What You'll Find Here

I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

You'll find resources (my favorite supplies, books, slideshows of my art journal pages, favorite bloggers, etc...) listed along the right hand side of my blog.

I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for over seventeen years now. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, April 27, 2015

What I'm Reading: Comics

I guess I should've made my bed before I took this photo but this is pretty much how I spent my weekend. Sure, I did some work. I created the print that I'll be giving folks who pre-order my latest book, Visual Poetry. I helped both David and Tristan out with some of their projects. I did some TV watching (Grimm, IZombie and Daredevil.) For the most part, I did a lot of reading. 

I like to read my comics in chunks. I've read maybe half of the above comics so far. My favorites are:  

-Ms Marvel (one of the BEST comics being made right now and my current favorite)

-Sensation Comics Presents Wonder Woman (I've only read issues 3, 8 and 9 but I really, really liked them. I'm hoping to pick up the collected trade paperback)

-Sergio Aragones' Funnies (I love these autobiographical well drawn and superbly written comics)

-Lumberjanes (another great series for pretty much everyone. Love the original art and unique stories. Not to mention the mix tape at the end of each issue!)

-Sandman Overtures (I'm a huge Sandman fan and this doesn't disappoint. Visually stunning. Hard to put down.)

-Wayward (I've only read the first issue and I'm eager to read more. Not for kids.) 

-Bee and Puppycat (not for kids but I love the art and the stories!)

Free Comic Book Day is this coming Saturday. Find out more here. You'll find me at Golden Apple Comics, my friendly neighborhood comics shop. I'm hoping to pick up:
Comics Festival
Super Mutant Magic Academy
The Tick
CBDLF Defend Comics
The Phantom 

Do you read comics? If so, what are you reading? If not, what's stopping you? They're not just for kids!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

4 January 2015 Journal Page

I love how all of the layers of other pages peek through, those little bits that offer us a glimpse.

Friday, April 24, 2015

2 January 2015 Journal Page

I moved some of my blog buttons around on the right hand side. Hopefully it will help you to find things easier. My Essential Supplies Button (where I list everything that I use and love) is now closer to the top. If I've left anything off of that post that you're interested in knowing, let me know and I'll see what I can do!

Taking orders for another few days of my latest book, Visual Poetry. Catch it while you can.

Blog Love
Shardula aka Mall Licudine Instagram and tumblr

Interview with Dan Clowes
Found in the latest Bud Plant Newsletter:
Bound to Be Modern and Beautiful Bookbindings

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Big Thanks

A very big thanks to everyone who expressed interest in my new book, Visual Poetry, yesterday. I added some feedback for my last published offerings to the post (for those of you wondering about the quality.) I also forgot to add that I will be signing each copy. All pre-orders will also be hand bound by me. I'm also including a free, signed, numbered and limited edition print for pre-orders of Visual Poetry. You won't see it anywhere else! It's always a bit nerve wracking to share pieces of yourself with the world. I always appreciate the interest.

In other news, I'm starting to plan for the summer and figuring out what I need for my travels. I tend to over pack class supplies (even the kids I home school asked why I brought so much to classes.) After 18 years, you'd think it would be a breeze but it always makes me a bit anxious. Paper. Tape. Stencils. Stamps. Ink Pads. Bookbinding Supplies. Collage Stuff. Paints. Mediums. Let the list making commence! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Taking Pre-Orders for Visual Poetry (as well as re-ordering my earlier self published offerings)

I am VERY excited to announce that I am now taking pre-orders for my latest book, Visual Poetry. I will be taking orders through Noon on Thursday, April 30th. After that, I cannot guarantee if I will have any extras to sell. 

The book is 40 pages, full color and sized at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" (when closed.)

Each pre-ordered book will be hand bound by me. 

Each book will also be signed by me.

Special pre-order price $25 (this is a $5 savings) plus shipping until 4/30. Also, everyone who pre-orders will also receive a limited edition, signed and numbered print.

Each PRINT copy includes a PDF copy.

Printed orders will be shipped on or before May 8th. I usually ship very quickly. As soon as I have these in my hands, I will bind them, package them up and ship them out. 

I can wrap them for Mother's Day, holidays, birthdays or as a gift if you'd like!

All emails will be answered within 24 hours. Your PDF file will be sent within 24 hours of your order.

*See below for feedback on my previous self published offerings*

 -SALE PRICE: $25 plus U.S. SHIPPING: $4 


-$15 PDF ONLY (This is ONLY A PDF file and *not* a printed copy of the book.)


Due to popular demand, I am also offering my Deck of Cards and Artist's Book for sale again! 


I'll be having the publications reprinted on May 1st. If you are interested, you must place your order on or before noon on April 30th. After that, I cannot guarantee if I will have any extras to sell.

