We rely on your support to continue celebrating our Warriors. Thank you for all you do.

Your donation helps in ALL of the following ways: 

  • Purchasing canvas, paint, medium, pigment, varnish, gold leaf, and all other materials used in the creation of each commissioned painting

  • Wrapping paper, packaging, and shipping costs to ship paintings and gifts to Warriors nationwide, with the security their artwork will arrive safely. 

  • Purchasing gifts, and materials to create handmade gifts, cards, and other treasures, that accompany their painting to include jewelry, journals, cancer-care items, hospital comfort items, and more. 

  • Emergency funding for Warriors of Breast Cancer to use, as needed and approved, by the Board, for women undergoing treatment in need for gas, food, clothing, and shelter

  • Art training programs, made available at no cost to our Warrior Women and their small children under the age of 17, including art sets and materials. 

  • The purchase of the 'Golden Butterfly Pin' for every Warrior of Breast Cancer to see their impact on the world as leaders, motivators, and the Warriors they are. 

March 2021 Fundraising Goals

Art Sets for Warriors

Goal 50 sets $5000

Our first WarPaint ArtSet is themed around Journaling; Art Journals are an amazing way to ZenDoodle, Explore Art, and is a proven method of therapy, relaxation, and confidence building. Each Journal ArtSet will come with WashiTape, Stencile, Mandala Dot Tools, SketchBook, Paint Pens, Instructions, and more. Each Warrior of Breast Cancer, actively fighting, will receive every set at NO COST. Each month we intend to feature a new ArtSet that allows ALL Warriors to add to their skillset, ordering a new set at no cost. We also intend to sell and raffle ArtSets to balance the need for funds, allowing others to order artsets and explore art with our Warriors. In April, we intend to announce virtual events and parties for our Warriors to create art with us; we also will announce our monthly Charity Art-Auction, where the public can purchase original paintings as a donation. 

We released our first draft of WarPaint ArtBook, a 20 page coloring or drawing book based on paintings made for Warriors. Click the button below and download and print your free copy today. 

2021 WarPaint Tribute Gift

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39 Paintings Remain Unshippped

Shipping Goal $3380

From New York to California, Texas, Florida, New Mexico, and 20 other states, shipping paintings is expensive. We cannot and will not compromise quality for cost. We spend too much time, love, and energy on each painting to have it LOST, damaged, or disregarded. We have a new box, allowing paintings to be securely wrapped in heavy cardboard. The exterior of our boxes contain the names of all our Sponsors and decals that announce this gift is for a Warrior; Fragile; and to Handle with Respect. So far, in 300+ paintings we have not ever had a single damaged painting.  Check out our Instagram page to see some of the most beautiful moments between Warriors and their Artwork. Thank you for donating. 

Each Warpaint Project Painting and Giftbox contains ALL of the following: 

Painting 24"x24"

Cancer-Care Pack from Tenaciously Teal 

Handmade jewelry; necklace, bracelet, and handmade beads

Journal, Pen, Mediation Book, Journal Prompts, Certificate for ArtSet and ArtClasses, Candy, Handmade Covid-Mask, Lifetime regsitration in Smile-A-Day card program, PPE kit, Handmade purse, Peacock Feather Arrow, Vintage Pin, BookMark, Designer Scarf, and several handmade cards. 

Gifts are bundled, wrapped, and sent alongside their painting, with the greatest wishes they love every item inside. 

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Annette Miller Fire Fundraiser #NotCancerNorFire #warriorforREAL #HelpAnnetteREBUILD 

Meet Annette Miller, Warrior of Cancer, Warrior of Fire- She needs our help today

Annette Miller and her longtime partner woke to a fire that took everything; all her belongings, her car, her home, and of all things she says she will miss, her Warpaint Project Warrior Painting. So, we undo this tragedy by starting over. While here, let's do more than give her a painting, let us raise money for the rest of what she can replace. 

TO anyone receiving this email, consider this your invitation to a kind-deed that lives forever in her heart, in her home, in a space so few will ever know. Our Warrior has been fighting a brutal battle with breast cancer and now she's lost everything in a fire. We say, 'Not Cancer, Nor Fire, will beat this Warrior' but we play a role in her mental health with a second important mantra, 'Warrior, NOT Worrier' with a little help from her friends here, at WarPaint Project. 

