Thursday, September 30, 2010
The Days of Abandonment
All Europa Editions books. I love and collect their books. If I see ones I've read on sale for a buck or two at the used bookstores, I buy them and give them away. Love their books.
The Tears of a Clown (disclaimer, this is my husband's blog)
Kimberly from Trampoline
Messy and Brave-one night only
DIY bath bombs!
Love John Waters. Love.
Interesting, a tv schedule from 1939.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Keeping an eye out for this book.
Update: I was told by two blog readers (thank you both!) that the new Lark publication that I mention in the link above, Lark Studio Series: Handmade Books is not a new publication. Instead it is a smaller, more condensed version of their 500 Handmade Books publication that was published in 2008. I already own 500 Handmade Books and I love it. It's one of my favorites. I really wish publishers would not reprint work like they do, without alerting the public that the content has already previously been published. So many publishers do it again and again, taking a book (or a series of books), changing the packaging, the name of the book, etc... and market it as a "new" book. Not cool. I'll keep an eye out for the book, but I won't be buying it.
bring back snail mail!
Flea Market Ephemera
I want to make this
Art Journal Love
Fabulously inspiring photos
Martha posted a fabulous link to a shop for those of you living in Canada...
I've posted about this collage pool flickr group before, but just in case you missed it the first time...
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Carla's comparison of drawing to riding a bike (yes, you can do it and yes, you will fall off, but you pick yourself up and get back on again!)
Little India in So CA
This was one of my most favorite books growing up (still is)...I love Richard Scarry! (Yeah, I was a weird kid growing up as my two favorite illustrators were Edward Gorey and Richard Scarry.)
If I won the lottery, I'd be going for any of the "A" ones listed here...
cursive design via aesthetic outburst
Downloadable free envelopes
Hey, I just bought this book!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Crafters Workshop has long since been one of my favorite companies. I always loved teaching there when they had a store in N.Y. They closed the store to focus on selling templates, or stencils. I always scoop them up whenever I see them and love using them in my work. I posted a teaser page on my facebook page the other day of what I've been doing with pens and the templates. Well, Jaime saw it and posted something that made me smile big. Make sure you check out their line of templates here. They are high quality and top notch!
Tangled Sky Studio
Art 4 Play
Visual Eye Candy
Share Some Candy
Friday, September 24, 2010
Have spent the week working my derriere off on my Pen Work class that debuts this Saturday at Zinnia. Can you tell that I'm super excited about it?!?!?! Working on a new class means buckling down, stirring the soup pot of ideas and picking out only the finest and most ripest things to share with my students. *Rubs hands together*
Top 10 Bookstores in the U.S. (I disagree with a certain store being on this list. I have my own list of stores that I love to shop at in Los Angeles here. I am working on compiling a list of favorite bookstores beyond L.A. that we have visited and cherish.) Do you have a favorite in your city?
Here's a list of the Top 10 Comic Book/Graphic Novel Stores. (Really?!?! The store is on THIS list too? You've got to be kidding me...That said, I totally agree with Comic Relief and Floating World being on this list. Quimby's is a Mecca that I will someday visit. Meltdown and House of Secrets are great stores, as is Golden Apple Comics).
Speaking of books, I really really want this book. It's on my wishlist.
Carrie Strine's NYC home
A study of butterflies and moths
Thinking of signing up for this class...
Recycled Studio Love
A Visual Delight
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I love how the tape I had on hand matched the colors in her dress.
Speaking of tape, YES!!! Ginko Papers has even MORE new tape!! Make sure you check out all of the pages especially pages 2 and 3. I'm swooning over the new designs.
I'm working on a blog post that lists favorite stores in the Massachusetts area. I would love to hear from YOU. Where are some of your favorite places to "get the goods" (handmade art, art supplies, books, antiques, etc...)? Thanks in advance!
FYI, The West Hollywood Book Fair is THIS Sunday!
Another blog that I love
World Peace Day
Orla Kiely book
Peanut. Butter. Chocolate. Pillows.
Ooh, a new food blog! (New to me!)
Apartment Dwelling in the 21st Century
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Still taking sign ups for my two online classes: A Life Made By Hand and Memories & Reflections (yes, both classes will remain up. Both classes are open, active and you can join at any time and work at your own pace.). Also, don't forget upcoming in person workshops locally here in So CA but I'm also traveling to No CA in October and AZ in November. I hope to see you there!
Stop the presses-Lynda Barry on Tour! THIS FALL! If you are in NYC-or near NYC, you are a lucky bastard INDEED because not only will Lynda Barry be in NYC *BUT* Maira Kalman is doing a presentation with her. I can only hope that someone will go, tape it and put it up on youtube or something. Heck, I'd buy the dvd.
