“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” — Rumi
What is our purpose at ScribbleFire?
Burning away the facade to reveal the underlying perfection of the world.
A lot of people feel like outsiders. I sure used to… and still do to some extent. The difference, now, is that I don’t care what people think. I want to help other people see that what starts with a little scribble inside themselves can become a huge flame that burns away the piles of social/cultural junk that weighs us down. Once that stuff is gone, you can become the free, independent person you want to be. I achieve this goal in the only ways I can: writing and drawing.
I’m looking for people who want to join with me to create a better world by healing themselves, pursuing their passions, and spreading happiness.
Meet David Borden, Founder
David Borden is an award winning artist and writer. About a year and a half after his teen-aged daughter died unexpectedly, he founded ScribbleFire. Our motto is: what starts with a scribble ___ (you fill in the blank). That’s exactly how he feels. ScribbleFire gives him the place to experiment with writing, illustration, story-telling, and fine art. He spent his adult career in service of literacy as a teacher, educational program manager, and college administrator in both the United States and abroad. As a leader in adult literacy, he is a sought after public speaker, presenter, and trainer. He blogs at http://dsborden.blogspot.com
“My first daughter, Savannah, suffered a traumatic brain injury at birth. She had multiple significant disabilities and was medically fragile. I invested much of life into caring for her. In return, she taught me a lot about myself and the world… especially depression, grief, and perseverance. She also taught me about compassion and hope. It is the latter two attributes that I wish to bring to my work with ScribbleFire.”
Look for his much anticipated first graphic novel, And Yet We Rise, in the spring of 2017. It is a gripping memoir about his life as a caregiver to his significantly disabled child.
David is passionate about receiving snail mail. If you’d like to send him a letter, you can reach him at:
PO Box 200512
Austin, TX 78720
“Art is hope against cynicism, creation against entropy. To make art is both an act of love and defiance.” — Molly Crabapple