Beautiful Lives Project (Vol 1.)
Stories of you.
(being) created and illustrated by 易Linda
Target Audience: For anyone who's asked themselves: what am I going to do with my wild and precious life? For those who dare (and are learning) to live authentic, happy, daring and loving lives. (shhhh.... it's for me!)
A number of things. Like most stories, this one started with a question.
What am I going to do with my life??!
In highschool my answer was: Accrue extracurriculars. (Do my hair) Crush the SAT's. (make the Cheerleading squad) Volunteer. (Go to homecoming)
Get into a good college. (Conquer the world...)
Check, check, check and check... and wait a minute
But is that what life amounted to? A series of checklists and accomplishments? I felt vaguely disappointed with it all, all the while berating myself for my #firstworldproblem sense of unhappiness. With college applications on the horizon and essays and interview panels asking me: what's your passion? What makes you tick?
... I found myself scrambling for answers and frantically waving around my résume in hopes that the shiny things on it would distract from the fact that:
I had NO CLUE.
... and looking back from the middle of it all - that's what this project is about:
Getting a clue.
Or rather, gathering clues and gathering "data" around the following three questions:
1. Who are you?
2. How are you doing it?
3. What's the real story?
So what am I up to now with this project?
I've decided to bring it back to basics: what can I do/enjoy doing... that's also a unique way of presenting the information I gathered? I've decided to illustrate and weave the stories of the people I've interviewed into a graphic novel/magazine hybrid:
This is still very much in its development stages, but if you want to support my efforts, please "like" the Facebook page below!