Fundraising for the 2018 Chromosome 18 Family Conference – In Summary

Hey, everyone! I have exciting news!

I’ve decided to sell prints or copies of the my artwork to fundraise and help my family attend the annual Chromosome 18 conference. The print will be about an 8 X 10 size or smaller (depending on which print) and mounted on foam board or similar ready to hang.

The Chromosome 18 conference helps me get over my fears and my emotions. It helps me feel brave, courageous, and enjoyable. Here’s an example: Last year in July when my family and I were inside the airport, I was fearful, nervous, tired, and afraid; yet, the view I got from the airplane was amazing and it was all worth it.

The really fun part is that YOU get to choose your own price! The base price is of $15 – $25 to cover cost of printing, mounting, and shipping (US Only – Our overseas friends can email my mom at Camilla Downs @ gmail.com if you’re interested in purchasing a print).

Use this Paypal link and enter your own amount over the $25 base price. For example, if you want to donate $50 towards my fundraiser, then you would enter $75. Go here.

OR …. If you simply want a photo quality print (minus the mounting), the base price is $15 to cover cost of printing and shipping. For example, if you wish to donate $25 to my fundraiser, then you would enter $40. Use this Paypal link. (Please note whether you want “Just the Print” or “Mounted Print”)

Here are your choices:

1.) The Egyptian Eye

2.) Rainbow of Emotions

3.) Rainbow Mandala

4.) Happy World

5.) Hot Air Balloon

Use this Paypal link and enter your own amount over the $25 base price. For example, if you want to donate $50 towards my fundraiser, then you would enter $75. Go here.

(Please note which print you would like to have and whether you want “Just the Print” or “Mounted Print”)

OR …. If you simply want a photo quality print (minus the mounting), the base price is $15 to cover cost of printing and shipping. For example, if you wish to donate $25 to my fundraiser, then you would enter $40. Use this Paypal link.

(Please note which print you would like to have and whether you want “Just the Print” or “Mounted Print”)

 

Fundraising for the 2018 Chromosome 18 Family Conference – Happy World

Hey, everyone! Remember in previous years when I sold prints or copies of my art? I have exciting news!

I’ve decided to sell prints or copies of Happy World to fundraise and help my family attend the annual Chromosome 18 conference. The print will be about an 8 X 10 size and mounted on foam board or similar ready to hang.

The Chromosome 18 conference helps me get over my fears and my emotions. It helps me feel brave, courageous, and enjoyable. Here’s an example: Last year in July when my family and I were inside the airport, I was fearful, nervous, tired, and afraid; yet, the view I got from the airplane was amazing and it was all worth it.

The really fun part is that YOU get to choose your own price! The base price is $15 – $25 to cover cost of printing, mounting, and shipping (US Only – Our overseas friends can email my mom at Camilla Downs @ gmail.com if you’re interested in purchasing a print).

Use this Paypal link and enter your own amount over the $25 base price. For example, if you want to donate $50 towards my fundraiser, then you would enter $75. Go here.

OR …. If you simply want a photo quality print (minus the mounting), the base price is $15 to cover cost of printing and shipping. For example, if you wish to donate $25 to my fundraiser, then you would enter $40. Use this Paypal link. (Please note whether you want “Just the Print” or “Mounted Print” and the Name of the print you are buying)

The Chromosome 18 conference means a lot to me because I get to meet new friends and spend time with old friends. It also means a lot to me because I get to travel to a new city with my family.

I want to check out the swimming pool and have fun with new and old friends. I also want to explore the city if the weather and temperature are good. I also want to check out new restaurants.

Please visit this link to see a summary of all the drawings being offered. Thank you! http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/06/06/fundraising-for-the-2018-chromosome-18-family-conference-in-summary/

Here’s a story I wrote about the Happy World from June 2016:

Happy World

One day, a bird picked up a seed to eat. A few minutes later, the bird decided that it wasn’t the right seed. The bird threw it back down. That was the beginning of the Happy World.

