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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.

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Thanks for stopping by!

-Kelly

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Evolving

I'm still at Art Unraveled. Looking forward to teaching Wanderlust today!

One of my repeated mantras is how as artists we have to keep pushing ourselves. It's easy to get stuck in a rut and to stick with what we know.

One of the many things that I love about working in an art journal is the ability to keep pushing yourself and to have it documented in book form.

With every page, I ask myself how can I make it different from the one before? How can I push myself? How can I make it work? Can I get over the notion of a good vs bad page? Can I keep pushing myself until I've "said" everything that I wanted to say on the page? Can I let go if I don't love it and turn the page?

As artists (and people) we simply don't know everything there is (though sometimes we think and act like we do.) It's fascinating to me to have that proof of evolution and change on the pages of my journal.

2 comments:

emily cline said...

Yeah, Kelly. I am totally with you. But I'm wondering what to do with myself these days... my work is changing to a point where I don't really recognize it! It's not something I realize I'm doing, but I can't help myself. So strange. And it's not work I would necessarily buy for myself -- and yet there it is. All mine. hm. Of course, I'm letting it be what it is, but strange how things evolve...
xoxo

Sue Marrazzo said...

What an inspiring post. I use mixed media journals in some of my classes...I like you take on them!!!!!!