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Caroline Whelan

Chicoutimi, Québec, CA

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Caroline Whelan is a freelance illustrator based in Chicoutimi, Québec. Her work is inspired by nature, travel, and children's illustration.

Maps By Caroline Whelan

Mapping This Moment: Getting Through a Pandemic in the 21st Century by Caroline Whelan

Chicoutimi, Québec, CA

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My illustration features what has helped me get through the pandemic thus far. As I was creating this piece, I got to thinking about what has changed in terms of how people have managed to get through past pandemics. Some things may not have changed, such as washing your hands and wearing a mask, but one thing that has definitely helped make things easier is technology. It is now easier than ever to communicate with people from all over the world. I realize not everyone has access to technology, so I am truly grateful that I can have video calls with my family and friends every week, to help keep me sane.

Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec, Canada by Caroline Whelan

Chicoutimi, Québec, CA

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This place is special to me, since it's been my new home since a few years. Blueberries are are emblematic of the region, so they've been incorporated into the map. There's lots to see and do in the region, particularly nature-related activities. If you like hiking, there are many beautiful trails in the region, some of which include breathtaking views of the Saguenay Fjord. Bienvenue au Saguenay Lac-St-Jean!