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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 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!

-Kelly

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

What I'm Reading


Today was a great book day! My (ex-library) copy of  Private Pages: Diaries of American Women 1830s-1970s arrived in the mail (thanks, Laura, for the recommendation!) 

I also was happily surprised to see that one of my local bookshops already had out their copies of The Sketchbook Project: World Tour. I flipped through it several times and knew that it had to go home with me. I've looked at it several times since I bought it. It's really neat that it's organized by continent. My only complaint is that there isn't an index. If you're interested in the book, definitely check out their website as you may want to join in on the fun. I'd definitely buy a second volume of this. 

There are two new Frida Kahlo books:



 
I'm headed to NYC next month and visiting the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Botanical Gardens is high on my To Do List. Frida Kahlo's Garden will be out later this month and it's on my wishlist.


Two books that I didn't buy today but added to my wishlist are:


Eventually Everything Connects is a very, very cool book that mentions two of my favorite artists, Mary Blair AND Corita Kent. It explores creative connections. It's definitely not for everyone but I absolutely loved it. David and I were having fun folding the book out and enjoying it in the store.


 
Artists Homes and Studios is exactly what the title says. Each artist has two pages in the book. I flipped through it several times and knew that I had to add it to the wishlist. I found this blog that has quite a few tiny sample pages from it.

What are you reading?

2 comments:

Kimberly said...

Hi Kelly,
I absolutely LOVE your posts about what books you have purchased or put on your wish list. There are so many books I have purchased based on your recommendation alone - and they've all been great.

Thank you for consistently posting your work, ideas and recommendations. I know how much work it is to keep up with a blog and it's very much appreciated.

Thought I'd drop a note today because of the Frida/Diego books on your list. I just returned from an art trip to Mexico City in April focused on Frida. We visited her Blue House, now the Frida Kahlo Museum, and it was fantastic - especially the garden and the exhibit on her clothing. It was all fascinating. Thank you for adding the two books about Frida on your post today. I will be adding them to my list.
--Kimberly

martha brown said...

Thanks for the heads up re: the Detroit exhibition. I'm going to try to go! Maybe next weekend!