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Jory is… Published?

So, about a year ago, I was in the local Mail Boxes, Etc. store mailing off one of my key-art projects when I was approached by a woman standing in line next to me.  She introduced herself as Jeretta Horn Nord, and she asked lots of questions about my key art.  I was happy to talk to her about it, and she seemed really interested.  Nord told me that she was editing a book series about entrepreneurship and would like me to contribute my story.  So I went home and wrote a short one or two page summary of my key-art story and emailed it to her.  I didn’t figure I’d ever hear anything about it again because 1) I didn’t think the series had a publisher yet and 2) the title of the series is kind of lame in my opinion: A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur’s Spirit.

I figured the story would end there.  Wrong.  In January, Nord emailed me to tell me that my story would be published in her upcoming book, A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur’s Spirit: Women Entrepreneurs’ Edition.

And, to top it off, there will be a book launch event on June 10 at the Barnes & Noble on 66th & Broadway in New York City. Nord emailed me again yesterday to pass along more information about the event, which I have re-posted below:

The Women Entrepreneurs’ Edition of A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur’s Spirit will be launched at the largest Barnes and Noble in the nation on Thursday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. (66th and Broadway–Lincoln Triangle, New York City).  Lou Kerr and I would love for you to join us in the celebration of the publication of 58 phenomenal stories from extraordinary women entrepreneurs from five countries and eighteen states.

We will have a panel of  eight featured women entrepreneurs who will tell their stories and answer questions.  If you are an entrepreneur featured in one of the books, you will have an opportunity to ’sign’ your story and meet other like minded individuals.  It’s truly an opportunity of a lifetime to have people ask for your ‘autograph’ on Broadway in NYC.  J A flier is attached with all of the details.

Volumes I and II of A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneur’s Spirit will also be available at this event.

Just in case you need more encouragement–we will have free bookmarks, pens, door hangers and a drawing to give away a Barnes and Noble nook e-reader valued at $250.

Jeretta Horn Nord
CEO, Entrepreneur Enterprises LLC

Consider this flyer for the event:

Entrepreneurs Flyer

It’s kind of crazy, considering that I never even thought anything would ever come of this.  No, I won’t be going to New York City for the book event.  I can’t really afford to. For my participation in this book, I believe I will be receiving… a free copy of the book.  However, if you purchase this book, I will be more than happy to sign it for you.  Also, if you buy the book, I encourage you to go write a review of it on for me.

Despite my evident sarcasm in this particular post, I have to admit that I do think this cool.  I secretly wish I could go to NYC to this event, just to see what it would be like.  It’s kind of exciting to think that Jorydotcom’s Epic Key Emporium will be saved forever in a book.  Even if it doesn’t result in extra traffic at ye olde shoppe, at the very least, it’s a cool story to tell my kids one day.

Edited: Sarcasm removed.


04 2010

Punctuation series update

I’ve added two more punctuation marks in addition to the interrobang (or Cuile symbol) in my punctuation key art series.  The ampersands were tricky and went through many modifications before getting stuck to the canvas.  Those are made from just function keys.  The hash tags (or pound sign, or number symbol, or tic-tac-toe board) were also tried a few different ways before being stuck down with just the number keys.

Next up, I’m going to tackle the dreaded @ symbol.  It’s a complicated shape to deal with in such a small space.  Wish me luck!


03 2010


I’m working on a new series of punctuation marks on 12 x 12 canvases.  I’ll do the positive and negative versions of each mark on a lightly tinted canvas.  I finished the first set today – interrobangs on a light, light blue canvas.

Also on the punctuation list: pound sign, @ symbol, ampersand, bracket, brace… really any punctuation mark I think of.  I’m open to suggestions though!


02 2010