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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.

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, March 10, 2010

Art Journaling on Skid Row looking for supplies!

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” - William Wordsworth

"Art Journaling can be such a wonderful outlet for the breathings of our heart. It is a powerful way to express thoughts and emotions regarding the world around us. With this in mind, two social workers in Los Angeles’ downtown Skid Row district recently began an Art Journaling Class for formerly homeless men and women in Skid Row. The group is open to residents of the Abbey and Rainbow Apartments, which are two of the twenty-four buildings owned and operated by Skid Row Housing Trust (www.skidrow.org). Each Thursday at 11:00 am the group gathers to paint, cut, draw and paste as a community of people dedicated to recovery, wellness, and hope.

The Art Journaling Class is always searching for new or gently used supplies for their use – so if you have some additional supplies you would like to donate, please contact Rachel McCrickard at rmccrickard@skidrow.org. All donations are tax-deductible, so just ask if you would like a receipt for your donation. They would also love to have “guest artists” who might be willing to donate their time once in a while in order to teach the class a new technique. This is a fantastic way to give back to the community through your love of all things art!"

7 comments:

oneartistjournal said...

INDEED "This is a fantastic way to give back to the community through your love of all things art!" and what a great initiative it is.I'll check it out.
This quote is phenomenal too.
XOXOrly

freebird said...

That is a great idea. I hope it either/both helps someone or gives them an affordable hobby.

Sandy said...

Great page and a wonderful idea. I hope it helps them to heal and create art.

Kara said...

Thanks so much for posting this. I can tell everybody that this is a great group and it is already making a difference in our clients' lives!

Kelly Kilmer said...

:) It is a great quote! I wish I had written it. It was written by Rachel McCrickard.

thea said...

LOVE this!!! so beautiful!

thea.
xx

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jurassic said...

thanks for sharing this Kelly. It's fantastic and I admire the teachers for their commitment and creativity in bringing out the best in everyone.