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!

-Kelly

Friday, January 27, 2012

14 January 2012 Journal Page

I don't have any pen or book reviews to share with you today. I only have me and one of my journal pages.

I am all prepped and ready for my Passionate Declarations class this Sunday at Stampin from the Heart. I am looking forward to seeing the gang there as it feels like I haven't seen them since last year. Oh, wait... In addition to seeing some familiar faces, I hope to see some new ones, too!

Finished working on my Wanderlust class today. I've been showing you pages from this journal since mid December (the page you see above is from this journal.) The pages fold up, down and out. I am almost done with this journal and I am eager to see what it looks like finished.

Between Fremont, CA and Scottsdale, AZ (both next month), I have five new classes to debut. Working on new classes always inspires and pushes me. I strive to make each class different and I am looking forward to seeing how students translate the ideas into their own. When I say that my students inspire and push me, I really mean it.

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Thinking of Howard Zinn, gone two years today.

“TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” ― Howard Zinn

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