Hello Steemit Community! I'm Ori (@TheArtOfOri) - and I create new art every single day (since April 21, 2012) #introduceyourself

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Hi! I'm Ori!

This is my introduction - filled with a bunch of art

I guess the headliner is "I've been creating a new work of art every single day for the last 2,625 days in a row!" - but that's just a small part of the story. I say it first, because I plan on sharing my art with you. It, like me, is all over the place.

I'm ORIginally from Israel. I learned English by watching cartoons (that might explain a lot). Lived in South Florida for 20 years- needed to renew my lease, so gave my stuff away, got on the road, and looked for where I'd renew my lease next... That roadtrip lasted 6 years, and took me everywhere.  I was blogging under "Couch Surfing Ori" 

I won't lie, it was a lot of fun-  but more importantly, I got to discover a ton about myself and people in general. I stayed with hundreds of people over those 6 years, had many adventures, and listened to thousands of hours of audio books as I drove around. But before it ended, I went to Maui, where a buddy took me to some galleries, and my heart was broken. 

It broke because I was always drawing, but didn't know it was my thing. I wasn't even showing my stuff to people. In 2001, a girlfriend told me to do an art show... I tried it (but it wasn't a real art show- was one of those "First Friday things" - and the weather sucked), and didn't sell anything... So, figured that I'm not an artist, and quit making any art for 10 years. 

Yeah - it hurt... realizing that I wasn't doing my thing... the thing that I was doing for no reason other than wanting to.... Not because someone told me that I should, or that there's money in it.  So,  the daily art began.... I had 10 years to make up for.

I'm a goofball, I'd like to think that I'm funny.

Now I"m in my 8th year of daily art (many pieces take longer than a day, but I only get 1 day of credit for them when they're completed - having to make other pieces to post for the day while I work on the tougher pieces).

Anyways- I bounce around a lot (side effect of couchsurfing for 6 years. Typing this from Mexico, been here for a year, probably going mobile again shortly. So... I guess I'll leave the adventures and art for my future posts. Just wanted to say hello! It's an honor to be here. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

My favorite art to create is personal art that tells the story of the people it's for. I've never taken Steem $ for commissions, but I'd love to learn how :)

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Hi and welcome here! When I started on steemit, my biggest problem was to find interesting people to interact with. So, to help newcomers getting started I created a directory with other interesting and or talented steemians to follow or interact with. Feel free to check it out at https://www.steemiandir.com I am sure it will help you find like-minded people. Enjoy your stay here and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Thanks! That was something I was curious about, since I am new!

We welcome you and keen to see some magic of your hand..welcome to the best community around👍

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Welcome to Steemit. You have very nice pieces of art. I’m sure you will do well on here.

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Thanks so much! My buddy that told me about Steemit said something similar.... He said I'd rock it on here... he was explaining the blockchain, and getting paid.... but, after just one post, I can see that I am going to like this way more than the other platforms I post to.... Like it more for the people, and interactivity.

If you liked the art- here's a few albums that show the last 7+ years of daily art (They open in FB albums)

Welcome to Steem! Glad Michael told me about you!

That dude is epic. He's the one who told me about Steemit, and I've been all sorts of places with him where someone knows me because he's told them about me. Pleasure to meet you.

Welcome 😉

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Thanks so much! Pretty amazed at how welcoming this place is... Can't believe I haven't gotten here sooner.

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Oh yea, I have upvoted you and followed you. Many blessings!

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Thanks! I think you were my first comment on here.... And I've been using the app since you commented.

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Thanks! Pretty excited at how welcoming this place is. Can't believe I hadn't gotten here sooner. Love your username btw. You ever read "The War Of Art" by Steven Pressfield? There's a part in there that reminds me of your name - he talks about this happy looking dude, driving a classic car, windows down, music blasting - license plate says "Dues Paid".

no but i have read the "the art of war' by sun tzu 😆
by the way my name is from my life story !
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Thanks so much! This is my first time being gifted some cake for my efforts. And... dang... that does look good enough to eat. **Wipes bite marks off screen.

Nice piece of art. Welcome to Steemit community

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Thanks so much! I'll definitely be posting more (that's kind of the whole point of being here) - but here's some links to FB albums that have the past 7+ years of daily art.

Wow.... Thanks.... This will really be helpful

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I'm guessing you're a bot (to be able to track who has done what), and I wanted to thank you anyways. Pretty cool to get confirmation, and have future goals.

Welcome to the Steem Blockchain @theartofori Interesting art work and even more interesting story. Posting daily will do wonders for you here, although it might take a lit bit to gain some traction. Main thing is to hang in there and be consistent. Also, up voting others, commenting and responding to comments also does wonders.

Hey @Streetstyle! Thanks for the kind words, and the advice.

