Monday, December 2, 2013

Justin the magnificent :)

I want you to all meet an amazing young man named Justin. Justin has created art for two different causes now and we are in love with both of his pieces. Justin is the type of person you can't help but smile when seeing and is a true inspiration who refuses to let anything get him down. This young man is also a duel threat, he is not only a artist for Paper Clouds Apparel but will also be modeling for us on a future photo shoot :) We received this email from his mom after she told him a second piece of his art was selected to be used by us; "Justin is running around the house saying "Woo Hoo!!!"  He is so excited and said to say "Thank You!"

 (Justin at the Firefighters vs Autism event)

Justin is 31 years old with a dual diagnosis of Down Syndrome with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  This is Justin's second piece of artwork accepted for a campaign with Paper Clouds Apparel, and he is so proud and excited.   He likes to tell everyone "I am an artist!".  His increased self esteem from the positive feedback he has received about his artwork has been a real blessing and made such a difference in his feelings of self-worth!  He just beams when he gets a compliment about his drawings or when he wears his Paper Clouds Apparel shirt with his  own whale art!  Justin's interest in art and drawing as a creative outlet has helped him to express himself when he does not always have the words to do so.  

(Justin wearing our shirt with HIS art on it)

Justin also loves to help others and has a big heart.  It has meant very much to him to be a part of helping others who have Down Syndrome with his contribution of artwork .  Justin is also involved locally with the non-profit Firefighter's vs. Autism and with helping to collect art supplies for a non-profit Children's art gallery in Tucson called Eat, Sleep, Breath Art!
(Justin in the woods)
Justin works in a wood shop with the support of a job coach and loves his job.  He also loves music, weight lifting and girls!   

(Justin's most recent design for us)

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