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Spread #100 – One Hundred Entries June 28, 2010

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

Today I am celebrating two years of ‘blogging’. I have entered 100 art-journal spreads, created 200 pages, written 100 thoughts, received over 1,100 comments and over 52, 000 views. But what really counts cannot be counted. Exactly two years ago, I have entered a magical world I was long due to enter and I have expanded beyond my wild dreams. I have become unbounded. I couldn’t have imagined that the mere act of keeping an online journal would bring me such magnificence and gently prod me to explore and discover awesome dormant areas in me, areas hidden so well for so long. Through the practice of posting my art and ideas, I have discovered the one most important thing that leads to one’s contentment and most certainly led to mine and it is ‘connecting’. Connecting to self, and connecting to others, in deep and truthful ways. One cannot be without the other and both to be achieved through the continual act of creating (as it is understood by an individual).  Today I declare myself to be inexhaustible, existing in abundance.

And there is more tangible reason to be content about today. My daughter Maya and I have just started our collaborative art blog called ‘..it’s about MOI’, please come visit. My ‘passport Journal’ is featured in the Summer issue of Art Journaling, it will be out in the book stores in July, and can be ordered online as well. There are exciting teaching opportunities coming my way this year and in 2011. Besides my monthly workshops in San Diego and Redondo Beach in Southern California, coming up are my three, day workshops at Journalfest in Port Townsend in WA, that’s in October this year, An Artful Journey, a three day retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains in CA, in Feb, 2011, and three, day workshops at Artfest, That’s in April, 2011.

Today I would like to extend this invitation to you, it’s the one I have on my side bar since the beginning, “It’s a one-artist journal all right, but I sure enjoy these journeys where I travel solo and from time to time, here and there, I am genially joined by others while on their path to their own peculiar destination. So let’s meet up every now and then, as I put together my art journal, a book unfolding an intricate yet simple story…one page at a time”.

Happy creating!


1. Jo - June 28, 2010

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging and for all the wonderful journal pages you’ve created. I am drawn to the depth of emotion that’s suggested in your work and by the sophistication of your approach to the page. May this next year be even more wonderful for you.

2. Donna - June 28, 2010

Hear Hear for expansion Orly! Congratulations on all fronts and thanks so much for sharing your inpsiring, enchanting, thought provoking, comical and heartfelt images and words with us the past couple years – keep it coming! love and hugs…

3. Brian K - June 28, 2010

Congratulations on 2 years of fantastic blogging! Your and Maya’s site is amazing! I can’t wait for more posts and adventures on both. I am glad to have gotten to know you my friend on the adventure! Contruatulations on all the new exciting happenings! XO B.

4. pamcarriker - June 28, 2010

Congrats Orly! I saw your article in my advance copy of Art Journaling, so fun to be in it with you!!! I just got my old passport back and may have to do something with it now.

5. Stephanie - June 28, 2010

Isn’t it amazing how tihs venue allows for such expansion! I am happy beyond measure to have witnessed this and happy too for all that you have unfolding in your future!!

How wonderful to have this new blog beginning with your daughter…congrats congrats!!


6. Catherine Witherell - June 28, 2010

It’s so good! I am happy for you Orly! I love your easy way of describing your thoughts and feelings. I learn from you each time I come here. Here’s to your creative life!

7. Christina Brittain - June 29, 2010

WOOHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats, Orly Light! Bright light of a hundred entries times a bajillion!
I love you!

8. Lynn Fisher - June 29, 2010

Congrats across the board Orly…you deserve it!!!

9. dorit elisha - June 29, 2010

Congrats for the special birthday Orly! I am definitely happy your journal connected US. I truely enjoy “visiting” you, contemplating on all of these awesome thoughts you have and looking at your visual sayings.
I wish you many more hundreds of the same!

10. shannon - June 30, 2010

wow! soooo happy for you. so much to celebrate. what an inspiration you are. now to visit your new mother/daughter blog. how magnificent.

11. rachel awes - June 30, 2010

such great markers
of your beauty
& perseverence
& connection
with a community
of artists!
with dancing
& song & tamborine! 🙂

12. mary ann - June 30, 2010

orly i bow to your quiet depth and truth. you are an original.

13. pearlandroses - June 30, 2010

Congratulation Orly.Many thanks for your inspiring words and beautiful pages. Looking forward to to many more.

14. rivergardenstudio - June 30, 2010

Oh, what a wonderful time to celebrate, as a newcomer to your blog I am loving your art and this profound connectiong that you have with words and nature… life is good, an explosion of color, multi-layered and beautifully written… I love your very first post too, roxanne

15. Seth - July 1, 2010

Big congratulations Orly for your many successes and achievements. Your work inspires me and so many others as well. I do so look forward to the next 100 entiries and the next 2 years!!!

16. kelly - July 2, 2010

Oh congrats and cheers to you Orly! Your declaration of self is most refreshing and inspiring to say the least! Can’t wait to keep following this journey.

17. Marina - July 3, 2010

Loved your altered passport journal in the magazine. From the article I discovered you have this blog….will be checking back at your blog regularly now I know about your insightful artwork.

18. rcscreations - July 5, 2010

I am late to the party, Orly…but congratulations on your two years of blogging! I remember my first time here, a few months before Journalfest, and how thrilled I was to be in your class at Fort Worden! I can’t wait to get the Art Journaling magazine. I have seen your passport journal with my own two eyes, and it is truly a TREASURE! Congratulations on so many wonderful art successes on your journey! So happy that our paths crossed 🙂

19. Mary - July 5, 2010

Belated congrats on your 100th spread….that is an accomplistment….Love your journaling style!

20. eb - July 6, 2010

oh Orly you do inspire again and again…
xox – eb.

21. Cris Winters - July 7, 2010

I just spent some time looking at several months of your blog entries. Very inspiring, insightful, and beautiful. Via your nephew Gil,
I participated in your 2009 Round Robin Art Journal and I wanted to see if you were successful with that project. Some friends (who also contributed to the journal) and I were talking about it tonight and we wondered what happened to the journals. Did you get them back, did you use them in a class, did they vanish into think air (which I understand often happens to such projects that require so much care and handling). In any case, I look forward to keeping in touch with you through your wonderful ;blog!

22. aimee - July 7, 2010

your world is a wonder to me! i’m so glad you started it! xo, aimee

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