GUEST ILLUSTRATOR: Amanda Francey, illustrator and artist from Queensland. Her beautiful artwork touches many.
It was my daughter’s idea to have the girl holding a stick after scribbling the words in the dirt. While it obviously represents regrowth after the bushfires, the deeper meaning behind it is, hope grows with our children. The younger generation are the ones who have the most to lose. Their voices matter and we need to help them be heard. – Amanda Francey. January 2020
We would like you to use Amanda’s image and respond with your own creativity … in a short story, a flash fiction piece (under 500 words), a paragraph, a poem, a haiku … the choice is yours.
Your replies will go on a new blog post once we’ve got enough responses. The only requirement is that you do it soon. GO FORTH AND CREATE! Thank you, Amanda, for expressing so much in your image. And to your young daughter as well.
(c) Image remains the property of Amanda Francey. Not to be copied or distributed without the illustrator’s written permission.