Saturday, November 13, 2010


This week's Illustration Friday topic is burning. What with packing up a house to move to the UK, a sick 3-year old for the last week, a husband overseas for 3 weeks and wrapping up the final days of my job...burn out came to mind initially, however that wasn't terribly inspiring. Frankly, I can't hear the word burning without thinking of the horrific fires here in Australia in 2009. The media was filled with shocking images. So, here is my take on burning.


  1. Hope your child is feeling better, having a sick child is no fun nor is burnout. Be well. Complements on your illustration fire might be distructive and a destroyer when out of control it is still beautiful though I imagine that thought never enters your head if your in its path.

    Your painting is beautiful also.

  2. A powerful image!
    I have no idea how you managed to have time to post, but I'm glad you did.
    All the best with your little one :)

  3. Such a powerful image, and sad too.

    Wishing you luck with your move here and get well vibes for your little one.

  4. Wow Nicola this is intense! I love it! You really capture the fierceness of the fire and your color choice ROCK! Nice work!!

  5. Stark and beautiful! Thank you for posting with a choatic life going on at the same time. Hope that the move across the world goes well! Sorry we'll miss you in Oz.
    Heidi and Stephen.