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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.

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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.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

22 September 2011 Journal Page

Has anyone read the new book, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern? It is very high on my wishlist. It's supposed to be excellent. She even has a blog here:


No classes this weekend. No classes locally now until mid October. Some would say I should be grateful for the mini break, but I'm still not used to it. I used to teach every weekend and that's not the case with fewer stores and shops to teach at. It just makes me anxious and a bit like a bum. Don't get me wrong, I work from home more than 40 hours a week but teaching is what keeps me going on so many levels. There's something to be said about being in a room full of creative folk who get it and seeing how the ideas you're sharing transform and mutate into something else entirely in a class setting. It's magical and I really miss not having that every weekend like I used to when I had 11+ stores to teach at in So CA. Now I have 2.


Sharon said...

I have read a small portion of The Night Circus. Interesting for sure. I am so sorry there have been so many stores closing so you can't teach. Stay strong, my friend.

Anonymous said...

That's a lovely eye catching page.

Anonymous said...

i think Sept is kind of busy for parents you know kids school stuff.
also economy is kind of slow.
have you ever thought of teaching in someone's house or studio?
i volunteer my house for a good time with you and i know your prices are reasonable
i would be happy to help you organize (and pay for mine of course)
let me know. this could be a very exciting experiment for you and for me (yay!)
Carmen ( cajita21 at yahoo dot com)

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thanks Ladies!

Carmen, I've actually taught in several people's homes and studios. I <3 it!

Thank you for your kind offer. I'm going to email you.

January, June and September are the worst months for classes.

I just want to put it out there that I'm open to new venues. :) Thanks!!

Tricia said...

Interesting I picked it up at the book store yesterday but could only afford one book. I bought "The Forgotten Waltz".

I know what you mean to be around like minded people gets my creative juices flowing!

I can soo relate to your journal page!

See you in October ;)

Sandy said...

Love the page and the sentiment. I love The Night Circus. So interesting. I'm sorry that you only have 2 stores to teach at. I wish more people would realize how important being creative is. I love the idea of doing classes in different places, great idea.