Layers of Me: A Lesson in Unraveling

Late 2013 I created my first self published book which quickly sold out (more on that below.) Now I'm excited to offer something that I have been wanting to make for a very long time, a unique deck of artist's cards! This is now the third printing!

You can order a copy in two forms:

1. A printed deck of 26 high quality, full color cards (52 different sides.) I am using a local L.A. printing company whose work I am just over the moon for!

-#1 also includes a pdf file that's ready to be enjoyed now (see below for more info)

-The deck will be shipped on or before May 8th.

Print Copy + pdf is $30/deck. Shipping is additional.

-$30 plus U.S. SHIPPING: $4 


2. A PDF file of all 26 cards (52 sides/pages) that's ready to be enjoyed NOW on your computer, e-reader or even smartphone. 


I am also taking orders for a fourth printing of my Pieces of Me Artists Book.

(This is what I wrote late last year and it hasn't changed!) I'm excited to announce my first book, Pieces of Me. Yes, after years of wanting to make a book that you can hold in your hands (or read on your e-reader), it's here. It's not a how to or an online class. It's me in journal form. It's a twenty page journal full of raw, honest truths, my truths. These are pages that will not be published on the blog. Above are four sample pages that I hope you enjoy.

You can order a copy in two forms:

1. a physical copy of the artists' book (20 full color, high quality pages, paperback)

-#1 also includes a pdf file that's ready to be read now (see below for more info)

-The book will be shipped on or before May 8th

Print Copy + pdf is $25. Shipping is additional.




2. A PDF file that's ready to be read NOW on your computer, e-reader or even smartphone. 

If you order more than one publication, I will refund any excess shipping charges.  

If the above paypal buttons do not work for you or you have any questions or concerns, please email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

For those of you who order, you will receive an email from me with the information that you need to know within 24 hours. Everything is done by hand by me! If it's not in your inbox, please check your spam box. If it's not there, please send me an email.

Feedback on my Previous Offerings:
"I didn't think I could love the paper versions as much as the PDF, but they are so BEAUTIFUL!!!! What a great job, Kelly--the size, the paper, the colors totally do your amazing work justice--as soon as I finish cooking I'm going to sit down and disappear. Thank you! Even the package is better than perfect!"-MM

"Hi Kelly! It is quite stunning, girl! I am SO proud of you!"-RC

"Amazing! I just opened it. The way you put images together takes my breath away. I love it! Of course Im going to look over it more, but just wanted to email you right away! The book is awesome. Congratulations!"-J

"I received the book yesterday in the mail, it is so lovely . . . thank you for sharing these beautiful pieces of yourself with others. The timing of this sweet book was perfect and I look forward to sinking into your images and words in the coming days. The printing of this book is exquisite and the colors are fabulous. Thank you for this work of art."-KB 

"Kelly! Happy Thanksgiving. Your book came yesterday; I am still reeling from all the beautiful artwork and big and small flourishes. I loved the stamps and the tape and the rubber stamping, every little detail whimsical and important (how you!!) and each page so filled with details, personal depth, etc. I hope this is the first of a series. Thank you for this intimate and inspiring sharing of your beautiful self."-CM

"Yesterday your booklet arrived. Happy dance! It is as lovely as I imagined it to be. I really love your pages - small wonder I always come back to your classes. Thank you for sharing this; it is a huge difference to just seeing the pages on the Internet."-AB 

"was neatening one of my many stacks of papers just now and came across Kelly T.M. Kilmer 's fabulous book she recently published! I put it there so i wouldnt forget to mention it or thank her- ah well. Anyways, she recently published a small journal that is a collection of her art journal pages. it is small and intimate. the printing is like a very expensive magazine. The imagery is so clear I found myself- often- touching the pages to feel their textures- its so real! Its put together beautifully and handstitched. if you don't have one yet, make sure to contact Kelly- it is the perfect gift for your favorite journaler. Truly genuine and honest work! I loved it! Way to go Kelly! You did an incredible job!" -JC

"Love your little book. Super cool and great colors."-TS

"Hello, Kelly! Your book came in the mail yesterday to my office address. My coworker said "there are such pretty stamps on that envelope." Why, yes, I thought, of course there are! I can not fully express how much I was touched by every page you created. Such depth in your words, and tender reflection in the combination of images and colors. I am always inspired by your work and encouraged by what you write. Thank you, so much, for sharing your heart and art."-CB

"Got my book in the mail yesterday and you did a wonderful job on it! Your work is so fresh, honest and open and this was a real treat to receive. Keep up the journaling as it inspires others to journal too."-D

Thanks for your interest!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

1 January 2015 Journal Page

I'll be trekking to Barnes and Noble today to pick this up. I've been waiting for it to be released for ages now. Really looking forward to seeing what's inside.

A World of Artist Journal Pages: 1000+ Artworks 230 Artists 30 Countries