Update: June

64 PAINTINGS ORDERED!!!!!

Please keep sharing our story:

https://margaretspaintings.com/2018/05/01/100-paintings/

The goal is 100 paintings by July 31st. Thank you to those of you who have placed your order and shared our story.  We feel very fortunate and Knox is doing well. Thank you!!!

#100paintingsforknox

 

 

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Update

Hello,

I have been very busy thanks to so many who have shared our story. Just wanted to share a few photos of the progress I’ve made.  Keep sharing! We are almost halfway there. Paintings are being ordered daily!

#100paintingsforknox

THANK YOU!

For more info and to read our story:

https://margaretspaintings.com/2018/05/01/100-paintings/

100 PAINTINGS

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Today is the start of my 100 PAINTINGS campaign. The goal is to sell 100 PAINTINGS before the deadline of July 31st. My motivation for the campaign is my son Knox. I will be blogging and documenting our progress through my website.

In January our son Knox was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Since the diagnoses we have been working to help Knox through therapy and early interventions. So far, this experience has been humbling. We have met wonderful people along the way. There have also been moments of sheer panic and anxiety. A lot of moments when you question why this is happening. Will he get better? What will our future look like? Then of course Knox does something truly amazing, like blurting out his first sentence without our help. It is in these moments that we are uplifted and our worry starts to disappear. Knox is incredible and has done so well. He meets new people on a regular basis now. He has had evaluation after evaluation and at first what seemed to be very uncomfortable has turned into a routine for him. He’s quite the social butterfly.  Knox has people smiling when he greets them and he blows kisses on his way out the door. They love him!

Knox has been at home for the past 5 months and our search for a new school has begun. We found a wonderful program at the JCC in Houston called STARS. This is an early childhood intervention program designed to enable preschool children with special needs. Knox will get speech, language therapy and the occupational therapy that is recommended for him. He will also be integrated into a traditional preschool classroom over time. We are thrilled! Although financial aid has been made available to us, we need a little more help to offset the cost of tuition. Autism is treatable and we have hope that Knox will just keep improving. We have already seen improvement. Children with autism do progress, but early intervention is key! We know that this is the right place for Knox to get what he needs at his age.

Those of you who know me personally know that I am a painter. More specifically, I am a painter of pet portraits. I have also been teaching art for ten years. Summer is coming and I have been looking for work. In my mind I envisioned a job that would help us through this. On my search, I realized and asked myself, “Why not do what is completely natural to me?” And so, this is where my 100 PAINTINGS Campaign started. This will support one of the most important causes I have ever supported, our Knox. One of the most meaningful goals I have ever had. I have never been so motivated!

So, what are the many ways you can help:

  • Buy a painting
  • Donate money for supplies
  • Donate directly to the cause
  • Share this with friends
  • Pray for our family

Something cool happens when you share your story. You find people who have similar experiences. People become more understanding, compassionate and you find people who want to help in any way they can. We have seen this firsthand. We are grateful to everyone who has helped us so far. We know that Knox will do great things.  On behalf of my husband Mike and myself, thank you for taking the time to listen.

With gratitude,

Continue reading “100 PAINTINGS”

Private Art Lessons

I am now offering private lessons!

Drawing, Painting , Journaling  and Mixed Media Techniques

I can create a lesson plan specifically to your interests and needs!

I teach all ages. Private lessons are priced at an hourly rate. You may have up to 4 art students in this lesson.

Prices:

1 Student=$50

2 Students=$70

3 Students=$90

4 Students=$110

Contact me for availability/questions: margaretalvarez2010@yahoo.com

Valentine’s Day Special

Get $25 OFF just in time for Valentine’s Day. Yes if you message me in the next 24 hours you could have a 16″x 20″ pet portrait for $125.00 (Regular price: $150.00) and by VALENTINE’S DAY! This will not last long. First two people to email me will get the deal! margaretalvarez2010@yahoo.com

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Christmas Countdown

I would love to create a unique gift for you to give! I would say 95% of my customers cry when they get their paintings. You can give someone you love something unique and special this holiday season and I want to be a part of it!

Email me to get started: margaretalvarez2010@yahoo.com

$150.00

16x20inch Pet Portrait

CYBER MONDAY

BE THE FIRST THREE TO EMAIL ME AND YOU WILL GET $50 OFF A PET PORTRAIT!

PET PORTRAIT/16×20 INCH CANVAS:

ORIGINAL PRICE-$150

CYBER SALE PRICE-$100

MAKES AN AWESOME CHRISTMAS GIFT!

margaretalvarez2010@yahoo.com