I could really do with expanding my vocabulary… I am seriously over using the word ‘exciting’ at the moment. I am writing this with the help of a thesaurus…because things are just so blooming exciting! So…. *ahem* …
I am delighted to share with you some exhilarating news about the next phase of Dive Down.
This inspiring journey started with me drawing my way through a difficult time in my life, and led to the creation of an illustrated story called Dive Down.
It’s an autobiographical fairy tale. A self-help graphic novel. An illustrated memoir.
It’s lots of different things, and now is also:
And 100 pocket sized books that are being given away and left in different locations, which you can see starting to head off into the world on a map here.
Sharing the images on social media to begin with made me feel very vulnerable – I’ve never done such personal work before, and opening myself up like that was pretty scary. But it was also thrilling.
Because I was helped by all kinds of creative, compassionate people and resources at the time I did the drawings, sharing my story and spreading the word about the help that is out there feels really important and empowering. There is a list of the resources in the back of the book and which you can also find here.
As the story heads off into new hands and lives, I feel incredibly excited. More excited than I think I have ever been. So excited I need to find some new words to express myself…
I’ve set up a new website specifically to host all of the Dive Down goodies at www.divedownthebook.com
One of the most moving bits of the process has been asking people for quotes to help spread the word and encourage others to download and read the story. Here are some amazing words from some of the amazing people brave enough to share them with me: