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Spread 240 – Mapping The Distances – Blog Hop and Giveaway of Jill K. Berry’s New Map Art Stencils May 12, 2014

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.

240-Mapping The DistancesFusing Jill’s new Map Art stencil designs into my own art journaling pages posed a bit of a challenge at first as I rarely use stencils in my practice. However it quickly became very exciting when I started to play with boundless possibilities. It was important to me to appreciate the designs in their original state, as Jill intended them to be, yet allow them to become something else, something that feels more personal to me. I found myself mapping the distances between Jill’s visual world and mine, distances between exterior and internal visual models, making them far or close as I pleased. Original elements shifted and changed and flowed from one to another. They gave rise to new fragments and images that felt honest to me. I enjoyed this process of giving in to exterior shapes and forms that originally did not belong to me and transforming them enough, to a point where I could claim them as my own.Jill's stencils To get a chance to win Jill’s K. Berry’s set of four new stencils by Artistcellar please comment here or to increase your chances to win hop over to the blogs below to see what other artists have created with Jill’s stencils and comment there too. I will announce the winner on May 20.

May 9th – Artistcellar  www.artistcellar.com/wp
May 10th – Chris Cozen http://www.chriscozenartist.com/blog.html
May 11th – Jane Davenport  http://janedavenport.com/
May 12th – Orly Avineri https://oneartistjournal.com/
May 13th – Rachel Peterson Urista http://rachelurista.wordpress.com
May 14th – Jill K Berry – http.jillberrydesign.com

 Thank you wondrous Jill for taking me on this explorative and fun adventure through your awesome stencils!


1. kass hall - May 12, 2014

See I LOVE stencils so we’re different that way!! All good, I love using them in my journals and these look wonderful – as is Jill!! Hooray!!

2. Sarah Anderson - May 12, 2014

I LoVe stencils too and enjoyed seeing how someone who doesn’t use them employ them so effectively and eloquently

3. Patti - May 12, 2014

I too like using stencils and Jill’s look cool!

4. Polly Johnson - May 12, 2014

Wonderful insight Orly, as usual! I would love an opportunity to have Jill’s new stencils to play with!

5. Mary C. Nasser - May 12, 2014

Gorgeous journal pages, Orly!
Love the tints and layers! What a wonderfully abstract map!

6. apaperbear - May 12, 2014

I remember the birth of this page and it’s start! Wonderful use of stencils! Faboooo!!! I love and miss you! AND I get to see you soon! Hugs!

7. Debbie L Gregory - May 12, 2014

These get more amazing each time I see the creations with them, just really adore what it makes me envision.

8. Terry Garrett - May 12, 2014

I use stencils once in a great while and do like them- SO I will throw my hat in the ring for Jill’s. I have been making my own out of tyvek. Love this page Orly

9. Susan Goodell - May 12, 2014

I love the way you used the stencils in a subtle way. You pages are always so interesting and exciting to look at, so it was fun to see how you used the stencils in your work.

10. Ronda - May 12, 2014

Love these stencils!

11. Mary - May 12, 2014

I collect stencils. It’s so much fun to play with!

12. Roberta - May 12, 2014

I would love an opportunity to win the stencils! One can never have too many!

13. emilyclineart - May 12, 2014

Interesting! And I love the delicacy of those pages!

14. vickiinyourhead - May 12, 2014

Oh, these stencils look great for journaling!

15. Debbie - May 12, 2014

I love the way you used the stencils! So pretty and subtle.

16. Missy - May 12, 2014

Terrific how you integrated the stencils into your work…my eye read Orly not stencils!!!!

17. thesmilingfish - May 12, 2014

I have always been intrigued by maps and use them as collage pieces in my work, but these stencils are great and would add a new dimension to my ATCs and Postcard art, not to mention my journal pages. I love what you did with them Orly!

