Wednesday, July 20, 2016

16 ft Marine Mural promoting healthy reefs and shark conservation

Mural Unveiling on World Oceans Day event!
 This mural illustrates what a healthy reef should look like. (16 ft on curved concrete board)
Project facilitated by local dive shop Eco Dive Grenada and supported by the PEW Charitable Trusts

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Room to Read Student Phonics Handbook

I just finished co-illustrating a student handbook that will support Grade 1 phonics in Grenadian Primary Schools (See a few of my samples.)
This handbook was created by Room to Read (an international organization that supports literacy development),GSI (a local organization that seeks to strengthen literacy in Grenada) and a select group of Grenadian teachers and Educational officers.
Excited to see how this handbook will improve the way our kids learn.
This is just another step that Grenada is taking to make learning more fun and I'm thrilled to be a part of the process!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Fun diversity project 2015

I recently got this opportunity to design storytelling cards with a unique twist- including diverse characters!  It is very important to have diversity in educational materials because it allows children from different ethnic backgrounds to connect with characters similar to themselves and hence establish  a great sense of self esteem in the young reader.
I'm excited about developing the content for this project and will post more when the storytelling cards become available!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Child-friendly sustainability posters for the MAREP Expo 2014

  Interpreting topics of sustainability such as permaculture,climate change,alternative energy and animal husbandry for the MAREP Expo here in Grenada. I fully commend the MAREP team for getting an illustrator involved to translate these themes into educational materials for children.      (See a few samples below.)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Fun Crab Handover Ceremony to the Ministry of Education.(Grenada)

'Fun, Fun, One Crab on the Run' is a Caribbean picture book for the 3-6 age range, written by Cuban author Mario Picayo and illustrated by Grenadian illustrator Stacey Byer.  

On Friday February 28th, a donation of over 160 Fun Crab Books was made to the Ministry of Education, Government of Grenada in an official handover ceremony.

As the illustrator, I'm really excited about Fun Crab going to Grenadian schools so our young children will have access to books designed with Caribbean children in mind. As a literacy tool, Fun Crab has the potential to help strengthen a reading culture in Grenada using fun, familiar imagery and author Mario Picayo's clever rhyming story. Fun Crab is modern because it is multifunctional and topical (promoting counting, reading, and environmental conservation from a very young age).  To support these learning features, companion learning materials were created in the form of
60 Fun Crab Number charts and 70 Species charts for distribution to the schools.

This handover would not have been possible without the support and generosity of our corporate sponsors: NAWASA, Southern Electrical, Eco Dive, Country Cold Store, 3B's Shoe Shop, Grenada Pharmacies, Wade Optical, Island Dental, Spice Isle Retreaders, Grand Anse Playgroup and the Sweetwater Foundation.

Fun Crab Books are now available in Grenada at : Atlantic News Shop (Maurice Bishop International Airport), Art Fabrik, Eco Dive, Island Aquariums and Pet Supplies, and the Grenada National Museum.

It is also available on Amazon US.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Fun Crab Reviews

I've been so grateful to receive such positive reviews from parents about Fun Fun One Crab On The Run! I love the feedback and thank you for all the pictures!

If you own a copy of Fun Crab please feel free to leave us a review on our Amazon link! Thank you for all the love and support!


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Fun Crab Picture Book Launch Grenada

Fun, Fun, One Crab On The Run was launched in Grenada on Nov 30th at the National Museum and was sold out (150 books) in half an hour! I'm extremely grateful for the interest and support of so many who attended, and
thrilled and proud that Grenadians would support arts and literacy in early childhood education with such enthusiasm. We had a wonderful presentation on the importance of reading, I made Fun Crab stickers and colouring pages for the kiddies who attended and had an exhibit on the illustration process and some sample pieces from my portfolio. More importantly, ANOTHER 150 books have been sponsored by Fun Crab patrons (corporate sponsors) to be donated to our pre-primary and primary schools in Grenada! (This handover will be facilitated by the Ministry of Education post- launch)