Now through the 4th of July, 50% of every single donation will be given to Annette in cash! This means we will be able to help Annette REBUILD! Please help us by donating what you can afford anywhere you see the 'DONATE' button. We will place your name on the back of her new Warrior Painting and inside a very special card. Only those who donate in this very special act will be named, let's build the list to show her we will always be here for her. Today, we have covered the cost of her 24"x30" replacement painting, gifts, and shipping AND we have another $80 in cash. We can and should do more; will you help us? 

If you would like to send Annette a special message, simply CONTACT US with your message and donation and we will print it out and place it inside her care package! God forbid we need the support she needs, please be one of the people who will give a damn about what our Sweet Warrior is going through with an outpour of support. 

Can we make it $1000? Can we make it to $5000? Only you can define what kind of support we can give. Please donate today and let's all come together for the sake of the bravest Warrior we've ever known. We've created a special page for Annette on our website to tell her story, to show you her video, her Warrior Painting, and photos. Please come together, show her we see her, and we are here. 

Not Cancer, Not Fire, Breaks This Warrior Down..., Oh, to have that faith, nobility, grace, and strength., To Annette; Warrior of Fire, Warrior of Breast Cancer, Warrior Of WarPaint Project, in need of your help. 

Thank you to all who step up, who lend a hand, and anyone who would like to donate ITEMS of Native American Decor, please please reach me at my EMAIL 

With all our greatest thanks and proudest appreciation, 

Aubre' Murphy and Joseph Stone -Artists/Founders 

WarPaint Project, Inc- a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization of Artists Donating Art to Warriors of Cancer,  Warriors of Life @warpaintproj (FB)  @warpaintprojectinc (IG) 

#warriorslikeannette #warriorsneverdie #notcancernorfire #alwaysawarrior #artislove #artistscanmakeadifference #neverunderestimatelove #artcouplesmakingart #artisreallove 

 

Mental Health is important for Artists too 

I realize there has been a stall in several paintings, I'll say it without any hesitation, without any apology, we will not let a painting go, unless it is the "one" The thought we place into every painting, is the same amount of thought someone puts into selecting their wedding dress, or choosing their newborn's name; this is such a serious and sacred space, if it takes a year, then it's part of the story behind how important the Warrior it was made for is to the two of us. 

 

One of the greatest challenges is we are both self taught, so any of you who have the opportunity to go to art school, do it. For every painting made, there are a dozen that came before it, pushing us to start over because the mood, the color pallette, and the painting itself does not hold the enormity of our respect, love, and admiration that our Warriors deserve to see when their painting is held for the first time. Every single day, Joe and I learn new ways to make our paintings both fundamentally better as well as spiritually connected. 

 

These paintings are a reflection of what we feel, who we are, and show an image that does not exist outside of the space our Warriors occupy; a space where we have learned some of their most difficult moments and are present while they fight for their lives. 

 

Our goal is different than artists who paint for money, fame, notoriety, or relevance. Our goal is to show our Warriors that their nomination was received by someone who loves them so uniquely, they had a painting made for them. Then, our goal becomes to create a moment so joyful, so memorable, so beautiful, that those few seconds holding their painting for the first time, and the love so abundantly present, becomes a part of the painting forever more. We like to believe every painting embraces its recipient every time they pass their painting, to remind them of a day where love, and art, conquered all. 

 

My mental health became a question last December, losing four Warriors in one month. You cannot understand the grief we encounter, it is like we lose a child, a sister, or each other. The tears turn my heart Into eggshells, the smallest of things breaking me down, the level of depression is paralyzing, literally putting me into a state where I don't want to paint, or post, or do anything at all, sometimes not even changing my clothes or speaking for days. In the past I would develop a sort of amnesia, in order to move on, but none of my coping strategies would work because as soon as I would lift my phone to post, or call, or exist again, the shoe would drop and another upset ripped my positivity apart. 

 

Today, is a good day. And, that's all I can do, take each day, one at a time, undoing the negligence of the last six months, trying again, starting over for the final time, and finally giving a gift that cannot, and will not, exist without the love, of the truest form, that can only be found in our beloved studio. Today, we finished paintings that haven't seen the light of day and even accepted a new nomination. Today, we printed a dozen labels, even though the paintings are not yet done, it's a forward step from what was my self-made quicksand. 

