Jo M. Orise – Been painting but…

But My Butt Hurts!

“Just One of Those Days”
graphic by: Jo M. Orise (formerly: J.S. Cabana)

Had trouble sitting for the last eight months.

I know why— sat too long at my desk working on a super, important project. 😂

The first evening, I felt uncomfortable. I ignored the problem and continued the project for several hours—had to catch up before our long drive home.

The next day, I did the same thing.

Retiring for the night, I reviewed my decision of the previous two days—sitting on what I now consider a most uncomfortable chair was a bad choice. Been using that chair for the last five years and never had a problem. To make things worse, I would be sitting in a vehicle for the next three days during our drive home. Super bad decision.

I was right.

By the time we got home, my leg was inflamed from butt to ankle. Had to be sciatica. Happened years ago, but not so bad.

Fast forward eight months. After having favored the butt and leg with homeopathic lotions and turmeric and the occasional Ibuprofen, I managed to reduce the inflammation to a small spot on my butt—right where the body sits on a chair. Small but very uncomfortable.

Our recent plan, another three days drive back here. The place were the terrible deed was committed.

We drove off, with much trepidation on my ‘end.’ 😩

What RELIEF! The trip was not bad. I applied the lotion twice a day and whenever needed. Plus the turmeric and occasional Ibuprofen helped. Now a dull pain was annoying me. Not so bad.

Off we went—two fifteen mile bike rides.

I decided to slow down.

Hubby was sympathetic.

I was besides myself. (Besides my butt?)

Hubby had a medical appointment… returning home he suggested I make an appointment to see our doctor. Reluctant at first, I finally called.

“See you tomorrow!”

Wow! Tomorrow! Hubby had filled her in and persuaded her to see me ASAP.

Doc poked and prodded. I was not hurting too badly. She scheduled an x-ray. Arthritis in the tailbone. Nothing else.

After she examined me, my pain nearly vanished. A few days later it was basically gone. Now how is that for a super doctor. She did that once before. I had another pain in my right hip area. She examined me. I went home and decided to take something new. I mixed a little Collagen mixture in water before bed. Next day the pain was gone. Never came back.

So, did I heal slowly on my own or did I have the opportunity to have my doctor ‘heal’ me with her touch? I’ve told her she had healing hands. At least I would like to think so.

Now my butt sits comfortably on a more padded seat. I don’t sit as long as I used to.

Take heed. Get off you behind every now and then. Take a walk, bicycle or swim. Baby fat may help keep you padded and comfortable however, as you get older, that cute baby fat look will dwindle and aches and pains take over. Learn to deal with them and especially learn how to avoid them.
Or, perhaps you will find a miracle healer like I did. 😉

Do you have a story about a healing touch? 
Leave a commentlike this post and please share. 😊

Jo M. Orise Art Update – September, 2015

Solo Exhibition by Jo M. Orise

You are invited to a solo art exhibition of new and older works, which include oils, acrylics and water colors. There are a couple of water color limited edition prints.

Owls Head Light by Jo M. Oriseoil on canvas 10 x 14″

Location: The Brown Bag Restaurant Cafe, 606 Main Street, Rockland, ME.

The month of September, 2015.

Restaurant hours: 
Breakfast:
Thur, Fri, Sat 7:30 am – 10 am
Lunch:
Tues – Sat 10 am – 3 pm,

Bakery hours: Mon – Fri 10 am – 3 pm, Sat 7:30 am – 3 pm.

If you can’t find what you want, contact me and we can talk about creating the perfect painting for you and your home.

Whether you purchase or just view the artwork, please take a card and send me a note. Let me know what you think about the pieces. I always love to hear from viewers. Critiques are always welcome.
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While you are at the Brown Bag, try their great food creations.

Chef Kelvin performs magic at the cook-stove.

The staff is friendly and fun to talk to. They are like family.

If you get to know the regular customers, you’ll find them friendly with great stories to share. You must go there and experience the ambiance. Our first visit was in 1999 and we got hooked.

So, friends—and soon to be friends—go to the Brown Bag Restaurant Cafe, enjoy the food, look at my artwork. If one moves you, an employee will be happy to remove it from the wall for you and assist you with it’s purchase.

Bring an artwork(s) home—you will have something special to enjoy for years to come.

 Visit my website: www.jomorise.com

Jo M. Orise Art Update – August 28 to September 25, 2015

Main Street in 1921, Belfast, ME
Main Street in 1921, Belfast, ME (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This year’s event poster will feature “Friendship – The Nudge,” an original watercolor by Jo M. Orise who is participating in the Art Show & Sale for a fourth year.Hello. My next group showing is the Summer Stable Show in Belfast, Maine hosted by http://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/ .
Date: August 28 through September 25.
Check the links to see what the organization and the show is all about.
You will see I am listed as an emerging artist. 
Perhaps some of you can make it!

The following pieces will be featured at the show: Belties and Berries by the Sea (water color) and Friendship – the Nudge (watercolor).

Visit my virtual gallery, http://www.jomorise.com

Belties and Berries by the Sea
Friendship – the Nudge

Smile in your mirror every day.

Jo M. Orise

Jo M. Orise Art Update for August 2013

After completing the July One-Man-Show, I was invited to join the August group show at the The Brown Bag Restaurant / Cafe, 606 Main Street, Rockland, ME. So come by again and take a peek, you may still have a chance to grab a painting for your home. AND, grab a sandwich or some of their great muffins, pies or bread. They have the absolute best baker and terrific chef. Tell them I said so.

I have a One-Man-Show for the month of August at The Highland Coffee House, Thomaston, ME. Sixteen works, a combination of originals and prints are on display. This is another great Coffee House—I only hang around really great places that offer ambiance and super food—for my delicate stomach and all. Wonderful coffee, pastries, sandwiches and lots of super entertainment. Shawn, the owner, offers weekly and artistic events from music to poetry, to benefit events. Come visit.

If you can’t make it, then visit my virtual gallery http://www.jomorise.com to see what I’ve been doing most of my life.

Leave a comment. Love to get feedback.

Art In Wolfeboro and West Ossipee, NH

Wolfeboro, NH

Huggins Hospital in 1916
Huggins Hospital in 1916 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Please come to the group art show now on display in Wolfeboro, NH. Go to the Huggins Hospital waiting room area. You will see a great selection of art and photos. The artists are local and the theme is Wolfeboro.

Huggins is now the state of the art hospital. What a difference from 1916.

Wolfeboro also has the historical railway station everyone just has to see.

Scenes Around Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Scenes Around Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (Photo credit: billandkent)

My work includes an oil painting on canvas of the old Berry Mill Dam in Wolfeboro, Falls, NH and a water color print of a fisherman’s gear.

Fisherman’s Gear
Berry Mill Dam, Wolfeboro Falls, NH

 The display at Huggins will be for the months of May and June, 2012. So hurry before they are gone.

To see more, go to the GWAC (Governor Wentworth Art Council) group website.

http://wolfeboroarts.org/

 

Here are some of the artists of the T. A. G. (The Artist Group) at Huggins. They are a sincere, happy, creative group who are also GWAC members.

Come visit. Take some art home. Support the local artist community.

 Ossipee, NH

Another display of my work may be seen at the Northway Savings Bank in West Ossipee, NH.

It is a new display and I hope you will find it pleasing. There are prints and originals.

All work is for sale as well as for viewing.

Yes that is a Maine Coon portrait.  For information contact me at info@jomorise.com

Thanks for visiting my blog. Spread the word. Share this blog with others. And do leave a comment.

Don’t forget to visit my website at http://www.jomorise.com to see what else I do or have to say.

Jo

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