As the years past, the tree grew until it had several branches and a strong trunk. The strong tree became known as the Happy Tree. The Happy Tree decided to produce a seed. The seed grew with happiness and love. One day, the seed blossomed into a young beautiful tree that didn’t grow much after that point.

The young tree became known as the Amazing Beauty Tree. The Amazing Beauty Tree saw the Happy Tree. Suddenly, she realized that she wanted to know who produced her. She asked the Happy Tree if it was him who planted her. He said yes and Amazing Beauty wanted to produce a seed of her own.

She let the bird fly the seed to the Happy World. The seed became a thin beautiful conifer tree. The tree produced identical seeds until there was almost no room to plant seeds. After that the trees started planting grass seeds. After the grass had grown, there was no room to plant seeds.

A few years later, the several earthquakes that would become the mountains shook the world. The trees, birds, and grass survived. They noticed something different about the landscape and they saw triangular tall figures. They soon realized that they had saw a mountain. About the same time, their roots filled with water and animals.

One year later, humans discovered the Happy World and decided to make a small town out of it. They also made cars, rockets, and kites. The sun, clouds, rain, hail, snow, and thunderstorms were always there but they were nicer than outside of the Happy World. Everyone lived happily. If you go into a forest, you will realize that the Happy World is the forest.

Here’s a 2nd story inspired by The Happy World (the sequel of The Happy World):

Savannah and Her Friends

Once long ago, there lived a bird named Savannah who loved her forest. Savannah liked to call the forest The Happy World. One day, she flew into her friend (known as the Happy Tree).

The Happy Tree was very wise and loved it’s home as well. When the Happy Tree saw Savannah coming, the Happy Tree said, “Hey there, Savannah! I haven’t seen you in a while.” Savannah said with a laugh, “Hey, Happy Tree! I know. I’ve been making sure everything has been okay in the forest.”

“I know, I’ve seen you fly overhead.”, said the Happy Tree. “Oh, look at the time. I got to fly. Bye, Happy Tree!”, said Savannah. “Ok. Bye, Savannah!”, said the Happy Tree and waved with one of his leafy branches.

Savannah continued and noticed her friends. So she landed and said, “Hello! I saw you all down here and thought I would stop by to say Hello.” Her friends said, “Hey, Savannah! We knew you would like always.”

Savannah said, “Sorry, I’ve got to go now. I’m so tired that I feel like collapsing. ” Her friends said, “Ok, we know just how you feel. Bye!”. So if you see a bird flying, that may be Savannah or one of her friends.

That’s the end of the story.

Here’s a story inspired by how I feel about attending the Chromosome 18 Conference:

Once many years, a little girl named Rainbow loved traveling to new places. One day, Rainbow decided to write a story. “Hello! My name is Rainbow. My family and I have been going to a conference called Party Dancers for many years”, wrote Rainbow.

One day at the Party Dancers, she faced many fears in just 1 day. Rainbow was very determined to conquer more fears. A couple of years later at the Party Dancers, Rainbow met a friend she connected with through Bookworm the previous year and had so much fun. Rainbow knew many friends and people that year.

Rainbow even tried to get in the cold pool. This year, Rainbow was pumped to go to the Party Dancers again since she found out most of her friends would be at the Party Dancers. Rainbow traveled to Sugary Land for the Party Dancers.

Again, Rainbow met the same friend again and chatted and had fun. Now, Rainbow was pumped to go to the next Party Dancers conference. Rainbow finished her story and sent it off to the publisher.

The publisher was very impressed. Many years past and Rainbow’s story was now a best seller book.

That’s the end of the 2nd story.

Fundraising for the 2018 Chromosome 18 Family Conference – Rainbow Mandala

Hey, everyone! Remember in previous years when I sold prints or copies of my abstract art? I have exciting news!

I’ve decided to sell prints or copies of the Rainbow Mandala to fundraise and help my family attend the annual Chromosome 18 conference. The print will be about an 8 X 10 size and mounted on foam board or similar ready to hang.

