Some of you may remember my sharing images with you from Artfest, and the class I took from Orly Avineri. I am blessed to have many wonderful friends, many of whom are also artists. I count Orly among this special group in my life. She is not only a wonderful human being, she is also a very talented and expressive artist. She just let us in on a piece of very big news! She has published a book of her very own art journal pages. I love that she has taken the time (a book is a big project!) to create this so that we can all delight in the richness and truth of her work. I admire her fresh honesty, boldness, textured expressions and layered explorations.
Her book will also be available on Amazon-but if you are like me and prefer your money to go to the artist, I recommend ordering it through her store.
We were having fun looking at the different stones on the beach. To me this typifies Orly-very engaged, and fascinated with the world around us and how visual things tap into deeper parts of ourselves.
As part of the celebrations for Orly's book, she is hosting a blog hop. Check out all these other wonderful artists and their blogs!
Above right and below: These are pieces I did in Orly's class at Artfest, Postcards from the Edge. If you ever get a chance, do take a class from her. She is very inspiring and will make you look at your work in new ways!
And until you can take a class with her, you can get lots of inspiration from her wonderful book!
P.S. If you want to see some of the pages inside Orly's new book you can get a sneak preview on Teesha's blog.
Have an artFULL day!