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 more than twenty years. 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, March 30, 2009

Finished journals from my online class...

I've completed 3 of the journals from my A Prompt A Day online class and will have the 4th one done within the next week. Here are journals from January through March (March is the one in the front on the right that I am still working on, but the others are finished) 2009. These don't include my journals that I've been showing here on my blog for the last 3 months. I don't post the pages from A Prompt A Day here, they're only posted for the students on the class site.
It really is a great feeling to hold a finished journal in your hands. I also really, really love seeing how all
of the students are reading the same prompts and yet no one's artwork looks alike. It looks unique to the artist who created the pages.
I really dig that. It's the same feeling as my in person classes. Nothing beats teaching a technique and having the results reproduced by several different people, all in their own unique style. I LOVE IT. It also shows that people GET IT. I want your artwork to look like YOU did it and not me! I love opening up the site and seeing artwork and instantly knowing who did it. Really cool. There's still room in the April class. You can find out more info by clicking here.

I had a fabulous time this past weekend teaching at Artful Living in Ojai. They don't have a website (yet) but the store info is-
310 E Matilija St
Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 640-0800
Phone for hours!
For those of you in the Los Angeles area, sadly, we are losing another store. Millie Papercrafts on La Brea is closing it's doors. You can find out store hours and location here. Please try to stop by and thank Jennifer for all of the wonderful things she's offered the last few months.

Maira Kalman LOVE!


Miki Willa said...

I have just signed up for the April Prompt A Day. I am looking forward to working with you and learning new techniques for visual journaling.

Mar said...

all these journals have that look...pick me up and take a look inside
i have lots of interesting things to say and please the eye with
looking at my art...

i can't take all these fabulous classes at once
but you are on my list!

thank you just the same for keeping my inspiration juiced up by showing what you will share here

Sandy said...

All the journals look great. I'm loving the A Prompt A Day online class and for anyone who hasn't taken it and seen your journal there, they really should. I'm all signed up for April and it will be my 4th month. I've learned so much in your classes and met such nice artist. It really is a great group of people.

I'm excited to start April's class. :)

Sorry to hear about the closing of another papercrafts store. It's sad that we're loosing so many great stores, magazines, etc. right now. I do hope people who have the luxury of living near these types of speciality stores will frequent them instead of the big name stores like Michaels so they can stay open. I know if I lived there I would stay broke. LOL

Hope you're having a terrific Monday.

Renee said...

I love to look at your journal pages. I love the look of the books.

Thank you for being there for me all the time Kelly.

Love Renee xoxox

Anonymous said...

Kelly..there are so scrumptious..so so yummy and delicious..It IS the best feeling touching a finished journal....flipping and flipping and turning pages again and again and again..