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!


Thursday, March 06, 2014

Must Have Books in 2014

Irene Hardwicke Olivieri: Closer to Wildness

David, Tristan and I have been going to San Diego Comic-Con for some time now. I always enjoy trying to find books of art by new-to-me artists. Several years ago, I visited Mark Murphy's booth at the Con (whenever he has a booth there, it is always first on my list) and was introduced to the work of Irene Hardwicke Olivieri. If Mark has a book for sale (whether he publishes it or recommends it, I usually buy it.

Last Fall, David and I went to Santa Monica's Robert Berman Gallery in Bergamot station to see Irene's work. I was enthralled and extremely delighted to have a chance not only to meet and talk with the artist but also to be able to see her work up close. I was very excited to hear that Pomegranate was publishing a hardcover book of her work this year.

A couple of weeks ago, Irene had a contest in her facebook page. I won a copy of Irene Hardwicke Olivieri Closer to Wildness. I've had the book for a couple of days now and I keep picking it up and looking at it. A book like this is very hard to put down. Even when you put it down, the work stays with you.

Surreal. Autobiographical. Poetic. Breathtaking. Stunning.

What books are you really looking forward to this year?


lynne h said...

thank you, kelly! i didn't know about either of these books - i *will* be getting them!


Sue Marrazzo said...

GONNA check these out! I am a book fiend...especially ART Books!

Lottie me said...

Fabulous books - I will see if I can get them in the UK