Myrna Shoa's 4 short illustrated stories have been published by Gatehouse Books - The Marriage, Rosie & The Iron Bar, The Box of Chocolates, The Sofa. They are family stories, yet universal in their themes.
Recording, writing or illustrating family Stories can liberate. Through writing, or recording them you get a context to your family members’ behaviour make sense of why.
Putting the stories told to you in context – you discover a piece of history a time when for example women were seen in a certain way. Through writing or recording the stories we can gain some resolution, which can allow you to let go. You have given the emotions and confusions, a shape.
Then all the other members of the family can add their take on the events which will give a larger perspective of all your lives.
I have uploaded a Blog that my sister Sandra and I made up to her death in 2007. We wrote all the stories that we could remember of our shared histories. Now that she has gone the Blog is the storehouse of these stories.
I have been working on an Ipad and IT project with older people, some of whom had no experience of digital technology. Click to see what they made.
Since 2008 I have worked part time for Open Age an educational charity in London. I have taught IT, Ipads, Reminisence projects, Ipad Art. I devised and set up the Open Age Art Gallery showcasing all the creative work done by members.
1) Imemories a Reminiscence project via the ipad. 2) Ipad practical projects. 3) Beginner Ipad sessions