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Melanie Pearson

Writer, Illustrator, Creative, Consultant

I'm a writer and self-taught illustrator who's finally coming out of the closet after working in community development for years. I originally trained as a film maker working in 35mm, 16mm and Super 8. These days I'm more likely to show films, with Magic Lantern Film Club, Sheffield's longest running pop up cinema.

Because I like a project, and I'm curious about what makes people tick, I've studied Feng Shui and can survey your home or work space to get the best out of your surroundings. I'm also a trained practitioner in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment which can be a fantastic resource for better communications and general self-confidence. I'm offering taster sessions through the Time Bank here so please get in touch if you're interested. 

I juggle all the above with family and caring for my disabled brother, so a lot of my art and writing is influenced by this. 

Here's a diary piece, commissioned by Tortoise "slow news" journal and published in May: 

Diary of a Carer

My comic, "A Colouring Book for Carers" came out last year and I'm currently working on a new one about cats, as well as a family memoir.