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What has me most excited about the Brave Girl Symposium! April 23, 2016

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The coming together of women to become visible and be heard, to tell and listen, tell their own stories and listen to the stories of others will be undoubtedly life altering, incredible. And what will be even more incredible is the creating of new stories. To be fully honest with you I am quite uneasy about speaking in front of so many of you as you would imagine but in the same time I am indescribably elated to be opening my world just a bit (or a lot) more to the opportunity to speak of my experience here on earth so far, I am almost ready.

This magnificent happening sweetly promises to be a rare and beautiful opening for each and every one of us to feel in our bones how interconnected we all truly are and to witness our respective and collective growth in pure motion. It excites me to no end to imagine that the messages of this groundbreaking symposium would be carried on to other people, other places, and other times, beyond our few days together.

Yes, it takes a brave girl to open, open, open with each and every opportunity given to her and keep on opening when all a girl wants to do most of the time is to stay in the safe cocoon she so meticulously built for herself throughout the years.

That girl is me too.

Please join me and many many others in this great brave celebration created for us by the two beautiful sisters Melody Ross and Kathy Wilkins.

“Imagine a woman who values the women in her life. A woman who sits in circles of women. Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.

Imagine yourself as this woman” –Patricia Lynn Reilly

Bundles of Mystery February 12, 2016

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Bundle 2In less than two weeks I will be driving up the coast of California by myself, a magical ritual. I am preparing for it with stops on the way (by the infamous Bubblegum covered walls and Antique Malls in both Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo), overnights by the Central coast. Till I get to the majestic Santa Cruz Mountains in the North where An Artful Journey art retreat is going to happen for the last time. I made these little book bundles to offer the women at my booth one of these nights at the beautiful Presentation Center tucked in the woods. They will be sold as they are and it will be up to the “new owners” to unbundle them and discover for themselves the boundless possibilities these tiny bound and bundled books hold. Bundle 3

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FEBRUARY news January 28, 2016

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Hello dear sweet souls, January is almost gone and with the workshops “Passport To Journal” in Austin, TX and “Alterations” at home in Redondo Beach, CA, it was a most exuberant month. A fantastic beginning to what promises to be a prolific and altered year for all of us. I just feel it! And I wish it!!Bundles

I have created The Journaling Game last month and am so happy it was received so well and people are feeling inspired by them. I now have the card sets in stock and plan to make sure they will be in stock at all times.

More information about The Journaling Game and how to order is available only by inquiring via orlyavineri@gmail.comcard2
Towards the end of February I will be taking a nice drive to the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains in California to teach in one of my favorite retreats, An Artful Journey.
It is unfortunately the last one. I believe registration is still open.
http://www.anartfuljourney.com/feb-2016/02-AAJ
If you are interested in finding out where I will be teaching throughout this year please check out https://oneartistjournal.com/workshops-and-retreats/ Please make sure you scroll down to find out who to contact regarding a specific workshop.00--2016 Schedule
I hope you’ll join me some where some time in 2016 !!
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Visual Journaling in Southern Cal. January 21, 2016

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This weekend…waiting to alter and be altered. 01.1 RB-AlterationsThe practice of Visual Journaling cultivates insight into the nature of the creative process and its multiple meanings. Enriched by self trust and acceptance, paper, paint, words, pen, and line entwine to make expressive complex intimate books. It’s all about one’s willingness to reveal vulnerability and rawness for the sake of true creative freedom. Experiencing honest and joyous journeys takes precedence over producing beautiful outcomes. Ultimately, visual journaling is about depicting the fluidity of life, about effortlessly carrying one’s self from one place to another.

Another aspect of journaling that can not be denied is the constant element of change that occurs in the process; obvious, tangible, sensorial, and physical change of our pages with each and every choice we make and less obvious and tangible, more hidden, obscure, and mysterious, change that occurs when we allow honest and courageous expression to take place on our pages.
In order to assist us in that task we’ll be using an existing old book, one that has type, print, images, illustrations, and photographs that are calling to us. That would be a book of your own choice, one you are willing to honor, and yes, also to alter, to change. The many meanings of alteration; change, adjustment, adaptation, modification, will be explored in both tactile and metaphorical ways. When change is brought forth, healing almost always follows.
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THE (art) JOURNALING GAME January 16, 2016

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…is back, and is available in the US, Canada, and outside of the US.

For inquiries and purchase please email me at:

orlyavineri@gmail.com

Cards-BacksThe (art) Journaling Game is a deck of 48 cards (3.5 x 3.5”) with art derived from my journals on one side and a prompt and a spark of inspiration on the other. It’s designed for the absolute beginner or the seasoned art-journaler, working solo or enjoying a group setting, with materials mostly found at home, in nature, and on the street.

 

THE (art) JOURNALING GAME December 22, 2015

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THE (art) JOURNALING GAME is now OUT OF STOCK.

In mid January 2016 it will be available again for inquiries and purchase and shipping in the US, Canada, and outside of the US.

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The (art) Journaling Game is a deck of 48 cards (3.5 x 3.5”) with art derived from my journals on one side and a prompt and a spark of inspiration on the other. It’s designed for the absolute beginner or the seasoned art-journaler, working solo or enjoying a group setting, with materials mostly found at home, in nature, and on the street.

