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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!

-Kelly

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saying Yes.



Spent several hours yesterday working on the above pages for a new class (name and description coming VERY soon! YES it involves making your own background papers.) that I will be debuting in Northern California in October. I'm insanely excited about it. I've been planning it in my head for some time now and now it's time to bring it into fruition. 

Speaking of excitement, if you enjoy my work you may be interested in the Autumn issue of Art Journaling. If you have a second to vote, they're asking folks to choose between two cover options for the issue as well. Both cover choices are my journal pages. I'm very grateful and yet anxious about it at the same time. It's always a bit nerve wracking to put yourself out there. People may say to me, "But you post your journal pages all of the time." I counter that I do it to encourage others to create and that I feel safe on my blog. I haven't submitted to any publications in a very long time so I'm interested in seeing what the reaction is. 

"Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it." Dali

18 comments:

Tammy Shapiro said...

Congratulations Kelly!! I can't wait to see the magazine. I just pre-ordered and voted.

I love your Finding My Way album and class. I just spent this morning working in that very book and posted new pages.

Thank you for excellent teaching and encouragement!

Tammy

Kitten said...

Hey Kelly...I don't often buy Stampington magazines anymore, but I just pre-ordered the Art Journaling that you're featured in! It will be fun to see you in print...it's always a thrill. Congrats!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I voted! Both covers were terrific but I like B best. Congratulations!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I voted! Both covers were terrific but I like B best. Congratulations!

Debby said...

I thought both of the pages were yours and my vote was that I liked them equally! Looking forward to seeing your work published. Congratulations! You deserve it.

Elizabeth said...

I voted! Now I can tell everyone I took classesfrom a famous artist. You will need to sign the cover when you come in October!

aka: eye-poppers said...

Hey Kelly, sorry I missed you at AU this year. Congrats on 'art journal' cover. Yippee. I admire your dedication and discipline. Nice work, I say.

Lori Wostl said...

Feeling a bit naked? I voted and both covers were/are delicious! I believe real art exists in the space between the artist and the viewer...the connection, the communication, the appreciation. I also believe that space is for both the artist and the viewer. Thank you for - ahem - putting on the big girl panties and offering the possibility of art to the world.Love Lori

Emie58 said...

CONGRATS!!!! I'm very excited to see your work on the cover. I also voted...

iampeacenow said...

Such beautiful pages! peace

Connie Lutz said...

Yay - teasing us with new stuff -looking forward to October. Congratulations on the cover art.

Seth said...

Just voted. Congratulations Kelly. I bet your cover art and feature inside will be very, very, very well received!

Yolie CG said...

Hi Kelly, do you know your dates for Northern Cali yet? I assume at in Fremont, same place? - yolie

Yolie CG said...

Hi Kelly, do you know your dates for Northern California yet? I assume they will be at the same location in Fremont?- yolie

Tricia said...

Huge Kudos to you Kelly. Cant wait!

Cat said...

I love the pages accompanying this post--the colors are so juicy and bright!! Love, Love!! Congratulations on your cover art for Art Journaling. You deserve it!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Hi Kelly - I've been considering doing another online class with you. The problem is deciding which one! Is this new class going to be online, or just taught in onsite. Wondering if I should be waiting a little longer to make my decision :-)

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thanks everyone!! I'm excited about it. :)

Yolie-I emailed you privately. I'll be at Maria's in Fremont Oct 11-13th. The dates are on my workshop blog:
http://kellykilmerworkshops.blogspot.com/

Lynette- THank you! :) The new class is an in person class. I don't have any plans for a new online class until later this year.