About two weeks before Christmas, I stopped by Children’s Hospital’s main campus in Colorado to drop off an illustration I had made. I don’t have much money so I thought donating something that wouldn’t cost me much could bring joy and hopefully a few smiles to the children there.
As soon as I got there and entered the hospital, I noticed how beautiful and amazing it looked. It was so colorful and open. After asking the receptionist where to go, I walked on back to the donation office of the hospital. I only got about 5 steps away from the receptionists desk when I saw a little girl that hit me hard. She was walking through the middle of the hospital entrance. Walking on crutches, with her mom or someone there to assist her in case she falls. The girl had to have been about 12-14 years old, with a bald head, but still had a smile on her face.
Just that one site, made me think about it for hours, days, weeks, and even the last month. That one girl, who’s probably fighting a battle that I will never know how tough it is, made such an impact on me and we never even spoke. I don’t even know that girl’s name, but if my illustration can put a smile on even one child’s face that is fighting a battle like that, it will be worth every minute I spent on it.
I will begin on a new idea along with the words below.
To all the kids out there, don’t ever judge someone before you understand them. Even a bad guy, is a bad guy for a reason. Don’t ever so asking why, and when you so getting the answer to your why, go find the answers after that. Never stop understanding!
Some times I just can’t take people around me. The older I’m getting the more I’m realizing I need to just keep close friends that have the same ideas and wants as me. I just can’t deal with certain immaturity, condescending people, and selfish people. I just need to get away from it.
Whether you know it or not, I am a big hockey fan. I love watching hockey, but I play as well.
I have played roller hockey since I was 12, until recently. I have switched over to ice hockey now and love it! I’ve been playing for about 2 years total so far. I don’t play in elite leagues, just in intermediate adult leagues.
Injuries, I’ve had about 5 concussions, 2 cracked collar bones, and my worst was a broken fibula with my ankle being dislocated. That last one took about 3 months, a metal plate and 7 screws to heal but with a lot of work I’m playing like it never happened.
I do hope, at some point to, to create a great children’s hockey book. We’ll see what happens.
If you have any questions for me about hockey or anything else, you’re always welcome to send me a message on my website!
I’m getting really excited for the two books I’m working on. I plan to send them to agents and publishers starting January 2017. I’m going through editing the books, while I already have to brand new book ideas I plan to work on soon as well. The ideas just keep on coming, hopefully for a long time.
I know I’ve been really far and few with my blog post, so I’m going to try to post every day in November. Yes I know I’ve missed two days already, but here we go.
Today, I’ve been thinking about money and being stressed about it. I understand there are many people out there stressed over money and I am one of them as well. Money has been extremely tight for me and I hate it.
On the other hand, I have two new books I’m about to start editing that I am very happy with and proud of! So look out for those!
I love all of my books so far (especially the ones Shanilee illustrated) but I am also currently working on a big project. I am going to work very hard on creating a book that I plan to send to agents and publishers at the start of the new year. I plan on writing it with a Dr. Seuss-esk feel to it. I’m very excited about this project and will release details the further along things go. Right now I have a very rough draft of the story, no title.
I am currently working on a book that I intend to write and illustrate in a Dr. Seuss esk fashion. I will submit this book to agents and publishers as soon as the new year hits. Stay tuned for updates.