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!


Saturday, April 02, 2016

2 October 2015 Journal Page

Back to regularly scheduled programming here! Not much new other than David has a handful of doctor's appointments over the next two weeks and his second opinion isn't until mid June! We're going to see the urologist in a week and a half and see if we can get a second second opinion! Crazy how much waiting is involved. Some things are done super fast and others, we have to suck it up and try to be patient.

I've been looking for books and podcasts about creativity and the artist's process. I picked up 33 Artists in 3 Acts the other day (yay for very inexpensive, used books!) I'm always looking for new ways to think outside of my own box that I can share with my readers and students. Jan Steward and Corita Kent's Learning by Heart is, hands down, my favorite creativity book. I've been listening to The Jealous Curator Art for Your Ears and the National Gallery of Art (absolutely loved the Van Gogh episode) podcasts. Do you have any suggestions that you can pass along to me?


laural said...

Hi Kelly I really like Pam Carriker's Art at the Speed of Life
Motivation + Inspiration for Making Mixed-media Art Every Day. I really liked that she suggested doing two or three pieces at the same time. So if one piece has glue drying you can start on another. And go back and forth between pieces. It helps me not be so attached to one piece where I agonize over every little experiment and then it's too precious. Strategy!

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thanks, Laural. I have a hard time with that as I've found (over the years) that working on one piece at a time is what works best for me. I love how we all find our own paths and what works best for us. :)