Since Teesha Moore'sJournal Fest last October, where I first met and took two wonderful classes with Orly Avineri, I've been inspired by Orly's thoughtful, intelligent, layered approach to making art. On her art journal pages, she combines color, emotion, thought and words in a mixed-media feast for the senses. Then she shares the glorious results on her blog. And now she has self-published a book that is like a big art journal itself, with full-size color reproductions of her work. Teesha wrote the foreword, and journaling friends are helping her promote the book.
You can visit her blog for a chance to win a copy of her book. Or, if your luck is like mine and you can't wait to have this inspiration in your hands, you can purchase her book through Orly's eStore. And you can blog hop with her friends to read more about Orly and this wonderful new publishing approach. I really enjoy supporting my fellow artists, and I know you do, too! It's part of surrounding ourselves with a continually energizing art conversation, right?
To learn more, visit some of Orly's fellow art journalers for their reviews of Orly's new book and lots more art journaling inspiration: