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

Monday, December 13, 2010

Frenzy Stamper Scottsdale, AZ February 4-6th, 2011


I'm VERY happy to announce that I will be returning to Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, AZ teaching five brand NEW classes the weekend of February 4-6th, 2011. The samples will be in the store some time later this week! I'm really looking forward to it!

Friday, February 4th
10-4 with an hour lunch break

Content: The Artist’s Life

Create a uniquely stitched tape covered, content filled journal using my favorite cardstock, paper ephemera, a plethora of deco tape, needle and thread. I quickly fell in love with this journal and carried it with me everywhere last summer as it is small enough for every day, on the go use. I loved how I could slip it in a Ziploc bag with a glue stick, some collage ephemera and a handful of pens. I worked on it every day, everywhere. You will learn how to blend and layer colorful ephemera and that leaving a little white space is good! This journal is definitely one of my most favorite books that I have ever worked in. I loved learning how to work with the open spaces on the pages, using pens, stencils, stickers and more. I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned with you! I guarantee you will love this journal as much as I did!

Supply list: Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black inkpad, container to hold water, 1" brush to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks



Followed by:
4:30-6:30

Cut ‘n’ Paste

It’s no secret how much I love collage. I love the beauty and depth that are created when you begin to combine different layers together. In this class, you will learn some of my favorite new composition and design techniques. We will spend the entire class learning how to combine images, backgrounds and more into uniquely created, expressive pages.

Please bring your journal to class if you have one, or the instructor will be supplying paper for you to work on.

Supply list: journal (see above) Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black inkpad, container to hold water, 3 1" brushes to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes) OR a few of your favorite glue sticks

*****

Saturday, February 5th

10-4 with an hour lunch break

A Beautiful Life Journal

What do you get when you combine paper, ribbon, glue and a little special somethin’ something? A soft covered (but extremely durable), quickly stitched and totally made by your own hands journal! You will learn not only how to create your own Beautiful Life Journal but you will discover how to successfully blend color, texture and imagery together onto the pages of your book. You’ll create luscious layers that combine rich, personal imagery with colorful, textured bits of paper ephemera. I’ll dig deep into my bag of tricks for this class, unearthing and sharing what I know to be the key to creating unique, personal journal pages that you will love!

Supply list: Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black inkpad, container to hold water, 1" brushes to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks, bottle of tacky glue



Followed by:
4:30-6:30

Bits and Pieces

I love using bits and pieces of collage ephemera. I save all of my scraps from the tiniest bit of a transparency to the ends of masking tape to use on my layered pages. In this class, you will be combining not only paper ephemera but tape, stickers, rubber stamps, transparencies and more. Learn how the smallest snippet of ephemera can bring an entire page together in a richly, layered manner.

Please bring your journal to class if you have one, or the instructor will be supplying paper for you to work on.

Supply list: journal (see above) Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black inkpad, container to hold water, 1" brush to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes) OR a few of your favorite glue sticks


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Sunday, February 6th
10-4 with an hour lunch break

Expressions

What story will your book hold? Express yourself by creating a hand bound journal covered in luscious handmade paper. Create pages that fold out and hide your secrets or uniquely display your treasures. You will learn how to free your artistic self upon the pages of this book, creating a multitude of rich, colorful pages as you work. You will be learning not only how to make the book from scratch but also how to create a multitude of layered, “paper painted” pages.

Supply list: Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black inkpad, container to hold water, 1" brushes to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks




I hope to see YOU there!

3 comments:

crimsoncat05 said...

woo-hoo!!

~Barb~ said...

What I wouldn't give to be in every single one of these classes of yours. What a blast it would be, I just know it! I swear, one of these days...one of these days. For now though, I'll have to make do with online so I'm going to sign up (right now, in fact) for An Artist's Journal: 365...thought I'd let ya know. You never fail to inspire me...thank you.
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Anonymous said...

Hi there...just found your site and it takes my breath away. Too many art journals seem to be erratic and a jumbled chaotic mess. But you have such imagination as well true artistic skill. Your work goes way beyond finger painting. I would like to know the cost of your workshops if you are at liberty to say. Thanks
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