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, February 21, 2011

2,000th post!

I thought that for my 2,000th post, I'd have a little contest. You don't have to jump through hoops or do anything special other than to leave a comment (with a way to contact you) on THIS post only before 11:59 p.m on Monday, 2/28. I will randomly select one winner to win a special somethin' something.

Yup! That's the top of my stamp cabinet. We're trying to rearrange our living room. I'm trying to decide whether or not to keep my cabinet or to try to sell it.

I am totally prepped for my classes in Fremont/Niles area this weekend. We are keeping enrollment at a comfy level, so if you are interested, please sign up asap! I am really looking forward to visiting Northern CA this week!! I have some seriously fun plans and ideas!

I added a class to my schedule today! I'll be teaching my Love Story Journal at Zinnia THIS Monday, Feb 28th from 11-3 p.m. There is a sample in the store and a slideshow on my class blog (as well as this blog, too). This is a special class as Zinnia is usually closed Mondays. I really appreciate Tamara opening her store for us! She rocks!

Enough of me rambling about classes. Don't forget to leave a comment on this post ONLY before 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 2/28. Happy 2,000th post!!!

79 comments:

Sandy said...

Congrats on your 2,000th post. That's great.

LuLu said...

Howdy,
Wow! 2,000 posts - what milestone.

Hope I win!

Peace,
LuLu
www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogpost.com

kass said...

I think the only prize I want is a closer look at that stamp wall. Love seeing other people's supplies - I think it's an indicator of what makes them tick. Kass

Jean said...

So glad to have found your blog and your classes, Kelly. Congratulations on 2,000 posts!

I can be reached at wildrumpusing at gmail dot com.

A Life Made By Hand said...

Wow, I can't believe I'm the first post!!! Love your blog Kelly, I read it daily! If I win my contact is Cre8now@att.net. If my email looks familiar it's because I just signed up for one of your on-line classes! wish me luck!!! Jan

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and your work! I'm at the beginning of my creative journey and I find so much inspiration on your blog.

~Sara

littlemissplump@hotmail.co.uk

Mouseybrat said...

congrats on your 2000th post! i look forward to checking your blog everyday.

apaperbear said...

Congratulations Kelly on 2000 posts! That is a very impressive feat! You prollific poster you! I say keep the shelf! They don't make cool stamps as much any more and are getting harder to find. Keep em' gurl!

Diane said...

2,000 posts!!--very cool!

donna!ee said...

hoops sound like fun...and well worth jumping thru to win a treasure from you kelly!!
blest be... :)

Lindart said...

Hi Kelly! I would love to rifle through that stamp shelf!! Happy 2000th post!

laurie said...

congrats on hitting 2,000 - wow, that's an accomplishment! your blog always inspires me. here's to thousands more. :-)

Emie58 said...

Because you've been organizing clutter and your books I've decided to do the same thing. Not quite finished yet... do you have any suggestions on how to maintain the organization once it's done?
Emie

Paula said...

Love the stamp cabinet! Phil made me one that's similar; I really like having them out where I can see them!

PaperPumpkin said...

Wow, 2000 inspirational posts! Not bad! Because of you I am obsessed with washi tapes and don't feel guilty about that, nor guilty about my stamp collection!! ~Kath

tgarrett said...

Congrats Kelly- I read your blog first each morning with my coffee. Your posts have been showing up late on my computer- rather odd. Anyway congrats and thanks. You have my contact info. Terry

Lori Wostl said...

Well since I've read about 1000 of them - I'm in! Also, know any great stores in Ft. Lauderdale - y'know like Frenzy Stamper or Zinnia?
loriw-at-artcampforwomen-dot-com

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Holly W in TN said...

Happy 2000th post!! Thanks for 2000 pieces of sharing - your knowledge, your views, your art, your humor, and most of all - yourself! You *are* appreciated!

princess singular said...

Congrats on 2000!!! Keep up the amazing inspiration!

Mary Dean said...