The Chromosome 18 conference helps me get over my fears and my emotions. It helps me feel brave, courageous, and enjoyable. Here’s an example: Last year in July when my family and I were inside the airport, I was fearful, nervous, tired, and afraid; yet, the view I got from the airplane was amazing and it was all worth it.

The really fun part is that YOU get to choose your own price! The base price is $15 – $25 to cover cost of printing, mounting, and shipping (US Only – Our overseas friends can email my mom at Camilla Downs @ gmail.com if you’re interested in purchasing a print).

Use this Paypal link and enter your own amount over the $25 base price. For example, if you want to donate $50 towards my fundraiser, then you would enter $75. Go here.

OR …. If you simply want a photo quality print (minus the mounting), the base price is $15 to cover cost of printing and shipping. For example, if you wish to donate $25 to my fundraiser, then you would enter $40. Use this Paypal link. (Please note whether you want “Just the Print” or “Mounted Print” and the Name of the print you are buying)

The Chromosome 18 conference means a lot to me because I get to meet new friends and spend time with old friends. It also means a lot to me because I get to travel to a new city with my family.

I want to check out the swimming pool and have fun with new and old friends. I also want to explore the city if the weather and temperature are good. I also want to check out new restaurants.

Please visit this link to see a summary of all the drawings being offered. Thank you! http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/06/06/fundraising-for-the-2018-chromosome-18-family-conference-in-summary/

Here’s a story inspired by Rainbow Mandala:

Once there lived a mandala artist named Artistique (Artistique’s nickname was Elsa) who loved to draw on her mandala pad. One day, her friend who was named Paintaroo (nicknamed Angel) said, “Hey, Elsa! What are you doing?”.

“Hey, Angel! I’m drawing a new mandala on my mandala pad”, said Elsa with a big smile on her face. “Wow, that’s awesome!”, exclaimed Angel. “Angel, would you like to help me with my biggest wall mandala painting?”, asked Elsa with a laugh.

“Elsa, I’m honored. Yes, I’ll help you especially since you are my friend and because I’m a good painter.”, says Angel with a big smile. “I’m happy to hear you say that, Angel! You are my best friend.”, squealed Elsa with excitement and hugged Angel.

So Elsa and Angel picked out two colors and started painting the background colors which were  black and navy blue. After Elsa and Angel finished painting the background colors, they started discussing shapes and other designs for the inside of the mandala.

Elsa and Angel agreed on swirls and triangles but they also agreed to paint whatever design or shape they wanted. Elsa and Angel went back to painting and decided to stop in the middle of the center.

Once Elsa and Angel stopped, they discussed what they should do for the middle. A hour later, Elsa suggested that they draw a star and a swirl in the star. Angel liked the idea so much she squealed.

A couple of hours later, Elsa and Anna finished the mandala. They stood back to admire the mandala. So to this day, Elsa and Anna’s mandala is in the Hall of Mandalas as a separate wall where you can admire their teamwork on painting.

That’s the end of the story.

Here’s a story inspired by how I feel about attending the Chromosome 18 Conference:

Once many years, a little girl named Rainbow loved traveling to new places. One day, Rainbow decided to write a story. “Hello! My name is Rainbow. My family and I have been going to a conference called Party Dancers for many years”, wrote Rainbow.

One day at the Party Dancers, she faced many fears in just 1 day. Rainbow was very determined to conquer more fears. A couple of years later at the Party Dancers, Rainbow met a friend she connected with through Bookworm the previous year and had so much fun. Rainbow knew many friends and people that year.

Rainbow even tried to get in the cold pool. This year, Rainbow was pumped to go to the Party Dancers again since she found out most of her friends would be at the Party Dancers. Rainbow traveled to Sugary Land for the Party Dancers.

Again, Rainbow met the same friend again and chatted and had fun. Now, Rainbow was pumped to go to the next Party Dancers conference. Rainbow finished her story and sent it off to the publisher.

The publisher was very impressed. Many years past and Rainbow’s story was now a best seller book.

That’s the end of the 2nd story.

Fundraising for the 2018 Chromosome 18 Family Conference – The Egyptian Eye

Hey, everyone! Remember in previous years when I sold prints or copies of my Egyptian Eye abstract art? I have exciting news!

