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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

One more teaser...

This is my journal that I'm working in now. Well, actually, not *now*. Now I am sick-again! I spent today and yesterday sleeping or working in my class journal. I am done. I did all of the February prompts and I love this journal and the inside pages!! What memories it holds within its pages.

Here is the last teaser. I promise. This is the journal I made for the February A Prompt A Day online class I'm teaching. I constructed a journal using an old hardcover kids' book that was falling apart. I covered the front with fabric. I sewed new pages in. I will teach the techniques starting February 1st in the online class of what I did to the pages. I slathered, swiped and layered in acrylics. I used things I had on hand. I layered collage ephemera-yes, paper treasures. I wrote and poured out onto the page. You, too, will do this in class...you will use your own voice. You will learn new techniques. You will be nurtured and encouraged to make art daily. You will learn to love your journal. You will learn that anyone can keep a journal. It's not hard. You will see what others did in their own journals. You will see how no one's pages look alike.

I look forward to time with my own journal daily. 28 days in February 2009. 28 days to journal. 28 days to learn techniques, three techniques a day: paint, collage, journaling. 84 in all. 84 techniques that can be applied to any mixed media art.
Yes, I'm tempting. Yes, I'm teasing. I'm a firm believer that everyone is an artist in some way, shape or form. Pick up your journal. Start. Today. Start for you. Start now. Join us, it's easy.


Nancy said...

You're sick again??? NO! Get healthy, woman! (((((((Kelly))))))

Was just going to email you when I realized you'd posted this, so .. what size paper do you buy for your journals? I am ok with the page size I have now, though it can be argued that they're too small or too big. (ha!) But I'd really like to make some signatures of cardstock - get away from the bumpiness of my current paper - but finding bigger than 8.5x11 is a challenge.

Kelly Kilmer said...

It depends on what size journal i want. You can get the 140 lb wausau in various sizes from 8 1/2 x 11 to parent size. Go to the wausau site and find a source nearest you. :)
right now i'm working small-push push pushing myself..

trish said...

sorry to hear you are sick again:(
I do love that journal, the one on top-did you make that? you should have an online class teaching how to do that!
I hope you feel better soon-

Sandy said...

I love your journal. Well I love both of them. But the top one just looks cool. Are those beeds on the side? And look at all those yummy pages peeking out at us.

I hope you feel better soon.

Beth said...

The journal looks AMAZING, the tease is working, I can't WAIT for the Feb. class to start!

and feel better! *sends chicken soup and hot tea*

Jeane Frizzell said...

I hope you feel better soon! I love the teasers!

Zom said...

Do you have a journal and a class journal, as in they are separate? Just curious because I have started teaching, but only have the single journal.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Zom, you need to figure out what works best for you. for years I kept one journal-class and personal. I ALWAYS demo techniques in class and work in the journal to show my students different techniques and to give them ideas.
A couple of years ago i decided to split the two-one journal for me, one for class. For the online class, yes i do have a separate journal for that as it is easier to keep everything in ONE place.

Shoshanah said...

so coooooooooool looking! get better soon, ok? i hate the cold from hell, too - it makes you think it is going away, but noooooooooo...

Renee said...

Uuuuhhh Hello, looks fantastic.

Love Renee