Blog Love Today:
Nathalie Lete love
Dear Ada tumblr
Paumes blog! (How much I love their books...)
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I am very excited to share that I am debuting a new workshop this weekend. I'll be teaching a new pen WORK class at Zinnia on Saturday. This is NOT my pen class...this is a brand new class that several of you have asked about. Let's put it this way, it's as if paper and ink got together and had an ultra cool baby! You can find more info here on these workshop (and future upcoming workshops as well).
I finished the above journal on Saturday. I'm already working in my new journal. I'll be showing you the final pages over the next couple of weeks!
Heather is having a giveaway!
Barb's working at making her dream a reality.
Top 10 paint resources
Homemade peppermint patties
Global Mala Peace Journal Project
If you are in N.Y. (you are a lucky bastard, indeed!)
If you are in N.Y., maybe you can meet an artist...if you're not in N.Y., you can still click here
Monday, September 20, 2010
I can't wait for this book to come out!
Salmon and stripes
Tiny mail love
Funny how I don't like to eat mushrooms, but how much I love looking at them...
Art bag envy
A glimpse at the Exquisite Book
I love the garlands
Jane, you ignorant slut made me laugh...read the comments, too.
Kisses to you!
Yumminess to make and savor.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
oh, to be a guest here...
Ooooh, how much I love these sunglasses!
DIY Tape shoes! or boots...or...
This is too fabulous to miss
Interview with Alicia Caudle. Her blog is here.
This blog is simply amazing.
I added this one to my google reader, too...
and this one...
This book looks interesting...
Neil Gaiman on Arthur
Escape from New York
Rhapsody in August
Saturday, September 18, 2010
These pages stopped me in my tracks.
More Jr_nal Love (Greece album)
I can't tell you how much I love these plates and cups...drool...wish...click, too, for a fab wallpaper resource list
Studio sneak peek
Swoon is right!
Granola bars to attempt to make!
I can't remember if I linked to this already but seriously, I have to post it again here so that I remember that I MUST make this chocolate peanut butter cake. As in NOW.
My dream collections...
Friday, September 17, 2010
Don't forget! I'm teaching my tape class this Sunday at Stampin' From The Heart. Don't miss out!
West Hollywood Book Fair and Comics!
Love this book with simple goals!
Bookmark this one, too, while you're at it...
LOVE this etsy take five Tuesday list!
Book lists here and here.
Yummy colors and patterns
Bought it. Love it.
Well said, Dawn.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Everything is a remix. A must watch.
Ahh, another reason to love Godard.
A Picasso book to keep an eye out for
Absolute collage lust
Keep an eye out for this magazine. More here.
Namaste Journal Cover
If you haven't already, please bookmark this blog.
Top 20 Fabric Resources
Fried Apple Cakes to make
I love when Judy posts (who doesn't?). I want to try this delicious recipe she posted about.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Stop the presses! Ginkgo Press has brand new tape that I have yet to see anywhere else!!!! I just ordered a whole bunch and I'm VERY excited about the new designs (and colors). Even FABRIC tape! Woot woot! They are one of my most favorite tape vendors. They are Los Angeles based and their turn around time is amazing. They're a great Mom and Pop Company!
Aerial shots. AMAZING.
Look what Debbie is blaming me for! I take FULL responsibility. I can't wait to see what goodies she will be stocking for my November classes.
Then scoot over to see what Ginny has...
William Burroughs long last graphic novel coming out at long last.
Free Vintage Digital Images
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I am a wee bit behind on everything. Mom is in town until tomorrow. We've been busy, busy, busy! I'll spend the rest of the week playing catch up. If I owe you an email, I am NOT ignoring you. I'll get back to you asap!
I did manage to update my Fall class schedule for September with descriptions and pictures. I'm teaching my popular Tape class this coming Sunday at Stampin From The Heart. Catch it while you can! More info here.
Heads up! Two of my favorite publishers are having sales:
Drawn and Quarterly
Orange you lucky!
Colorful and LOTS to see!
Happy Doodle Land
Belle & Boo Tape on my wish list!!!
More etsy art to love
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I can't tell you how much I love these pictures. They made me SMILE.
Heather's Print and Journal
Uppercase 7 tease
Michele is back!
Self portraits (fyi, there is a content warning on the site...)
THIS looks like a fun store!
The Story of Adele H.
The Fifth Element
Saturday, September 11, 2010
An Homage to Tim Burton
Roger Ebert returns to At the Movies! Yes!
COLOR! Texture! Eye popping goodness!
DIY Scrap paper notebooks
Paul Bunyan vs. Bigfoot vs. Paul Murray
Interview with Jesse Reno
Christine Mason Miller moved! Check out her new site here!
Friday, September 10, 2010
High on the Want List. I love Paumes!
