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 almost twenty 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!

-Kelly

Friday, November 28, 2008

More Reclaimed: An Artist's Journal pages...

Two from last night-This one is a fabric background, ribbons, paper, stickers and a photo. Simple is fun, too, sometimes :) and it says what I want it to say without any words.Two shots of the book fanned open:I know money is tight for most of us right now. This Holiday season, consider buying or making handmade. I'm doing that as much as possible this year. Another idea is giving someone the gift that they can make something themselves. Shop at a local mom and pop art supplier (rubber stamp store, paper store, scrapbook store, fabric store, bead store, art store, etc...) and buy goodies that the budding artist can actually DIY. Also consider holiday get togethers where you have a party and everyone makes something. How much fun would that be?!?!? Hire a local artist teacher to come over (that's not a hint. LOL. Unless you want to) and have the party goers learn how to make jewelry, journals and all sorts of fun stuff. Go take a class and then teach your friends. Gift the gift of a class to a friend this year. Introduce children to the idea of keeping a journal, knitting, felting or some other fun maker type activities. I think the idea of a handmade gift in some way, shape or form speaks volumes from the heart. It's a good way to keep it local and in the community. It's also a good way to introduce others to the wonderful world of ART.

I finished Handmade Nation last night. Two thumbs up. Makes me want to get busy and make somethin' today!

2 comments:

&rew said...

DIY party - what a fantastic idea! Sure beats the long line at the stores!

marciglenn said...

Your reclaimed journal just gets better and better! I love your ideas for having a DIY party. Would love to have you up here to teach - still working with the locals to see how we can do this.
TTYL.