A few months ago, I was asked to take part in a project, with the aim of creating a book including writing and illustrations. The project is Think Act Vote and here is the aim:
'Think Act Vote (?!X) is radical think tank that brings together culture, creativity, digital, sustainability and citizenship. A space online and offline where how you dream the world and how you see it come together. A place where all of us can share inspiration and be inspired. Think Act Vote is built to inspire us to think positively about our future and the votes we cast, today, tomorrow and forever. Create the future you choose.'
Here is the future I choose to illustrate:
Emma McGinn‘s Future “The Future I Choose is where focus is put on people and planet rather than MONEY.”
I love to draw people and it was this reason, along with the fact that I wholeheartedly agreed with the statement, that I chose to illustrate this future. It instantly took me back to my childhood - when love, nature, people and happiness was the only thing that truly mattered. Memories of climbing trees, making boats from scraps in the garden, creating jumps for our games of 'horses', skipping and using our imaginations. This is what inspired my illustration. I wanted to create a piece that showed happiness. Happiness through nature and people and without the need for money. This future would be wonderful, just like childhood should be.