Friday, May 18, 2012

One Artist Journal

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:
Cindy Woods O'Leary:
Donna Cetorelli:
Erin Faith Allen:
Gina Rossi Armfield:
Irene Rafael:
Jane LaFazio:
Kelly Kilmer:
Liesel Lund:


Marit said...

Orly is my idol!

Unknown said...

I first saw Orly's work in Jill Berry's book and then on your "Pulse" and I as blown away. Her talent is so "natural", it blooms and blooms.
Just ordered the book.
Have been enjoying your latest series on reviewing books, but I don't know if I'll be able to afford it!

Lynn Cohen said...

I think I met Orly's work through your blog Seth; and through the Pulse Book. I love her bright colors and use of Hebrew script in her art pages! How wonderful that so many are advertizing her book for her!!! I hope she sells tons.
Well deserved for this fantastic artist!

Carol said...

Oh I am so getting this! Love her journaling!

Jo Murray said...

I follow Orly's blog avidly and am a great admirer of her work. Thanks for the info, and links.

Jane Wetzel said...

Awesomeness! thanks for the chance to win :)

Jill Zaheer said...

So glad you got to add your comment to the back cover of Orly's new book- congrats to you for that and congrats to Orly on her new publication! The collaboration of artists continue!