Welcome to 2014 and the initial launch of Jasonconga.com! I'll be your host, Jason Brown, welcome to my little corner of the world wide web where I hope you will have a reason to make frequent stops here to see what's going on.
And so without further ado, let me tell you what's going on:
This is my first real website after more than 20 years as an artist. I've sold numerous photos in the 25+ photo exhibitions I have had in 8 countries in the past decade but the art has only ever been available in those specific exhibitions. Now we have a portal where you can purchase fine art forged in the (little) blood, (lots of) sweat and (enough) tears of dozens of trips around the US, Central and South America, Europe and most recently, in Asia. A new photo exhibition based on my Asia trip from September is in the works.
Around the time I was becoming a photographer, I wrote my first book. It wasn't a great book and that's probably why it's not available for purchase anywhere in the world. However, the other 4 novels I have written are going to be released to the outside world. In fact, two of them, 'Using Toonies" and "Postponing the Myth" have already been released as e-books with more information on those coming later.
My first event of the year will take place on January 31 in Freiburg, Germany. It's going to be a book reading for "Postponing the Myth" followed by a local reggae band called The Uplifters & Block Ice Horn Section.
I've been doing motivational workshops for nearly 3 years. The first few were based on an old business book called "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie. The second group of workshops was entitled "Yes You Can" taken from an array of sources intended to empower us as individuals. My first motivational workshop of 2014 will take place at the end of the March and it is entitled "Be the Boss", and it's main focus is giving us the wherewithal and ability to make more of our lives, regardless whether it's in your professional or personal or even spiritual life.
There are some trips planned as well which often provide the fodder necessary to create the art this website serves. Berlin, Marrakesh, Boston, NYC, Iceland and California are on tap for the first 8 months of 2014.
As you can see, there's a lot going on. And I want you to be a part of it so welcome!