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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, September 13, 2012

New Books!

Last night, I picked up a few goodies! One of my favorite bookstores is Vroman's in Pasadena. They're pretty good about getting new titles in fairly quickly so I was happy to find that they had four copies of Rookie Yearbook in stock. I've been waiting for this title since Drawn and QuarterlyD & Q said they were publishing it. I'm not a huge fan of online magazines or books as I'm one who prefers to read something that I can hold in my hands so I was thrilled to find it in the store yesterday. I haven't read it yet but I've flipped through it several times. The pages are luscious and lively. It's definitely something to peruse over time instead of devouring it in one sitting. It's visually inspiring for artists of all ages. You can see more here and here. Before you ask, no, I won't be cutting this one up.

After Vroman's, we trekked to our favorite used bookshop, Iliad in North Hollywood. It's the only store that we go to on a weekly basis and it's the kind of shop where at least one of us manages to find a treasure or two every trip. I found two last night:

I broke my rule of not paying more than $10 for a book to collage and cut up when I saw the Lingerie book (I paid $15.) The pictures are classy and in the style of what I use for my journal pages. I also really like the size and shape of the book (so I can use it as a journal later on.)

The roses in this book are smaller than the ones that I usually collage with but I loved the luscious colors and imagery. For $5, it jumped off the shelf and into my hands. There's a ton of roses in here so what I don't use will find its way into my class pile.

What new books have found their way into your home lately? Either that you're reading or using to collage with?

3 comments:

Susie said...

Hi Kelly Awesome book finds and since you asked after I read your blurb about Field Guide to Now I knew it was a book that would speak to my heart. Local BN had it in stock and within an hour I was holding it in my hands. Beautiful book, her thoughts, her words are honest and authentic and I'm finding myself nodding 'yes' as I read. It's a book I will read more than once. No doubt about it. It would have gone missed had you not posted it on your blog. I am thankful you did.

Sandy said...

Great books. I've really got to make it to the used book store soon. It's out of town of course. I love Rookie Yearbook, it looks great.

crimsoncat05 said...

oh my goodness, that Rookie Yearbook is thick!! I may have to look for that one; I've seen some of the pics online.