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 over seventeen 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

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What is a Journal?


I posted this the other day in my latest online class. I thought that it may benefit others by reposting it here.

A journal can be anything that YOU need it to be. It's not solely for angst or problem solving. It's a place to document, dialogue, process, question (am I...?) reflect, experiment and explore. 

A journal is what *you need at that moment.* 

I look at my journals and the journals of others and they are so unique and rich in human lives, experiences and history. They are valuable treasures. 

I spent Sunday morning with several art journal friends and we were passing our books around. Each was unique and so truly reflective of the individual. Some had pages of heartbreak, others pages of dialogue, some reflected their day. Each book had value and worth to their own creator (artist) as well as to their friends who appreciated the gift in holding their books and catching a rare glimpse of their friends that they may not get in daily conversation. Each journal had as much value as the person who created it.

My two cents on all of it.

4 comments:

Barbara Hagerty said...

Great post!

emily cline said...

yes! It's my therapy, my escape. My freedom.

Tricia said...

Thank you for that glimpse inside your private self. I also love to look at others pages...I feel a sense of connection. Thank you for teaching ways for us to release what we cant bear to hold anymore.

Georgia Sommers said...

Kelly you are totally amazing I really miss seeing you and Mary Jo at CHA. It's just not the same
Georgia