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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

Sunday, December 18, 2011

New Journal Cover December 2011

David, Tristan and I ran over to Dark Delicacies in Burbank today to meet director John Landis. He was there to sign his new book, Monsters in the Movies. Landis was really cool and took the time to talk with each fan individually. I have to see if I can sneak a peek at the book as David has probably already wrapped it up in plastic and put it on one of his bursting at the seams bookshelves.
I keep typing 2012 at the same time I'm trying to slow down and enjoy the rest of 2011 while I still can!

Above is my latest journal cover. I showed you a teaser picture yesterday. It is not acrylic paint on the cover that you see. It's a combination of gouache and water soluble crayons. To say I'm having fun with it is an understatement. Wait until you see the pages inside the journal and what they do (I haven't worked on any of them yet but I am excited with the layout and construction of this journal.) I haven't worked in anything like this before (that I can remember) and I've made hundreds of journals!

One quick reminder, I am teaching in Massachusetts the last weekend of December. If you are interested in any of my Whitman, MA workshops, you need to sign up before this Tuesday night at midnight PST (20 December 2011) or else the workshops there will be canceled.


My workshops at Ink About It are a go and I am very much looking forward to teaching there. I adore that store and it's always so good to see familiar faces and to meet new ones as well! More info on the workshops can be found here.

I am hoping to have my Jan-March workshops for 2012 listed before I leave. I'm still waiting for dates from one store so that's why I've been hesitant to post them. I would rather list them in one big swoop. Thanks for being so patient.


Remember with this holiday season to try to slow down and revel in the moment. It gets crazy this time of year and it's always the little things later on that we cherish and remember the most.

5 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...

Super gorgeous cover! I LOVE it! Great that you are having so much fun. Hope you can teach in Buffalo sometime...!!! Kath

Sharon said...

I am interested in the gouache paints. I have some, but haven't really used them yet. I will wait to see what you find out.

Kelly Kilmer said...

I've been playing with gouache off and on now for several years. I treat them just like acrylics. There are things that you can and can't do with them. I do love how they layer. I am going to do a class with them eventually (this may be it). They are extremely versatile.

As far as going to Buffalo, I'm always open to teaching in new places. It's getting harder and harder for me to find new venues but if there's a demand, I'll pack my bags and trek anywhere! I love traveling and teaching. :)

Sandy said...

Love the new journal, so pretty.

Lori Wostl said...

Kelly - when you get back to Colorado I would love to do your Journal This class. I do a lot of writing, blogs, newsletters, website etc. and my journaling is starting to be dull and blah...my life isn't but my writing is...if I have any business in CA I'll try to organize around a class with you...Lori W at Art Camp for Women