Cathy Cullis' new zine!
New Uppercase books! *Claps hands*
Ribbon Reminder Pouch
A new Keri Smith Book
I love this idea on what to do with Grandma's quilts!
Mmm yumminess to make penne with heirloom tomato sauce and roasted tofu. Yum.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Don't forget, I've updated my Fall/Winter class schedule here. I'll have pictures and full descriptions soon!
Seth talks to Danny Gregory (if you don't have Danny's books, you NEED them).
Just file under: deliciousness to get your inspiration groove on
Fab summer scrapbooks
Tape that I have been lusting after for awhile now
I always love Lynne's posts, but this one really resonates with me and I agree 100%!
Funny, Ginny and I must be channeling each other...I've been thinking lately how much I miss the old phones especially the ones with the long cords and how you could cradle the phone in between your ear and shoulder so perfectly.
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
If you are in So CA, you must go to this show!
Artgirl Island is full of inspiration (and she posts daily!)
Mary Alyssa Block
I. am. in. love. More here. and here.
Cigar box turned washi tape dispenser
Travel Gift Tags
One of these days, I'd like to take a workshop by this woman!
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Pull the layers back to reveal a page about making bread (not banana or cornbread, but whole wheat bread) for the first time!
Question of the day: If you were going to trek up/down along the Coast to No CA from Los Angeles, where would you go? What would you see? Where would you stay? What would you do if you were on a tight budget? Inquiring minds would LOVE to know! Thanks!
Spilled Milk #3 is out!
What are you afraid of?
Around the studio
Lucy is back!
Los Angeles Plays Itself David and I attended the Sunday night screening of it at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. It's the second time we've seen the film. We really enjoyed seeing it on the big screen AND staying afterwards to listen to director, Thom Andersen, answer questions from the audience. I thought it was even more intriguing the second time around after seeing several of the films from the documentary. Definitely one to scope out to see, regardless as to whether or not you live in Los Angeles!
Monday, September 06, 2010
Honoring those who toil
How could you not be inspired by this?
Jennifer Cooke's Design Your Own Tees
September=School Supplies (or Kelly's Dennison label envy)
Camilla's final workshop post (with links, too!)
Cute Ooshka Boys
Security Envelope Linings
Jillian Tamaki's neverending creativity
Lynda Barry sneak peek and new Fall books for Drawn and Quarterly
Ricë wants to be your flying pig
Chilled roasted tomato soup
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Paper Frenzy in London
Back to School Ideas
Zen in a Basket of Laundry podcasts
Ginny's insightful thoughts on online vs in person workshops
I can't tell you how much I love this skirt at the top left corner of this page...makes me want to learn how to sew and do it myself. :) (alas, we know my sewing skills are reserved for book making!)
The patterns here made my jaw drop. When I stopped to pick it up, it dropped again as I continued to scroll down.
Who wouldn't want this cute scissor necklace?
'til September 10th at midnight, buy a print, get one free!
Saturday, September 04, 2010
Just a little reminder, if you are interested in my workshops at Art On A Lark in Hillsboro, OR to please sign up before noon on Monday. Thanks!
Oooh, a new book to keep my eyes open for!
Mark "Bravo, Well Said" Waid on filesharing
Expanding Outside of Notebooks
Away for a Few...
This shop looks VERY enticing. Check out the blog, too!
Saturday Morning Vintage is in the classroom!
A Hint of Yellow
Tomato Peach Salsa
Friday, September 03, 2010
I rarely use purple.
I didn't notice when I was attaching the Hambly transparency (orange) that the girl's sunglasses are orange.
Who says you need to use a label as is? I cut down the above one from Paper Source to fit my needs!
The ribbon is stapled to the page. It lifts up (though there's nothing underneath it), which could be perfect for hidden journaling.
I love folding over my tape (onto the other side of the page) so it's like a little surprise that peeks onto the next page.
In The Making
Helen interviews Seth
Katie's journal pages
Timi Tiles sneak peek
Happy Party Garlands
LOVE these lunchboxes!
Star Trek Season 2
Happy Weekend, Everyone! LOTS of blog love coming up this weekend!
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Pull back the layers:
I bet you're tired of my posts about upcoming classes! As far as my schedule goes now, that's it! I have my whole schedule up here. If I update or change anything, I'll announce it here. Thanks for reading. :)
If you are interested in my workshops next weekend (Sept 11th and 12th) at Ark On a Lark in Hillsboro, Oregon, please note that there's NEW special pricing (AND special discounts offered IN the store if you've signed up for one of my classes and then you go shopping)! Yay! Questions? Please email me. To sign up, please phone the store. THANKS!
One of my students, Krista Jarrad, wrote an article for the September issue of New Mexico's Natural Awakenings magazine. My journal pages grace the two page spread. You can read it online here on pages 14-15. One of my journal pages is also on the contents page.
