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Spread # 116- Lights December 4, 2010

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

It is an illuminated month and we are luminous beings. Creativity is a world affair. The ‘quietly making art in the corner’ days are gone; so many of us these days share a creative journey with each other. Collaborative art projects, ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), mail art, learning adventures in retreats and through workshops, Round-Robins, art journaling jamms, and art sharing on personal blogs have become some of the things to do while on the new desirable creative path. Doing so reestablishes our personal responsibility and social connection to the world around us, allowing our creativity to become a forceful energy on which humans all over the world thrive. Being part of this universal ‘movement’ brings about the greatest satisfaction, inspiration, and the simple understanding that we are all interconnected through creativity in a most wonderful way. Ultimately it brings us collective enjoyment in the purest of forms. I have seen this with my own eyes, time and again.

There are many opportunities out there this coming new year to begin or continue to wander through this vast world of creativity. I do it through the practice of Art Journaling (just in case you haven’t noticed), as it allows me to explore ALL mediums of visual expression, including writing. This year I intend to dive deeper into the writing part of it and I’d love for you to join me.

I intend to continue offering my bimonthly 6-hour workshops in Southern California, Redondo Beach and San Diego. Look for the monthly flyer under Workshops and Events. If you wish to receive my monthly detailed class info, please email me to be added to my student email list.

In Feb. 17-21, I will be at the Presentation Center in Santa Cruz Mountains, California, for AN ARTFUL JOURNEY retreat. I’ll be teaching ‘Yours Naturally’- a 3-day nature journaling workshop.

In Apr. 6-10, I will be in Port Townsend, Washington State for ARTFEST. I will be teaching three workshops; ‘A Deck of Roses’, ‘Roots and Shoots’, and ‘The Art of Correspondence’.

In May 15 and 16, in Southern California, I will be teaching a two-day workshop ‘A Walk on the See-Side’ – An explorative (mini) trek of the Rancho Palos Verdes Peninsula’s magnificent cliffs (1st day- outdoors) and observation and expression of our findings (2nd day- indoors) in Redondo Beach (~20 min. driving distance). More info to come.

Visit ‘Workshops and Events’ throughout 2011 to see what else I have in store for you. I hope your creative path will cross mine and we’ll have plenty of opportunities to play with light together.


1. apaperbear - December 4, 2010

A beautiful illuminated post from one of the most wonderful beings I know! Thank you for starting me on my journey and allowing me to go along! 2011 is going to be a wonderful creative adventure for us all! I can’t wait to get started!!!

2. Lisa JonesMoore - December 4, 2010

Your schedule sounds SO exciting! I hope to meet you at ArtFest!!

3. Elke may - December 4, 2010

I cannot wait! this next year i am coming down for one of your home workshops!!!
the snow falling on your website is making me swoon!!!
you are an inspiration!

4. stephanie - December 4, 2010

Orly, your words ring so very true! I thrive on this connectedness and look forward to a year of more exploration. Even if I can only glean your luninosity from a far and from this laptop I savor every moment.

wishing you love and light,

5. gilat - December 4, 2010

your work is always beautiful,you are an inspiration!

6. Briana - December 5, 2010

What beautiful words, “we are all interconnected through creativity”! YES! I love it!

7. aimee - December 5, 2010

congratulations on such a full and busy teaching schedule! can’t wait to see more of your writing – i just love the words that sail out of your head and hands. wishing you lots of light this month! xo

8. Seth - December 6, 2010

Looks like you have a good year ahead and one in which you will be sharing your own illuminations with many others!

9. dorit elisha - December 6, 2010

Thank you for illuminating our days with your beautiful journal pages! I always smile when I read and see your latest creation.
Happy Hannukkah

10. Anairam - December 6, 2010

Lovely workshops – have fun! I think you must be a most inspiring teacher/facilitator/travelling companion …

11. rivergardenstudio - December 7, 2010

These pages are so glorious, filled with your vibrant reds… such a celebration. And i agree completely with your words… we artists have found such great ways to share. roxanne

12. beth - December 9, 2010

i couldn’t have said it better : ) it looks as though you will be shining your light very brightly in the months to come. good for you and all those you will touch and inspire. your work is truly lovely orly!

13. rcscreations - December 9, 2010

Orly, I am so happy to know there will be opportunities to take a class with you next year! I am looking at the Malibu class, at Gina’s place right now…and hopefully I can join you there in May! I need a good dose of Orly inspiration 😉

I miss your smiling face, but I am so happy to come and “see” you here, in your little corner of the web.

Take care, my friend….

14. Liesel - December 10, 2010

Oh Orly! What true and wonderful words. It was SO great to meet you and to get to visit at Journalfest. I SO am inspired by your words and colors and imagery. And now I can see your beautiful smile when I read your blog! : ) Thanks!!! I hope our paths cross again soon! xoxoxox Liesel

15. eb - December 13, 2010

GLORIOUS! Orly – so full of LIGHT…
always love my visits here,

xox – eb.

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