Though the recent rains are a welcome relief, the memory of the bushfires will be a long time fading and for Felicity Cahill of Drake, the fires that raged through her town in September 2019 will be unforgettable.
As part of the 2020 Knitting Nannas Against Gas annual calendar, Echo Publications photographer Eve Jeffery, a.k.a. Tree Faerie took a photo of Felicity in the ruins of the bush near her house and has had the image printed on to canvas as an auction item to raise funds for the Northern Rivers RFS and fire-affected wildlife.
The image entitled ‘Felicity – Praying for Rain’ was taken on November 10, 2019, and has only been printed on the 2020 calendar. This image is a one-off will not be available in this size canvas again. The canvas will be stretched for an Australian buyer or be sent rolled for an international buyer.
All proceeds to local RFS and wildlife
Ms Jeffery said she feels it is important for people to help out in whatever way they can, with whatever talents they possess. ‘I can’t bake cakes or sew joey pouches but I can take photos,’ she said. ‘This is a way I can help out. All proceeds will be distributed locally in the Northern Rivers.’
She also said that the auction already has a bid. ‘The wonderful Bernie Browning from LJ Hooker in Bruns has opened the bidding on Facebook,’ she said. ‘I am hoping we can get a few more bids before we close at the end of the month.’
Bids can be made by emailing [email protected], or on the Cloudcatcher Media Facebook or Instagram pages. Anonymous buyers must be verified before bids will be accepted. The auction will close on January 31 at 11.59pm.