Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Hello, my name is Joyce Oroz and I'm writing my eleventh book in the Josephine Stuart Mystery series. In this book I'm talking about a Honda Civic with dark tinted windows, big exhaust pipes and it's painted mettalic purple. What is the modern slang for this car? If you can help with this question, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks for listening!
New Books published in 2018
September--Annie Gets Her Bounce--children's book written and illustrated by Joyce Oroz
October--Hill Street Clues--a Josephine Stuart Mystery by Joyce Oroz
November--Muraling for Fun and Profit--written and illustrated by Joyce Oroz
Yes, I've been busy. Now I have three more books I'm working on.
I accidentally found out that I love to multi-task--at least when writing and painting. I loved skipping back and forth from writing to illustration to writing and back to painting.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
Animals have it made. Their people make the rules, but if a rule is broken—such as a puddle on the floor, claw marks on the drapes or a chewed-up slipper—all is soon forgiven. After all, how much does a little dog or cat understand about the great big world?
As up-right, up-tight thumb-toting creatures, people are the only ones capable of figuring out how to survive in a complex world, and we have gobs of electronic apps to prove it. We motorize, harmonize, polarize, synchronize and subsidize. We fuss, stress and overreact on a regular basis while our pets keep a cool head.
Ironically, it’s our pets who make us smile, bring our blood pressure down and teach us the real laws of nature—respect, thankfulness, joy and peace. They have it, we want it. Just by being around our pets, we learn how to be better people. Writing them into our stories makes us all happy.
I love to write about animals. My latest book, Scent of a Swindle deals with a menagerie of animals living on the white carpets of Prunedale.
If you don’t have a pet to love, just contact your local SPCA. They have a variety of dogs and cats (skip the alligators) who are willing and able to give you their respect, gratitude and unconditional love.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Thursday, April 7, 2016
2016 Open Studios Art Tour!
Dear friends, this is a reminder for you. Please mark your calendar and come to San Benito County Arts Council’s annual Open Studios Art Tour Saturday & Sunday, April 23rd- 24th from 10 am- 4 pm. Along with Hollister and San Juan Bautista, Aromas provides many fabulous artists and studios because the little town has one foot in Monterey County and the other foot in San Benito County and because the Aromas Hills Artisans love to be involved.
This year’s tour features 21 local artists and artisans and showcases works in painting, photography, pottery & ceramics, stained-glass, jewelry and more! Open Studios is a great way for locals and out of town visitors to meet the artists, view and purchase original works of art, learn more about the processes and materials of art-making and enjoy a scenic tour throughout San Benito County, including Hollister, San Juan Bautista and the lovely hills of Aromas.
You may also enjoy a sneak peak of Open Studios at the Preview Exhibition from April 8- May 26th at ARTspace at 240 Fifth St. in Hollister with a special Kick-Off Party from 6-8 pm on Friday April 8th! The Kick-Off Party is an opportunity for the community to view the artwork, enjoy food and drinks and celebrate this year’s group of talented, dynamic artists. These events are free and open to the public.
|Christine West, paper arts|
A map of the artists’ studios & the artist directory can be downloaded online at www.sanbenitoarts.org Maps are also available at ARTspace at 240 Fifth St. in downtown Hollister or at the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce. Please call 831.636.2787 or email email@example.com for more information.
Here is a full list of the participating artists: Alia Outrey, Amber Henderson, Andrea McCann, Clay Peer, Eric Tapley, Frank Haseloff, Gayle Sleznick, Georgesse Gomez, Gloria Sipes, Jane
Rekedal, Kathleen Sheridan, Kent Child, Laurie Tholen, Leslie Holtaway, Linda Bjornson, Lisa Rivaollon, Louise Roy, Robb Lee, Sally Diggory, SanDee Adams and Susan Shirley.
Open Studios is made possible by the California Arts Council, Community Foundation for San Benito County, Rotary of San Juan Bautista, San Juan Oaks, Aromas Hills Artisans, Sally Street Studios, Jane Rekedal Pottery, Gayle Sleznick and Andrea McCann.
|copper jewelry by Laurie Tholen|
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Author Joyce Oroz: Don't Give Up..........Joyce Oroz: Best-Sellers Initially Rejected Mural from previous life Add caption I recently came across this information and want to share ...