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 more than twenty years. 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!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Advice for Artists

"Advice to young writers? Always the same advice: learn to trust our own judgment, learn inner independence, learn to trust that time will sort the good from the bad – including your own bad." ― Doris Lessing

The same advice can be given to artists. Start by doing. Put something on the page. Keep making. Trying. Pushing. Don't judge at first. Do the work. Learn. Learn by doing. The more work you accumulate will give you the freedom and the power to go back and look at it with fresh eyes. Look for what you like and what draws you in. Make more work with your newfound knowledge. Only with time and an accumulation of work should you go back, look at what you have created and process what you see. Artists are not born. They are made with time, work, perseverance and effort. Lots of it. 


Carol said...

Really good advice. Thanks for the timely reminder.

Kitten said...

Kelly...I love this advice...and this journal page. As artists, we need to be able to accept critiques but not let them "get" to us. Our art is what WE want it to be! Thanks for sharing.

Christy said...

Beautiful quote, Kelly! Great advise - thanks for your post!

Seth said...

True that Kelly! Well said.