Art Exhibiton Mentioned in Off the Charts Post

From Cradle to Grave: The Color White

Thank you to American Journal of Nursing art editor, Sylvia Foley for mentioning my October show, From Cradle to Grave: The Color White in yesterday’s post on the AJN blog Off the Charts.

The link to Portland’s Anka Gallery is also appreciated!

Luke’s Frame Shop

David and I were at Luke’s Frame Shop , getting things ready for my upcoming show. David lugged in the original Love You to Death, which Luke framed for us awhile ago. Unfortunately, we had to tear it out of its frame to re-photograph it for The American Journal of Nursing cover, and are finally getting around to having the matting repaired. I was happy to find out that Luke can cut foam board backing for the giclee prints of Love You to Death. Love You to Death will be on exhibit and prints of it are available at Anka Gallery in October, along with new paintings.

If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by Luke’s Frame Shop and see the poetic, charcoal drawings of insects and roosters by Portland artist April Coppini. Her show is up through October 7, 2010.

Portland, Oregon: Nurse Practioner Provides for City’s Children & Needs Your Support

     Fellow Portlander, Registered Nurse, and blogger Peggy McDaniel posted this on my Facebook Wall yesterday:

Make a difference and help out Dr. Janie. Copy and paste this as your profile status. Help underprivileged kids get critical medical care by voting for Rose City Pediatrics Pepsi Refresh grant. Vote today and every day through the end of the May.


Pepsi is giving away millions each month to fund refreshing ideas that change the world. The ideas with the most votes will receive grants, so vote for your favorites. Do you have an idea that needs support? Learn how Pepsi can help.
The American Journal of Nursing has posted it nationally on their blog Off the Charts.
So, click on the Pepsi Refresh link above, and vote for Dr. Janie’s (a pediatric Nurse Practitioner) project providing health care to Portland’s uninsured children.
Peggy also sent a link to this article from the Portland Tribune,  providing more information about the project. Please join me in supporting it with your vote.

Happy Birthday JParadisi RN’s Blog!

Happpy Birthday JParadisi RN's Blog! photo: JParadisi

     Today, January 10, 2010 is the first year anniversary of JParadisi RN’s Blog. I had no idea I would enjoy blogging so much. Or  that the blog would receive recognition from readers, other bloggers, RNCentralOff the Chart, and The American Journal of Nursing. Thank you, each of you.

       Through thoughtful posts about art, nursing, and humanity, JParadisi RN’s Blog aspires to represent nurses as multidimensional people with diverse talents and viewpoints,  demonstrating nursing as a profession which promotes such diversity.  2010 is The Year of the Nurse, and hopefully, we’ll use this opportunity to raise public awareness of what real nurses do. Nurses, don’t wait for the media to do it for us. Wake up Cinderella, there is no Prince Charming! We have to do this for ourselves. 

     Thank you, readers, for opening your hearts to the ideas in the posts. I realize you have a lot of blogs out there to choose from.

 With humble gratitude,

JParadisi RN

Live Interview on Art Talk This Wednesday at Noon. What Will I Wear?

Me, with a corner of Love You to Death in the background. photo:JParadisi

Me, with a corner of Love You to Death in the background. photo:JParadisi

     I will guest on Art Talk Live with Richard Schemmerer ( this Wednesday, September 16 at noon.

     The segment will broadcast live on the internet from the Anka Gallery at Everett Street Lofts.  I haven’t seen the questions, but I’m told we’ll discuss my art work, including the publication of the painting Love You to Death on the October cover of the American Journal of Nursing,  this blog, and my published nonfiction stories.  Richard and I both exhibited recently at The Manor of Art, but we haven’t met. I’m looking forward to the interview.

     Art Talk Live with Richard Schemmerer is a feature of pdxArtscene