My new! :) KICKSTARTER Project!

Please check out my new KICKSTARTER Project:

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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)  🙂

Birthday gifts from my students!

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Well, I had been trying to keep my birthday a secret but quickly discovered that my students remembered me telling them my birth date from LAST SEMESTER!

1 remembered… then 2 knew, then everybody knew! The secret was out!!!

The kids started writing, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY,” all over the white board and all over random pieces of paper. One student made a blue ‘wallet’ and put a note in it (as you can see from the picture above).  One made a heart-shaped paper airplane and showed me how it worked!  One student gave me her pencil with a red diamond stud at the top! Another student gave me his unused #2 pencil!  I told him, “You should keep this!  You can use it to do your school work.”  The student let me know that it was OK for me to have it because he had many pencils and he didn’t want that one anyway. 😉 I also received a lot of chocolate disguised as money! OH! And I can’t forget to mention all of the ‘warm hugs’ I received.

Oh man… those kids are going to see some ‘warm tears’ when I have to say goodbye to them in June.