January 12 2008 Children with Special Needs Newsletter
Children with Disabilities in Movies, Ads and Television
Advocates are stepping forward to describe the importance of children with disabilities being represented in movies, commercials, and television shows as main characters as well as casual extras
Artist Michael Johnson paints small watercolor portraits of children that are
printed on notecards. He does portraits of children, pets and therapy horses using photographs that are sent to him. He is capable of getting a good likeness. Michael is doing some beautiful work, offered at reasonable prices.
His local art supply store is closing and Michael will be able to purchase supplies at a 25% discount until February, so he is looking for orders so he can purchase art supplies for work he donates to fundraisers as well as filling orders from families and individuals who love his work.
To place an order or just enjoy examples of his work, there is a link at the Art and Self Expression article at the Special Needs Children website or go directly to his web page at:
Art and Self Expression for Children with Special Needs
Wishing you all the best for 2008,
Pamela Wilson, editor
Please visit specialneedschildren.bellaonline.com for even more great content about Special Needs Children.
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