I am Beautiful.

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This artwork is simply one page from my new coloring book that makes its debut in August. The coloring book is entitled, “Beautiful Children’s Positive Character Coloring Book” and will be available on amazon.com.

This coloring book is revolutionary; it reinvents the way we utilize our children’s playtime.

The children will have the opportunity to color, read, learn, remember and do a few writing activities at the completion of the book, if they choose.

Why Positive Character Books?

Positive Character Books help build beautiful people from the inside – out, instead of from the outside – in (which is what we see a lot of in society today).

These books contribute to positively molding our children by helping to build their self-worth, self-esteem and confidence. Therefore, assisting in their achievement of higher academic success.

The truth is, we are all beautiful in our own, unique and individual way when we are exhibiting Positive Character Behaviors.

*Recently, I heard a story online about a young Playboy model that was condemned for taking a picture of an elderly woman at a gym locker room while she was naked, and then sending the picture over her social media feed stating, ‘If I can’t unsee this, neither can you.’ The model subsequently lost all of her modeling contracts, got banned from Playboy and faced a heavy lawsuit in court after her actions were revealed to the public.

This woman went from being praised for her outer beauty and then cast aside for her show of grotesque judgement.

However, my contention is not just with her, it is also with society’s harsh judgement of this woman unveiling her true character; her essence.

Society did not expect her to present her true beauty, initially. She was just adorned with the title of ‘Beautiful woman’ without having to present more than her face and body.

I, today and every day, challenge society to allow a person to walk in and Present their true selves, before bestowing the title of ‘Beautiful Human’ upon them. Observe their inner character first, then ask yourself:

Have they shown kindness? Are they a hard worker? Do they help others? Are they compassionate? Are they exhibiting Positive Character Behaviors in their every day actions?

The only true, lasting beauty, is the beauty of the heart, Rumi once said.

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel, Maya Angelou once stated.

Let’s remember this when we are presented with the presence of another. Let’s feel their essence with our hearts, not cast our judgement about their physical appearance with our eyes, thoughtless words and shallow assumptions.

Thank you for reading.

Partial Reading of My New Book, “A Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Gentleman”

Link to Children’s Positive Character Book, A Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Gentleman: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1544898290

Press Release in the Local Paper

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I’m excited to announce that my press release about my new book was published in Village News; the local paper here in Fallbrook, California. They gave me five free copies!  🙂

Links to my new book, “All the Beautiful Girls”: 

Beautiful Girl, Felicity!

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Felicity is a beautiful girl; she is hard-working, kind and thoughtful!

I have been drawing and illustrating coloring pages at Starbucks. Interested in partnering up with the company to sell my unique, hand-drawn coloring pages. I’m passionately seeking the opportunity of my dreams. To get out a message of positive character, self-worth, self-love, fun, creativity and following your heart!

I was fortunate enough to be drawing in Starbucks on Mission Road in Fallbrook, California when I was introduced to a beautiful lady from L.A. She was at Starbucks with her husband and two children taking care of some business. I asked her if it was alright if I gave her children a coloring page to color in Starbucks. And after they finished, I asked if it was alright to take a picture of their completed work of art! The children’s mother cheerfully agreed and the rest is history.

I went to Starbucks this morning with hopes of simply recording my drawing and coloring, as I had the days before. But this time, things were different…in a good way!

I was blessed to meet Beautiful Girl, Felicity! She is in the first grade and loves to draw and color, she told me. She gladly colored the coloring page and posed graciously for the camera.

It was such a rewarding experience meeting Felicity and her family. They were a kind family full of awareness and passion for the betterment of our great nation.

Felicity and I spoke about how she worked hard on the coloring page; Felicity is hard-working. Hard-working girls are beautiful girls. Felicity’s mother also informed me about how she is kind and thoughtful in the classroom; she thinks about other children’s feelings during class! Thoughtful girls are beautiful girls.

I’m so proud of Felicity and her positive character! She is a kind, hard-working and thoughtful beautiful girl (among so many other things).

I feel excited and privileged to have met such a wonderful family.

To All the Beautiful Girls out there! May your hearts be filled with joy, ambition and love for yourself and love for others. May you shine and prosper! May you be guided to be a guiding light that in turn guides others.

Love, Leslie

Links to my book, “All the Beautiful Girls”: This book is all about a girl who learns positive character from ten different ladies teaching ten different positive characters in her dream.

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/1542558484

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1542558484

 

Spending Time With Family

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In the picture you will find nana, Aunt Debbie and myself (nana is 96, by the way and looking gorgeous).  The books that nana is holding are the children’s self-worth books that I wrote and illustrated; I aspire to get them published and have them distributed to schools all around the world.

My new! :) KICKSTARTER Project!

Please check out my new KICKSTARTER Project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1403060955/sweet-sweet

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Recently, I set-up a KICKSTARTER project. The objective is to personally draw and color children or adults after receiving a digital image of them. This would be a wonderfully personalized way to celebrate yourself or child (or someone else’s child for a birthday/Christmas/graduation gift) in the form of custom ART!  Also through this project’s success, I would be able to raise money to get my children’s self-worth books, “All the Beautiful Girls” and “A Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Gentleman”, published and marketed to schools and bookstores!!

| My philosophy | Plant seeds of positivity in the lives of our youth in order to bring about positive outcomes!

It takes a village to raise a child, and I believe that with these self-worth books that I have been creating, I can be a positive, helpful addition to that village; books may be small but they are mighty! After getting these books published and distributed to schools and bookstores, I would be able to continue to make more books in alignment with self-worth, self-esteem and instilling virtues such as: tolerance (accepting diversity), self-acceptance (love yourself just the way you are), self-love (take care of your body and mind), detachment (sharing), kindness (anti-bullying), compassion (accepting other’s differences), etc.

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Thank you for your support (please tell your friends)  🙂

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1403060955/sweet-sweet