Come away with me February 28, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Learn more about this out of this world happening while visiting the beautiful Rebecca Brooks’ blog. I am beyond excited. Will you join me in this enchanted city for an incredible art-journaling experience?
Spread 236 – A Place Of My Own February 22, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Spread 235 – Look February 19, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Spread 234 – All My Loving February 2, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
A woman lives in-between her skins. All is contained within. Sometimes she cannot hold it in and she bursts out of her skins to say something, to express her contradictory ideas about some things that truly make her noisy. At other times she bursts out in song, dance, and even laughter. But those sudden releases are far in-between. She comes out, more to say hey I am breathing here and I have some perspectives on all of this, perspectives that no one else has. Just saying. Sometimes people notice and then she can somewhat peacefully go back in for a day or two. It’s difficult at times, unsettling perhaps.
Spread 233 – Hey Girl January 28, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
My 2014 Teaching Schedule January 2, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
MAKING ROOM seems to emerge as my motto this year. It is rich in personal meaning to me but I’d like it to become that for you too. The saying ‘making room’ offers us such vastness, wideness, limitlessness. Make room for the sensuous for example, the lucid, the loving, the nourishing of otherness, the moving, the textured, for the shifted, the vigorous, the real. Make room for your budding truths. There is no doubt in my whole being that the phenomenal form of expression we call art-journaling is the vessel through which we find what we need to make room for.
With my 2014 teaching schedule I hope to present to you and me boundless opportunities to explore widely and deeply our relationships with all that is alive and tactile within us and needs reminders. This year I will keep on offering my 2-day intimate workshops in Southern California where I reside. A few of them will be injected with a new spirit of wondrous individuals, co-teachers who came to be such sweet and precious friends to me. I am absolutely passionate about these gatherings as they provide us with new leases on the art/life connection through this beautiful practice. And to balance it all so beautifully I will also be traveling to a few faraway places like Australia (in less than a week), Whidbey Island, England, Ireland, and Mexico.
Here are the workshops/retreats announcements for 2014. They can be always found on my blog at http://oneartistjournal.com/workshops-and-retreats/
If the organizer is someone other than me it’ll have a link under it.
To receive details about classes I organize please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and request information.
Also in the end of these announcements please find my schedule for my Saturday Monthly OPEN HOUSE of ART-JOURNALING. Space is limited, please email me to reserve your spot.
Spread 232 – Onward December 16, 2013Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
I found this anonymous quote in my inbox today and loved it enough to inspire me to make these pages this morning and consider it. “Find arms that will hold you at your weakest times, eyes that will see your beauty at your ugliest times, and a heart that will love you at your worst.” It sounds simple enough, how come it’s not?
Spread 231 – Frailty & Pride December 11, 2013Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Spread 230 – Mini Altars November 23, 2013Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Journal pages are my mini altars, flat blank surfaces I use in order for me to become mindful of my intimate rituals. Mostly for making offerings to myself. Reconciling differences, primarily for understanding what the heck is going on with me. Rituals causing changes in composition, altering my own. Constantly adjusting and adopting new perceptions of who I am in relation to me, others, truth, or myth, story, and history. Through my mini altars I repeatedly ask tender questions about time and place and how I fit in. What are my takeaways and what do I give away. Arguing my stubborn stances against my fluidity. Then finding calm. Then sharing it with those who want to join me.
Spread 229 – The Bare Square November 21, 2013Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
It’s raining today in Southern California where I live, finally!!! It makes me seriously happy, prolific. Feeling abundant and lively. Sweet Fall memories of childhood in the Negev (prairie/desert) of Israel flutter into my mind. In front of our house was a deserted stretch of land, ten minutes child walk distance from end to end, visible in its entirety from our porch. Although it was a completely naked and forgotten piece of earth by adults, much transpired there. For us neighborhood kids it was the largest playground in the whole entire world. Kites were flown; make-believe worlds and lifetime friendships were created there. After a long summer drought, rain was greatly longed for. So when Ha’Yoreh, the first rain, appeared surprisingly in giant drops, excitement and joy was in the air. Rain was certainly not taken for granted. The dried, tough “bare square” would come to life almost instantly by softening, cracking, and forming an abstract texture, making fun sounds when stepped on. From the cracks, soon would peak small pink, crocus-like flowers, Sitvaniot, borrowed from the word Stav which means Fall, in Hebrew. Today, the rain came, finally, the Summer was way too long, warm, and dry, and I yearned for rain so badly. It reminds me of barren pages of my journal. They sit there blank, dry, scarce, waiting for my Ha’Yoreh to come down pouring in giant drops. And it came today, raining outside and raining color, lines, textures, images, on my journal pages, making me feel my aliveness soaring, feel joy of the simplest yet grand way. Sharing it with you deepens all of this for me in an indescribable way.