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Korean ‘Jack Draws Anything’ book finally arrives in California

Over a year since the Korean version of Jack Draws Anything twas first published, Jack finally managed to get his hands on a copy here in California.

Entitled 나는 어린이 재능 기부왕 (literal translation — ‘I am a child king of talent donation’), its more than just a translation, lots of things have been moved around (as you can see the cover for a start).

Jack thinks its awesome to see his drawings and words in another language, especially once with such awesome symbols as Korean.

Jack with his copy of the Korean version of Jack Draws Anything
Jack with his copy of the Korean version of Jack Draws Anything — 나는 어린이 재능 기부왕

Added to the UK and Brazilian editions of his book, he now finally has all three!

Three different version of Jack’s book — Jack Draws Anything
Three different version of Jack’s book — Jack – O desenhista solidário, Jack Draws Anything and 나는 어린이 재능 기부왕

Its still not too late to pick up your copy, all the details are over on Jack’s Book page.

Buying this book helps The Sick Kids Friends Foundation, the Hospital that cares for Jack’s brothers.

Jack with all 3 different version of Jack’s book — Jack Draws Anything
Jack with all 3 different version of Jack’s book — Jack – O desenhista solidário, Jack Draws Anything and 나는 어린이 재능 기부왕

(Apologies for the poor quality photographs, the light was terrible.)

We miss you Sick Kids!

Jack and family have now been in California for just over 8 months. This is the longest Jack’s wee brother, 4–year–old Noah has gone without needing to go to the hospital with breathing problems. Last weekend we had our first experience of an American ER.

Noah had managed to pick up Pneumonia and by Saturday 3am, his breathing deteriorated to the point where Dad rushed him to our local hospital.

Noah receiving treatment at the ER
Noah receiving treatment at the ER

Thankfully after good care and quick medicine, Noah is on the mend and out of hospital now. But at the time, like it is EVERYTIME he needs to go to hospital, it can be very scary.

As Noah was recovering after his medicine and treatment, he was super–bored as there was literally nothing to do in the ER for kids.

He did watch the Policeman in the next room looking after a handcuffed prisoner and the lady over the corridor asking for beer instead of medicine.

Noah asked over and over for some books, crayons or toys. After a while even my iPhone proved boring and he asked to go to the other hospital with the toys!

Bored Noah waiting and wanting to go home
Bored Noah waiting and wanting to go home

You can see by our own real–life example how important dedicated kids hospitals are. Especially Edinburgh’s finest — the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

The work that they do, with the support of The Sick Kids Friends Foundation is vital to the recovery of many children (and their families).

We have received SO MANY messages from former Sick Kids patients, now grown–ups themselves, who have heard about Jack and want to say THANK YOU for his fundraising, and mentioning the help the Sick Kids gave them when they were younger.

Without the Sick Kids, a lot of grown–ups would not be with us today.

If you can spare a couple of quid, The Sick Kids Friends Foundation can put it to really good use, helping Sick Kids and their families.

You can donate anytime on Jack’s JustGiving page and we would all really appreciate it.

Sick Kids, we miss you!

We bought Noah a San Francisco 49ers helmet as a little treat for getting out of hospital
We bought Noah a San Francisco 49ers helmet as a little treat for getting out of hospital
Noah is out of hospital now and back to enjoying his new found love of American sports
Noah is out of hospital now and back to enjoying his new found love of American sports

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Jack to receive Special Recognition Award at the Sick Kids Friends Foundation Heroes of the Hospital 20th Anniversary Awards

Jack’s acceptance speech for his Special Recognition at the Sick Kids Friends Foundation Heroes of the Hospital 20th Anniversary Awards

This year is the 20th anniversary of The Sick Kids Friends Foundation. This is the charity which raises funds and supports the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, the charity & hospital which Jack has been fundraising for.

This week sees the Sick Kids Friends Foundation Heroes of the Hospital 20th Anniversary Awards. The awards highlight just how many special patients, parents, staff, volunteers and supporters there has been at the Hospital and in the Community, over the last 20 years.

Jack is to be presented with a Special Recognition Award in light of his fundraising over the last few years.

Since Jack is unable to make the Awards Ceremony & Lunch, he has made a little video which hopefully gets played on the day. If not, here it is now!

Video

by Jack Henderson

Jack’s acceptance speech for his Special Recognition at the Sick Kids Friends Foundation Heroes of the Hospital 20th Anniversary Awards

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9nmef0m12M

Transcript

  1. [SQUEAKY DOOR OPENS]
  2. Hello
  3. I’m Jack from Jack Draws Anything, in California.
  4. I wanted to say thank you for the Special Recognition Award.
  5. Thank you very much…and…I…I hope you all win the Award…very happily.
  6. This is from Jack, have a nice drawing day.
  7. Bye!
  8. [DOOR SLAM]
  9. Cut!

Inscription

The inscription on Jack’s award reads In recognition of the wonderful, unique Jack Draws Anything fundraising campaign.

