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 more than twenty years. 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!


Thursday, May 09, 2013

A Look Back at Becoming: The Art of Visual Dialogue Journal

I wanted to post this as a slideshow but I was surprised (horrified?) to find out that Picasa Web Albums (where I've made all of my slideshows that you see on the right hand side of the blog) has been replaced with Google + Albums which don't allow for the sharing of slideshows (at least not via a blog) yet. So, here's a look back at Becoming. I hope that you enjoy it. 

Most of you know that I stress and strive to make each class different and unique from the ones before it. With over sixteen years of teaching and some 400 classes under my belt, I have a lot of repeat students (some whom have been taking my classes for many years.) 

What makes this class so different and unique? We'll be working large utilizing a variety of different techniques and approaches. We'll be playing, exploring and experimenting as we go. We'll fill our pages. Then, we're going to create something completely new from them. We'll tear them down and create a journal that is as unique and expressive as we are! We're not stopping there. We'll then go back and rework each page taking the time to process and push ourselves to see how we can make what's on the page work with other elements that we want to use and explore. It will push you in ways you can't even imagine. When I say I can't wait to teach this, I really mean it.  

This book was a kick in the pants for me and I loved every second of it. I can't wait to see what everyone else will be doing with the ideas. Thanks again for looking back at this journal with me.


Suzy said...

Wow! WOW!! WOW!!! I'm so excited to find your blog. Your work is stunning. Look forward to seeing your posts as I have just signed up to follow you. I found your link on livewire jewelry. Yippee!

Sandy said...

This is an awesome journal. Oh how I wish I were able to take this class. Lucky people. ;)

Rita A. said...

Thank you, Kelly, for always being so willing to share and help fellow artists. You are Great!