GATEWAYS TO ART-JOURNALING
I truly believe that the need to be witnessed by the self and by others is a human-core-need to be fulfilled by the act of creating. Therefore, a compelling part of my journey is the teaching of art making and visual journaling. As a young adult in Israel, I had studied Fine Arts in an artists' village nestled at the foot of Mount Carmel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and later, in the Netherlands, Graphic Design at the University of Arts in the contemporary yet history-drenched city of Utrecht. Now living by the beach of Southern California with my family, I take in all the magnificence of the landscapes that shaped me and of the visual languages I have acquired along the way. I keep an online visual journal titled One Artist Journal that is derived from my actual physical journal pages. It is now available in a published book form, carrying the same title. After One Artist Journal came 14 Artist Journals, my second book, depicting the journaling worlds of 14 magnificent individuals. I am very passionate about finding meaning and connection through the process of visual journaling.
High in the Sierra Madre Mountains in the state of Guanajuato
waits the 400 year old colonial town of San Miguel de Allende.
Rich tradition, exotic colors, enticing aromas,
where the old and contemporary converge in a rich offering of art, culture and charm.
San Miguel sits on a hillside,
with inspiring vistas and glorious architecture.
Declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site,
San Miguel de Allende is a bustling colonial community with a perfect climate and elevation of 6,300 ft.
Visitors are greeted with blooming flowers,
fresh air, blue skies, cobblestone streets, rich colonial architecture,
gourmet restaurants and an experience to savor forever.
I am honored to be your hostess for Orly Avineri and
Gateways to Art Journaling.
welcoming party, seven nights accommodation, delicious breakfast and lunch as a family each day,
group transport from Leon, Guanjuato to San Miguel
and transport back to airport at the end of our retreat,
group adventures, most art supplies, and the inspiration of a lifetime.
room for 14
Price of Retreat for double occupancy $2,500.00
please email for more details and to join us at