Thank You

Jack and all his family would like to say a big well done to all the nominees, Award winners and Sick Kids supporters. Thank you to The Sick Kids Friends Foundation for their recognition. We hope everyone has a nice time at the event.

We hope Jack’s Grandma & Grandad will be kind enough to bring his Award over to California when they visit in the Summer.

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California Drawing

As Jack reaches the end of his first school year in California, he brought home some wonderful art he has produced this term. These were done entirely on his own during his scheduled art time. He thought it might be nice to share some of these with his website. Descriptions of the art are in Jack’s own words.

Made–up Purple Flower by Jack Henderson
Made–up Purple Flower by Jack Henderson
Red Indian Target by Jack Henderson
Red Indian Target by Jack Henderson
The Square Zone by Jack Henderson
The Square Zone by Jack Henderson
The Golden Gate Bridge by Jack Henderson
The Golden Gate Bridge by Jack Henderson

He has been soaking up the sun and art here in California. We have already visited the Schulz Museum and very soon we will be off to The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

Dancing Scottish Snoopy wearing a Henderson tartan kilt for Charles M. Schulz (creator of Peanuts)

Jack and his family visited a very artistic and inspirational place last weekend. They headed North on the 101 from their Californian home to Santa Rosa in Sonoma County.

Noah, Toby & Jack with Charlie Brown at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, USA
Noah, Toby & Jack with Charlie Brown at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, USA

They were visiting the Schulz Museum. This is a place dedicated to the life and work of Charles M. Schulz, a fantastic and dedicated artist (did you know he produced a comic strip every day?).

If you are not familiar with the name, you will definitely be familiar with some of his creations, Charlie Brown, Peanuts, Woodstock, Linus, Lucy, Peppermint Patty and of course Snoopy.

Jack, Toby & Noah (and Mum & Dad) had a fantastic time. seeing all of the drawings, toys, exhibits, history, displays, movies and statues. There is even an ice rink, garden, theatre (showing Peanuts on loop), Labyrinth maze in the shape of Snoopy, the cafe where Sparky (nickname for Charles M. Schulz) used to visit (its called the Warm Puppy Cafe) and an amazing gift shop.

Jack really liked seeing the drawings (when you looked closely at his colouring–in you could see the lines) and his many sketches. Jack also saw how Charles worked (and WHERE he worked as there is a replica of his office where he drew for many years).

Jack and his brothers even had their own go at their own Peanuts artwork in a special kids art room at the Museum.

The whole family had an awesome time and will be going back in the Summer. If you are ever in the area, we urge you to check it out.

Jack wanted to do a picture for Charles M. Schulz since he is “so awesome’ (even though he died in 2000). Jack decided upon a dancing Scottish Snoopy wearing a kilt (Henderson tartan of course).

Dancing Scottish Snoopy wearing a Henderson tartan kilt for Charles M. Schulz (creator of Peanuts) by Jack Henderson
Dancing Scottish Snoopy wearing a Henderson tartan kilt for Charles M. Schulz (creator of Peanuts) by Jack Henderson

California Jack draws on Stinson Beach

Jack and his family made the short but dangerous and breathtaking trip along California’s Highway 1 this weekend to visit Stinson Beach. Jack and his brothers had a great time paddling, building sandcastles and playing beach volleyball.

Jack however found another use for the golden Californian sand and some driftwood.

California Jack draws on Stinson Beach

Can you tell what it is yet?

California Jack draws on Stinson Beach

Final touches, an eye and his signature.

California Jack draws on Stinson Beach

Finished, Jack wants to dedicate this bumblebee to the hundreds of people who have asked him to draw a bumblebee these last few weeks!

California Jack draws on Stinson Beach

Closeup of Jack’s first ever beach original, complete with signature. A Japanese tourist even stopped to take a picture.

California Jack draws on Stinson Beach

Pacific Ocean playtime.

California Jack draws on Stinson Beach

Jack & his family are moving to San Francisco, California, USA

In October this year, Jack and his family (Ed, Rose, Toby and Noah) will be moving across the Atlantic to San Francisco, California.

Jack’s Dad has managed to secure himself a job with a web based company called POPSUGAR in the USA.

The whole family is very excited about the move; sunshine, Disney, Legoland, Universal, long school holidays and the promise of living near Katy Perry are all high on Jack’s wishlist.

He is of course sad to leave his homeland, his family and friends but is very happy to be going to a new country to start a new life. The good weather might improve little Noah’s health as well!

To celebrate his family’s upcoming move from Scotland to California, Jack has drawn a picture of what is arguably San Francisco’s most iconic landmark with his favourite pastels.

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco by Jack Henderson
The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco by Jack Henderson

What does this mean for Jack Draws Anything? Who knows? Jack will continue to draw and try to raise funds for charity but one thing’s for sure, we will all miss Scotland.

Culross, Scotland by Rodd Christensen
Culross, Scotland by Rodd Christensen