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

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

November 23 journal page and contest!


I won a Pay It Forward contest via Amy's fabulous My Pointe of View blog the other day. Thank you so very very much, Amy!!! If you leave a comment ON THIS POST ONLY between now and Sunday, December 13th at 8 p.m. PST, I will also choose 3 random winners to send surprise gifties to. Even if you don't have a blog or whatever-you can comment under "anonymous" and leave your name and city. I'll be announcing the winners on the 14th, so you can check back then.

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I love these damn Penguin classics books, but hate paying that much for something that is in the public domain. Their new hardcover editions are GORGEOUS.


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Camilla Engman's book, published by Uppercase, arrived last night. Oh. My. This is quite the amazing tome. It definitely is one of the most delicious art books I have ever been privy to feasting my eyes upon. I don't know whether to devour it now or to savor it slowly, and save it for my upcoming travels. Check out Camilla's blog here.
Uppercase, they sure know how to publish a book (and a magazine, too!) I have almost everything they've ever published (except the Shatner book, though it is on my wish list).

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Tapeswell is looking for design ideas for new TAPE. Check it out here.

65 comments:

Brian K said...

Mornin'! You brighten my day on my way to work! I hope to take one of your classes in 2010(besides your online ones)!

Viki said...

Hey Kelly, I'm loving the links you have today! Entered in the Tapewell contest too. I want an EKG type tape showing the spiky heartbeat.
I've been meaning to ask, how is T's homeschooling going?

Joyce said...

Hi Kelly...I agree with you about the Penguin Classics, the new hardcovers are beautiful. I think I need to get a couple.

shar said...

i would love to win a surprize gift! i read your blog every day. you always lead me to excellent books. i also think your style of journalling is very cool. have a great christmas! thanks for the chance at the give-away.

alma stoller said...

Hi Kelly,

WOW, your work is wonderful. I am enjoying your journal pages.
creatively juicy.

Alma

Lynne said...

Kelly,
I love the way your own handwriting blends so seamlessly with the writing on the images. A poignant page.
Thanks for being such an inspiration in so many ways!
Lynne

Straatman said...

Wow, what a beautiful page! Are the colour patches paint or pieces of paper? I always have difficulties writing on it from one paper to another.
I just found your blog this week and like it a lot. Thank you for all the inspiration.

Maria

susan crane/boulder co said...

consider me officially entered :)

OliveraPlants said...

I love your Blog Kelly even though I do not comment very often. Keep up the good work!
Twyla Marti, Phoenix

Mindy said...

I never win these things, but I always enter. lol I would love to win some Kelly Kilmer goodness. :)

Lori W said...

Well heck, my last comment didn't stay here. Operator trouble I'm sure. Had fun over at Tapeswell - thanks. Now tell us about those little silver suns on your journal page today. Are they stickers? metal? punches or brads? where do you get them? I'm getting an unexpected bonus for my birthday so I'm going to give myself that AZ trip in Feb!!!YAY!

Deb's Artful Journey said...

Hi Kelly,

I love your blog. I read it everyday and am always inspired by your art and links. Thank you so much! (I took a class from you years ago at Art Unraveled & loved it!)

Happy Holidays to you and your family,

Debbie L

Nancy Lynn said...

Here's wishing you a very Happy Holiday season. I love your work and look at your blog every day.

Jennie Nelson said...

Christmas is coming! Would love a gift for my stocking!

www.juneberryblue.com

Carmen said...

me me me!!!

LOL ;-)

p.s. in a serious note:
Thank you for your sweet offering!

Stephanie said...

I would love to win a suprise gift from you. Really enjoying the Dec Daily Prompts.

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JudySheaRT said...

I love checking into your blog.. you are loyal for sure.

Kay said...

Congrats on winning the Pay it forward! I love this November page of yours....but then I love most of your work so what else is new. You're more than an artist you're an adventure.
Thank you!

Raine said...

Amy's blog has GREAT quotes. I love the one by John Lennon. (You're just gonna hafta check it out for yourselves, you sweet little blogsters! You might find one that resonates with you, too.)

Ann K. said...

Kelly---your blog kind of epitomizes the "pay it forward" philosophy: you give and give with every post! You've inspired me---If I'm a winner, I will "pay it forward" too!

Cynthia said...

Love the chance at a surprise giftie. Thanks so much for this holiday fun.

nspiegel said...

Kelly:
You are so generous, I almost feel guilty asking for more freebies! I too love your links - always something fun and interesting - and I also am hoping to take an in-person class with you in 2010.

Mouseybrat said...

happy happy holidays! looking forward to your class on the 27th.

April Hall said...

Congrats on your recent winnings!!!!!

taylor said...

OOh gifties. I am so interested. Thanks for offering. Talk to you soon.

Sharyn said...

Please pick me me me!!! I can't get enough of Kelly Kilmer goodness!!!

and your blog rocks!!!

Vicki Robison said...

I wish my pages were as wonderful as yours!

melle said...

Post!

Penguin loves repetitive covers, but those look so much nicer than the plain and predictable orange from before!