I’ve decided to sell prints or copies of the Egyptian Eye once again to fundraise and help my family attend the annual Chromosome 18 conference. The print will be about an 8 X 10 size and mounted on foam board or similar ready to hang.

The Chromosome 18 conference helps me get over my fears and my emotions. It helps me feel brave, courageous, and enjoyable. Here’s an example: Last year in July when my family and I were inside the airport, I was fearful, nervous, tired, and afraid; yet, the view I got from the airplane was amazing and it was all worth it.

The really fun part is that YOU get to choose your own price! The base price is $25 to cover cost of printing, mounting, and shipping (US Only – Our overseas friends can email my mom at Camilla Downs @ gmail.com if you’re interested in purchasing a print).

Use this Paypal link and enter your own amount over the $25 base price. For example, if you want to donate $50 towards my fundraiser, then you would enter $75. Go here.

OR …. If you simply want a photo quality print, the base price is $15 to cover cost of printing and shipping. For example, if you wish to donate $25 to my fundraiser, then you would enter $40. Use this Paypal link. (Please note whether you want “Just the Print” or “Mounted Print”)

The Chromosome 18 conference means a lot to me because I get to meet new friends and spend time with old friends. It also means a lot to me because I get to travel to a new city with my family.

I want to check out the swimming pool and have fun with new and old friends. I also want to explore the city if the weather and temperature are good. I also want to check out new restaurants.

Please visit this link to see a summary of all the drawings being offered. Thank you! http://lilliandarnell.com/2018/06/06/fundraising-for-the-2018-chromosome-18-family-conference-in-summary/

Here’s a story inspired by the Egyptian Eye:

The Wise Sultan and The Camel

Once many years ago, a camel walked in the Egyptian desert. The camel wondered if it had an Egyptian eye. So the camel passed a wise sultan who was on his way to a faraway land named Butterfly Land.

The camel asked, “Do you know if I have an Egyptian eye? I’ve been wondering for years now.” The wise sultan chuckled and said, “Certainly seems like you have an Egyptian eye but it is up to you to decide.”

The camel said, “Thanks. Wait, what?” The wise sultan repeated his words. So to thank the wise sultan, the camel offered to give the wise sultan a ride to Butterfly Land. So to this day if you see a camel with an Egyptian eye carrying people and maybe more sultans as well, that very well be the camel you read about in this story.

That’s the end of the story.

Here’s a story inspired by how I feel about attending the Chromosome 18 Conference:

Once many years, a little girl named Rainbow loved traveling to new places. One day, Rainbow decided to write a story. “Hello! My name is Rainbow. My family and I have been going to a conference called Party Dancers for many years”, wrote Rainbow.

One day at the Party Dancers, she faced many fears in just 1 day. Rainbow was very determined to conquer more fears. A couple of years later at the Party Dancers, Rainbow met a friend she connected with through Bookworm the previous year and had so much fun. Rainbow knew many friends and people that year.

Rainbow even tried to get in the cold pool. This year, Rainbow was pumped to go to the Party Dancers again since she found out most of her friends would be at the Party Dancers. Rainbow traveled to Sugary Land for the Party Dancers.

Again, Rainbow met the same friend again and chatted and had fun. Now, Rainbow was pumped to go to the next Party Dancers conference. Rainbow finished her story and sent it off to the publisher.

The publisher was very impressed. Many years past and Rainbow’s story was now a best seller book.

That’s the end of the 2nd story.

Use this Paypal link and enter your own amount over the $25 base price. For example, if you want to donate $50 towards my fundraiser, then you would enter $80. Go here.

Here’s a poem I wrote about the Egyptian Eye from May 2016 – It’s also included in my book:

Enchanted Egyptian Beauty

Triangular prisms sprout rainbows
From the tip of a triangle, triangles peak
everywhere
Amazing colorful teeth pointing toward a
catchy circle
It is an Egyptian Beauty!

