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My 2015 Schedule December 19, 2014

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Dear true Art-Journalers,

This year I am looking to deepen
the practice of art journaling,
to find wholeness,
to find me: the individual,
you: community,
and place: man-made and not.
I am looking to deepen
my understanding
of how all is interconnected
in beautiful and mysterious ways.
Will you join me
sometimes this year?
00--2015 Schedule
More information will be available soon here on my blog at Workshops and Retreats and always available by emailing me at: orlyavineri@gmail.com

Spread 250 – Sit At Home December 8, 2014

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250-Sit At HomeI stayed at your homes, I never knew how to make one my own.

Congratulations…Lura Brown December 1, 2014

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You have won a copy of my book IN MY BONES: A visual journal

39. Lura Brown – November 23, 2014 [Edit]

“art heals. i volunteer for a non profit and that is our belief. in over 9 years we have helped so many thru so much with art. for me personally i have had many struggles and art has helped me thru it always. 2015 proves to be my most difficult year yet, making many huge hard changes but i know that journaling will help me thru it. of course with the help of your book it would be even that much more healing. love you orly. thanks you so much for the chance to win one. you are one amazing artist and still on my bucket list to meet. xoxo”

Please email me at orlyavineri@gmail.com with your address so I can send it to you asap!!

XO Orly


IN MY BONES: A visual journal – The Book – Giveaway November 23, 2014

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Givaway picI just returned from San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico, where I had the most luxuriant time teaching, learning, being and engaging in the most profound experiences humankind has to offer. Seriously. Until I digest the abundance of it all and be able to share some of it with you, I’d like to offer you one of these little pink printed journals.

That’s my new book IN MY BONES: A visual journal. Behind all my journaling, teaching, and book making, is my deepest wish to share my gaping need to speak with whoever wants to listen about this incredible form of expression which I believe brings about intense changes, miracles of sorts, both personal and most certainly far-reaching.

Some have gotten the opportunity to peruse the pages of the book and find something luring there for themselves. This is a chance for anyone, whether you have it or not to receive a copy from my stash I have at home. To get that chance please share with us a one-liner describing what Visual-Journaling does for you, or if you have a copy already please share your thoughts about it.

The winner of the Giveaway will be announced a week from today on Sunday, November 30, at 12PM.

-Support me best by ordering it through my Createspace eStore

-Through my blog

-Much less supportive (-: nevertheless available at Amazon

-Pick up a copy at one of my workshops in Southern California

Until then, please find new ways to create, recreate, be here, and with us.


Spread 249- Carrying Her November 10, 2014

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249-Carrying Her
Sick of holding back while carrying her across the river a million times…

IN MY BONES: A Visual Journal October 29, 2014

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My new book is available to order here!!!

SO VERY EXCITED, way beyond words.

Test-In My Bones_Cover

In 3-4 days it’ll be available on Amazon too, but I will be most appreciative if you order it through the link above.

This is my third book and they are all about this incredible form of expression that is embedded deep “in my bones”, and is called Visual Journaling!

More about my books here!

“Orly Avineri, the author of One Artist Journal and 14 Artist Journals opens her visual journal once again to express her belief in the boundlessness that comes from admitting incompleteness and ambivalence – in the sheer relief that comes from one’s willingness to exit the body in order to pour an intimate world onto pages of a visual journal and share it generously. All for the purpose of experiencing gentle journeys back to self and creating a true sense of belonging and connection.”

Spread 248 – Enough August 29, 2014

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248-EnoughEnough. 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, 2014

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247-SimplicitySometimes 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, 2014

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246-ConceptionAfter 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, 2014

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245-In The True SenseThe 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.


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