Bellen said...

Your links to Uppercase and Penguin are greatly appreciated.

And, thanks for chance to win something.

Studio Sylvia said...

Your journal pages are inspiring Kelly. The hardcovers covers of the Penguin Classics are beautiful some reminiscent of Art Deco patterns.

Sandy said...

Love your journal page. Thanks for the contest and all the links.

BellaKarma said...

I wish I had the money for Tapeswell. Then I wouldn't mind when Mom tells me to "tape my mouth shut."

Lisa said...

After taking your class at AU this past summer...I'm hooked on tape! lol

Teri Leigh said...

I am so excited to find the Tapeswell site. Thanks for the link. Add my name to your give-a way too :)

Laura T. said...

This goes w/o saying but I LOVE your blog - check it every day to see what you have to say, check out new books, supplies and most of all, to see your amazing journal pages. It really brightens my day every time. Hope you are doing well in chilly CA!! Funny to hear everyone talking about the cold in CA when we've hit below-zero temps in CO every day for five days now. Guess it's all relative huh? Stay warm(hee,hee..)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly: I just love and enjoy your posting each day. As I have told you, you are my main recommender of the books I order, so I thank you . Keep up the good creative vibe. Pat, Acton, Ma.

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Paula said...

Such a wonderfully generous lady! Would you please send me your addy? I lost it when I wiped out all my email that infamous day!

Susan, Danbury CT said...

Kelly, I really love this journal page. Are those gogi berries? The bright red is a great contrast with the lettering on top of it... the letters almost look embossed.

Thanks for sharing all the great links and your favorite sites. I've explored so many more sites than I would have ever thought possible because of your great suggestions. Thanks!

Seth said...

Surprise giftie??? Sure...add my name to the list! Thanks for the generosity!

TaraDid said...

Kelly - Thanks for the daily inspiration and the chance to win some(maybe tape-y?) goodness!! ~Tara D.

Lindart said...

I enjoy your journals very much and would love to get a giftie! I also love following all the links you provide - especially fun for a Saturday morning!

Davielle aka Princess Magpie said...

it's my birthday month, so I'd especially love a "surprise giftie", as I know ALL your followers would. :-) LOVE your blog entries, and hope to take a LIVE AND IN PERSON class from you in the New Year. Thanks, Kelly Kilmer - you are an inspiration! -- Davielle

Anonymous said...

YES, PLEASE!

Thank you!

Kimberly Bradford
Mason, OH

PaperPumpkin said...

Thank you for the inspiration you always give to me...And I do always get sad when I revisit the topic of just throwing books away...in the garbage. How can this be? On a happy note, thank you for this surprise Kelly goodness contest. I LOVE your journaling and loved your online class!

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cindy c said...

hey kelly--

pick me-- pick me

cindy c

lee said...

I read your blog daily, to look at your beautiful pages, and your book reviews....you should work at a paper and do reviews, a new calling for you

Mary-Heather said...

I surfed onto your site somehow, and ended up signing up for your December APAD class- I love it! I might even have some photos to post after the flu leaves my house =)

Diana said...

Just saying "Hi" from the Netherlands...

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelly,
One of your East Coast peeps checking in for your surprise give away, I check in with you everyday thinking maybe SOMEDAY I will start my own blog, looking forward to your 2010 online class! Michi D.

Laurel said...

Thank you for being a supportive friend, Kelly!

lisa_crofts said...

I'm entered. Would love to see you in Australia one day Kelly.

Amy Gerlando said...

Contest?? Count me in!! Thanks for always giving us great tips/links on your site. That is so cool that you do that!! Thanks for being such a great art teacher!! Looking forward to a class this winter!!

Lori W said...

Love your stuff! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

LisaC said...

Hey Kelly,
Love looking at your blog and go back to your Pen List many times :-) Thanks for sharing yourself. Have a great Holiday!

Anonymous said...

OK. I'm posting a comment because I want to win something. Come back to the Bay Area! We miss you. Libby

Bren said...

I so enjoy your blog Kelly, you've given me great ideas and put me onto Nova Color.

Thank you!

ILoveMVY said...

Hi Kelly, As I read along,admired your work and pondered the amount of ENERGY you put into your blog, I came across a little contest. You always give me a good laugh and who can resist a contest? xxoo Susan

Vel said...

You're such an enabler...but I love it. I love my newfound love of all things tape. And thanks for the opportunity to win. :)

Carina said...

As I become more involved in art journaling your posts serve as inspiration to me.
Thanks

Anne said...

Thanks so much for all of your inspiration! I'm doing the December journal prompts and love working daily in my journal once again. This time I'm working BIG on 12X12 black pages. Love it! Anne, yourmainestamper

Dee said...

Just discovered your blog and your on line classes found from other links pointing your way. I like what I see. I'm trying to decide on a creative on-line course to take at the moment - there are several good ones out there - yours is in my top 5 at the mo :-)

postal orphan said...

Thanks for the continued inspiration! I'm looking forward to the new class next year. And thanks for the chance at a giveaway, too!