I’ll be offering more art pieces, so comment here if you’d like to know when we have those ready too. To learn more about my abstract art, go to http://lilliandarnell.com/lillians-art/.

My mom will be offering one of a kind collections of her nature photography also. And, my brother, Thomas, is offering prints of his minifigure photography.

Use this Paypal link and enter your own amount over the $30 base price. For example, if you want to donate $50 towards my fundraiser, then you would enter $80. Go here.

How My Book Came To Be – Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories

Hey, everyone! I wrote this blog post to help you learn more about the book. You can also go to http://lilliandarnell.com/author/ if you want to learn even more about the book. Here’s an interview about the book. I hope you enjoy!

Penny: Hey, Lillian! Are you ready to do your interview regarding your book you wrote?

Lillian: Hey, Penny! I’m very ready!

Penny: Ok then. The first question is What’s your book’s title?

Lillian: That’s an easy answer. The book’s title is Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories.

Penny: That’s an awesome book title. What’s your favorite story in Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories?

Lillian: My favorite story in Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories is all of the stories. If I had chosen just 1 story, I would choose Princess Beauty written in 2017 by me.

Penny: That’s awesome. What inspired you to write these stories that are in Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories?

Lillian: Animals, friends, family, nature, quotes, pictures, books, food, and more. More stories inspire me to write more than ever before.

Penny: Wow, that’s impressive. When did you first begin to write?

Lillian: I was 4 years old when I first began to write.

Penny: I just finished reading your book, Lillian. What happens when you write one of your stories?

Lillian: Sometimes, a story will flow like a river through my head. Other times though, I have to do something like drawing or reading to get stories flowing.

Penny: Wow! Do you automatically have ideas for a new story?

Lillian: Sometimes I do but other times I have to do something like taking pictures and reading to get ideas flowing.

Penny: How do you feel about having your own book?

Lillian: At first, I couldn’t believe I was a published author but now I feel amazed and excited that I have my own book and that I’m a published author now.

Penny: What is 18p-?

Lillian: 18p- is where the short arm of chromosome 18 is missing.

Penny: What is the Chromosome 18 Research Society Center?

Lillian: The Chromosome 18 Research Society Center is where they research Chromosome 18. It is located in San Antonio which is in Texas. To learn more about 18p-, go to https://www.chromosome18.org/

Penny: Do you have a link where people can buy your book online?

Lillian: Yes, I have a link where people can buy my book online. The link will send you to a page on my blog where you can learn more about the book. Here’s the link: http://www.lilliandarnell.com/author.

Penny: Should we wrap up this interview, Lillian?

Lillian: Yes, we should wrap up this interview.

Penny: It was great to talk to you about this amazing book of yours and actually meet you.

Lillian: It was great to talk to you about my book. It was great to meet you. See you soon, Penny! Bye, everyone!

Penny: See you soon, Lillian! That’s all until next time, you all! 

Amazing Abstract Handmade Notebooks

Hey, everyone! Every year around this time, I like to create something to fundraise and help my family attend the annual Chromosome 18p- conference. This year I am creating handmade notebooks which can be customized. Here’s a poem to go with the notebook:

Notebook

N is for Nature

O is for Outstanding

T is for Terrific

E is for Eager Writing

B is for Book

O is for Outrageous

O is for Ocean

K is for Kindness

The price offering is at least $25 which includes shipping. You can use this PayPal link or you can mail a check to my mother, Camilla Downs, P.O. 19812, Reno, NV 89511

https://www.paypal.me/camilladowns

 

My handmade notebook example.

You can also purchase prints of my artwork by going here: http://lilliandarnell.com/lillians-art/

Reach For Stars

Hey, everyone! This blog post will include 2 stories (1 non fiction and 1 fiction), inspiration, and a fiction interview. Let’s start with the non fiction story.

One day, my body decided I was ready to try the ladder at my therapy place. Slowly but surely, my body had decided to try the stairs. Now I can easily walk up them alone without being scared. Ever since, I’ve been proud to have touched the stars. (If anyone wonders what’s next, it’s escalators).

