I’m excited to share my new project with you! In addition to working on music, there are other projects that I have been engaged in recently.About a year ago, I began the process of writing two children’s books on the lives of Amelia Collins and Taraz’u’llah Samandari.They were two unique individuals whose character and service to others are exemplary.I chose to write about them because children’s books of uplifting role models are quite scarce.However, the main reason I wanted to write about them was because my children are named after these two precious individuals.
As children’s books are illustrated with lots of color and beautiful pictures, I had started collecting photographs of them for the books.The photos I found were black and white so I was determined to find a way to have them colored.A few months ago, I had the pleasure of finding a wonderful artist who digitally colors photographs (thank you Alice).She has transformed each photo so beautifully (we had to receive special permission to color the original photographs).Here is a sample of one of the photos of Amelia Collins that will be included in her book.
At this time we have almost completed the first book about the life of Amelia Collins and hope to find a way to publish it soon.The photographs are lovely and I look forward to sharing the finished product with children and adults too! Here is a photo of my own Taraz and Amelia to whom the books are dedicated.
Thought of the Day:
“…regarding the education of children: It behoveth thee to nurture them…and urge them onward to the things of the spirit…that their ways may conform to the rules of good conduct and their character be second to none; that they make their own all the graces and praiseworthy qualities of humankind.” – Abdu’l-Baha