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 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

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Today


I love the simplicity in speaking my truth on this page. 

I've always encouraged my students to play with their handwriting. You may have already heard my story of eight years of Catholic school and nuns constantly telling me that I had the worst handwriting. I never let that stop me from writing in my journals. I pushed and I played. It's something that I'm still doing today.

There are several different handwriting styles on this page, three of which are mine. I love script and what looks like the touch of a human hand on a page.

When I write my biggest concern is getting whatever it is that I need to out and onto the page. I can always fix or hide things later on if I make a mistake but usually I let it go. It's part of me and I'm far from perfect so why would I want my pages to be perfect? I want them to be an honest expression of me in that moment. I want them to be human and open. I want them to be messy and full of life. I want them to be a reflection of my now so that tomorrow me can look back and remember today.


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1 comment:

Tammy Shapiro said...

I could not agree more with your statement, " I want them to be an honest expression of me in that moment. I want them to be human and open. I want them to be messy and full of life. I want them to be a reflection of my now so that tomorrow me can look back and remember today". This is what it is all about. Also, what an amazing publication Darling is. I just checked out the Blog and ordered 2 back issues. Will probably subscribe. You always have the best info about books and supplies and all kinds of goodness. Thanks!