The daily art has taught me consistency... The commenting / responding is what I've been doing for years now.. I reply / like every single comment on each platform... though, I'm starting to see that some platforms (such as Steemit) may be better. I'll certainly give it my best effort!

If you liked the art- here's a few albums that show the last 7+ years of daily art (They open in FB albums)

Hi ori, I'm originally from Israel too.
Loved the post, looking forward to seeing more from you.
If your ever around Portugal let me know.
Keep up the good work and fulfilling your purpose!

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Thanks @orlev (I still know my Hebrew, so I get the beauty of your name... or... the creepiness of what happens when someone misspells your name with an Ayin instead of an Aleph :p -- I make the joke that my name means "My light... unless you misspell it, then it's my skin, or my leather... which is great if you're going to a fetish party!" :p )

I appreciate the encouragement and kind words. I don't have any immediate plans for Portugal, but a friend did plant some seeds in my mind recently about how amazing it is.

If you liked the art- here's a few albums that show the last 7+ years of daily art (They open in FB albums)

@theartofori it’s nice to see new face on steemit, hope you will spread positive vibes in steemit.and keep up the good work on steemit...;-) and be regular on steemit it will make grow you faster... ;-)

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Wow, thanks for the welcome. There is clearly a lot to learn about Steem and the associated projects. I'll definitely check your links and learn more.

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Hello and welcome!
Do you plan on posting your daily artwork to STEEM going forward?

Hey @Joshman - Thanks for the welcome.

Yes! I absolutely plan on posting a new work of art every single day (my days are longer than 24 hours, as I don't go to sleep until the artwork has been posted... often that's in the middle of the night). I plan on posting, full STEEM ahead! :)

If you liked the art- here's a few albums that show the last 7+ years of daily art (They open in FB albums)

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Wow! That's amazing! That is really cool! I JUST heard of Photocircle 3 days ago, while camping in the mountains with some friends (funny enough, one of them introduced me to Steemit, and his lady told me about Photocircle as the method we should share our photos from the trip).

Thrilled that you like the post.

If you liked the art- here's a few albums that show the last 7+ years of daily art (They open in FB albums)

Thanks for providing these links for me to view.

If you wish to share your photos to the blockchain, feel free to use #photocircle tag.

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That's cool! Did you paint that?

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I did 😉 I create all my content ^_^

You seem like quite the creative type, welcome to Steemit!!!

Thanks! I'm creative all right. Check my blog- already posted a few pieces- comedy, art, educational, etc...

very welcome Ori, it is nice to see your works :) keep up the good work man!

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Welcome onboard.
I am sure you are gonna love it here!
Awesome art by the way, so colorful pieces ☀☀

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Welcome to steem! Happy to see a new artist joining :D I work with the minnowsupport group that is here to help new users and I would like to invite you to join our discord server and also start using the palnet tag on your posts to earn more rewards! See here for more details: https://steemit.com/palnet/@juliakponsford/palnet-the-dazed-and-confused-user-guide

Sweet! Thanks. Yeah, I bring lots of art with me. What is Minnowsupport?

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nice to meet you here, i'm always pleased to meet new people here.
I hope you create good Blogposts in the future so that I have something to read and possibly to comment on :)

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OMG! I love your art work, you are a really good artist! Do not stop doing it, you can make a lot of money. ;)

Thanks so much! People here are so nice. The money is a great thing to look forward to, but is not my primary motivator with the art. (Though, now that I sold a piece for$10,000 for Alice Cooper's foundation, I am emphasizing selling more)

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Welcome to Steem, Ori! Your art is amazing, so vivid and each piece is more than worthy of a post dedicated to it! I think it's great that you don't stick to one subject matter and create from what is within you and inspires you as it flows. Personally, I adore cartoons and think they don't get enough credit for what they can impart. (It's pretty awesome that you were able to learn English from them.)

Though it's saddening to read that you stopped making your art for ten years (considering how talented you are and how much you loved doing it), I think it's great that you rallied began anew.

We encourage everyone to explore the various posts and to leave personal comments on those that you wish (for example - your thoughts regarding the post's content). This platform thrives through interaction as it's the best way to build relationships with other Steemians while finding communities and initiatives that peak your interests.

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  • It helps to protect against copyright infringement when using material that is not of your original creation. Content (for example - images from a website) that grants permission for reuse is acceptable for content creators to utilize within their posts provided there is appropriate attribution to the source. Here's a link that will provide you with more information.

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Welcome to the Steem Community.

Fave intro ever.
Already feeling your juice cleanse’s vibe.
#OriForPresident lol (I try to be funny but it doesn’t work too well:P)
Welcome to the platform mister! Hit me up when you’re in Canada (digging your art 😍)

Dig your writing style. What part of Canada are you in (kind of a big place).

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Stop it! 😍You're too sweet! (flatters me all the more cuz I'm a frenchie:P)
Montreal is where I knock it out of the f* park;)