Let’s move on to the fantasy version of a story. I hope you enjoyed the 1st story!

Once, a young girl named Rainbow had wanted to be able to go down stairs for a long time but her body wasn’t ready to do it. Many years past before her body started to sense that she wanted to achieve the goal. When she was probably 14, her body was able to take the hint fully. So she took her time up until Wednesday when she achieved the goal. She was very excited. She was reaching toward the stars.

Let’s move on to the interview. This is where you will find more details about the first story. Speaking of story, I hope you enjoyed the 2nd story. (If you are wondering, this blog post is inspiration based).

 Rainbow: Hey, Lillian! Are you ready to start the interview? I’m definitely ready to start.

Lillian: Hey, Rainbow! Yes, I’m ready. It’s awesome that you’re ready to start. 

Rainbow: How did you originally start?

Lillian: Good question! I started by using a step stool for kids.

Rainbow: Wow. What was your progression steps?

Lillian: My order was step stool, ladder, and stairs. Anything else you would like to know?

Rainbow: No, I don’t think so. Let’s end it here, Bye, nice meeting you!

Lillian: Bye, Rainbow!

The mural is to reach for the stars.

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Sparkle: A Sparkly Life as a Fairy Princess

Hello, everyone! If you have a holiday you’re celebrating, enjoy it! This story is a fantasy version of my life. Hope you enjoy my story!

Once upon a time, there lived two parents who wanted at least a daughter and a son. So one night on September 13 in the year 2000, a daughter was born at 9:00pm. Her name was Sparkle because her eyes sparkled like diamonds ever since she opened her eyes for the first time. When Sparkle was 4, her mother discovered that her daughter had a short arm deletion called 18p- and her mother decided to find out as much as possible about 18p-. When Sparkle was 5, her parents had a son on November 12 in the year 2005. His name was Ocean because he had ocean colored eyes ever since he had opened his eyes for the first time. When she was 9, she went to her first 18p- conference in Las Vegas. She made 2 friends named Rainbow and Shimmer and she had a lot of fun at her 1st conference! Ever since then, she liked the conferences. She had gotten books, clothes, homemade stuff, and other store-bought stuff for Christmases to come. When she was 15, she got almost everything she wanted especially the laptop and telescope. She even got what she wanted for her birthday. So far, they live happily ever after! 

Please note that I changed some of the details for safety reasons! Thank you for reading my story!

I got this at https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/73/f2/42/73f242994aa7b7d8eb50009e89b4add0.jpg but orginally I got it at Google Images.

 

 

Egyptian Eye Painting For A Special Cause

I have decided to sell prints of my artwork, Egyptian Eye, to help me and my family go to the 18p- conference at Salt Lake City this July 2015. The 18p- conference means I get to see my 18p- friends, traveling, getting a lot of exercise, finding new restaurants, and exploring around the city. I want to help pay for our hotel room and gas as we get to drive this year since it’s so close. It’s in a different location every year. You can learn more about chromosome 18 differences by going here.

Around August 1, 2015, we will donate 15% of profits to Demi’s Difference. Demi is a chromosome 18 friend who passed away unexpectedly in December 2014. Her family created this wonderful nonprofit to spread kindness, love and joy to others. Here’s the Egyptian Eye:

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Please note that I came up with the idea and Camilla helped me by scanning the Egyptian Eye. Camilla also suggested donating a portion to Demi’s Difference.

We will leave the price you pay up to YOU! To cover the cost of the 8 X 10 print and mailing, we suggest at least a love offering of $15 ($20 with shipping). Ultimately, it’s up to YOU!! We’ve given you NINE price options below. Just click on the arrow to choose. We’ll place an order every Friday.


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People To Thank For The Conference

Hi there! Click here for Thomas’s version of this thank-you post!

 

I’d like to thank Justin Hope Foundation, Robert Downs, Nevada Government’s Council On Development Disabilities, Patty Romano, and Frank Romano.

 

My favorite part of the conference was hanging out with my friends in the pool and anywhere else in the hotel. The feeling felt great, excited, and good!