How Macy And I Met

Hey, everyone! I had a fun idea to write a fictionalized version of how Macy and I met. The main character’s name is based off of Macy Miller (a close 18p- friend of mine). Here’s a few related blog posts:,, and I hope you enjoy!

Back in July 2016, Macy’s mother Rose commented asking if Macy Helens and I could connect on Facebook on Rebecca (a 18p- friend of mine)’s Facebook post and my mother Camilla Downs asked me if I wanted to connect with Macy Helens before replying to Rose’s comment.

Naturally, I said yes as I was curious and eager to have a 3rd 18p- person to talk to. So I searched up ‘Macy Helens’ and sure enough I found it.

After I clicked follow, I waited for at least 1 or 2 weeks until I Facebook Messaged Macy using Messenger. And 10 minutes later, I got a reply saying Hi.

Then I asked her a few questions to get to know her. I asked, “What’s your favorite song?” at one point. Macy Helens replied, “Let It Go”. I replied, “My favorite song is Let It Go”. And after that I knew we’d be friends.

I also came know that Macy Helens was the same age as me. One year later, Camilla told me they were going to the Annual Chromosome 18 conference and I was ecstatic but I was nervous too since I didn’t know what to expect.

But when the big day came, Macy Helens and I were very shy but as we laughed shyly our shyness slowly drifted away.

We were giggling and laughing more confidently. By the end of the conference, we had become fast friends.

That’s the end of the story. I hope you enjoyed!

Fundraising for the 2018 Chromosome 18 Family Conference – Rainbow Balloon

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

I’ve decided to sell prints or copies of Rainbow Balloon 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 @ 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!

Here’s a story inspired by Rainbow Balloon:

Once many years ago, there lived a smart unicorn who longed to travel the world. The unicorn was named Rainbow. So one day, Rainbow found some harmless fire and Rainbow found some rainbow paint, rope, a small piece of metal, a basket, and plastic.

Rainbow also managed to find a picture of what Rainbow wanted to build. So Rainbow set to work on making the thing in the picture. First, Rainbow used the plastic since she already had a mold to work with.

Second, Rainbow used the rainbow paint to make the thing look outstanding. Third, Rainbow used the rope to connect the basket to the first part of the thing. Last, Rainbow attached the brake (metal) and fuel (fire).

Now Rainbow needed a name for the thing. “Why not just name it after me?”, thought Rainbow. So she figured to call her project Rainbow Balloon. So Rainbow traveled all over the world at last.

So if you see Rainbow the unicorn and her balloon, wave and she just might wave back with her hoof.

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.

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:


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.

You Choose Your Price!

Subscribe to Lillian Darnell by Email

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!

Book Review: The One and Only Willa Bean

(amazon affiliate link)


This is about: Willa Bean thinks that every flying friend should be one of a kind, like her owl, Snooze, and is very upset when a new girl arrives at Cupid Academy with a much larger owl, Mr. Wingston. 

    1. My favorite part was when she met Lucy Summerbreeze. Lucy looked nice that’s why liked it.
    2. The main character is Willa Bean (Willa is always curios), Willa got along with Lucy. 
    3. This book is an illustrated chapter book.
    4. The illustrations showed what and who were in the pictures.

I like it because of all the characters. Also, the cover. 

  1. People who like school, owls, Cupid, and individuality would like this book.
  2. The author is Cecilia Galente.
  3. The publisher is The Random Inc. Company
  4. The illustrator is Kristi Valiant.
  5. Lastly, I recommend the book. 

Little Wings #4: The One and Only Willa Bean (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) (amazon affiliate link)

If you are enjoying my book reviews and movie reviews, you can give me a tip if you’d like. I’ll be using this money so we can attend the Chromosome 18 Conference in Savannah, Georgia in July 2013.

Egyptian Eye by Lillian 8.17.12

As a thank you for donating you will receive a digital copy of my fabulous artwork titled ‘Egyptian Eye’! Thank you!

Happy Birthday USA

Lillian holding the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

Happy birthday USA

Nappy today righted dates love duh Numerica

Sappy away lighted bates dove huh Oceania

Pappy day cited plates  clove uh Espana

Rappee bay sighted skates a Brittania

Happy Birthday USA.


New Upgrade for Lillian Star Gazette: Sparkly Paper or Craft

A New Upgrade for Lillian Star Gazette is now available for most valuable girls like Lillian and Lizzy and other 18p- girls or their moms, now presenting …. How to make Sparkle Paper or Craft 

  1. We need  any glitter (some might use glue) and any kind of paper you have and want.
  2. Sparkle glitter on the paper (if your glitter uses glue, use the glue first instead)
  3. Let the pretty thing on the paper dry.

Simple and easy, should dry in no time at all.

Movie Review – Me, Eloise

Me, Eloise

Me, Eloise is a good movie. And I love every single Eloise series.  And I liked it when everyone came to Eloise’s party.  And I don’t like it when a Yuko almost gets in trouble.  And I also have a favorite part of Eloise.  And that is where Yuko sings Happy Birthday to Eloise on the violin and that was fun.  And pretty cool case and a pretty cool movie. You should see Me, Eloise (amazon affiliate link) anytime or when you have time.  Team Member L and T are excited to see the next movie coming up on the projector.

And coming up is a movie review of  Black Beauty.

{If ya wanna share with your Facebook Friends go here to do that!  Thanks y’all! -Camilla}