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Too (A Child’s Story)

Too—The story of the child of a single mother—Written by Leslie Irvine. Illustrated by Leslie Irvine + her (then) 3-year-old son.

“Too” is a children’s story written for adults and is one of my senior projects from my time at The Art Institute of Vancouver. Unfortunately, I have since lost the files. This is a very near and dear to my heart kind of project.

As a single mother in school I found myself plagued by guilt; guilt for not being around for my son more, guilt for not putting more effort into my education, just guilt all around. (yay moms!)

I thought up this project to do with my son. I took photographs of our day to day, illustrated them, printed them out and had my son colour, paint, draw all over them. These then became the illustrations for a story I wrote from his perspective. To this day my son says “too” when I say “I love you”.

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