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.”
I write so many things, I may have forgotten.”
After the couple left, I went to my art blog and queried: “My muse drinks coffee.”
Shorten the query.
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?
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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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.
Location: The Brown Bag Restaurant Cafe, 606 Main Street, Rockland, ME.
The month of September, 2015.
Thur, Fri, Sat 7:30 am – 10 am
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.
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.
|Blue Fog with Gulls, watercolor by Jo M. Orise
Good news! I sold four paintings at the Aldermere Farm Art Show and Sale event, August 10, 2013! The Aldermere Show is a one-day, once-a-year event. My first showing with the Farm. Proceeds from the show are shared with the Farm, which is a non-profit organization. Always glad to help.
More good news, I am now displaying work for sale at the Brown Bag Cafe, Rockland, Maine for the month of August, and will be there for the month of September as well! Come visit! Take a painting home and enjoy your new window to an artist’s vision.
Presently, I am working on a few compositions in my brain and can’t wait to grab a pencil and brush.
Visit my virtual art gallery www.jomorise.com .
Be happy. Love your neighbor. Remember YOU are someone’s neighbor too.
Smile in your mirror every day.
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Image by billandkent via FlickrArt update!
You will see my latest oil painting, “Birch Trees by the Lake ” —oil on canvas, in the Wolfeboro Public Library.
It hangs as part of a group show with the GWAC (Governor Wentworth Arts Council). I’ve been a member for several years. It is a great group of artists and fine craftspersons. The show will be available to view until December 1, 2011.
Also, a new painting, “Three Sandpipers”, now on display at Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters, 541 North Citrus Ave, Crystal River, FL.
The subject is a result of my observation of sand pipers at Palm City beach last year. The birds seemed to be having a discussion so I captured them and immortalize the moment. The ocean is rough and rushing in from behind as they stand in the sand at the edge of the rough sea.
Two other smaller water color paintings hang at the Hernando Shop as well. Go to Cattle Dog! They have the best coffee in the country! Their’s is the only coffee I can drink. And their pastries are spectacular. If you like really good (I mean really, really good) food for lunch, instead of a burger somewhere or a plain sandwich with little flavor, get in your car and drive up to Hernando or Crystal River and visit the Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters. They will treat you right.They also have wi-fi so you can check out my website as well.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!