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Spread # 106- Global Warming August 11, 2010

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

Ice melting is what happens when you get a bunch of people to make art together. Whether it is a drum circle on the beach, poetry reading in a café, art journaling with an online global community, there is sweet enchantment in the sharing of common attitudes toward creativity. I see it time and again, the gathering around a common passion makes for tender, openly loving humans. This notion holds the imagining of happy people, the promise of a warm, tolerant, and more loving and interconnected global community. More proof of that I got last weekend when I took my 12-year-old daughter to DeviantART’s 10th Birthday Bash at the fantastic House of Blues in L.A. DeviantART is an online art group my daughter is a member of. This group has over 14 million online members from all over the world. Most artists in the group, including my daughter, create digital art, illustrations and drawings, in anime, manga, and other brilliant individual styles, post them on their pages, and chat away about art. In that party I observed an exuberant energy and warmth radiating from all participants. Shyness did not arrive. Humor did. It felt so sweetly familiar to me. Such global gatherings give me hope for a magnificent global warming.

Speaking of warm fuzzies, check out some upcoming opportunities to get together, make some art, and while at it, melt some ice, and warm a globe.

Coming soon:
JOURNALFEST October 27-31, 2010, in Port Townsend, WA
Teaching 3 6-hour-workshops: Thursday- Passport to Journal, Friday- Mapping Me, and Saturday- Dia de los Muertos

Registration started this month for:
ARTFEST April 6-10, 2011, in Port Townsend, WA
Teaching 3 6-hour-workshops: Thursday- A deck of Roses, Friday- Roots & Shoots, and Saturday- The Art of Correspondence.

Registration started just yesterday for:
AN ARTFUL JOURNEY– February 17-21, 2011- A 3-day retreat held in the Santa Cruz mountains of northern California.
Teaching Yours Naturally– a 3-day Nature Journaling Workshop


1. Corrine Davis - August 11, 2010

I totally agree. I love the energy created in artist gatherings.
Speaking of art retreats, there is one being held in NewZealand next year as well. a four day retreat with Nina Bagley. Art is truely global

2. Donna Watson - August 12, 2010

I like the concept of melting the ice artistically and globally– like we do as we connect via blog posts– love all your recent collages by the way.

3. apaperbear - August 12, 2010

Ahhhhhh I love our creative gatherings and collaborations. They feed my soul and my art. And are plane ole fun! I can’t wait for our next one…

I need my wise and wonderful friend Orly! My photoshop needs some coaching… my pics look distorted! Heeellllpppp!

4. Christina Brittain - August 12, 2010

You are delicious, your mind is delicious, your vision of the world and artful response to it is delicious. I love you.

5. kelly - August 13, 2010

What a wonderful experience! How fun to be a part of such a global gathering…and with your daughter!
Thank you for posting these dates…this girl is trying to get to one.

6. Arlene Wanetick - August 14, 2010

You are a wonderful writer as well as artist, my friend. It all comes from your heart. I love the contrast between the bold blacks, the type reversed out of it, and the soft peachy colors around it. It warms me to look at it. Art makes happy.

7. soraya nulliah - August 17, 2010

This is so amazing Orly…your daughter is so lucky to be immersed in such creativity …to have your guidance and support. I love art gatherings…creative communities all coming together and sharing and daring and making art. This post makes me so happy happy happy. I love the graphic quality of the black against the peaches and yellows…

8. Nelda Ream - August 18, 2010

I just saw your Passport Journal in the recent Art Journaling magazine. I loved it with all its little fat juciness. Your blog is so enjoyable. I’ll be back!

9. aimee - August 19, 2010

it would do my heart a world of good to take a class with you! crossing fingers – maybe someday!

10. rachel awes - August 22, 2010

what a beautiful set of illustrations here/
love the combination! & love your reflections below…
coming together in art & loveliness! heavenly!

11. Seth - August 22, 2010

There is definitely nothing like the power of the creative energy that occurs when you get a group of-like minded artists together in any arena at all!

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