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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

Thursday, April 12, 2012

2004-2008 Collaged and Painted Pages

Here I am sharing some older pages again. It's always interesting to look back and see how your work evolves and changes. I get irritated with folks who say they know everything when it comes to art making. No they don't. As an artist you're always changing and evolving. There's always something new to learn, make and see. That's how I try to approach my work with each page asking, "What can I try to do now that I haven't done before?" or "How can I make this different?"

Don't forget I'm having a contest to win a copy of Seth's new book, The Pulse of Mixed Media. You can enter here.

My posts will be short and sweet the next few days as it's going to be a very busy (but fun!) weekend.

Speaking of classes, I've added a NEW STORE in Westlake Village to my list of teaching venues! I'll be teaching my Beautiful Life journal on May 12th from 11:30-3:30 at Banana Rose. They have a facebook page here. I'm VERY excited about it as I've been looking for a new venue in that area for some time now! They'll have info up on their site soon.

6 comments:

Sandy said...

Love seeing your older pages.

jonreneewebb@msn.com said...

I really enjoy your blog and your work.

Lori Wostl said...

This may be too long for a comment. I have been thinking that if one is not pushing against something they haven't been able to do, and just repeating the same thing - it isn't art - its production. Production is good. Trees are productive, look at all the beautiful leaves...but is it art? Thanks for making me think in shorthand.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Lori, there's a BIG difference between NOT being able to do something and NOT WANTING to do something.

Collage alone DOES push me and I am far from exploring everything that I have wanted to do with it.

I never felt like I was repeating the same thing with collage where after 10 years of painting, I did.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Plus, folks ask that about a lot of things, "Is it art?" I have always thought that if the intent is there, your heart is in it, you've given your all, you can call it what you want and that includes art. ;)

Cheryl said...

I want to thank you for posting photos of old journal pages. For some reason my Muse dried up this year. But I'm working on her.