Artist and good friend Orly Avineri has done it again. Not only does she share her thoroughly authentic journal pages on her blog, teach life-changing workshops (ask any of her students), and self-publish her own unique books -- she now has created a very special tool that will be useful to every artist: The Journaling Game. And if that isn't incredible enough, she is giving away a copy to boot.
In her own words...
A few years ago I was teaching in a beautiful art retreat in the mountains, a place where the joy of creating didn't stop at the end of the class but continued into the night. Retreat buddies gathered in their cabins to journal together.
I started noticing that it wasn't easy for anyone to be in a group setting and have ideas how to begin, continue or end their pages. Then an idea came to visit me. How about if each of use took a turn in giving the rest of us a prompt. It was not only working out but it was contributing to a light, non-judgmental, fun evening.
Since that day it was known to be The Journaling Game and inspired many gathering to be joyously creative and lively.
This prompted Orly to create something that could be used beyond her workshops and shared with all.
I've designed a deck of cards based on that idea. Each card has a close-up taken from one of my journal pages on one side and on the other, not really technique but more of a prompt, a starter, a process that can take you in many directions if you run with it.
There are 48 cards in the box, 3.5" x 3.5" in size. Each deck costs $28 (+shipping and handling) and can ONLY be ordered through her online store (US only).
For a chance to win a deck of The Journaling Game please leave a comment on the post on Orly's blog, tell her if you've played before and please remember to include your email address in case you are the one to win. A randomly selected winner will be announced by Orly in 48 hours, that is Monday at 5pm Pacific time.