A children's book is coming soon.
During that time, I suffered from a severe flu. The weather has suddenly turned cold, and more and more people are sick with colds and flu. I hope everyone is staying healthy in this cold weather.
Since I was sick, I couldn't go outside , but instead, while I was at home, I was able to publish a children's book that I had been working so hard on. Results will be posted on the blog later.
This book began as a homework assignment during my master's course at Adelphi University, where I am currently studying. Trying to work hard on anything, I did my best to make a children's book this time. In fact, it was an assignment that could be done with a simple sketch. However, I drew 15 pages of watercolor paintings one by one. And I put on the story and sent it to my professor.
The professor encouraged me a lot in my hard work and gave me good reviews. In the end, she edited, proofread, and added comments so that this book could be published. In this sense, I am proud to say that I made another turning point in my life through graduate school this year.
First of all, it is because Adelphi University and the faculty gave me knowledge, experience and support that I had not known before. I will be writing about my graduate school experience in another post on this blog in the future. Anyway, through this route, my first children's book, Hello My Robin, was published.
This book is the story of a boy, Robert, who is bullied at school and does not go to school anymore and lives in a room. I drew and wrote a story about healing his wounds and coming out of the world through his nature. What I paid attention to was the psychological problems of students who were bullied while I learning art education. I thought about how I could help heal this psychological damage as an adult, as a teacher, or as an artist. Part of the master's course I was learning was to think about this. This class helped me get a very big insight and I got to go further with a lot of interest in this part.
As soon as I recover, I will write more about this part of the story. Everyone please be careful not to catch a cold and stay healthy.
Myungja Anna Koh