Alex standing with Drawing Thanks mural in Yaletown.

Drawing Thanks evolved from a personal development project—expressing gratitude towards those drawn and featured—into a daily portrait series which explores and celebrates the creators, dreamers, and doers who make community happen in Vancouver. Soon, this project will be taking the next step by piecing over 2500 local portraits together through community-based storytelling in an exciting new series of zines.
As this project led to collaborations, interviews, and multiple publications in the works, I discovered the love and friendship that held close-knit communities and gatherings throughout the city together. Through the actions of those who inspired me and subsequently, through my own, I realized that when it comes to human connection, a bit of creativity can go a long way!

Watch me share the origin story of Drawing Thanks with CreativeMornings Vancouver!

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