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 in the context of 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 (blog) 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. Then came my third book titled In My Bones: A Visual Journal. It’s continuing where One Artist Journal left off. I am very passionate aboutfinding meaning and connection through the process of visual journaling. Engaging in a world that is far more expansive than my own enlivens me to no end.