Hi Kelly,

Congrats on your 2,000th post! I would love to win a little something! I check your blog most everyday, so I will be looking. Think you have my e-mail. I enjoyed those family pics last week! Best, Mary Dean

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Congrats on your 2000th post! I am getting there too!

That's quite a stamp collection you have!

tatterededge {at} shaw {dot} ca

Anonymous said...

Kelly,

I love your blog and all that you do! Congrats on your 2000th post!
My addy is nikieast (at) gmail (dot) com.

Naomi

Karen said...

Am I too late? Or too early? Or living in another dimension?? Anyhow, Happy @000th post! You have provided me with so much enjoyment inspiration and energy all these years. Thanks!!~!

Laura T. said...

Wow! 2,000 posts - that's a LOT of typing....;) Thank you for your blog. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Kelly: What a great stamp shelf. I'm drooling with envy.
Warmly, Christy

Sherri said...

Wow - congrats on 2000 blog posts. That just blows my mind away! I visit your blog every single morning as I enjoy my coffee.

Thanks for getting my days off to a "creative" start.

Melanie said...

I would love to win goodies from you! congrats on 2000 posts!

gayle said...

Happy 2000th post! :)

toliveinspired said...

A surprise goodie! I am sure from you it will be awesome! Love your work, classes and fellow book addiction!

upstateLisa said...

2000! wow! that's a lot of posting!!!

melle said...

Congrats, can't wait to see the final results of all your hard work.

somsomschik@hotmail

Aly B said...

WOOT! 2,000 posts! Congrats =)

Carolyn said...

Congrats on your 2,000th post. That's a LOT. You should have made the contest to guess how many stamps are in that cabinet LOL. That would have been fun.

VStarRider said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post!! What an accomplishment! I love your stamp shelf - and am envious of how many stamps you have!!

Ms. Lahtidah said...

Congratulations on 2000+ posts!
Wow. I adore your work. It's so inspiring. I hope some time to take one of your classes!I just need to get to Los Angeles at the right time.
I'm Lahtidah@gmail.com

Cindy Swan-Eagan said...

Congrats on 2,000. Here's to the next 2,000!
Cindy Eagan

Rebecca said...

Way to go 2000! I love your blog, it's amazing

Sarah said...

2000! That's a lot! I visited the Zinnia site the other day and spent ages readig their blog-I love the fact the shop has a lovely cat! If I lived near I would be in there!
Congratulations on so many posts!

patq said...

cant believe already 2000. I have enjoyed your posts very much. Thanks
pat q

nspiegel said...

One of my goals for 2011 is to take an in-person class with you, Kelly. I look forward to reading your blog every single day. You are the most inspiring blogger out there. Thanks. Nancy (email: avalon98@att.net)

Tricia said...

Kelly
You inspire alot of us each and everyday! 2000 posts!, Now that's sayin something. Had a great time at your Pen Works class sunday. You inspired me again to seek out a 0.1 copic they were out of the rapidograph at Dick Blick. Gotta love that fine line!
Best,
Tricia Allen

lee said...

Congratulations on your 2000 th post. That is your dedication showing.

lee

TwoHeartsPath said...

What a milestone Kelly...and everyone is waiting on Post..2001!!! Hugs and Congrats to you!!! Patti
In case I get picked for your secret giveaway...you can reach me here..
twoheartspath@comcast.net

bernie said...

2,000th post and I have been with you almost from the start. I just love your journals and have bought a couple of your leftover class packs and they are treasues to say the least. Looking forward to 2,000more posts

Barbara said...

Congrats on 2,000 posts. I love your blog and it's the first one I read every morning. You've introduced me to so many peeps I hadn't heard of before. Thanks for the cool art and the links.

Betty Adele said...

Would love to take your class but Fremont is just a little farther than I want to go! Looks like you have hundreds of stamps!

Contact me at halebopp1@mac.com

valerie said...

Wow, 2000th post. Many congrats...

Sharon said...

WOW!! 2000 post's and I have read each one I am sure. I WILL see you this weekend in Fremont!

keryl said...

