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 03, 2014

An Open Heart: Journal

I'll be sharing my large (about 14" tall) "An Open Heart" journal that I started on August 17, 2014 with you over the next few weeks. I absolutely loved working in this book and it was very hard to let it go. A few people that I showed it to freaked about the size (even folks whom I've seen working in 9 x 12") for some odd reason. There were others who went nuts for it when they saw it. It's the perfect size for letting go and layering especially when using big magazine images. You'll see what I mean as I slowly reveal the pages.

Some of you may have already heard the news, I will be teaching my last classes at Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, AZ this weekend. Debbie is closing the store. We are all very sad about losing Frenzy Stamper. Debbie and her store have been such a big part of my life for so many years. My life definitely won't be the same without my regular treks to Scottsdale to see her and teach there. There is still room in the classes and while I can't promise that there may not be a few tears, there will be lots of laughs, tons of new ideas and techniques shared and a fabulous time making art will be had by all. Thanks, Debbie, for all of the memories and for everything that you've done for all of us. I hope to see you there.  


Dlee said...

Looks fabulous Kelly. Will be fun so see more of it as you post. Sorry to hear about the Frenzy Stamper. Have been there a few times when I'm in Arizona and spent money also. So sad to see another store bite the dust.

Desert Mermaid said...

I had NOT heard that news; felt like a punch in the guts. I rarely visit anymore, as my journaling has traveled full circle back to strictly written, but there was such comfort in knowing it was there. I'm really sad to hear it. What a loss, too, for everyone who's been able to fall under your tutelage there!