Picture Book Illustrating

For the last 3-4 months, I’ve been working on the illustrations for my Koru the Kiwi fictional STEM story, and it’s helped me develop a new appreciation for illustrators. The YouTube videos make it look quick and easy, but I never knew how much time and effort goes into just one page of a children’s picture book, … Continue reading Picture Book Illustrating

Empathizing With Chronic Pain Sufferers

Believe me when I say I can empathize with those of you who suffer from chronic pain conditions. I know how exhausting it can be to hurt all the time. I’m right there with you with my fibromyalgia (which feels like somebody has pulled the plug, drained all the energy out of me, then thrown … Continue reading Empathizing With Chronic Pain Sufferers

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Two of the most common mental health conditions, depression and anxiety, cost the global economy the equivalent of US$ 1 trillion a year, according to the World Health Organization.  Depression affects approximately 280 million people worldwide and can occur alone, concurrent with another mental health condition (such as anxiety or substance abuse), or as a … Continue reading May is Mental Health Awareness Month