18. Alexandra Moura - May 12, 2014

I’ve been discouvering stencils for a short time and I’m loving it… these from Jill are beautiful… hope to win it and use it a lot!

19. Robin Broitman - May 12, 2014

Love how you’ve made the marks from these stencils your own!

20. Kelly - May 12, 2014

These look fun! I only have dabbled a bit with stencils, your pages are lovely! Thank you for the giveaway chance!

21. Jennifer - May 12, 2014

I love stencils! Love your work and thanks for doing the blog hop for this opportunity to win. 🙂

22. Christy Brink - May 12, 2014

HI, Orly – I love using stencils with my art journaling. Thanks for the opportunity for a chance to win some mapping ones! Cool!

23. Linda Meza - May 12, 2014

It’s exciting to see that an accomplished artist like yourself, Orly, is open to maneuvering and playing with commercial elements. Using them can inspire, challenge, force integration and enrich our own creations. Thank you for sharing how one artist’s “product” turned your unique creative process to unexpected and extraordinary territories.

24. browser games - May 12, 2014

I just recently bought stencils and I love how you create artistic product by using them.

25. Karen OBrien - May 12, 2014

I love that they can be used in such an abstract way!

26. puffinliz - May 12, 2014

I love this new release of stencils! They are so much fun to play with and I love seeing what the professionals do with them!

27. puffinliz - May 12, 2014

I love using stencils and love this new release. It is especially nice seeing what the professionals do with them.

28. ConnieND - May 12, 2014

Great looking stencils. I think they would look awesome in my travel journal that I am making for my trips that I am taking this summer.

29. Candice - May 12, 2014

Great stencils. Today’s my birthday; wouldn’t it be great if I won!

30. Diane - May 12, 2014

Just got Jill’s book and would love to try out these stencils.

31. Sheila - May 12, 2014

Wow, what an awesome spread! I love those stencils too! Would love to win some!

32. Indigene Theresa Gaskin - May 12, 2014

I love stencils, because they give me great ideas and I always find a way to make them my own. 🙂 I do love maps, too! 🙂

33. Indigene Art Forms - May 12, 2014

I love maps and stencils. I use stencils as a foundation and build upon them, so that I make them my own. 🙂

34. Linda - May 12, 2014

Please count me in! Awesome! Thank you for the chance/giveaway!

35. Kate Burroughs - May 12, 2014

Looks like a fun set of stencils. Thanks for a chance to win!
Aloha, Kate

36. Bea Savellano - May 12, 2014

I have just started using stencils a lot and love Jill Berry’s work…bea

37. gjeneve - May 12, 2014

Love the original great ideas.

38. roxy - May 12, 2014

beautiful spread orly – I’m so drawn to the negative space you’ve got going on between your shapes & colors… xo

39. Karen Leigh - May 12, 2014

I love the way you incorporated them into your pages-well done! Thanks for the opportunity!

40. Lissa - May 12, 2014

Orly, I have just discovered you and am just in awe how you used these amazing stencils

41. Linda Biedermann - May 12, 2014

Love stencils and maps!

42. buntyw - May 12, 2014

I’d love to win some of Jill’s stencils!

43. maudemay123 - May 12, 2014

Love how you used Jill’s stencils to create your own vision.

44. loisreynoldsmead - May 12, 2014

Please count me in for the give-away…wonderful use of the stencils!

45. kathansen9 - May 12, 2014

your post was very interesting…i never thought about it that way before…taking someone else’s creation and making it your own. I love what you did with it but you have such a unique and awesome voice without it!

46. Kim - May 12, 2014

Your work is beautiful. I like the way in which you describe the adaptation of someones vision into your own.

47. Tina W. - May 12, 2014

Very cool how you made them your own!

48. Raye Mayo - May 12, 2014

Your use of these stencils is wonderful – so original! Very inspiring, as is Jill’s.

49. jane w - May 12, 2014

incredible creation with these awesome new stencils- love it!

