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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 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.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

9 October 2013 Journal Page

Thanks for your patience with the journal sale. It looks like a few of the buttons broke so I fixed everything last night. I will remove the journals that sell as fast as I can. There are still some here and I can ship them out as gifts if you'd like.

"The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech." Vincent Van Gogh

I love finding quotes that knock me on my ass. The last few years I've had folks comment to me that they'd wish that I would go back to painting or combine paint with collage. I learned a long time ago that I have to follow my heart. When I make or teaching something, it's because I *have* to and *want* to. Yes, I make my living from what I do but at the same time if I teach something and my heart isn't in it, it shows. It shows in the work and it shows in the class. I am extremely passionate and emotional about what I do. 

Using my scissors like a paintbrush and forming my shapes and imagery on the page, I put my puzzle pieces together. I am constantly creating myself on my pages. I try to give myself fully in my classes and everything that I offer. I get offended when folks call what I do a craft (as in hobby, not Craft with a capital C.) It's so much more than that to me. It is me.

If you want to do something with your artwork and someone is telling you otherwise, follow your heart. Quiet yourself down. Drown out the voices and listen. Listen to what truly calls you and follow it. It took me awhile to learn that but it's the path that I'm on now and the one that calls to me the most.

1 comment:

Barbara Smith said...

Drown out the voices and listen. That's pretty profound for me right now as it's the point I feel like I'm getting to in life and art. I love learning and experiencing but, in the end, I have to do what feels right to me. Love this post, Kelly.

And you are most welcome. You're my hero so, well, I do what I can to help.

peace & love,