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

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Special Two Day Workshop in Santa Barbara, CA

I'm very happy to announce that I will be teaching a special two day class, Personal Mythologies, at a studio in Santa Barbara the weekend of April 13th and 14th. This is a rare chance for a weekend of art journaling in lovely and inspiring Santa Barbara.

Class time is Saturday, April 13th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be tons of techniques, ideas, and lots of inspiration!

You may send someone else in your place if you are unable to attend the workshop, or you will receive a kit for the class. You can either pay via paypal (see button below) or send a check or money order. Once you've signed up for the workshop, you will be sent the address and directions to the workshop location. If you have ANY questions you can email me at Egorey99@sbcglobal.net  I will also give you my cell phone number so you contact me.







Personal Mythologies

Every time we crack open a journal, we are telling our own unique story.
In this very special two day workshop, you will learn not only how to create your very own personal journal made by your own hands but also how to express yourself fully and in the moment upon the pages of your newly bound book. 

You will work in your journal both days. I will be teaching you a variety of techniques, ideas and prompts to use in your journal. You will have lots of instructional time but also between each idea, I allow for guided play time, but I do teach both days. The second day is not a play day.

Expect to learn: bookbinding and constructing a personal journal, choosing a journal that fits you, making a journal your own, mixed media collage, composition, design, pen work, layering, journaling, self expression (how do I say what I want to say), making a page work and much, much more.

Be prepared to walk out with a new journal, several pages completed, a detailed handout and your head (and heart) bursting with inspiration, new ideas, possibilities and the knowledge that you can successfully express yourself in journal form! You will love this journal and this experience!

Supply list: A hardcover book (6 x 9" or smaller) to use as the journal (note, we will be tearing pages out of our books and sharing some of our pages in class). I will have some books for you to use, but in case you have a book you’d really like to use, please bring it. Scissors, small selection of favorite collage ephemera, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, permanent black inkpad, container to hold water, 1" brushes to glue (I like chip or bristle brushes), a few of your favorite glue sticks
If you want to bring food to share in a communal meal, that would be lovely. I will have some munchies to nibble on as you work!



I hope to see you there!

1 comment:

sharon said...

Someday maybe I will get to the other side of the country!@ For now I love to visit your blog and admire your work...I learn so much!

Tonight I posted a piece on my blog I finally did picking up where I left off 2+ years ago in your online class....I am loving this new born freedom inside of me!