50. Tracy - May 13, 2014

Yummy, Orly

51. Diane Chen - May 13, 2014

Great new stencils to add to my collection!

52. Diane Chen - May 13, 2014

Love the stencils!

53. Jackie Beeman - May 13, 2014

Great journal pages, and I’d love to win these stencils!

54. mutabilia - May 13, 2014

I always enjoy seeing your pages, Orly

55. craftygoofy49 - May 13, 2014

Your explanation of how you incorporated the stencil into this page. I would love to win the stencils.

56. Irene - May 13, 2014

I love layering stencils until the original intention becomes transformed. Your spread is inspiring Orly. xo

57. zenkatwrites - May 13, 2014

I also don’t use stencils much — mostly letter stencils — but they would be fun to play with.

58. April Lopez - May 13, 2014

Love seeing all the different uses for these stencils.

59. Suzen - May 13, 2014

Love these!!! Love your posts!!!

60. ajsartjournal - May 13, 2014

LOvE what you created Orly, I rarely use stencils so maybe it’s time to try?

61. chocolatelovertoo - May 13, 2014

would love to win these fabulous stencils, thanks!

62. Mandy Fariello - May 13, 2014

I would love a chance to win those fabulous stencils!

63. Linda Greiss - May 13, 2014

Thanks for the opportunity to win a set of Jill’s stencils!

64. Susan Falkler - May 13, 2014

Cool stencils, I would love to win.

65. cori - May 14, 2014

Love the unique way that these stencils are being used at each ‘hop’. good luck to everyone!

66. gloria stafford - May 14, 2014

Dear Orly, what a wonderfully unique view of the world you give us in your art and with stencils no less!!!

67. M.Austen - May 14, 2014

Would love a set of these very cool stencils!!

68. aintnoninny - May 14, 2014

I just started using stencils and have become hooked. You can use little bits and pieces of them or join them in hundreds of ways. I love the more abstract look of your journal pages though.

69. MiSs MEKO (@MEKOfoSHO) - May 14, 2014

I love the diversity shown with each of you along the hop and appreciate the individuality you represent! I don’t know what I would do with these stencils myself besides take the opportunity to play.. and be true to whatever the energies within me.. have me do with them. Thank you for playing with us today.. 🙂

70. Robyn C. - May 14, 2014

Orly that piece is AMAZING! I just love your aesthetic – you inspire me!

71. Judy Nolan - May 15, 2014

Your subtle approach to using the stencils is really interesting. It definitely makes the look “your own,” which is what you were going for!

72. dcdeib - May 15, 2014

I participated in my first art journal swap and I wish I would have had stencils like these to work with! Your creations are wonderful!

73. jenniedgar - May 15, 2014

Loved these pages

74. jenniedgar - May 15, 2014

Loved the colors and the pages

75. Sharon - May 15, 2014

Oh my! i need these stencils…love what you created!

76. MamaTrader - May 15, 2014

Awesome stencils! Thanks for the chance to win!

77. ros - May 16, 2014

love what you did with the stencils thanks for the chance to win

78. Janet Mangione - May 16, 2014

Woweeee Can’t wait to get my mojo working with those stencils! TANTALiZING.

79. Gina Lighton - May 16, 2014

Orly, Iive how you’ve used these beautiful stencils! Hope I’m a winner because I’d love to play with them!

80. Deborah M - May 17, 2014

Nice work!…especially considering you don’t typically use stencils!

81. silownia blog - May 19, 2014

My family members every time say that I am wasting my time here
at net, except I know I am getting experience every day by reading thes good posts.

82. Jan - May 19, 2014

Love the way you integrated Jill’s stencils into your journal page. I’d love the chance to win. Thank you.

83. Jan - May 19, 2014

I love how you integrated Jill’s stencils into your journal page. I’d love to win. Thank you.

84. spalacze tluszczu - May 26, 2014

I like it whenever people come together and share ideas.
Great website, continue the good work!

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