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Our need to travel is so vast July 2, 2014

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

Image trioOur 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, 2014

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244-Private NamesI 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, 2014

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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. 10438442_695676077134564_1322855869496845882_n

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!

StencilsThrough 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.

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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:

StencilGirl Talk
Orly Avineri
Mary Beth Shaw
Seth Apter
Carolyn Dube
Mary C. Nasser
Kirsten Reed
Gwen Lafleur
Linda Kittmer
Janet Joehlin
Maria McGuire


5 Stencils (from left to right)

1. Sticks and Bones

2. Soft Bones

3. Splats, Blooms and Bones

4. Subliminal Skull

5. A Skeletal Plot


Spread 243 – Wanting Passage June 15, 2014

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243-Wanting PassageWanting 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, 2014

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242-Let Out The Wail“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them” -Maya Angelou

Spread 241 – My Friends May 23, 2014

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241-My FriendsMy 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.

Congratulations Connie!! May 21, 2014

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You are the winner of Jill Berry’s new Map Art Stencils!!!! How awesome is that?

“28. ConnieND – May 12, 2014—-Great looking stencils. I think they would look awesome in my travel journal that I am making for my trips that I am taking this summer”.


Screen Shot 2014-05-20 at 6.59.54 PMSo glad you’ll be able to use them in your travel journal. Please email me your mailing address @ orlyavineri@gmail.com

Spread 240 – Mapping The Distances – Blog Hop and Giveaway of Jill K. Berry’s New Map Art Stencils May 12, 2014

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240-Mapping The DistancesFusing Jill’s new Map Art stencil designs into my own art journaling pages posed a bit of a challenge at first as I rarely use stencils in my practice. However it quickly became very exciting when I started to play with boundless possibilities. It was important to me to appreciate the designs in their original state, as Jill intended them to be, yet allow them to become something else, something that feels more personal to me. I found myself mapping the distances between Jill’s visual world and mine, distances between exterior and internal visual models, making them far or close as I pleased. Original elements shifted and changed and flowed from one to another. They gave rise to new fragments and images that felt honest to me. I enjoyed this process of giving in to exterior shapes and forms that originally did not belong to me and transforming them enough, to a point where I could claim them as my own.Jill's stencils To get a chance to win Jill’s K. Berry’s set of four new stencils by Artistcellar please comment here or to increase your chances to win hop over to the blogs below to see what other artists have created with Jill’s stencils and comment there too. I will announce the winner on May 20.

May 9th – Artistcellar  www.artistcellar.com/wp
May 10th – Chris Cozen http://www.chriscozenartist.com/blog.html
May 11th – Jane Davenport  http://janedavenport.com/
May 12th – Orly Avineri http://oneartistjournal.com/
May 13th – Rachel Peterson Urista http://rachelurista.wordpress.com
May 14th – Jill K Berry - http.jillberrydesign.com

 Thank you wondrous Jill for taking me on this explorative and fun adventure through your awesome stencils!

Art-Journaling in Ireland April 17, 2014

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13-Sep. Irelandhttp://www.seedbedstudio.net/a-space-for-dreaming/

 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.

A Stand for AJ

Spread 239 – I Am A Wanderer April 12, 2014

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239-I Am A WandererThe 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!


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