Happy summer solstice! I’m launching a new project that I am really excited about…
Dive Down: Drawings from the Deep is a very personal story. I drew my way out of a difficult time and the drawings evolved into a book, which I am sharing to help and inspire others.
Today I start serialising the story via social media, with exciting plans coming up for other ways to share the book in physical and digital form.
You can find out more on the Dive Down project page here.
Based partly on Buddhist principles, Dive Down is a story about deep sea diving into the internal sea of our fears and anxieties – somewhere we tend to not want to look. Through reading lots of books and meditating, I noticed where I was trying to move away from things that hurt me – distracting myself, hoping for something to make me feel better, when really it was that endless searching was the causing me the most pain.
The project became a collaboration between two Sams – Sam Attenborough, a mentor and co-founder of Birdsong Charity Consulting added the words after the visual story was complete.
With a list of resources for further support included at the end of the tale and an inspiring Spotify playlist to accompany the book, we intend for Dive Down to be enjoyed by a range of people and shared further, to encourage other deep sea divers find their courage, take a deep breath, and dive into their own oceans to find calmness.
Follow me on Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook or Google+ and watch out for a picture a day, followed by some special announcements and news about where the project is going next and how you can get involved.
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