My entry into the AOI World Illustration Awards, a digital self-portrait.

Hope and horizon, a digital self-portrait.

This self-portrait is taken from one of the last photos of the run, a sunset in Cornwall. It was actually a really bad evening. I’d lost my courage to run down a hill as it was getting dark and there was no embankment or pavement. Usual country road chaos. It was my last stumble before the finish line, so it was an intense moment: me, the sunset, the countryside. I was overwhelmed.

You can read more about this piece on my Instagram feed.

By Yvie Johnson

"You are the root of your success."
Turbulent times will bring out the best in you, to make you stronger for yourself, and for others. Living with ME(cfs) and Bipolar Disorder, I'm taking one day at a time and arming my spirit and body with joy, love and gratitude for the journey ahead.