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

Monday, January 22, 2018

Just Announced: The Three Color Palette: Adventures in Color Theory Sunday, February 4th Mar Vista

 

Let's begin 2018 with a burst of creativity! 
The Three Color Palette: Adventures in Color Theory
February 4th, 2018
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.







 

I am very happy to announce that I will be returning to teach on a monthly basis at DeAnn Singh's Studio, Designing Letters in Mar Vista (Los Angeles) classes are open to the public for this workshop. Details will be sent upon registration.

Workshops are from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

Just Announced: The Three Color Palette: Adventures in Color Theory

Save the Dates:
March 18th 
April 8th
May 27th


My workshops aim to teach a variety of NEW ideas involving collage, creative processing, self expression, composition, design, layering, painting and much, much more.

My workshops are always process-based learning while creating a unique product. I am well known for not traveling light and bring a large variety of supplies including (but not limited to) collage material, rubber stamps, stencils, pens, markers, tape and more. Please note there is a small supply list.

Beginners to advanced are welcome in ALL of the classes.

Interested in signing up? Questions? Please email Kelly for more info! EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

You may send someone else in your place if you are unable to attend the workshop, or you will receive a kit for the class. You can either pay via paypal (see button below) or send a check or money order. Once you've signed up for the workshop, you will be sent the address and directions to the workshop location. If you have ANY questions you can email me. I will also give you my cell phone number so you contact me.

The class fee includes a vast array of mediums and materials to complete the necessary project. It is well known that I do not travel light to any of my classes. I will be bringing such things are: 

  • all materials necessary to complete the project (handmade paper, decorative paper, board, glue, etc...)
  • bookbinding supplies (thread, awl, needles)
  • rubber stamps 
  • ink pads 
  • decorative tape
  • stencils
  • pens and markers
  • gel medium
  • collage ephemera and much, much more.

I do not travel light to my classes at all!

Please note that this class is for ALL levels: Beginner to advanced are welcome. There is something for everyone in this unique workshop.










 



The Three Color Palette: Adventures in Color Theory
 
Many of you know that limiting your color palette is one of my favorite ways to explore ideas in my journal. I've found over the last year that by limiting not only my choices in color but how and where I apply it, I can push my pages (and my work) in a new direction.
 
In this new workshop, we'll explore a variety of different (and new to us) color palettes. Learn how artists make the choices that they do and how one tweak of a color combined with a second color can make your work vibrate and feel alive.

Bring your journal (or favorite paper) to class and be prepared to get messy and play with color!
 
Please note that the ideas we are exploring also translate to other art mediums and fields.
 
Supply List: your journal, an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, any favorite mark making tools (I will have some to share) a container for your paint water,  1" brush to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes) as well as a few, smaller, detailed brushes, a small container to clean your brushes (an old jar, etc...), a few of your favorite glue sticks (large glue sticks will last you longer), roll of waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)

I hope to see you there!







 

Just Announced:Fragments of the Self Saturday February 3rd, 2018 San Diego


Fragments of the Self
Saturday February 3rd
Special hours: 9:30-1:30 this month

I am very happy to announce that I will be returning to teach on a monthly basis in the Normal Heights Neighborhood of San Diego at a private studio (classes are open to the public for this workshop. Details will be sent upon registration.)

Workshops are from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (special hours this month.)
My workshops aim to teach a variety of NEW ideas involving collage, creative processing, self expression, composition, design, layering, painting and much, much more.

My workshops are always process-based learning while creating a unique product. I am well known for not traveling light and bring a large variety of supplies including (but not limited to) collage material, rubber stamps, stencils, pens, markers, tape and more. Please note there is a small supply list.

Beginners to advanced are welcome in ALL of the classes.

Interested in signing up? Questions? Please email Kelly for more info! EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

Payments for the San Diego workshop must be made in advance. Due to the fact that the teacher is traveling from Los Angeles and must prep for the workshops in advance, there are no cancellations allowed. No refunds.

