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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 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.

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

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Thursday, February 02, 2012

More Photos from Zinnia

Would you believe that this is actually a box spring with tiny paper hearts attached to it?
Fabric roses hung from the ceiling.

I love Zinnia. Tamara and the Gang make it so warm, inviting and inspirational.

I've been a busy bee with class preparations lately. I'm teaching tomorrow (Friday) at Stampin' From the Heart. There are some seats left but please make sure if you are interested that you sign up asap as I need to make sure I have enough supplies. Last minute signups have been the norm lately and it can be hard to order, cut and prep materials without enough notice. Not complaining, just stating a fact!

Superbowl Sunday, I'm scheduled to teach Love Story at Zinnia in So Pasadena. Last I heard, no one had signed up yet so please don't wait too long or else it may get canceled.

I'm trekking to Fremont next weekend and classes are quickly filling up. Spaces are limited so if you've been on the fence about signing up, please don't wait too long.

I'm going to buy paper for classes tomorrow at Artist and Craftsman on La Cienega. If you haven't been there, they have great deals on handmade and decorative paper. I LOVE picking out new papers for classes.

The week after Fremont, I'll be at Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, AZ. I'm excited! I haven't been to Arizona since November and it will be good to see my friends, meet new faces and get to shop in some of my favorite stores (Frenzy Stamper!!!) These are my ONLY Arizona classes until Art Unraveled in August.

In addition to working on my classes, I'm also working in two journals, which is a first for me. I usually work one journal at a time but I wanted to try something new and I'm finding that it's pushing me. More on that soon.

Tristan turns 15 on Saturday. I'm so proud of my son, whom I can't call "little" any more as he's taller than me. He has big plans for the day and I think most of it involves Lego, Lego and more Lego (preferably the new Star Wars.) I'm hoping that the Lego store isn't sold out of the new sets by the time we get there.
Here's a link to Tristan's youtube channel where he posts his Lego Stop-motion films that he makes.

This is his most recent film:


Sarah said...

Tristan's film is great! I just read 'Missed Connections' one of your recommended books-brilliant!

Tricia said...

Wishihg Tristan Lego's galore! I remember liking 15! If you ask my parents they may give you a different answer :>)

Sandy said...

Tristan is so handsome Kelly. He's grown so much in the few years I've known you "online". You sound like you're going to be busy in a very happy way. I love the photos, so pretty. I hope Tristan has a wonderful birthday and lots of Lego's. I love seeing the films he makes.

MarleneMAZ said...

Fabulous movie! it must have taken him ages to do all that. Hope he has a happy birthday :)

Anonymous said...

Tristan's film is awesome. He is so talented!!!! loved the music he selected--it was perfect.

Anonymous said...

Tristan looks like a really nice guy, he obviously has talent. I used to love lego when I was little. Also I really love the hearts. Karenxx

Cat said...

Tristan's video is AWESOME---what a talented young man!! I know you are very proud of him!! Wish I could take your Superbowl Sunday class--sounds like a great way to spend the day!!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Happy Birthday, Tristan and Mom. A young man with a very creative future. He's so good at the stop-motion. Way to take out the trash, Mr. Bounty Hunter. As always, fingers crossed for good sign-ups at Zinnia and elsewhere. xo

Anonymous said...

Brilliant film! You must be very proud of Tristan. I just found your blog and love it! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thank you for all of the kind words and well wishes!!