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Spread 159- Creating On Purpose January 18, 2012

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

Starting my year strong and ready for what it will bring to me. Last weekend I came back from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where I was teaching alternative portraiture, deepening my view that visual journaling is all about that: portraying one’s self in boundless and immeasurably magnificent and honest ways. And in the process, countless new ways to be are revealed. In this week in Beautiful Hacienda Mosaico my purpose was clarified furthermore. I know now, on a truer level, that people who come to my workshops must feel respected and valued, that they are supported with opportunities to use their intrinsic creative forces in ways that originate in their guts and manifest in lush, dynamic, tactile, and tangible visual feasts on pages of a journal. That my job is to enable passionate students to work alongside each other to achieve individual and common purpose in the face of self doubt and lack of conviction.

I am joyful and excited about my opportunities this year to act on these sentiments:

Intuitive Art-Journaling – Monthly day workshops in Southern California (Redondo Beach and San Diego) – Email me @ orlyavineri@gmail.com to be added on my list to receive my monthly newsletter with detailed info about the workshop of the month. 

Artfest –  March 28-April 1, 2012 – Port Townsend, Washington

Create – Mixed-Media Retreat – May 30-June 3, 2012 – Irvine, CA

Create – Mixed-Media Retreat – July 18-22, 2012 – Somerset, New Jersey

Call of the Wild Soul – The UK Sacred Art Retreat – September 27-30, 2012 – Somerset, England

May your path this year be filled with new findings, I hope our paths will cross. 


1. pearlandroses.wordpress.com - January 18, 2012

Well said! Unique spread by a unique artist 🙂

2. Monica - January 18, 2012

OH! I love, love, LOVE this post Orly! I think you are one of the rare teachers/instructors/facilitators that realize and ALLOW the student to be valued for who they are and what they bring to the table =-)

You are one in a MILLION Orly and I hope to be learning at your table for a long time to come!

3. kathryn - January 19, 2012

what an awesome truth that was revealed to you!! the alternative portrait class sounds super interesting…especially in Mexico, which has such rich and colorful art..i wonder if that influenced you at all?!!

4. Donna - January 19, 2012

Gorgeous Orly, I love this spread and the words that accompany it, and what a fabulous line up of classes again this year – your kind of going full circle there too with the Somerset(s) – it will be interesting to do a compare and contrast – very cool…
Much love and wishes of continued enchantment…

apaperbear - January 19, 2012

Wonderful! You have an amazing year in the works and it’s only started! Your an amazing instructor and artist! Here’s hoping the New Year brings us all wonderous creative endevers!

5. arlene wanetick - January 19, 2012

Beautiful imagery and wise words as well. I love how you share YOUR growth and learning as you teach and inspire others. This is a rare and unique part of your gift, Orly. Your ego has not run amuck. You are brave and humble, serious and and soulful, questioning and questing right alongside your students, and share that openly and joyfully. Beyond art exploration, we learn these other lessons from you and love you for them as well. In the end, we are all teaching each other and growing together, with respect and love. I am proud to be in this sacred circle with you and yours. All love, Arlene

6. Seth - January 19, 2012

Sounds as if your recent travels were productive and insightful on many levels. Wishing you the best on your continued journey this year and looking forward to our paths crossing.

7. Gil Avineri - January 23, 2012

Long live the brilliant Aquarians of the world!

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