What’s it all about….

Welcome to State of Heart Designs! Thank you so much for checking it out. This is a family friendly site for those who love art, stories and creativity. The title itself has a lot of meaning to me, as it is in honor of my daughter. You see, she was born with a pretty serious heart defect, and has gone through quite a bit in her short five years of life. But she’s taken it like a champ and is doing awesome. I wanted to do anything I could to give back, to thank the amazing doctors and incredible scientific advancements we have achieved. I wanted to do anything I could to make a difference. So I have decided to create this site in honor of every family that has had to endure the long road. That has had to endure some scary days. I will post a lot of good fun and art, and books and stories, and maybe sell a few things if anybody is interested. I’ll have original art work, which I can sell prints of; framed as well if you wish. I will have original books and stories which I will also have up for sale. Twenty percent (20%) of all moneys collected from this site will go directly to pediatric heart research. Maybe we can help blast forward into some new advancements. And if you don’t see anything you want to buy, maybe you might just want to visit every now and then. That would be cool too.  Perhaps you can donate to any other medical research field of your choosing some day. I do ask that you please consider, as you can make a real difference.

Some information about myself. My name is Mark Hothi, and I am thirty-four years old. I live in Kentucky with my wife and daughter. I am originally from Ontario, Canada. Canadian bacon is not what you have been told! Anyway, I love art, I love to write, and I just love to be creative. I’ll write more later, but for now, thanks for coming. Take a seat, put your feet up and stay a while.