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I hope this finds you happy and healthy!
This week has been a productive one. I reviewed my schedule for the Brooklyn project, and realized that I needed to get going if I want to finish in time for the August deadline. So, I’m starting to work on two pictures a week to catch up and keep on track. I’m so glad I caught that now and not too late! It’s a really fun project, and I can’t wait to see the final result. It’s really motivating to be working on this story book and to see each illustration work with the others. I really hope you’ll like it! Here’s a sneak peak of our main character, Agatha.
I’ve been reading…
Climate change is at the center of my thoughts these last few weeks, and although I’m convinced humans are responsible, I always like to do a bit of research and know what I’m talking about.
So I wrote Holly Exley who is not only a wonderful illustrator but also an Extinction Rebellion activist for some reading recommendation. She suggested I tried any book by Naomi Klein, and so I’m reading This Changes Everything. I’m not done yet, but it’s really good so far!
Klein goes through the different ways that we, as individuals and as a society, pretend there is no problem, that everything is fine and that capitalism will save us. Her study of the relationship between capitalism and the state of the natural world is chocking. What I like most however about this book is that Klein is a strong advocate of the idea that the fight against climate change can also be a fight for social change: climate justice = social justice. Food for thought indeed!
Another one for the Brooklyn Project this week with this pineapple greenhouse!
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New in the Etsy Store
Two new coloring pages are available this week! Yes, it’s a whale swimming in flowers. Why not?
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