 

Thank you for all your support, it's the one thing people struggling with finding joy need most. Being surrounded by people who do not leave, who read these posts and relate, who know how fragile happiness can be, standing alongside us, donating, celebrating, and being a part of our climb, it's your name I write on the back of my life's most respected, most appreciated, and most notable people of my life. Its you who made the climb worth it. Thank you to Joseph, he is why I decided to write this today. 

 

Let's cross our fingers tomorrow brings the love that today showed, God, be here. In the next two weeks we will be moving, we will be opening two programs for artists who want to use their art in a charitable environment and for art couples who would like to paint together. We are also writing a magazine, I think everyone will enjoy. The book is done, then not, then not what we want, my views are it's not ready to be written, because we are experiencing what the book should be about right now. We have a free 20page downloadable coloring book, for free, on our Www.thewarpaintproject.com website. And, we have a new interview coming up on Friday. One foot, in front of the other, one breath in, one breath out, another step, another breath, and soon enough we walked a mile. We are all in this together, we wouldn't want it any other way. 

 

If you would like to support our efforts, please visit Www.thewarpaintproject.com/donate-here 

 

With all we are, every day, 

Aubre and Joe 

Warpaint Project, Inc is a 501c3 Nonprofit organization EIN 84-5125650 

Www.thewarpaintproject.com/donate-here 

Artists celebrating Cancer Warriors 

#319 since 2019

#becauseweshould #mentalhealthawareness 

#artislove #artconquersall #warriorsneverdie 

#warriorslikeCaroline #fallinginloveagain

We are going to be on TELEVISION! Please Join Us on this Giant MileStone! 

All, 

We received a call yesterday that Jordan James will be interviewing Joe and I for the very first episode of his brand new talk show 'Good Deeds Buffalo' on March 31st, 2021. We have 12 minutes to share our mission, our impact, and our Warriors. If you have not been a part of WarPaint Project, Inc., we urge you to poke around our website, find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and YouTube, where you can read and experience the ways we use our Art, as a tribute for Cancer Warriors. 

WarPaint Project, Inc is going to present Jordan with a challenge; is 12 minutes enough? Maybe you can help us with what questions we should give him to ask us? Simply CONTACT US. 

We have a Free gift for anyone who is reading this, our first coloring book download! These pages are actual paintings turned into coloring pages for you to draw, trace, or paint with! We hope you'll help us make our 50-page ArtBook its very best with suggestions on paintings you would like to see. Should we tell our Warrior's Story on the pages? Should we charge for this book? You can reach us HERE

If you're the first type, you're just like we were just before we created a 501c3 Nonprofit, proof that anyone who wants to, can.  

My name is Aubre', I am 43-year-old, I have a husband I would die without, four children ranging in age from 22 to age 3 that I adore, two dogs, two websites, eleven social media pages, six email addresses, 319 painting requests, 43 paintings not yet shipped and one enormous mission in life; place a painting on the wall of every woman fighting breast cancer, every child battling leukemia, autism, Down's Syndrome, and any other illness that takes their innocent play away, to paint for every woman who left her abusive husband, to paint for every child who lost his mom to Cancer, every brother who lost his father to cancer, and to do it at no cost to any of them.  

You'll fall into three categories; one, you never donate to anyone because you don't think it'll make a difference, but it does, and the biggest difference it will make is the one it will make on You. Donate anything, and feel that feeling that you belong to a cause that matters to you, that you believe in, that you can see yourself advocating for. I want you to be involved the most.  

The second category is that you shouldn't donate, that you've donated elsewhere, or even here many times, and have done enough. All I can say is I am envious that you can have a cutoff to the point of giving enough, I clearly don't have that or haven't reached it. You should know that Joe and I don't take a salary, or a holiday, and we have no employees, volunteers, or other artists. When you donate here, you're not donating a tenth of a cent to a cause you're passionate about, our Warriors see every bit you give. We know, we've self-funded ourselves since March, when Covid was announced, I'll never forget that day, the day before that we received our 501c3 status. What was our life's greatest achievement turned to doom in a single day. We didn't quit, we took out our credit cards, took out a loan for $20k, and invested it in kind-deeds. It's the most riveting thing I've ever experienced in my life.  

