Rainbow of Emotions by Lillian Darnell – Fundraising

May 30 2018:

Rainbow of Emotions … Another from Lillian … She is fundraising to help attend the Chromosome 18 Conference next month. This is the 2nd piece she’s offering as a print. The first was The Egyptian Eye.

I’ve decided to sell prints or copies of Rainbow of Emotions 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”)

Here’s a story inspired by the Rainbow of Emotions:

Rainbow of Emotions Lillian Absract Art

A Flower’s Curious Emotions

Once long ago, there lived a flower named Rainbow who was always emotional. One day, the flower was very curious about why she was so emotional.

So the flower went to a wise flower named Emotions but liked to be called Lavender instead. When Rainbow got to Lavender’s home, Rainbow asked, “Why am I so emotional, Lavender?”.

Lavender laughed and said, “You are emotional because you are always inside any living thing but I can give you some wisdom if you think it will help”.

“Yes, I think it will help me better understand. I trust you and your wisdom.”, said Rainbow in excitement. So Lavender said, “The princess who owns the sky is sometimes called Rainbow of Emotions and she watches over you. Your emotions are actually inherited from the princess. I hope that wisdom helps.”

Rainbow said, “Thank you! That helps. Now I am very grateful for the princess’ emotions.” So Rainbow walked off happily. So if you ever see a rainbow or feel any emotion, chances are you could be experiencing either Rainbow’s emotions or the princess’ emotions.

That’s the end of the story.

Visit the link below to read further …

Fundraising for the 2018 Chromosome 18 Family Conference – Rainbow of Emotions

The Uninhibited Imagination – Where Would You Fly

May 26 2018:

Where Would You Fly Book Trailer Slide #6

What a beautiful gift to share with us Stephen! Kindness is a gift and we are grateful for your gift of kindness!! Thank you!!

“What a beautiful gift to share; the uninhibited imagination is a state that most yearn for and Lillian has operated in this world all her life. A true blessing for ALL who immerse themselves in these magical stories. Thank you, Lillian! and Camilla (the mom).” – Stephen, Reno (in regards to the book, “Where Would You Fly”)

Go here to learn more about Where Would You Fly by Lillian Darnell.

Numb Feet and Fingers and a Cracked Sled


December 30 2015:

Quick adventure to play in the snow at Galena Creek South. Someone thoughtfully left their cracked saucer sled ….just for Thomas!! He had so much fun! I even went down once. He used it til it cracked into 2 pieces which was perfect as my feet and fingers were numb! WOW! It was cold up there!!!

Team TLC in the Snow Galena Creek 12.30.15 #1 Team TLC in the Snow Galena Creek 12.30.15 #2 Team TLC in the Snow Galena Creek 12.30.15 #3 Team TLC in the Snow Galena Creek 12.30.15 #4 Team TLC in the Snow Galena Creek 12.30.15 #5

Ten Minutes and Good Friends and Yummy Lunch

May 3 2018:

She’s up to 10 minutes!!! Now we’re ready to add at least one more day to make it twice per week. (Working on heel toe walking and balance.) xoxo

Lillian on Treadmill 5.3.18 #1 Lillian on Treadmill 5.3.18 #2

May 4 2018:

I love you Carolyn R Smith!!! Thanks for a great and meaningful afternoon in the jungle!!!

Carolyn and Camilla 5.4.18

May 5 2018:

Oh my gosh! What a yummy and satisfying lunch!! Sautéed asparagus, sweet onions, crimini mushrooms, green beans, green peas over a bed of fresh kale alongside a yellow corn taco shell with Daiya cheddar cheese, pinto beans, salsa, and topped with a jalapeño! Now for one of these mouthwatering vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

Lunch 5.5.18

I Never Imagined It Would Be So Fun


December 19 2013:

“I never imagined it would be so much fun. It was the best night of my life!” -Thomas …

HDMS Multicultural night was a blast! I got to help serve the awesome array of South American dishes brought in by the families of Candelaria students. Thomas was super excited to perform the Happy Dance with his classmates. He said he was so happy he almost cried. All performances were amazing! We got to travel to South America, Asia, ancient Egypt, The Renaissance, The Galapagos Islands, and Meso-America .. Mayan, Inca and Aztecs …

Such wonderful people!

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Prism Rainbow Shadow and Satisfying Breakfast and Heel Toe Walking and Vegetable Soup

March 6 2018:

More prism rainbow shadow beauty! What’s this one?? The Shadow Whisperer spotted this one.

Prism Rainbow Shadow 3.6.18

March 11 2018:

Wild blueberry pancakes and spicy veggie breakfast sausage. Wow! This was incredibly satisfying. Followed it with a dripping juicy heirloom navel orange. Ahhhhh ….

Vegan Sausage and Blueberry Pancakes Breakfast 3.11.18

March 13 2018:

Heel toe walking is getting so much better! For the past 7 months Lillian has been practicing on the treadmill at the lodge.

She goes over once a week and stays for about an hour to three hours to practice independence. I get a wee respite and she gets to practice being independent.

She started at about 5 minutes going at a very slow speed. She’s now up to 7 minutes and the speed has increased.

Wahooo!! Next step for independence practice is the library without me there!

Lillian Walking on Treadmill 3.13.18

March 14 2018:

Rainbow prism heart … So pretty …

Rainbow Prism Heart 3.14.18

March 16 2018:

Lunch ….. Perfect for our snow filled, cold day! Sweet onions, potatoes, green beans, green peas, corn, jalapeño, mushrooms, garlic, pinto beans, and a surprise ingredient.

Vegetable Soup 3.16.18

The Force is Strong


December 17 2015:

Thomas and Lillian have successfully integrated me to the backwards world. Yesterday I wore my pants backwards without realizing until later in the day and this morning I had my shirt on backwards! Thomas is always putting his shirt on backwards and Lillian her pants.

The force is strong in this backwards world. xoxo

What Can I Do to Help


December 17 2013:

Almost every afternoon and evening he asks, “What can I do to help?” …. with dinner, with cleaning, whatever …

Today I sold his old bicycle for $15 and gave the money to him. He gave his sister $5 of the money.

This past Saturday she LET him help her climb a big ole pile of snow in the library parking lot. That’s big. It usually has to be me. She. held. his hand. and let him. help her. WAHOOOO!

That boy is just a pure ball of LOVE. I’m so blessed and grateful we are on this journey together!!

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