This is a preliminary illustration for a colouring book for adults. I began writing it about two weeks ago because adults need to remember and invoke play. Dammit! The idea came from a conversation with a friend from art school. She was telling me how frustrated she had felt when adults asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. She felt confused as to what was wrong with what she was right then and why it was so important that she change.
I have been thinking about the adult I work to be right now and the example I want to be for young people. I also think about what we say is important as adults and that young people have wisdom we adults could benefit from if we just listened and learned from them.
When I grow up I want to be kind.
When I grow up I want to ask questions even the difficult ones.
When I grow up I want to be an investor in renewable resources by investing in people power.