The third type, you cannot afford it, and it is okay. We don't want you to ever donate. Instead, just place comments on our posts when we tag our Warriors and their family, share their stories too,. The most important action any of you can do, is show our Warriors their story matters more than Susie's new shoes.  

To all of you, thank you for the most important moments in our life, as we paint, and give gifts to people who sometimes believe they could die and no one would care. Part of our mission is to 'Convince Warriors they are Warriors' because they don't see it in themselves. We give paintings to parents who lost their toddler to Cancer, to a child whose mother passed a week before his birthday, to a man who lost his mother on Christmas morning, as a way to change the dialog when they pass their otherwise blank wall, into a painting that acts as an embrace. We paint, we pray, we laugh, and we give a gift that cannot be purchased, and won't be made twice, that signifies a Warrior was found, and acknowledged with a gift like Royalty, having a painting made in their honor.  

Donate so we can reach more kids, more moms, more dads, more little brothers, more artists, more gifters, more donors and so we can accomplish what we want to do, to show them their strength, their bravery, their fight for life, their rise, their fall, their baldness, their grace, their tears, their fears, their scars and their story, is truly a work of beautiful art, and I will show them what that looks like when they open the box that's on their doorstep with a giant label that says, FRAGILE ARTWORK INSIDE MADE FOR A WARRIOR OF CANCER.  

We will not stop until every nomination has been fulfilled. We don't need your help, we will pay for it alone, again. But, it sure would be nice to see who steps in, stands up, and becomes a part of our mission. Whoever you are, thank you. 

With all our best,every day 
The WarPaint Project Inc  
Www.thewarpaintproject.com/donate-here  
Your strength, bravery, grace, and faith are a work of Art. 

Love,  
Aubre and Joe

A Thank You to All Artists; You Make The World So Beautiful  

Dear Artists and Lovers Of Art,  

The WarPaint Project consists of two 43-year-old, self-taught artists, Aubre' and Joe, who turned a third bedroom into a studio to create paintings for a very small audience of a dozen mom's who wanted a painting for their child, who was either actively fighting, or survived, autism, pediatric, or childhood cancer. Sometime in August of 2019, the invitation for a free painting caught on, as the videos revealed a very contagious tearful response to the artwork made for their Warriors. 

It is so important, beneath the emotional words, and experiences, and the 'asks' for donations you read, or the terrible news that another of their beloved Warriors has passed, that you remember there is NOTHING special about The WarPaint Project, or Aubre' and Joe; The WarPaint Project lives inside every Artist who has ever painted a gift and given it away. 

If you've never had a painting made for you, if you've never owned a piece of original art, if you've never seen what artwork an pour out of someone when they are passionately painting; let us know! You, as a human being, deserve to know, and own, a piece of artwork made just for you. We are happy to paint for you, just hit the 'reply' button and let us know what you want painted. 

Artists, if your work isn't being seen, or sold, and you want it to; hit 'reply' and we have a solution. The WarPaint Project is looking for artists who will donate their artwork to Warriors nationwide. This is your opportunity to have your work seen, loved, and sit centerpiece in a gift-giving event to honor Warriors as small as three-years-old, or women who have been fighting Cancer for ten years, and everything in between. We want your help, we cannot wait to see who replies; do it! 

Warriors, we want you to learn how to draw, paint, and create art and we are going to send you the supplies for free! We need a favor- hit reply, and let us know you want to learn. We need a head count so we can ask for donations! This includes your brothers and sisters, and your children. 

Reply, talk to us, and let's change the world together. It all starts with your voice. Click REPLY
 

PS- The REPLY goes to Aubre@TheWarPaintProject.com - and is checked every single day. We want to know who is listening. When we receive your email, we will reply with the next steps, we can insure you we have exciting plans for every type of reply; this is your opportunity to do something different, fun, and may just be a bit of an awakening. 

Without Art, the world would be lost; there would be no architecture, art deco, or acrylic pouring cells. It takes a moment of wonder, followed by a step, to do whatever you want to in this life. 

Time to Step Forward! See you on the other side! 

