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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!


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Books I'm reading and recommending, Journaling this Weekend and More

Ahhh, the weekend is here. I'm taking a bit of time off this weekend. Still working on a new journal project but it's fun and something that I love to do so it doesn't feel like work (vs. when I have to sit at the computer which does.) 

My buddy, Marcia in Colorado pointed out some great deals that are happening this weekend. The Paper Mill Store has free shipping on the 140lb Exact Index (they still have it as Wausau not Neenah Papers.) There's no code but you have to make sure you select free ground shipping when you checkout. I've never ordered from them before but several folks I know have raved about them.

Another deal she pointed out is a guy on ebay who sells the water based Sharpie Paint Markers. I've ordered from him many moons ago but he has the entire set of the new seventeen colors for $45 with free shipping. I'm not sure if Michaels is still carrying them (I rarely go there) so I wanted to point this out to folks who may be interested. I bought a ton of them when they were on sale at Michaels so I'm set (as are my students who can use my pens in class) for now. 

I finished reading When I Was a Kid: Childhood Stories by Boey the other day. I laughed out loud several times while reading it. I also could relate to other things that weren't so funny but were well done in the book. One of the things that I loved about the book is that if he didn't like what he was writing, he just crossed it out and left it on the page. I met Boey at San Diego Comic-Con and he was a very nice guy with a great sense of humor. I'm hoping that he comes out with more books. 

Still reading My Last Sigh by Luis Bunuel. I've been taking my time reading it in an attempt to slowly savor bits and pieces of it. I'll put it down and read something else and then go back to it. I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Next on my to read list is The Difficulty of Being by Cocteau. I posted a list of books on my want to read list the other day and didn't hear a peep from anyone. At least I'll have a record of the books that I really want as someone has been using my Amazon Wish List as a shopping guide buying books for themselves. Whoever is doing that, please do me a huge favor and stop. If you want to buy a book for me, thank you! If you're not buying a book for me but for yourself, please add the book to your own wishlist and stop using mine.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the book reminder. I read your blog frequently, but for some reason, I did not see your book reviews. Was about to ask you for book recs, and thank God I did not, since you very recently went to as much trouble as you did. Will look over your recs, and will chime back in, if there are books that you might be interested in seeing.

Am looking at my bookshelf, and thought you might be interested in Heather Clawson "Creativity at Work." it's a large photo (a nice antidote to the miniature photos in the Paumes books (although I'm still crazy about them) book about home offices and studios of well known artists/fashion designers. I think it's about $40 or less via Amazon, but the larger photos and print may make it a worthwhile investment for you (it has for me).

The second book you might like (another in the home design/decor genre) is by Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau ("Happy Home").

Lastly, being the book "whore" that I am, I bought
"Bookshelf" by Alex Johnson. Tons of ideas on storing and displaying beloved books. Very cool and unique bookshelf designs by international designers.

Thank you for all your recs over the years, Kelly.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thank you, Alex. "Happy Home" is on my wishlist. I always appreciate book recommendations.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly:
is 90 lb. smooth recycled paper (index from that company) workable for acrylic paint? (and or collage...glueing?) thanks.
pat q
think i will get the larger size if so.

Panama said...

I wish you peace. To be able to read is a precious gift. I'm glad you make good use of the eyes God gave you. Be Blessed!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Hi Kelly! I've been enjoying your journal pages, catching up.( I am shocked, can people really see and use other people's wish lists??! Hmmmmm. I thought they would be in My Account and need a password.) anyway, thank you for your visit and for your big congrats? I am super excited to become a Grama...!

Kelly Kilmer said...

Kathy, yes, folks can buy you a book and then choose to have it sent elsewhere.