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, August 26, 2009

We'll miss you, Angela

I just found out that one of my friends and students, Angela Farrar, has died unexpectedly.

Angela loved art. It showed. She poured her heart and soul into it. She traveled near and far for classes and workshops. She took classes with me at Artwerx in Canada, Art Unraveled in Phoenix, (now closed) A Little Bizaar in Lake Elsinore, and just this past year at Artful Living in Ojai. I always loved seeing her. She was a good one to talk with. She listened. She also spoke her mind. Both things I always appreciated with her-she was damn honest.

I heard the news today and thought it would be fitting to pay tribute to Angela and Angela's artwork by posting some of her pages above. All of the work is done by Angela. You can see more of her work by visiting her blog-
WholeLife Mastery

Angela, you left this world way too early. You are very, very much missed.


Sherry Goodloe said...

Kelly, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend and student. Very nice tribute you have paid to Angela. It is always hard to lose a friend, but even harder when it is so unexpected.

trish said...

I'm so sorry to hear that!

Anonymous said...

I'm shocked and saddened to learn about Angela. She was always so cheerful, such a bright shining smile and such a positive attitude.

It was a pleasure and an honor to have known her.

Linda Young

Amanda said...

Kelly thank you so much for posting this. Angela would think it was so cool that she is on your blog. After all she did call herself a "kelly groupie". Much Love, Amanda

Eileen said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of Angela.I'm sure she would have liked your lovely tribute.


Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

So sorry for your loss of your student and friend. Beautiful tribute to her.

Sally said...

Oh, my. I didn't know about this until I read it here. Angela was such a lovely woman, who loved learning new techniques. We were in several altered book round robins together. She was at my home a couple of years ago and we had a great time discussing our projects. This is very sad news.