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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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-Kelly

Sunday, April 05, 2009

April 2, 2009 journal page

two page spread-
Do you think I have enough pens? My students will be happy with LOTS of new pens next class!! I spent some time Friday night sorting through my pens dividing them into different bags-pens to give to my cousin (bag on the left), pens for my students (see the big, fat, bursting at the seams bag in the middle-that's for class use-woo hoo!) and pens to keep for "later" (the bag on the right). The black bag is THE bag. The one I have been waiting for the mailman to bring!
I was tempted and eventually succumbed to buying a new pen bag. I wanted something small,
yet able to fit my favorites pens, my scissors and a bone folder. I found THE bag on jetpens.com. It was like Christmas. I was THAT excited!!!!!!
It holds all of my sakura glaze and souffle pens, all of my pencils I use, my sharpie water based poster paint pens, my nexus pens, my uniballs, etc... I am a woman on a mission-organizing and cleaning like there is no tomorrow! I told David and Tristan to smack me if I buy another pen EVER. I have enough pens for the rest of MANY lives. At least my students will be very happy finding a big fat bag full of nice new pens for use in classes!!!
I also bought some other store containers (not from jet pens. I will tell you more about these later on when I'm done filling them up).

We went for a walk last night to Barnes and Noble at the Grove. I bought the last copy of Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn's In This Garden. My only fault with this book is that I'm not in it (big grin!) It is GORGEOUS. Really. What I love is that it's not a how-to. I'm not a big fan of how-to's . I want to see ART. All of the artists in this book should be commended on creating yet another fabulous publication chock full of yummy art! I'll be snuggling up with this one again tonight.

Speaking of yummy, must read books. I finished Molly Wizenberg's A Homemade Life. I. Loved. It. It's one of the best memoir books I've ever read. Not only does she know how to hook you in with her writing, but she also reels you in with her recipes. You're practically licking the pages they sound so good. It's heartfelt, real and damn good. I've spent the last two nights reading past 1 a.m. laughing, crying and smiling over it. I couldn't put it down. Get a copy for you, your mother, your brother in law and your best friend. It's that good. You need it. Trust me.

11 comments:

Sharon said...

OMG!! I have to have that bag! I have always wanted something for my pens. Yea!!!!!!!!!!!! How many does it actually hold????? Sharon

Mar said...

hmmm i don't know...you might need the 30 I just bought thurday!

LOL

T and J said...

Gorgeous colours on your journal pages.

As for the pens.....

Have you ever counted how many pens you have?

YOU ARE THE QUEEN WOMAN!

Jeane Frizzell said...

Lover the pen bag! Your cousin is lucky too!

Sharyn said...

Hi Kelly-
Remember me? Your long lost cousin?

Love ya!

Kelly Kilmer said...

Sharon-it holds LOTS of pens, but not all of my pens...but that's 'cause I have duplicates and triplicates and quadruplicates -lol of my pens. For normal people (shush), it would be perfect! It is perfect for me, too but I condensed the amount of pens I have!

Tasha,
Are you kidding me? That would take too long!!!

SHARYN, my long lost COUSIN, yes, I remember you..you're the one who has just as much stuff as I do ;)
hee hee!!!!

Debbie Bick said...

heh whats that the tiny attacher..you sneek..enjoy it..minie still arent in.... i love the black bag
see ya soon debbie

Kelly Kilmer said...

LOL, I'm still buying one or two from you for classes!! I also need lotsa staples ;)
Looking forward to Frenzy in May!!

Sandy said...

Love the pages and that bag. I have a lot of pens but certainly not that many. LOL I think I could use that bag instead of trying to fit the pens I love in several different medium ones. It's annoying. Why can't they make a great pen bag. Maybe this is the answer.

Renee said...

Kelly this is such a fantastic post, I love seeing the outside of your books.

Nice to be so talented.

Love Renee xoxo

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