Stuck at Home (together)

Artist Spotlight

Behind the Artwork

It’s part of our job as artists to model resiliency, vulnerability, problem-solving, and managing uncertainty with grace. My YA graphic novel about depression, The Dark Matter of Mona Starr, was scheduled to launch with an eight-week international book tour THE WEEK QUARANTINE BEGAN. So I had to immediately revamp my canceled tour as a series of virtual events to help connect Mona’s wisdom & comfort with readers who I know could really use her help right now. I’ve trained for this moment. I just never thought I would find myself modeling this live on the internet!

Laura Lee Gulldge

Click an image to show full size and scroll through the gallery:

About the Artist

LAURA LEE GULLEDGE is an Eisner Award-nominated author and illustrator of YA graphic novels Page by Paige, Will & Whit, and The Dark Matter of Mona Starr (2020, Abrams Books) as well as the interactive book of Sketchbook Dares: 24 Ways to Draw Out Your Inner Artist.

Laura Lee is a passionate teaching artist with an MA in Art Education from James Madison University who is currently teaching through the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Commission of the Arts, and The Fralin Museum of Art.

She is also a comics journalist, interactive event producer, musical librettist, street artist, contemplative dancer, and advocate of Artner Love. Currently she lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her cat Rory. She posts new art & adventures weekly online at whoislauralee.com.


Which piece do you find the most resonant? Submit your comment below.

1 Comment

  1. Linda Louise Hobson

    All of them speak to me in some form but Carving New Boxes the most. I do feel as though I am in a box and cannot be with the others in their boxes, at all. I cannot be physically with them and this bothers me the most.


Join in the conversation:

What's Your Story?

Want to share something with our Stuck at Home (together) community?  Leaving us a voicemail is one way to do that:

‪(617) 918-7275‬

Note: See the resources section if you have a situation requiring help or support. This line is not staffed to handle live calls.

Subscribe to
Stuck at Home (together)!

We'll let you know when new Creativity Challenges are available, along with other tips and updates we have to share!


Special Thanks

The Stuck at Home (together) initiative is partially funded through the generous support of:

Thanks to these charter partnering organizations:

The mission of the Foundation for Art & Healing is to promote creative arts expression as a means to improve health and well-being for individuals and communities. Our signature program, The UnLonely Project, broadens public awareness of the negative physical and mental health consequences of loneliness associated with a wide range of living conditions and circumstances while also exploring and promoting creative arts-based approaches to reduce the burden. 

The content on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition.