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!


Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Weekend! I'm off this weekend. I'm going to back away from the virtual world a little bit (I'll still post this weekend on my blog but it may be pictures only or something very brief). I'll be around to answer questions for any of my online students and emails, etc... but it won't be as quick as I usually do. I need a bit of time away from the internet so while I'll still be around this weekend, it won't be as much. I need some family and journal time. I'm not sure what we're doing yet. Tristan wants to go to see Thor. Sunday is the Farmer's Market in Larchmont Village that we usually go to when I'm not teaching. I have a pile of books to read and a new journal that's itching to be worked in. How about you, anything that you are looking forward to?

I haven't shared any links in a wee bit, so I thought I'd do a short (but sweet) Blog Love:

Ginko Papers has new tape in (yay!) Get 10% off your entire order through 6/1/11 - Discount Code: GINKOSUMMER

(Barbara shares some kind words on my new class, Journey of You (or JOY) as well as her stunning journal pages, but it's her thoughts on the many online classes and wanna be art teachers out there that echo my sentiments about teaching as well. I've always said that in order to break the rules, you first have to learn what they are (especially before you teach them).

a visit to the BookExpo of America. I am really looking forward to some of the new books that they talk about in this post.

Spinach and Potato Breakfast Hash

a Quinoa Asparagus Salad recipe.


taylor said...

Enjoy your time away.

Melanie said...

Aha! I already placed my order at Ginko's! Bet you to it (so I can't blame you for my spending money, huh?) Enjoy your weekend!

Angie in AZ said...

Just got back from seeing Thor... all by myself! Really liked it. Drool worthy guy playing the part, cool special affects, great costuming... definitely worth seeing.

Marylinn Kelly said...

A question: I have only worked with the paper tape. How does it compare to the fabric tape for stickability and do you prefer one over the other? They have such pretty patterns in the fabric. Thanks. Enjoy your non-virtual weekend.

Antares Cryptos said...

Enjoy the weekend.
Thank you for sharing Barbara's post.

Seth said...

Enjoy the weekend away from the computer. I am headed over to your Book By It's Cover link.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Kelly. I bit my lip before I posted, but even beginning adult students are innocent neophytes and should be presented with well informed, basic material, including hazard warnings, as well as the latest in popular and fun techniques. It has not gone unnoticed over the years I've known you, how you manage to sneak in lessons on composition, color, and the basic elements of design, as well as emphasizing safe materials and the safe use of materials, and you even provide a barrier cream to help prevent chemicals from leeching into the system -- so easy with raw, artist hands. When I taught, I was once accused of "over-teaching". That really didn't bother me since one of the most dangerous things I can think of is under-learning.