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1 PERSON 2017 Lap Journals January 3, 2017

Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
1 PERSON 2017 Lap Journals – Info and order via my email orlyavineri@gmail.com
They are all SOLD OUT now.
Thank you all so much for your interest and purchases.
I believe we are trying way too hard to be artists and even harder to be seen as such. Let’s see how liberating and invigorating it can be to simply dance on our pages, move liberally…day by day.
I call them Lap Journals. They fit in the palm of my hand. I can take them with me wherever I go where I’ll be staying. I can do everything in them as I normally would in a visual journal like collage, painting, pen-work, drawing, writing, etc. but they offer me more mobility, intimacy, lightness, inclusivity of others, freedom, and other opportunities that my large journals may miss. That’s my experience, perhaps something for you to discern.
They start their journeys as beautifully crafted blank coptic stitched books made by my friends Jody and Elise. Then I bundled them with shreds of my nests, rusty bits, dried flower petals, and tea bags. Tied up with misc. twine, gauze and fabric strips they were soaked in rusty rain water for the night, then unbundled and sun dried. I made the covers with loose wall paper scraps I gathered last year from an 18 century abandoned hacienda in remote area in Guanajuato, Mexico, and added these quirky faces made of paper-mache holding down the remnants of the nest coming from the inside of the book. My 1 PERSON design was stamped on a piece of cloth and applied on top.
The result is a semi-blank book for you to work with. Semi-blank as it has beautiful landscapes that were marked inside by this process and there is also one ‘stolen’ spread I had fun working on with pen-work and a little written wish from me to you. It’s a collaboration. That’s what it is. You can forward the spirit of that collaboration and send it around for your friends to add a spread to your book.
You can make your own lap journal or buy one of mine. I only made 20. If you’d like to kick start or enliven your visual journaling practice in 2017 and you want one of these babies please let me know via email orlyavineri@gmail.com and I’ll send you the info.


1. Evelyn Flint - January 3, 2017

They’re lovely!

2. Deanne Tetzl - January 3, 2017

Hi Orly,

I love this idea ❤ – can you send me the details on your journals?

Thanks you,


3. Gaye West - January 3, 2017

J’adore ❤

4. JoAnn Campisi - January 3, 2017

I love them!

5. s. m. - January 4, 2017

please send info about lap jornals!.. splendid idea..happy new year.. sandra

6. desireehabicht - January 4, 2017

I would love to hear more

7. anniefroese - January 4, 2017

Hello Orly! Happy New Year! What wonderful little treasures you have co-created. I just read my mail and I see that you have already sold out! Will you be doing this again? How much were they? Could you be commissioned to do more? 🙂 Hoping 2017 is a wonderful creative adventure for you! xo Annie

8. Outi Laaksonen - January 4, 2017

It felt a little strange reading about your lap journals because at the end of last year I decided to keep small pieces of plain paper and some pens in my purse so I would be able to make art wherever I go. Your journals are some steps ahead of my little art Project. They are beautiful and would be much more inspiring to carry around wherever I go.
Love, Outi

9. Pat Buffum - January 18, 2017

Dearest Orly, You are so talented. I have written you a couple of times and I am amazed how you actually take the time to write back. Thank you for that. Last time I wrote I enquired about one of your Lap Journals. Unfortunately I couldn’t purchase at that time but I am just grateful for your talent and your willingness to teach. Thanks for you, Pat Buffum

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