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!


Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Some "before" journal pages

I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at some "before" journal pages. I created some of these in classes as sample pages for prompts/techniques that I was demoing.

I like to play with my art supplies. I tend to work fast, picking out papers by colors and textures that I enjoy together. I think of it like getting dressed, "does this look good together?" I like working with different colors to make the page pop! I don't stress, nor do I spend a lot of time on a page. I don't over think it, nor do I worry about it. If I don't like it, I finish the page and then turn it. I let it go. There are more pages to work on in the book. A page being 'good or bad' isn't the important thing. It's the process and the experience that should be priority. I'll show you the finished pages soon.

Blog Love:
Fiona Watson in the new Uppercase
Alice Lotti
The new Spoonful #2 is available and you can buy a subscription, too!
Journal page love
Help make Kara's dream a reality!
I love this idea! Recycle plastic. Wash it, let it dry. Draw on it and then stick it in your journal!

Stuff I want to try cooking:
Home Fries (using sea salt instead)
Honey Graham Crackers
Chocolate peanut butter cupcakes

Loved this article on Al "Grandpa Munster" Lewis.
I've heard this interview several times with him and it's well worth listening to.

Tristan's been a busy bee making his own Lego short films. Yes, he did it all with no help from me or his Dad. It's stop motion animation. He's having fun with it. You can see the videos here.

Finally, I have not one but three workshops in June. Two are this coming weekend at Zinnia and the Art Bar. Info on my June workshops is here. I hope to see you there!


oneartistjournal said...

LOVE pages full of potential and promise...Shooting with energy...there are wonderful , some look 'there almost'...

Sharyn said...

Love seeing pages in stages. I must wait until August to take class :(

T and J said...

The home fries look good.
I cheat & buy the Trader Joes kind.

Sandy said...

I love all the pages you've shown. They look great.

Thanks for sharing the links, I love looking at everything you share, I learn a lot and follow a lot of the blogs you share here.

I love Tristan's work, he did a great job. I shared it with Shelby because Shelby loves animation and legos too. He's away this week but I'm sure he'll love it when he sees it. Tristan is really talented. I see the apple doesn't fall too far. :)

Jo Reimer said...

What size is this journal, Kelly? It looks big. I really like seeing the full process from background through embellisment and then writing. Thanks for being so open with us about your process and ideas.

Kara Bay said...

Thank you for mentioning my travel blog essay, Kelly! We'll be having a print giveaway in July to encourage more people to vote.

Stephen's bugging me to go now (to buy flowers for our garden), but I am signing up for your totally awesome class when I get back!!

Jaime said...

Thanks for linking to my journal Kelly!