Today's Book Guild post is one of many celebrating the release of the self published book One Artist Journal by artist and blogger Orly Avineri.
Orly is the creator of a popular blog, also called One Artist Journal, which highlights her own journal pages and related thoughts and which has become the basis for her book.
I am happy to say that she is also a contributing artist in my own book, The Pulse of Mixed Media, in which she wrote the following artist statement:
"I am a gatherer. While on my tracks I find sky-kissing mountains and deep valleys, barren deserts and lush rainforests, wandering nomads and firm settlers. My tracks take me places. At times I get lost. Enchantingly, as soon as I gather my findings, lay my images and words on a physical or virtual canvas, I get found."
Orly doesn't know this (until now) but I had read her artist statement at everyone of the artist talks I hosted for my book.
I greatly admire Orly in terms of how she expresses herself in both images and words. As such, I was thrilled to be asked by Orly to contribute some words of my own to her back cover. As can be seen in the image above, I wrote:
"When I discovered Orly's blog, I found a feast for the senses. Orly's posts highlight spreads from her journals. They are always layered, complex, detailed, thought-provoking, and filled with movement and color. You get the sense that each and every aspect of the pages has deeper meaning and a personal significance. Her artwork is fascinating to look at and she has a way with words. Much like the details in her artwork, every single word seems carefully chosen and important. Her writing is eloquent, descriptive and powerful."
You can buy One Artist Journal on Amazon or in Orly's eStore (which ends up being a better choice for Orly). You can also enter a giveaway to win a copy of the book by leaving a comment on the giveaway post on Orly's blog.
I am not the only person today to celebrate the release of Orly's book. Click on the following links to see what others are saying:
Brian Kasstle: apaperbear.wordpress.
Carla Sonheim: carlasonheim.
Cindy Woods O'Leary: artfuljourneyretreat.
Donna Cetorelli: solegarden.com
Dorit Elisha: lifeasafiveringcircus.
Erin Faith Allen: callofthewildsoul.com
Gina Rossi Armfield: sweetsistergina.
Glenda Hoagland: pilgrimsthoughts.
Irene Rafael: irenerafael.blogspot.
Jane LaFazio: janeville.blogspot.
jill Berry: jillberrydesign.com/
Kelly Kilmer: KellyKilmer.blogspot.
Liesel Lund: liesel.typepad.com
Monica Moran: thecreativebeast.
Pnina Gold: pearlandroses.wordpress.
Rachel Urista: rachelurista.
Teesha Moore: teeshascircus.blogspot.