Wow 2,000 posts what an achievement
Love your "work"/ play and online classes
Contact
kerylcod@ihug.com.au

Joanne said...

Congrats on your 2,000th post - woohoo! I grew up in Fremont..but left Californiain the late 80s and live in Portland now. I'm in awe of your stamp collection....to die for!

Marcia said...

I love your blog! I'd love a chance to win. :)

TopazPearleGirl said...

Big congratulations on post # 2,000! What an accomplishment. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

Michelle said...

Kelly,
Thanks for doing what you do and ALWAYS sharing your great ideas with us! can't wait to take an online class with you, soon ~ very soon! Michelle

pitlvr2x@roadrunner.com

Marylinn Kelly said...

Quite a milestone. Congratulations and thanks for all the blog love you share, all the great destinations to which you send us. And (hits head with heel of hand) I would have forgotten Edward Gorey's birthday without you.

Michelle said...

I took a class with you online a couple of years ago and really enjoyed the artistic prompts you gave! You do a lovely job! Wish I had your paper budget! So beautiful!

Chris said...

Wow! Congratulations on 2000 posts! And thanks for the near-daily inspiration.

Nicole Austin said...

awesome! happy 2000th post! have a safe trip and fun teaching in n.cal! kinueko at gmail dot com

donatelloh said...

Congratulations on your 2000th post! That's awesome. Thank you for 2000 glimpses into your life. You are very inspiring!

Cheers,
D in FL :D

Carol Loumeau said...

Hi Kelly, congrats on your 2,000th post, but, even better your glorious work on your blog. I loved the books we made in Scottsdale earlier this month. I collaged in them the Sunday after the workshops while hubby and son watched the Super Bowl.
Where are the links for the tapes?
Carol Loumeau

Boot ~C said...

congrats!

HEYJUDE said...

happy 2000th, i'mkindain a funk having a hard time journaling and need something new. hope i win i'll keep my finger and toes crossed.

Caity said...

TWO THOUSAND! That's real stick-to-it-ive-ness! Love ya work, sweetie!

barbara said...

congratulations on your 200th post! i have faithfully posted on my blog every day since january 2010, and it is addictive....i can't think of much more than what i will post tomorrow.
i'll try to get to 2000 in a few more years.
thanks for the contest.
barbara

Jan said...

Kelly, you continue to inspire! Congratulations on your 2,000th post.

Sharon W. said...

Congrats on post 2K! So what are you going to do with all your stamps if your get rid of the cabinet?

Seth said...

A big congratulations Kelly on #2,000! I think I have have read just about every one.

Linda said...

Congrats on making it to 2000. Always love reading each one.

ginigin said...

Happy 2,000!!! An amazing anniversary. I love your blog, even if I tend to lurk.

Mimi said...

Hi, Kelly,
I hope I win. I've loved your classes when I've taken them in California and Colorado.
2000 posts, wow! How do you do it all?
In another post I was impressed that when you buy three books, three others have to go.
meme8 at mindspring dot com

Krista said...

2000 posts is something to celebrate. Thank you Kelly for sharing your wonderful stories. xoxo.

theconnartist@gmail.com

Suzanne said...

Congratulations! I always look forward to your blog posts. They are always so inspiring!

Jami said...

2,000 posts is amazing!!! I'm still trying to get into a regular routine of blogging. I love checking in every day to see what you post.
jamiosh.blogspot.com

jane eileen said...

Jeane's mom said...
Comment: Thanks for all (2000X)the inspriration, can't wait to see the rest of the promised journal!

Laura said...

Thanks for the wonderful classes in Fremont today and yesterday. I'm so glad I found out you were coming!

Laura

diane.ca said...

Woohoo 2000 post, so impressive.

mwquilt said...

congratulations on your 2000th post, and thankyou for each and every one of them.

martha brown said...

2000 posts is AMAZING, Kelly! Don't get rid of your stamp shelf....

JudySheaRT said...

2000? Whoa! How long did that take. Thanks for a possible sumpin sumpin. J