A Chance to See Grant the Eco-Artist in Action!

Grant is working on a 40×50 canvas (his second largest piece). He has decided to create a garden with butterflies, frogs, dragonflies, humming birds, lady bugs and more. As always, we can’t wait to see the final results … it’s one-of-a-kind.

Come see Grant demonstrate his amazing techniques. Take pictures with Grant. Julie and Grant will sign their new book,
Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe ~ Different is MORE.

For more information about Grant visit: www.JigsawGrant.com

Grant Maniér Releases His First Book

By Cindy Nations –

The Nations Law Firm is proud to announce that our friend Grant Maniér is releasing his first book! It is titled Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe ~ Different is MORE! This is more than just a book. It is the beginning of something big. Something that will make a huge difference in the lives of people who feel like they don’t quite fit in. The story centers around a baby giraffe named Grant, who is born different, but follows his passion despite his challenges.

We have sponsored and supported Grant for several years now. We are honored to be a part of Grant’s amazing journey as he blazes a trail in Eco-Art, and makes the world a better place for us all. Learn more about Grant’s artwork and services at www.GrantsEcoArt.com and find out about the exciting new children’s book at www.jigsawgrant.com.

NDEAM Poster Art Competition and Grant Manier Birthday Celebration

NDEAMPosterThe Nations Law Firm would like to wish Grant Manier a very Happy 19th Birthday.  We also congratulations him on being the winner of this year’s NDEAM Poster Art Competition.  What an honor to have his “Night and Day” creation featured on the Texas 2014 NDEAM Poster.  Each Fall since 1999, the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities produces a poster celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October. Artwork for the poster is selected by a submission and judging process and is open to any Texas artist with a disability.

For more information on NDEAM visit http://governor.state.tx.us/disabilities/ndeam/ndeam_poster/

For more information on Grant Manier visit http://www.grantsecoart.com/

A Surprise Visit

By Howard Nations

Howard Nations and Grant Manier
Howard Nations and Grant Manier

November 25, 2013 – Had a surprise visit from my friend Grant Manier who arrived bearing a gift.  The puzzle is the symbol for Autism and this is one of his originals, created using many pieces of paper and the print off of puzzle pieces. Grant is one of Houston’s up-and-coming eco-artists and a very fine young man. If you are not familiar with his work, please check out his website. http://www.grantsecoart.com/.   Thank you Grant for this special gift, I am honored.

Houston Abilities Expo

Grant Manier
Grant Manier

July 30, 2013 – Seventeen-year-old eco-artist Grant Manier will be at the Houston Abilities Expo! Don’t miss this chance view his masterpieces, meet him in person and watch him in action! (Saturday 1-5 and Sunday 1-4)

The Expo will be held August 2-4, 2013 at the Reliant Center (Hall E). In addition to Grant, there will be nearly 120+ suppliers of products and services that will increase your quality of life through new technology, great seminars on important issues and networking that will meet your specific needs. Don’t miss THE leading event for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals.




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And have you checked out Abilities365.com, our new online resource community for people with disabilities? It’s the way to experience the Expo all year long! It’s a dynamic online environment that provides in-depth information (like news, products, videos, special deals and more) and interactive features and can event be targeted to each person’s specific needs. There is no charge for membership, so join today!

Abilities Expo Chicago will be here before you know it so mark your calendar now, Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4 at the Reliant Center. Click here for directions and parking. We look forward to meeting you there!

Dan Pastorini and Grant Manier Collaborate on Art for Charity

By  Andrea Schmauss

March 18, 2013 – Dan Pastorini was in our studio last week learning the technique of “Paint by Paper” from veteran Eco Artist, Grant Manier.  Their work of art which consisted of over 3,000 pieces of recycled paper, will be auctioned off at an upcoming charity event.   Mr Pastorini very graciously autographed many helmets, banners, photos and “Luv Ya Blue” signs for the many fans on our staff.

Dan Pastorini and art by Grant Manier
Dan Pastorini and art by Grant Manier
Dan Pastorini and Grant Manier work on art
Dan Pastorini and Grant Manier work on art
Dan Pastorini autographs memorabilia for our staff
Dan Pastorini autographs memorabilia for our staff