Spread 248 – Enough August 29, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Enough. These few words are enough. If not these words, this breath. If not this breath, this sitting here. This opening to the life we have refused again and again until now. Until now.
David Whyte, Where many Rivers Meet.
Spread 247 – Simplicity August 11, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Sometimes I want to be free of my self-inflicted complexities, not to be burdened with being broken into fragments. The noise, sometimes I need total quietude, to close my eyes, and feel that only I belong to me, and that I belong to no one…that no one has rights to me. So don’t dress me with your fussy dressings, and don’t undress me either. Don’t hush me, and don’t lessen, or dilute me. Don’t weaken me, I know how to do it all by myself.
This journal spread was ignited in Brian’s class.
Spread 246 – Conception July 16, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
After many days of cocooning in my skin he asked me why. I said to him: It’s worse than it’s ever been, and then explained myself. He said: Well actually mom, it’s better than it’s ever been, and explained himself. Just like that he changed my stagnant heart…for a significant while. I am still there, in the newness.
Spread 245 – In The True Sense July 13, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
The place between sameness and change is an uncomfortable one. Not that I am against discomfort, but sometimes I just wish that sameness lingered and change would be patient and just wait a while for me to be ready. Sometimes it’s the opposite and I am done with uniformity. Bring on the change, and bring it fast as the other is holding me back. I want to become the woman I am destined to be, feel the feelings I am destined to feel, and do the brave deeds I am destined to do–now please.
Our need to travel is so vast July 2, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Our need to travel is so vast. Combining it with the mighty need to create, and we fulfill the greatest need of them all, which is to have rich and abundant life experiences.
I am seriously getting giddy. So very soon I’ll be traveling away from home to teach Art-Journaling in three wondrous spots in the world.
Whidbey Island, Washington, in July -https://pacificnorthwestartschool.org/product-category/mixed-media-workshops/
Bantry, Cork, Ireland, in September – http://www.seedbedstudio.net/a-space-for-dreaming/
Finally, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in November -http://corazon.typepad.com/come_away_with_us/2013/12/orly-avineri-gateways-to-art-journaling–1.html
The only missing spot is yours, will you come with me?
These are photos of the actual locations where the workshops will be held. Pacific NorthWest Art School, Bantry House, and Casa Carmen.
Spread 244 – Private Names June 27, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
I don’t belong to anyone. Not to my father, not to my mother, nor to you. The children do not belong to me no matter how much I long for them, for you. My art, my words, my thoughts, my emotions, my body, my memory, they belong to me, not to you. Stay away, don’t mess with my comfort or the rhythm in which I mature. Don’t poke, prod, and stir..
This spread started with my stencils (see my video on my Timeline.) Stencils are not always the last thing you can use, they can be gently embedded in the grounds of your pages, or appear in layers as they develop. There is still a bit of time to enter your comment (on my previous post) to win one of my stencils through the blog hop/Giveaway post, info here on my blog.
My Stencil Release– Blog Hop and Giveaway!!! June 22, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Congratulations to the winners in the StencilGirl Blog Hop featuring my stencils. Is your name listed below???? Please send Maria a private message on the StencilGirl Products Facebook page for them to get your information so you can get your prize.
I am so excited, so soooo excited!!! I’ve been waiting for today, for my first series of stencil designs with StencilGirl Products to finally be revealed on StencilGirl Talk. I am so thankful to StencilGirl for trusting me, and especially to MaryBeth Shaw for encouraging me to draw inspiration for these stencils designs from my own art-journaling pages. I intend to weave them into my own art journaling practice and share them with my friends and my students in my art journaling workshops. I am also super curious to see what other people in faraway lands do with them, when I am not looking (-: So please do share!
Through these stencils you may explore new forms of visual expression that will surely be both visceral and instinctual, but most certainly pure fun too. Use them on your canvases, in your mixed-media practices, and in your art-journals. Hey how about on furniture, walls, bed sheets, and fabrics? Endless! Use them when you are completely pumped up and ready to create or when your muse is temporarily unattainable. Use a stencil as a whole, or better yet use its parts, while piling them up, layering, to bring forth your own personal imagery world. I have enjoyed playing with them, making patterns with paints and make-up sponges and pens, using molding paste for textural qualities, creating subtle backgrounds or bold focal images. Here is an accordion book I made out of a cardboard box, it’s entirely prompted by the stencils. So glad I can finally show it to you, both sides, open and closed, zoomed in and out.
Blog Hop and Giveaway Information!!! PRIZE: 5 lucky winners, each will get one stencil from my 5 new releases.
This is a progressive hop meaning you may hop from blog to blog, the list below, all in one day, today. Please comment on each blog if you’d like to increase your chances to be one of the five winners. Please note, even though it is a one day blog hop, you do have all week to comment. Hop on over to MaryBeth’s blog right after you are done here. All comments on the hop will be eligible for the giveaway. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you get to win. Giveaway will close on Sunday, June 29th at 11:59PM Central Time and will be announced on StencilGirl Talk.
Blog Hop Order:
5 Stencils (from left to right)
Spread 243 – Wanting Passage June 15, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Wanting to move through smoothly, move forward to another image, move under and over the stagnant page. Wanting a swift passage home aboard my broken vessel. Wanting passage from here to there in no time, with no effort.
Spread 242 – Let Out The Wail May 30, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Spread 241 – My Friends May 23, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
My friends are those who honor my other friends, they are those who recognize what I have to give to them, not what I don’t have. My friends are those who understand my need for solitude once in a while and have no interpretation of their own for it. My friends are those who are okay with my silences and my noises. I really try hard to be such a friend.