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This is a series of young ladies I created with my version of the manga style while also incorporating mehndi design. The name of each is a precious stone. I have seen society coin a term “throw away kids”. I ask which ones are they? With gym shoes being the price that they are, even with this economy, one finds the means to purchase a pair. What has been done for the next generation? Wouldn’t they be more precious then a pair of expensive gym shoes? It is one of the many reasons why children should not have children. Obvious as that may seem, there are 30-40 year olds that have the mind of a teenager and should not be having children either.

Lenora has been a Counselor/Family Worker for over 20 years. Currently, she has found have an inordinate amount of time working in the geriatric community. Using the time constructively, Lenora was crocheting with some of the ladies, as she use to with her mother who taught her the craft. In so doing, one of the ladies mentioned how she would have liked to have a portrait drawn. Lenora took on the task and was inspired to continue. The illustrations here are mostly inspired by her childhood.

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    © Karin Taylorover 2 years ago

    great work here Lenora…a lovely Series of manga style girls! …lovely concept too with the precious stone names :) …sad about ‘throw away kids’…i haven’t heard that term used before… :((

  • Thank you so much for the compliment… yes, in the States the term has been used for those in the field of youth detention, juvenile offenders, and those of the Child and Welfare services. Even the children who have been institutionalized for long periods of time have used the very same term. I was in the field for 15 years. There are so many sad cases and many that have no business in that industry. The children are intuitive and can tell when someone is there for the paycheck and the other that is there for the sake of the children.

    – Lenora Brown

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