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The Journaling Game December 20, 2015

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Another batch of The (Art) Journaling Game deck of cards is in and ready for you to order…

https://oneartistjournal.com/my-store/

….in the US, Canada, and outside of the US.

The (art) Journaling Game is a deck of 48 cards (3.5” x 3.5”) with journal art on one side and a prompt and inspiration on the other. It’s designed for the absolute beginner or the seasoned art-journaler, working solo or enjoying a group setting, with materials mostly found at home, in nature, and on the street.

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…and the winner… December 15, 2015

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…of a deck of THE (ART) JOURNALING GAME is

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Ronit Neeman Salei…

CONGRATULATIONS!!

…an email will be sent to you shortly…

DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF ORDERS THE CARD DECKS ARE NOW OUT OF STOCK….A NEW SHIPMENT IS UNDERWAY! 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT ENTHUSIASM, YOUR RESPONSE HAS BEEN  INCREDIBLE!!!

I appreciate your patience as I try to navigate this new terrain and also make it available for individuals outside of the US.

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The Journaling Game & Giveaway December 13, 2015

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THE JOURNALING GAME is out and a deck of cards is ready to be given away.Cards 1

But first let me tell you how it came about….

A few years ago I was teaching in a beautiful art retreat in the mountains, a place where the joy of creating didn’t stop at the end of the class but continued into the night.

Retreat buddies gathered in their cabins to journal together. I started noticing that it wasn’t that easy for anyone to be in a group setting and have ideas how to begin, continue, or end their pages.

Then an idea came to visit me. How about if each of us took a turn in giving the rest of us a prompt. It was not only working out but it was contributing to a light, non-judgmental, fun evening.

Since that day it was known to be The Journaling Game and inspired many gatherings to be joyously creative and lively.

So I’ve designed a deck of cards based on that idea. Each card has a close-up taken from one of my journal pages on one side and on the other, not really a technique but more of a prompt, a starter, a process that can take you in many directions if you run with it…it has an opening to a new expression. It offers many opportunities for you to explore and become inquisitive about, to expand your emotional and creative horizons.Cards 2

The box reads “Sparks of inspiration for individuals who work solo or in a group setting with materials mostly found at home, in nature, and on the street.”

 

DUE TO HIGH VOLUME OF ORDERS THE CARD DECKS ARE NOW OUT OF STOCK….A NEW SHIPMENT IS UNDERWAY! 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT ENTHUSIASM, YOUR RESPONSE HAS BEEN  INCREDIBLE!!!

I appreciate your patience as I try to navigate this new terrain.

 

There are 48 cards in the box, 3.5” x 3.5” in size. Each deck costs $28 (+shipping and handling) and can be ordered through me at the link below: http://www.oneartistjournal.com/my-store/ (US ONLY)

For those of you located outside of the US shipping will be available soon.

For a chance to win a deck of The Journaling Game please leave a comment right here, tell us if you’ve played this before and please remember to include your email address in case you are the one to win.

A randomly selected winner will be announced in 48 hours, that is Monday at 5:30pm Pacific time.Cards 5

Tiny Books, Big Expressions November 18, 2015

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1It’s been a few years since I made such a book from one sheet of watercolor paper. I learned how to do it from the incredible Tracy Moore at Teesha Moore’s “Play” retreat up in Port Townsend in Washington State. I made two of them. They are really tiny, about 2 x 2 1/2 inches. I was proud of myself and was super enthused holding them in my hands and imagining their interior potential. Starting there and continuing on my way home on the airplane with only Peerless Watercolor Papers, a Niji brush, and black and white gel pens, with my buddy Brian Kasstle, I filled one up with faces, and titled it My Mini Face Book. It holds a lot of humor, in some pages.MiniSo I then came up with the idea to teach a workshop, but needed my friend Elise Amour to join me in two 2-day workshops in Southern California where we both live. She would teach how to make these books using the coptic stitch and I would teach funky ways of filling up these pages… that happened in the last two weekends…we all, teachers and those attending had such a spirited time. Class mini booksSince then both times after class I continued and finished both books made in class. I enjoyed this process so much…seeing how a theme emerges. There is something so intimate, raw, and real that happens in such a tiny format. You can begin a book and finish it in a few intensely enlivening hours. And boom, you are moved by your own creation, that something out of nothing again. It’s a sensual, tactile little thing, a microcosm of one person, in all that she loves to create.

Here are the two books:

The first one resides mostly in a rusty, heavy, soil-like realm, and does not relate to words very well. And yes, Paul got in there cause he just appeared and was given as a gift to this book.Mini Book 1mini book 2Mini book 3And the other a Mini Face Book of mourning…dispirited faces. A tribute to “Paris” and other wide-spread losses….expressing the thought that change comes in small formats, sometimes too small to contain big sorrows. It was instigated by little paper-mache faces that were gifted to each one of us by Lydia Velarde, one of the kind souls who attended the workshop. The manner in which I created the faces were inspired by Marlene Dumas’ art which for me epitomizes the essence of visual journaling: puddles of water, minimal ink, less control, more raw expression.Paris10Paris3Paris2Paris9Paris7Paris8Paris4Paris5Paris1

I do it all for the purpose of mending…

 

 

 

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