Art-Journaling in Ireland April 17, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
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JOIN ME IN IRELAND to EXPLORE, DISCOVER, and SET YOUR CREATIVE SOUL FREE
“IMMERSIONs IN ART-JOURNALING”
The practice of Art-Journaling cultivates insights into the nature of the creative process and its multiple meanings. Enriched by self-love and acceptance; painting, collage, words, pen and line work, entwine to make expansive images. It’s all about one’s willingness to reveal vulnerability and rawness for the sake of true creative freedom and for personal growth and self care. Expressing high-spirited and truthful internal journeys takes precedence over producing beautiful or impressive results. Ultimately, Art-Journaling is about depicting the fluidity of life, about effortlessly carrying one’s self from one place to another.
In these three days we’ll draw inspiration from boundless sources and turn it into mini visual life feasts–journal pages, with the help of gentle multiple media prompts. Trek through your intimate geographies and your visual narratives and make room on your pages for new ones. Tap into the sensuous joy that resides deep in you and is patientlly awaiting to be unveiled. We will journal heartily to satisfy our undeniable need to witness our constant onward movement, to explore and expand our human experience through tactile, sensorial, and honest creative gestures. Our days together will end with rich journal pages filled with awe and wonderment.
Spread 239 – I Am A Wanderer April 12, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
The pages encourage straying, prompting new encounters. I wander around restlessly, aimlessly, but purposefully too, if it is at all possible, looking looking looking to find me once again. When I don’t I start washing away layers in paint drippings, sanding them down, peeling them off, anxiously, feverishly. Trying to find landings to rest my tired eyes. Failing often. Covering up parts that I know for sure don’t work for me or my pages, and starting over. Pleasant for you? I care and I don’t. Disturbing to you? I care and I don’t. Beautiful to you? I care and I don’t. Continuously struggling to find the spaces that reside between eye-appeal and truth, open ended vast landscapes and small closed claustrophobic quarters. Spaces that rebel and others that are contrived and conformed and take my breath away in a very bad way. Bone-tired of my stop-and-go mentality. Just want to glide into view and not look back to correct. Getting cold feet by standing still in muddy paint, then elbowing myself to move. Move! Moooooove!
Spread 238 – Stitches March 25, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Spread 237 – The Unforeseeable Journey March 13, 2014Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Creating in a journal, as in creating in life, the best I can do is create little, create this second, this moment, not even the day. Create a brush stroke, a continuous area for it on my page, so it can breathe, soothe, nudge. Allow scarcity to fill up the spaces, lines and accidents to determine my transformation. I surrender, but hold on to my defiance. I dance. I retreat into my stiff shell and then burst open. I know what I am doing, then I forget. I help myself heal and then become triumphant. I dance. I hold my own hand as I climb onto the ledge, then I close my eyes and jump.
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 email@example.com 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.