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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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

Thanks for stopping by!

-Kelly

Monday, May 02, 2011

Working Things Through

The above pages are from February.

I'm using my journal to work things out and to process various emotions that are flooding through me at this time. It is during times like this that I need my journal the most.

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein

Peace.

5 comments:

Kathi Fly said...

Love your work. It inspires me. After reading the post from yesterday I had to laugh. I've started an Artist Journal to illustrate in watercolor my trip to Italy a few years ago. I also kept a FULL bag full of maps, photos, receipts, tickets, etc. to add to the book also. But, I also used handcarved stamps, a brayer to roll on acrylics, transfers from gel medium, watercolor sketches, photos, etc. I think mine is an artist's journal AND a scrapbook, and I love it!

sharon said...

Love, love, love all that you do!

Tricia said...

We are most definetely on the same page. My latest entry in my journal reads......working through it all with a smile. I was wrestling with my emotions big time that day.
Thanks for sharing.

Karenann Young said...

I'm wondering about something. You have probably already answered this somewhere in your blog, but I don't always read your blog everyday. I've taken a couple of your on-line classes and for the life of me, I can't remember this. When you first start a journal, do you create images, paint, etc. first to fill up the journal, or do you do the painting, pasting, etc. everyday and then write what you want in it for that day. Hope this makes sense. Most of the time, something comes up that I want to write about but I don't have a journal page ready to write about it. Any thoughts?

Kelly Kilmer said...

I didn't have a smile on my face though when I was working in my journal.

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I do appreciate them.

Karenann,

Usually I do a page in one go-collage and then write. Sometimes I run out of time and do it in bits. 99.9% of my journals are done like that.

However, it's all about what works best for you. You may prefer to collage several pages and then write later. I like page by page. It's all good though! :)

Kelly