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!

-Kelly

Thursday, January 05, 2017

My Favorite Books of 2016


Many of my blog readers already know that 2016 was a shit-show for my family (as well as for quite a few people that I know.) 2017 is here and we're determined on focusing on the here and now...

In the art department in my home, however, it was stellar. It was a year to find solace, comfort and refuge in art (that includes books and film.) Several hospital stays, long waiting room visits and being a caretaker (yay for David sleeping a lot!) gave me some added time to read. 

Thanks to my family and friends, local used bookstores (yay for trade-in credit) and gift certificates, David and I were kept sane with books last year. 

These are my favorites from 2016 (in no particular order.)

Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth: Inside the Creation of a Modern Fairy Tale

Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters: Inside His Films, Notebooks, and Collections (not shown)

Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

Maria Lassnig: The Pen Is the Sister of the Brush: Diaries 1943-1997

The Keeper

Seeing Ourselves: Women's Self-Portraits

The Woman Who Says No: Fran├žoise Gilot on Her Life With and Without Picasso - Rebel, Muse, Artist

Cloth Lullaby: The Woven Life of Louise Bourgeois 

Enough Astronaut Blood to Last the Winter

The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Provence

Art and Mourning: The role of creativity in healing trauma and loss

Barron Storey's Bob

Dave McKean's Postcards from Prague

Dave McKean's Postcards from Bilbao

The Devil’s Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth: Studies in the Horror Film

LOVF: An Illustrated Diary Of A Man Literally Losing His Mind

Lou Ann Granger's With Love for the Journey

Frank Elgar's Van Gogh 

Suite for Barbara Loden 

Charlotte: A Novel  

Audra Auclair sketchbook

Memoir of Vincent Van Gogh

What were your favorites from 2016?

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