Journeys in Life
SCBWI’s Art Narrative Award contest this past year was centered on ground breaking journeys, since it was the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission’s moon landing. While that was quite the ground breaking journey, from the Earth to the face of the Moon, I was thinking of journeys a little more relatable.
Yes, personal growth is a little more of a relatable crossing for the average joe or jane than an epic journey into outer space. Stepping out onto that powdery surface of an alien heavenly body must have been quite exhilarating and mysterious. So too, is stepping into our new bodies as we change from childhood into adolesence.
With my black and white pencil piece I wanted to speak to the curiosities, discomforts, and eventually admiration for the changes, that our female bodies and minds sojourn through.
What do you do with…
When I looked up books about growth, the What Do You Do With… series by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom came up. The text is simple and thought provoking and Mae Besom’s lovely pencil drawings lure you in and carry you across the page and into the story. They are truly tales to savor over and over again.