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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 over seventeen 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

Sunday, September 01, 2013

What I am Reading Now


I stayed up into the early hours of the morning last night reading Kiki de Montparnasse. I read all four hundred plus pages last night. Anyone who dismisses comics (or graphic novels as they are also called) really needs to give them a second chance or look again at what they consider to be comics. It's not all super heroes and villians. There's so much out there and definitely something for everybody.

I started the Cocteau book the other day (after I finished Bunuel's My Last Sigh.) There are bits and pieces that I'm gleaning that are making it well worth the read. I'm about halfway through it now.

Next on the list is Marjane Satrapi's The Sigh. I may stay up tonight and read it as I've been waiting for it for awhile now. David found a copy for me at The Iliad in North Hollywood and I jumped up and down when I saw it. (The last copy they had was Dogeared and I avoid buying books that aren't in better condition.) I am a big fan of Satrapi's work. If you haven't read anything by her, start with Persepolis and go from there. When you're done with her books, rent Persepolis. Her work is amazing.

David recommended Chaplin's autobiography especially since I liked Bunuel and Kurosawa's books so much. I also want to read Films in My Life by Truffaut (that's on the shelf and not in the picture.) 

Since I seem to be on a surrealist kick, I have been saving Andre Breton's Manifestos of Surrealism but now seems to be the perfect time to crack it open.

What books have you devoured lately?

1 comment:

Linda Jo said...

Haven't read a lot lately.... but right now I'm in the middle of The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro.... it's great!