jump to navigation

Spread #31 -Art Journal Round Robin December 14, 2008

Posted by Orly in Spreads.

spread-31-2009-art-journal-round-robin I recently designed these art journal covers to make the blank black books more alluring, to encourage the receiver to jump in and start journaling without reservations. Also recently, I received a generous gift, an old Israeli passport altered into a handsome but raw journal by and from my nephew Gil. (See future posts for a close look.) With it came his old Colombian passport. He requested to return it to him, altered by me, as a form of a gift exchange. These two seemingly unrelated happenings prompted me to want to host a round robin, a global collaborative journal, something I wanted to do for quite some time now. 2009, what an opportune time to start something like that, to promise ourselves to be more explorative, creative, intuitive, expressive, contemplative, authentic, upbeat, off-beat, to dance to the beat of our own drums. So the way it’s going to work is..I am planning to launch a few blank journals into different corners of the world where I have personal connections. These individuals will become the journal masters of their area. Participants from different walks of life, ages, and locations will take part in this global adventure. Each individual will portray him/herself on a spread by writing, drawing, doodling, scribbling, painting, collaging, etc. The journal master will make sure the book is moving and alive and in the end returning it to me.  The experience of creating one spread in a collective journal is in and by itself the purpose—the process is the outcome, the source of jubilation. If you wish a record of your pages, you may want to photocopy, scan, or photograph it before you part from the journal. If this excites you and you wish to participate in the 2009 Art Journal Round Robin I’m hosting, please email me at ilanmaya@aol.com or let me know on my blog. Your page will be regarded as being unique and spirited and as such it will not be judged, critiqued, or compared to anyone else’s. It is your safe place to explore and have simple childlike fun. I will be most grateful for your contribution to what is sure to be an awe-inspiring visual journal.

If you decide to start your own art journal round robin, I’ll be delighted and honored to contribute to it. 🙂


1. Ilan - December 14, 2008

I love this post and your own personal font that you made yourself looks so quirky and cool just like you. I would love to have a page and a part in your “round robin” event! 🙂

2. Lizette Avineri - December 14, 2008

i would like to take part if it is in the next coming month because it is the only break i will have for the next 5 months.

3. donna - December 14, 2008

Count me in Orly, I am so excited!

4. M. - December 15, 2008

Orly Yekara,
Kotevet lach kama milim, ach beivrit….cause it’s for YOUR eyes only….. (ve kaniree gam lekol elu she korim Ivrit……)

Lifamim sheyesh yamim kaele she ktzat chashuch….., niftach pitom eize chalon….(o blog :)….) , umaale chiyuch…. meshane proportziot….meorer ashraa…. meyape!….. achen Paradaise O ulay keshet beanan…:)!
AT, aomanut shelach, amilim, amashmauyot, akriativiyut, aosher, azaviyot akol kach lo shigratiot, Eize Yofi !!!!! Toda

Orly: Milotaich co yafot venog-ot lelibi..notseret otach..vetamid ohav— boi nitchadesh..

5. M. - December 15, 2008

…….boi nitchadesh? ………ze hihiye nechmad! pure, white, like the snow that’s falling now on this page…….:)

6. Lyon - December 15, 2008

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I see where Ilan gets his talents from now 🙂 Your such a great designer and I love the personality and effort you put into your posts. Thanks agian, and I really like your blog! 🙂

7. Anna - December 17, 2008

I am very excited to hear of you newest adventure. Please count me in!!!

8. Gil Avineri - December 18, 2008

Orly, I am running for the office of journal master for the New York City branch of your round robin journal endeavor. I can make sure my sister gets to work on a page, knowing she will blow our collective mind as usual. But also I will attempt to summon the efforts of a wider range of minds besides just east coast Avineris. This city has such a spectrum of humanity to offer. I don’t know where to focus. If nominated, I’ll do my best to facilitate success and return of the journal to you in reasonable time. A few New York minutes. JK

Orly: You are already elected Chabibi..Yeah..get Lizette’s friends too..I knew you would get many more lost and found souls to participate..May be leave one at the back of the cab for people to ‘NY minutes power journal’ while ‘on their way’. Would you like me to send you two journals?

9. Gil Avineri - December 21, 2008

Two journals would be OK if you’re having difficulty deciding where to ship your journals. But don’t allow another good destination to miss out just because NYC is the greatest city on earth. I love the idea of power journaling for the passengers in the back seat. I’d do that, for sure.

10. Gil Avineri - December 23, 2008

I’ll go pick it up from the post office tomorrow. The postman left a pick up skip in the mailbox today and I think it’s your package.

11. Gil Avineri - December 28, 2008


12. Cris Winters - February 4, 2009

I heard from Gill and I’m looking forward to seeing the journal – my first Round Robin Journal project. I love collaborations of all kinds – the synergy can be wonderful! Your art work looks very exciting, Orly!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: