The Traveller took readers on a visual story through the life of a brave turtle, and his frog companion. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

The Traveller; a story about being brave

Local artist, Brina Schenk created a wonderful kids tale through her paintings, and displayed this at the Wapiti Music Festival, last weekend.

The Traveller, was the story of a turtle, who goes on an adventure with a frog. Through the wilderness they travel, and face many obstacles along the way. Reaching for the stars, they set off into an endless ocean, seeking the sky, a journey that may or may not lead to their demise.

Schenk created this in order to motivate youngsters to be brave, seek to overcome challenges, and follow their passion no matter what.

“I’m always trying to figure out what I’m supposed to be doing, and then when I have an idea of what I should be doing, nothing else really matters,” said Schenk. “I liked that idea of turning that into a story somehow, about having a passion, a meaning, a purpose.”

“Along the way, people may think you’re crazy and say, ‘oh, you can’t do that’, well, you should still do it anyways.”

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