What I decided to do for now is just do a quick and dirty draft (well, likely a hundred different drafts by now) where I just said what I felt needed to be said, and shoved in any old graphics just to give a bit of an idea.
That draft is now being looked at by other eyes as we speak, and this will result in massive changes. We'll then send it out to the person managing the whole process and cross our fingers that we can find a suitable Aboriginal consultant to tell us how it's all wrong.
There's therefore going to be a heap more writing and a heap more and a heap more.
I'm telling folk about illustration probs and hoping some good ideas come in...I'll follow up the leads here over the weekend.
I have to say the conversations are fascinating...it's just getting it so it says what it needs to, begins to come up with some ideas, all while being culturally appropriate enough not to offend everyone, but confronting enough to spur some action.
I don't have the skills for that...I imagine we'll be at it until we all want to run away and hide.
Meanwhile, I had completed another project, had it looked at and changed some stuff, printed it and spent forever laminating it.
Of course I had checked and re-checked it but once I laminated it somehow all the errors were clearer and I'll have to re-edit and laminate the goddam things all over again!!!