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Spread # 103- In The Comfort Of My Own Nothing July 17, 2010

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

Ah, this is the life. It’s tranquil, peaceful. There is not a lack of something. There is not a void of any kind. To think nothing, to feel nothing, to do nothing is so soothing…it’s like a desktop after it had just been uncluttered. It’s a place, physical or not, where magical happenings may soon occur. Sweet nothing, I strive for nothing, I want nothing, crave for nothing. I have nothing, ready for something…like blank pages of a journal…full of promises, opportunities. Ah, life is most rewarding when I am in the comfort of my nothing.


1. Brian K - July 17, 2010

Oh our dear Orly… surpasses and surprises us… so paradoxical… this reminds me of the desert… arid… mysterious… familiar yet not familiar…soo Orly yet new and not Orlyish… fresh and different. A new direction… could it be our recent heat wave we are having? Can’t wait to see you!

2. yoram avineri - July 17, 2010

I can relate to that.
People might think it relates to laziness, but in fact this is a state of mind that will connect you to the way to happiness.

3. kelly - July 17, 2010

Love the bliss and calm that this portrays. The comfort of nothing…what a lovely statement dearest Orly. You are inspiring and uplifting!

4. Ophelia - July 17, 2010

This is such a great spread….so powerful!

5. aimee - July 17, 2010

you found the sweet spot! it is so hard to find!

6. Briana - July 17, 2010

I love the text in the upper left corner. Adds interest to an already wonderful piece. I also really like your description of “nothing for something”.

7. Arlene Wanetick - July 18, 2010

Nothing is everything!

8. Lynn Fisher - July 19, 2010

Ah…nothing! It is So underrated!
Sometimes we have to recharge our batteries with NOTHING…we are all so overstimulated by chaos! Love the journal page Orly…here i go in search of nothing!

9. Seth - July 19, 2010

l love the analogy to the promise of the blank pages in a journal. You can go anywhere at anytime. Exceptional pages here.

10. Stephanie - July 19, 2010

well this is something, all the beautiful nothing.

I only want for a bit of air conditioning at the moment, other than that I am content to sit with your pages for a spell.


11. rachel awes - July 19, 2010

yes, the paradox of when it all peels away that the nothing is really our everything. beautiful. unconditionally prized. loved as we are.

12. pamcarriker - July 19, 2010

I absolutely love this page. The face is amazing and I love the simple color palette. You rock Orly!!!

13. Gil Avineri - July 20, 2010

i don’t mean to label you, but you’re a darn good taoist. whatever you wanna call that philosophy, i think it’s fantastic and i strive for it too. i want to be a freshly dusted chalkboard.

14. eb - July 22, 2010

nothing is everything
yes to spaciousness…
exhaling the old somethings
inhaling the new…

xox – eb.

15. Liesel - July 22, 2010

Hi Orly! Well the feeling is mutual-I absolutely love all these beautiful, free flowing, layered journal pages you’ve created. I also love that they inspire me to reawaken some of the directions my art was going in college. So very wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration and I can’t wait to meet YOU at Journalfest!! : )

16. the GyPsY - July 23, 2010

Love your work and your words, as always. I’ve been feeling this more and more, I want nothing .. but somedays, I can’t really live that, to want nothing .. sometimes I think we have the luxury to be philosophical about our lives because our lives are quite good and we are not suffering every day.

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