Posts Tagged ‘Key Art’

If Tanner were Key Art…

He’d be this one. I’m calling this piece ‘Abide Guy’ for now though.  This piece is a key-art representation of an iconic fan-art image from The Big Lebowski, known simply as ‘Abide.’  Tanner is a big fan of the movie and references the movie a lot; we’ve even discussed attending Lebowski Fest one of these days.  So, when I told Tanner that I was thinking of doing a large piece, he immediately thought of the Abide image. Tanner has wanted his own key-art for some time, so I decided to make it for him.

Abide Guy is 24″x24″ and contains 783 black keys. I think it took about 15 hours to make. Now we just have to decide where to put him!


12 2010

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

Tulsa Blogger Meetup

I happened upon a post from TashaDoesTulsa last week inviting all bloggers in the Tulsa “area” to come meet up at the Blue Dome Diner tomorrow evening. I was debating about going, but Mikey finally convinced me during a long distance Mario Kart & Skype session last Sunday.  I love the Blue Dome district, and I can’t pass up an opportunity to see a few acquaintances and support Mikey & The Tulsa Project.  So, with that settled, I had to figure out how I was going to promote my blog, especially considering that I STILL don’t have my business cards printed.  Solution: Space Bar Business Cards.

I’ve been at a loss for what to do with some of the oddly shaped space bars I have, and over a glass of wine, it hit me.  I’ll paint the info I would’ve put on a business card on the space bar, and hand it out to anyone who asks for a card or seems interested in my art.  Of course, I’ll bring the purse along as a sure-fire conversation starter.

What I didn’t think through until after the bottle of wine was finished was… where are people going to put these “business cards”? I don’t know.  I’m only making 10 of them just in case people look at me like I’m a crazy lady (that would probably happen anyway). But I’m half-way done with this half-thought-out idea and there’s no turning back now.


03 2010