Dyslexia and me

It has been a busy few months preparing for Dyslexia awareness week. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen the some of the work behind the scenes for my presentation to dyslexia Scotland as a part of Dyslexia awareness week.

I am delighted to say it went well, and the video I created is now available to view on Vimeo via this link: https://vimeo.com/303034122 The video is a snapshot into my journey with my Dyslexia, the first time I heard the word Dyslexic, my eduction, taking myself for diagnosis at 23. How Dyslexia forms the foundation in all that I do and create, and importantly it tells me I am not stupid it just takes me a bit longer to do things.

The video contains some stop frame animation, my first attempts, so be gentle as they are rough around the edges, and a animation at the end I created by using over 500 drawings, again this is me learning and trading new things, and this is only my second attempt.

I had wonderful feedback from the presentation and as a result I have been invited to some schools to talk to young people and to Dyslexia Scotland’s adult networking event taking place at codebase in Edinburgh on the 4th December for more info please follow the link https://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/events/adult-network-edinburgh-dyslexic-creativity

I am now looking ahead to different projects and wondering what the new year may bring. But for now its back tot he drawing board, a few commissions to complete before its time to sit back and take a well earned rest.

meandsilPlease feel free to comment on your thoughts of the video.

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