You may send someone else in your place if you are unable to attend the workshop, or you will receive a kit for the class. You can either pay via paypal (see button below) or send a check or money order. Once you've signed up for the workshop, you will be sent the address and directions to the workshop location. If you have ANY questions you can email me. I will also give you my cell phone number so you contact me.

The class fee includes a vast array of mediums and materials to complete the necessary project. It is well known that I do not travel light to any of my classes. I will be bringing such things are: 
  • all materials necessary to complete the project (handmade paper, decorative paper, board, glue, etc...)
  • bookbinding supplies (thread, awl, needles)
  • rubber stamps 
  • ink pads 
  • decorative tape
  • stencils
  • pens and markers
  • gel medium
  • collage ephemera and much, much more.
I do not travel light to my classes at all!

Please note that this class is for ALL levels: Beginner to advanced are welcome. There is something for everyone in this unique workshop.

 If there are any problems with the paypal button, please email EGorey99@sbcglobal.net Thanks!



















Fragments of the Self




A morning immersed in art what could be better?

The majority of the workshop will be spent learning some of my favorite techniques in composition, design, color theory and more. We'll take a playful, what if approach on our pages as we step outside of our comfort zone to create fresh journal pages.

Please note that the ideas we are exploring also translate to other art mediums and fields.


Supply List: YOUR JOURNAL, an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, any favorite mark making tools (I will have some to share) a container for your paint water,  1" brush to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes) as well as a few, smaller, detailed brushes, a small container to clean your brushes (an old jar, etc...), a few of your favorite glue sticks (large glue sticks will last you longer), roll of waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)

I hope to see you there! 







Thursday, January 18, 2018

13 and 14 March 2017 Journal Pages


Spending the next couple of days doing prep work for my workshops this weekend and next. If you live near a Blick store, the Blick Matte acrylics that I use are $1.18 a bottle (half price) so I bought several last night (sorry, West Los Angeles people.) They're on sale until February 4th. 

I have a question, does anyone have a favorite silver pen for glossy surfaces? I'm looking for something that's not a sharpie that I don't have to pump or shake before use and is permanent. I've tried Sharpies and Pentouch markers and am wondering if there's one I'm missing. Again, it has to write on glossy surfaces and be permanent. It's not for my artwork. Thanks in advance.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

12 March 2017 Journal Pages


If you've enrolled in my latest online workshop, An Artist's Study, you should be receiving emails from me. If you haven't received the information (videos and pdf) and you have joined the workshop, please drop me an email at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net I want to make sure that everyone who is in the workshop has what they need...

My first in person workshops of 2018 are this weekend! I'm so excited to be teaching:


I hope to see you soon!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sunday with Jodorowsky


Yesterday we visited Blum and Poe Gallery on La Cienega for the first time. David and I went to see pascALEjandro Alchemical Love, the collaborative work of Alejandro Jodorowsky and his wife, Pascale Montandon Jodorowsky. These are the photos that I took of the afternoon.



















The artists.





Later that night we went to The Egyptian theatre in Hollywood to see Jodorowsky, a book signing and his two films, The Holy Mountain and Sante Sangre (in 35mm!)


Jodorowsky signed for everyone in line who bought a book (I know that they quickly ran out.) He got through the entire signing line in about 23 minutes! 






Just when I thought that the night couldn't possibly get any better... I kept telling David that Nicolas Winding Refn would show up and BAM! who was the moderator? Nic Refn! 


“We need to discover the taste of life, really what we are. You have a big marvelous emotion when you start to love yourself. You recognize who you are. The cosmos put millions and million of years into you. You’re a masterwork.”-Jodorowsky


“An artist is a person who opens his perception and sees something you don’t see- for a moment...Poetry still exists.” -Jodorowsky

It's not every day that you get to meet a true maestro and we waited a long time for it to happen. So grateful to live where we live to and for the opportunities that we have. 

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