 

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There are 140 more Warriors to add. Thanks for your patience. Please consider donating, we are in a critical state for shipping, all shipping has STOPPED until we can find support. Please know all donations matter, any amount. We have begun to use our life-savings because it's worth it; we could really use anything you can spare. We've also found MASKS to add to our Warrior's Giftbox, it's amazing how many people want to help- we just don't have enough people that know about us. 

This website WILL HELP!! 

Thank you for all your help, support, caring, and sharing; we will get through this, I promise. 

 

Aubre; 

Our Mission; To Convince Warriors they are Warriors 

I am working on a new website and going back to my roots as the EVP, Director of Operations, and Vice President for more than 23 years in the debt-collections world. I remember the days of structuring 200+ employee offices, creating control over ambitious owners, and creating rules that became the beginning stages of profitable, thriving offices. The new website is amazing with "Warrior Profiles" that allow you to click on a Warrior and read their entire story, see all the posts, and see their artwork come to life. I will let you know when it's done but there are over 1000 images and 214 Warriors to upload; it'll be a few days. 

The Mission: To convince Warriors they are Warriors; they don't know they have powerful influence in their story. Whether it's a child with cancer, or a mom with a traumatic brain injury, their day-to-day challenges and decisions are powered through like champions. The respect for life I didn't have before this project drives me to give these stories to you, life is precious and it can change in the drop of a dime; I am forever influenced by their strength. 

Here's a MISSION for you; Have a conversation with yourself tonight, one that says, "Hi, How are you? How are you with this mess of a world? Are you taking enough time for yourself lately? and then ask a big question.."What's your mission?" 

A personal mission can be to learn yoga, to start a blog, or podcast, or to organize your garage. 

A spiritual mission can be to learn techniques to forgive the past, conquer fears, or to be happier with your body

A mental mission can be to stop thinking negatively, stop worrying, or to stop dwelling in the past 

Jaclyn Johnston and I are starting a collaboration about 'The Keys to Being Free" (Free, as in without fear) reply to this email with 'count me in' and we will send you this 5-day workshop with training! It'll be life-changing, it'll be fun, and it'll be good for you. I know, I caught myself in a depression over this virus, worrying about the silliest things and then I remembered how I can use my time worrying to instead create art, to write, and to heal others. 

Give it a chance, you never know what good will come out of it. Besides, what else do you have to do better than creating a better self-happiness? 

Cannot wait to see who wants to be a part of our min i-workshop! 

 

Aubre' 

 

Accepting new heroes for the Warpaint Project; are you our hero?  

Margot Robbie, The Rock, Rusted Cuff, Jaclyn Johnson, Joe Fornear, Tarrah Warrren, Timothy Shewmake.....they are heroes. What did they give? Their time. 

At this critical time in mankind, we must show the world that we do not stop caring for others just because our own realities are 'complicated'. By stopping what we do, we submit to fear; that is NOT a "Warrior Way". Do they stop living because of their diagnosis? DO they stop loving life, living life, laughing outloud beacuse they're worried, or afraid; nor shall we. 

Email me, call me, message me, tweet me; do something special with us; thank you to 'The Rock's" team with their video message; we are all so proud you helped us with this. This video, a moment our Warrior, Naomi, will never forget. Who else would like to be a Warrior Hero? Let me know; quickly, 

 

 

 

The Rock answers to The Warpaint Project plea for Naomi-  

I wrote an email to The Rock.. I am not the story; Naomi deserved their attention, she is their fan, she chose them and they needed to choose her in return. She was invited to this event by The Rock's team, ringside seats, backstage passes, the whole Warrior work's and was unable to go. 

They answered that email, changed her life; I love this project! And I love that child.

@therock answers The Warpaint Project's Email to gift Naomi, 8yr old Warrior of stage 4 brain cancer with a gift    See this Instagram video by @wwenxt

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B9Zda7NBPuk/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

We Love you Naomi, and would do anything so that you remember you are in inspiration to all the Warpaint Project Family and Community. Thank you for being you, kiddo; this is your Warrior moment/. 

All our love

Aubre' and Joe 

@warpaintaubre  @pourhousejoe

www.thewarpaintproject.com

"Giving Artork (and wishes) to Warriors of Cancer & Life" 

thewarpaintproject@gmail.com

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