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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.

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Thanks for stopping by!

-Kelly

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A view of my studio floor

My "studio", my "living room" or whatever you want to call it is still a work in progress (the landlord still isn't 100% 'finished' with the work that they started since we still are without the new blinds they promised). Not to mention the fact that we're still (slowly) cleaning and rearranging things. I have two boxes of kids' vhs tapes that need to be mailed to my nephew in Boston sitting waiting. I have bags and bags (all empty) that I need to find homes for (I would make a great bag lady, or so I've been told). I also am trying to figure out some ideas on creating very tall, narrow bookshelves. Slowly, but surely, the living room is coming into place. Yay!

This is what the floor looks like as I work. It's messier than usual because I was making a book from scratch and had all of my goodies spread out. I'm beyond super excited about the new journal I am working in. I'm always excited when it comes time to start a new journal but this one has me totally jazzed. I have big ideas for this one and it involves the creation of a new 12 hour class around it (if things go as planned). Yes, 12 hours. I'm giddy with possibility right now. Don't worry, I'll share the pages here. I also have two additional new (completed) journals that I will be posting soon.

So, what are you working on lately? I'd love to hear! Post your links in the comments below if you'd like to share pictures.

8 comments:

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Glad your apartment is finally coming together, Kelly. I'm intrigued by your new maybe 12 hour class. Keep us posted.

As for me, since my return from Israel on the 26th of Feb., I haven't worked in my art journals--until tonight. I watched the Strathmore tutorial (Linda Blinn, week 2) today and began preparing 2 pages.

I am also reading Pam Carriker's new book Art at the Speed of Life.

Sandy said...

I can't wait to see the new journal. I want to work on something soon. I need Shelby's help to move some things around that are still too heavy for me. I have ideas that I jot down though and supplies just waiting and it seems that late at night when I should be sleeping they call my name. Sigh....soon. I hate depending on others to help me get things situated.

Nicole Austin said...

that's what my table and floor and every available surface in my dining room looks like right now! :) i've been working on some painted scrapbook pages and my extra extra extra large moleskine journal (love that journal!)

http://kinueko.blogspot.com/

i can't wait to hear more about this class you're cooking up! :) sounds like fun!

nicole

apaperbear said...

I am glad to hear your apartment is finally getting finished. That must be rough. I can't wait to see your new journal and the two other completed ones!

I am working on simpler more un processed pages which totally goes against my style/nature but liking how these come out.

~Barb~ said...

What am I working on? Oh my! I am decluttering, destashing and de-hoarding in my studio and soon to expand all over the house in anticipation of our move to sunny Florida in May. It's hard because I have to really pare things down. BTW, that's why I didn't buy any tape from you. lol
Peace & Love,
Barb

Lori Wostl said...

I am kind of a shelf freak. I try to have my shelves have very little depth. It helps because I can see where things are and I can't hoard...well not as much. I had my husband build a spice shelf in the kitchen that is two inches deep and 4 ft. by 5 ft. he moaned and shook his head that it would look awful and not be very useful etc. It is my favorite shelf. He built it on my big table and then nailed it directly to the wall. the paint of the wall behind is great and I can always find my spices.

Spice of Life said...

I'm working on my new blog What!create? Will see how it works out. Friday nite a few of us are planning a create? nite and bringing our whatever's and working on them.
The theme is sparkle and glitz. I'm showing them how to emboss. I'm also attempting to do Zentangle.

Seth said...

Looking forward to seeing the new journal and all the pages inside.