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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.

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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

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Sneak Peek at A Beautiful Necessity








Above you'll see some pictures of the journal that I've been working on since late December. I'm teaching this class for the first time this Sunday in L.A. at Stampin From the Heart (from there, it will go to Fremont for my classes in February!) I am SUPER excited about it. 

It looks like there's paint on the pages but there isn't! We'll be making the journal from scratch (super fun and easy) and then learning new collage and mixed media techniques for the pages. I'm really jazzed about debuting this class. 

The sample is NOT in the store yet as I'm trying to finish up the last few pages this week. I may not have it in the store until Friday (my apologies) but trust me when I say that it's NEW techniques and that you will LOVE working in this journal. It's user friendly and travels well (it went to MA, upstate NY, NYC and on the plane with me!) I can't wait to finish it yet at the same time I know that I'll be sad to have to move on from it.                                                       

8 comments:

HappyDayArt! said...

Geez, has any of your journals been NOT "travel friendly"? February will be here before long. See you soon and travel safely.

Kelly Kilmer said...

LOL, Catherine! TRUE! I work on them everywhere and anywhere but the larger size journals can be more difficult at times... ;)I tend to make smaller size ones for when I travel. :)

Sue Marrazzo said...

Nice post!
Where do you find your photos?

KrissyB said...

Hi, Kelly -- I love this journal! Will you consider offering an on-line class in how to make this journal? Pleeeease??? :)

Tricia said...

Interesting..I thought it was paint. My curiosity is peaked and now I really cant wait! See you sunday.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thanks, Krissy! I try to keep my in person and online classes separate and different so I won't be teaching this as an online class. Sorry. I hope that it makes sense. :) Thanks again for the kind words on the journal. It means a lot. I finished it last night and it is one of my favorites.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Sue, I have a post here:
http://kellykilmer.blogspot.com/2012/06/where-i-find-my-images.html?m=1

Barbara Hagerty said...

It really does look like paint! That will be a great class! But then all of them are!