother had bought the little girl the most beautiful bunch of flowers and seen her off to school with her mother, the woman's daughter. The poor woman was desperate and I wanted to reach out and hug her. Since then, I have been knitting squares for a rug to send to a project that runs here in Australia called 'Wrap with Love'. I have conjoled many of my colleagues at school to join in so I hope to have enough squares for at least one rug to send off by the end of term, in 2 weeks time.

This is the only thing that I have had time to draw recently and I did it in my Monday night art class. It is oil pastels on an A3 piece of green Canson Mi-Teintes paper.

Posted by robynls at September 14, 2004 8:38 PM


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