Over the past month, I've been very busy drawing in my school dress.
I created a series of illustrations that are now for sale at my online shop: http://lianabyliana.bigcartel.com/ Proceeds from each sale go directly to my One Girl - Do It In a Dress campaign. Together we can educate 10 girls and change their lives forever!!
My goal with the illustrations was to capture elements of life that we all have in common - no matter where we were born - and to create artwork that will inspire you and the ones you love.
The series stemmed from the second illustration in the story - "Learning". This is based on the idea that education lights up your life. It takes you out of the darkness and into a bright world full of new questions and ideas. Which then trigger even more questions and ideas! Education is so vital for growth. It only takes one small step to go from being where we are now to achieving things we only ever dreamed of.
The third illustration in the series is called "Dreams". It started out as a wide piece - which is why this one is available in a couple of different A4 options. The illustration was based on my dream to climb Mt Warning in a dress in a couple of weeks. The concept was inspired by the fact that everyone has dreams - no matter who you are - and no matter how big or small they may seem. Each person's dream is just as important as the next. Dreams help our communities and families thrive.
"Community" is the first illustration in the series - and it is the beginning of the story. We know that we all have dreams and we know that education lights up our life. But the absolutely most important thing to remember, is that we can't have those things without our community - whether they're physically with us or on the opposite side of the world. Each one of us carries the responsibility (or at least we have the choice!) to support each other's dreams and to lift each other up.
If your mere existence has such a big effect on other people and the course of life and the world...imagine what a big impact you have on the world when you actually do something with that existence. When you take action. When you make a point of it to be influential, to create change and to make a difference in the lives of others.
The final illustration in the series is about love. When we send out love into the world, it comes back to us ten fold. I absolutely believe this. Spread the love!
So far we have educated 1 girl through my One Girl campaign. Only 9 to go! You can help by:
- making a donation (no matter how big or small) directly to the campaign here: http://www.doitinadress.com/liana-wright
- buying a print here: http://lianabyliana.bigcartel.com/
- and/or spreading the word about the Do It In a Dress campaign
Every little bit helps! Let's support the dreams of girls who are passionate about education, and help to open up a world of opportunities for them.