My Muse Drinks Coffee

Promoting yourself with words is a creative process as is art. Your goal: people will find, read and remember you.

 
Important too: the writer remembers what was written!
 

A couple visited my studio early this morning. After reviewing some of my work and chatting with the woman, also an artist, about her art work and what she hoped to learn and master, she and her partner then smiled, both acknowledging a quote,

“My muse drinks coffee.” They nodded as if that is truly what was part of my creative process.

“Where did you read that?”

“On your blog.”

“Really. Are you sure?”

They looked a little confused. “Yes.”

“Oh. Perhaps.
I write so many things, I may have forgotten.”

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After the couple left, I went to my art blog and queried: “My muse drinks coffee.”

Nothing.

Hmm.

Shorten the query.

Nothing.

Examine the site more closely.

Ahh! Here it is. Part of a description of Jo M. Orise, the artist, on my blogger’s home page: Painterly Comments.

What about Jo?

My photo

Maine, Florida, United States
Welcome back. Click on the blog link below to see what’s up on Painterly Comments blog. I paint. I write. Love it. Ain’t it great to do what you love? My muse drinks coffee—I will never stop creating.

How would I forget that? That is who I am. And I do drink coffee which obviously now affects my muse more than it affects me.

I sit down to one more cup. Black. As usual. Hopefully, enough to stir up those sleepy, little grey cells.

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Jo

Jo M. Orise – Art Update – August 2018 – 2 Awards!

71st Maine Lobster Festival Open Juried Art Show.

Sponsored by Camden National Bank, Rockland, ME

Woo Hoo! August 2, 2018 I was awarded two ribbons for my entries at the art show.

 

3rd Place ribbon
“Entering Deep Cove on the Maine Coast”  by Jo M. Orise
18×24″ oil on canvas, framed 
 


Honorable Mention ribbon
“The Grace Bailey Anchored at Curtis Light”  by Jo M. Orise
24×18″ oil on canvas, framed 
I’ve come close, so I have been told, earlier in my art career. So this is great to be recognized for two painting in one show. Thank you jurors. It feels great!
 
View the paintings at my virtual studio jomorise.com 
 
or
 
visit Orise Studio-Gallery here in Owls Head, Maine.
 
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Jo M. Orise – Art Update – August – 2018

71st Maine Lobster Festival Open Juried Art Show.

Sponsored by Camden National Bank, Rockland, ME.

Tuesday, July 31 to Friday, August 3, 2018.
Maine Lobster Festival Open Juried Art Show Opens
Friday, August 8, 2018 Winners are contacted.

July 31, I submitted two oil paintings. Keeping my fingers crossed. Have not been rejected yet. :-)

Theme being the lobster festival and the Maine Coast, I decided to submit these two paintings.
I know it is late notice, but as you know I am ‘always busy’ and me keeping up with me is sometimes hard to do.

Oil, 18×24″. “Entering Deep Cove”, Maine Coast.


I just love water and reflection

Oil, 24″. “Grace Bailey Anchored at Curtis Light”


Oh, my photography skills are not great. The original painting looks brilliant and the colors are fantastic. 

See the artwork at my website: jomorise.com

We sailed the Grace Bailey. This was the view I got when we rowed back to the boat after lunch.

If you have time, come to the Lobster Festival, look up Camden National at 300 Main Street, Rockland—located on the corner of Maine and Park Streets. Parking in the back.

See ya.
Jo