Last month I donated one illustration for the new "Histórias da Ajudaris" (Ajudaris' Tales) volume. Once a year the Portuguese NGO Ajudaris - Associação de Solidariedade Social asks me if I can illustrate a tale written by students of a Portuguese School.
This year I illustrated "A Pomba da Paz" a tale about a Ukrainian girl who was forced to move to Portugal with her family and is studying in Portugal. One day she receives at the school the news from a Peace Dove that the Russian invasion is over.
War is hard and sad to understand for kids, and also for adults. Thousand of Ukrainian women and children have escaped from the war and now they're trying to make a living in many European countries.
I'm very glad to do my bit again to help this beautiful organization that fights poverty and exclusion in the country. This time I had to deal with a very serious matter but, as always, I tried to deliver a positive and hopeful illustration because looking at the bright side of life is something that is in my DNA.
Thank you so much. 🧡