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 more than twenty years. 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!


Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

My first blog post of a brand spanking New Year! 1/1/11!

In the coming year, I wish you:
Happiness, Good Health, Peace, Kindness, Love, Lots of time to make art (or whatever makes you happiest), Time to Relax and Ponder, and all things Good and Wonderful.

Some quick journaling prompts for the New Year:

1. Take a quickie self portrait. Use your camera, or use your words! What do you see in yourself on this first day of 2011.

2. Who are you looking forward to being with in the New Year? Who are you leaving behind?

3. Many artists pick a word to carry with them in the New Year. Pick a word if you'd like. What about picking a color? What color makes you happiest? Wear a bit of that color daily or when you're feeling down. Make a journal devoted to your 2011 color. Explore, expand and see how far you can push it.

4. Did you find your 15 minutes a day yet? Seek it out...

In the time that it took you to read this, you could have started a page...go for it.

Happy New Year! May 2011 be the best year yet!


PaperPumpkin said...

What a great post! Inspiring...Here I go to my journal right now! Happy New Year, Kelly! (PS: I amm taking another one of your classes now, and I LOVE the Embrace Creativity Journal my daughter bought for me, from you! yes, I hinted...!) ~Kath

~Barb~ said...

You always seem to give me such great little nudges at the exact time that I need them...and this is no exception. I've got such good hopes for 2011 and instead of making 'resolutions,' I've made goals with the plans to back them up. For my art journaling, your great "Artist Journal: 365" is going to be indispensable! Thank you so much!
Happy New Year, Kelly!!!
Peace & Love Always,

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy 2011 Kelly! I wish you the best! I love reading your posts every day!

jane eileen said...

Jeane's mom said...
Same to you!

MizFunked said...

I recently started a blog myself! Your blog in very inspiring and very lovely! I am a mixed media artist, too. I always enjoy looking to see what other artists are up to. Check out my blog.

Lottie said...

What a great way to start the New Year - such a happy bright cheerful page - and fantastic prompts.

You are one in a million!

patq said...

thanks for all the visual stimulation and inspiration. Your hard work posting is appreciated, art work, write ups, classes, blogs, book recommendations, techniques..i could go on and on. Thanks.
pat q
HAPPY NEW 2011 YEAR to you and yours !!

JessiVille said...

Happy New Year Kelly! The one person I'm leaving behind in 2011 is "Negative Nelly"! Thanks for your great post.