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!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May 3rd journal pages

My etsy order from Nothingelegant arrived today. Yay!! Lots of tape. She's a great vendor-ships FAST and great communication. I have ordered several times from her before.

I'm all set for my Frenzy Stamper classes this weekend! I WILL be blogging every day while I'm away. ;)

In sad news, I lost another store yesterday. Stampers Warehouse in Danville, CA-my Northern California store-sent out an email saying that they are closing this week. I am heartbroken and very, very upset about it. As a friend and I were saying, it feels like someone died. I've been teaching at that store for several years now, often traveling there two or three times a year. I am now looking for another store-or two-in the Northern California area to teach at. I don't know how I can get by-mentally-without a sanity trip to Northern CA at least once or twice a year. You guys know how much I LOVE it up there. I love love love my students up there and I adore the area!! So, if anyone has any recommendations, I would sincerely appreciate them. If anyone wants to pass along my contact information to any potential places, I would very much appreciate it!!


Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS PAGES! I love them! <3

Mindy said...

I have one more question for you and then I'll leave you alone. lol

Where do you find all the great images you use in your journals? I like to use a lot of magazine cutouts, but I don't find nearly as many great images in them as I see in your journal pages.

Kelly Kilmer said...

Hi Mindy,
I had a whole post and now I can't find it..I recommend going to your local bookstore and going through all of the various magazine sections-make a pile of what you like and then go through them. I buy magazines, books, online searches, and I take my own photos. I've been collecting for eons, too. ;)

Daniela Costa said...

Hi Kelly, so sad that another scrapbook store has gone here in Northern Ca. I suggest you come teach at Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley. I teach there and its a FANTASTIC store and the owner Diane is a sweetheart. If you need any help or other recommendations, email me!


Kelly Kilmer said...

Thank you so much for leaving a comment!! I would LOVE to teach at Scrapbook Territory. It is one of my most favorite stores on the planet. I always stop there when I am in No Ca. Any help would be very much appreciated!!!!!!

Thank you!!

Kira said...

How do you even get started teaching? I've had many people ask if I've taught, but no store owners, etc have asked, and I feel odd just going up and asking. Any tips?

Kelly Kilmer said...

Hi Kira,
I've been teaching for about 12 years now. It's a long story and I'm on the hotel computer..email me or ask me again next week-lol, short term memory ;) and I'll tell you the whole story and my whole adventure. Hell, maybe I can even do a blog post about it, if people are interested.
It's a roller coaster-this teaching life...and you have to WANT to do it. Don't do it because someone else wants you to do it...
;) more later