Who's got the button?
Yummy Mosaic Monday
Total Color Inspiration
Made me smile
Yumminess to make and bake:
Fresh Tomato Basil Bruschetta
No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Interested in signing up? Questions? Please email Kelly for more info! EGorey99@sbcglobal.net
Payments for the Fremont, CA workshop must be made in advance. Due to the fact that the teacher is traveling from Los Angeles and must prep for the workshops in advance, there are no cancellations allowed. No refunds.
You may send someone else in your place if you are unable to attend the workshop, or you will receive a kit for the class. You can either pay via paypal (see button below) or send a check or money order. Once you've signed up for the workshop, you will be sent the address and directions to the workshop location. If you have ANY questions you can email me. I will also give you my cell phone number so you contact me.
The Schedule is:
Friday, October 22nd
10 to 2 p.m.
followed by from 3 to 7
Made By Hand: The Fundamentals of Collage
Saturday, October 23rd
10 to 6 p.m.
AND Sunday, October 24th
10 to 2 p.m.
Friday, October 22nd
10 to 2 p.m.
In this workshop, you will create a small and personal hard cover book made entirely by your own hands. We will spend some time binding a journal utilizing a simple and elegant looking stitch. Then we will unfold upon the pages learning mixed media paint and collage techniques while exploring new ideas. Want to make a small book that you can take with you on a daily basis? This is the class for you.
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, 3 1" brushes to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes)
followed by from 3 to 7
Made By Hand: The Fundamentals of Collage
Made By Hand: The Fundamentals of Collage
In this workshop, you will learn some of my favorite quick and easy composition and design techniques. Learn how to bring together background papers and focal images in various ways, creating unique and expressive pages. These are fundamental techniques that can be applied to a multitude of media.
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 sticksSaturday, October 23rd
10 to 6 p.m.
AND Sunday, October 24th
10 to 2 p.m.
Yearning to jump into the mixed media world of paper, tape, pens and more? Can't get enough of color, imagery and texture? Want to learn some new ideas to get your art groove on? In this unique two day mixed media art journaling workshop you will explore a myriad of hands on technique through both guided and self play. You will create your own luscious journal built with your own hands from scratch. We will then dive into the pages exploring color, paper and texture. Think pages that are layered, luscious, rich, and uniquely yours. Learn a variety of different mixed media techniques, tips, tricks and ideas. Think bookbinding. Think collage. Think color. Think composition. Think design. Think layers. Think unique. I guarantee that your creative muse will be bubbling over with new ideas after this class! You won't want to put your brush down!
I have always wanted to teach a special weekend workshop on mixed media journaling. When I offer a workshop, I like to teach ideas that can apply to a variety of mixed media art. You're not just learning art journaling, you're exploring creativity and learning techniques that can be applied to all forms of artwork whether you're painting a wall, a canvas, making a book or even jewelry! You learn how to call the muse out, to have her sit by your side and play. You'll learn how to overcome artists block. You'll learn how to stimulate your creative senses with paint, paper and more. You'll learn to love your journal and how inviting it is to work in book form. I promise I will share as many tips, tricks, ideas and techniques that I have learned in a lifetime of keeping and working hands on in a journal. You will leave class with a book whose pages are filled with new ideas and bursting at the seams. More importantly, you will leave class filled with the inspiration and the knowledge that yes, you are an artist and a person whose ideas, beliefs, moments and life are worth documenting in the pages of a book. If I can do it and love it, so can you.
This is a class geared towards all levels: both beginner and advanced.
Fully detailed instructional handout included, as always!
Please note, unlike two day workshops with other instructors, in my classes BOTH days are chock FULL of NEW techniques and NEW ideas that you will explore hands on in class. I just you to know that all of the techniques do not happen in day one and that day two is a play day. You WILL work and learn both days. Yes, you will have time for guided play. You will walk out with a fully bound book with pages layered and ready to go and with several pages completed. You will walk out filled to the brim, and bubbling over with inspiration and creative excitement. You will walk out hand in hand with your Creative Muse!
Each student who signs up for this unique two day workshop, will receive a goodie bag chock full of surprises FREE (valued at over $50), as a thank you gift from Kelly.
Supply list: Scissors, selection of favorite collage ephemera (background papers and focal images), bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black inkpad, bottle of tacky glue, container to hold water, 1" brush to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), several glue sticks (if you prefer working with them, as I do. I will also have gel medium for you to use.)
Please note that the teacher does not travel light and will have a plethora of supplies including rubber stamps, collage ephemera and more for you to work with. It is, however, nice to bring your own small selection of collage ephemera to make the journal more unique and personal to you!
I hope to see you there!