January 31 2021
Lillian made more abstract art, finishing it today. I’m thrilled to see her creating again. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎
Stay tuned as you will soon be able to purchase or download prints of Lillian’s artwork … Coming Soon!
Right now, today, this week would be THE most perfect time to add any of these to your collection or to share with a loved one. There’s also The Alchemy of You Mentoring … Thank you for sharing … Deeply grateful …
March 17 2019:
Last November, Mike and I participated in a book signing for local authors at Barnes & Noble. Lillian Darnell and her mother, Camilla Downs, were seated next to us. I noticed a drawing that Lillian had done and mentioned that I could make a quilt out of it. So, I did. The photo on the left is the drawing, which was enlarged from the original, and on the right is the quilt.
This is just so beautiful and wonderful!! It has been magical watching you create this masterpiece quilt from Lillian’s 5 by 7 artwork. My artist friend who is buying this quilt is so very happy to get this and hang it on her studio wall in Houston! Just WOW!!!
Lillian created this abstract art as well as a few others several years ago. This one she titled Rainbow of Emotions and she wrote a story inspired by it (below). We sell prints of her abstract drawings to help fund attendance at a conference every summer that is specific to her chromosome deletion … The Chromosome 18 Family Conference. There’s also a section in Lillian’s book titled, Emotions and Animals, in which she writes a short story about how animals process emotions.
Here’s the story she wrote inspired by the drawing …
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.
March 27 2019:
Look what was hand delivered to us today while volunteering at the library. Gerry says this will be one of a kind!!! She had fun creating it; yet, once was enough!
It will be headed to Houston to adorn the studio wall of one of Team TLC’s patrons.
Lillian created the abstract art titled “Rainbow of Emotions”. We met Gerry (the quilt maker) at a book signing in November where we were selling Lillian’s book. Gerry and her partner were our neighbor with their book.
She loved Lillian’s Rainbow of Emotions and commented that she would love to make it into a quilt. I told her I would see if any of our supporters would like to purchase such a beauty. One of our patrons was totally on it and wanted it to hang on her studio wall in Houston! Mounted prints of the artwork is for sale also!
March 29 2019:
Took pictures of this beauty in the natural light before she began her trip to Houston! We’re deeply grateful to our patron in Houston who supported two local artists with this purchase; Lillian and Gerry, the quilter, who made this magical creation from Lillian’s abstract art piece titled, Rainbow of Emotions (last picture). It will hang in her private studio … but may soon decorate the wall of a boutique. We shall see!! 🙏💙💙💙🙏
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December 14 2018:
Gerry, the wonderful lady we met at the Barnes & Noble book signing last month, is super thrilled to be making a quilt using Lillian’s Rainbow of Emotions!
She fell in love with the artwork and kept commenting how great it would look as a quilt. The thought finally occurred to me to ask her if she’d like to make one if we had interest from someone in having one.
Well, this lovely 3 X 3 quilt, once made, will be headed to Houston, Texas to adorn a studio wall!! Yee-Haw!! xoxo
Would you like to have a 3 X 3 quilt to adorn your wall? Comment here or send a message to Camilla Downs @ gmail . com … xoxo
June 5 2018:
Thank you to Hunter at Pixels & Ink! Just back from picking up mounted prints of Lillian’s artwork. They are beautiful and ready to go to their new homes!!! Much gratitude to the beautiful souls supporting Lillian’s fundraising efforts. xoxo
If interested in reading about Lillian’s fundraiser, go here …
May 29 2018:
The Egyptian Eye is on her way to Metairie Louisiana!!! Goin’ down da bayou! Oceans of gratitude to Stephanie for supporting Lillian’s fundraising efforts! xoxo .
Want an Egyptian Eye for yourself? Go here to learn more … https://lilliandarnell.com/2018/06/06/fundraising-for-the-2018-chromosome-18-family-conference-in-summary/
June 2 2018:
A story inspired by the Chromosome 18 Conference. ….. from Lillian … xoxo
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 …..
Ever wonder why we sometimes see double rainbows? … from the book, “Where Would You Fly”, by Lillian Darnell … I’m having fun editing. xoxo
This story is about rainbows and love. I hope you enjoy!
Once there lived two rainbows who didn’t want to separate for the love of nature. Their names were Candy Rainbow and Princess Rainbow. One day, Candy Rainbow was accidentally separated from Princess. What they didn’t know was the Nature fairy had split them in half.
Candy desperately looked for Princess but there was no sign of her. Meanwhile, Princess was where Candy wasn’t. She was anxious to find him but the Nature fairy wouldn’t let her. Candy got up to ask the Nature Fairy. What the fairy said, “No, I haven’t seen her. I didn’t separate you.”
Candy thought the fairy was being suspicious. Princess started suspecting the fairy. After a year past, they accidentally ran into each other. When the fairy found out, she was furious.
The fairy decided to put Princess invisible so she couldn’t be seen when they bumped into each other. Candy tried to explain to the Nature fairy that rainbow magic was more powerful than fairy magic. Since the nature fairy wouldn’t listen, Candy decided to show her what he tried to explain.
His plan was to use his magic and power to get Princess out of the invisible world. So when Princess saw he was stretching out to use his power, she decided to reach over and touch his stretched arc. Candy felt lighter somehow but he didn’t know how.
Suddenly the invisible spell broke. The fairy was shocked at what happened but the fairy had to vanish. “It was me who helped you, Candy”, said Princess softly. “Thank you, Princess!” and the rainbows’ love was returned.
Princess thought if people saw them, it would be easier to have one rainbow be invisible. Princess decided to go invisible but Candy was able to see her. Every once in awhile, Princess appeared behind Candy. That is why some people see double or triple rainbows.
(written when Lillian was 14 years old)
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