This last weekend I had the pleasure of taking a workshop with Orly Avineri, focusing on “line”.
As I am moving forward in my art making, and trying new techniques, exploring new definitions, I’m interested in the challenge of a workshop that is out of my comfort zone. and boy was this one ever. I’m a bit of a control freak when it comes to line making. I almost have an aversion to using pen or marker. “That’s for DESIGN work” is what I’ve told myself. I’ve struggled with accessing that instinctual mark making energy. Orly pushed and pulled the paints and pens and marks and smudges out of us and really gently helped the group forge a love and freedom of line and mark making on the pages.
This was an amazing day. I’m looking forward to pushing through a little more on these pages and loosening up my approach to mark making. I encourage anyone who is interested in art journaling to check out her books, blog, classes.