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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.

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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.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

October 13 journal page

Had a GREAT time teaching at Santa Clarita Craft Lab! Thanks Cyndi and the gang!!!!!

I am teaching this Saturday-yes, Halloween, from ten to 2 p.m. at the Urban Craft Center in Santa Monica. I had to cancel my class due to illness a couple of weeks ago. My loss is your gain! I'm now combining what was a two part class into one big class! Come MAKE a journal AND work on the inside pages. You'll also receive a copy of what may be the world's biggest art journaling handout-40 pages and over 500 prompts. Click here for more info.

Still taking sign ups for November's A Prompt A Day!

Finally, what are you reading right now? I'm looking for some good book recommendations. ANY kind of book. Fiction. Non Fiction. What are you reading?


Joyce said...

I'm reading the "Twilight" series. I
did not want to get caught up in this obsession, I thought it was just "hype", but I'm now on book 3 and loving it.
I also recommend "The Sugar Queen" by Sarah Addison Allen and "The Color of Light" by Karen White.

Viki said...

Beautiful page Kelly, Like the look of pleasurable abandon on her face.
What I'm reading:
For fun: Sorcery & Cecelia by Particia Wrede & Caronline Stevermer (kind of young book for me, but good). For insight: The Gospel of Food, everything you think you know about food is wrong by Barry Glassner

Mouseybrat said...

I recently read "A Walk Across America" by Peter Jenkins and "My Life in France" by Julia Child.
I am currently reading "Living the Creatvie Life" by Rice Freeman-Zachery.
If your intersted in the first two, I can throw them in the mail to you.

Terri Kahrs said...

Kelly, I SOOOoooo wish I were geographically closer so that I could sign up for your class. Your journal pages are awesome! Are those little pearls strung along the edge of one of the pages??? Beautiful! Just finished reading "My Life as a Geisha" for the 3rd time!!! Hugs, Terri

Megan Warren said...

Currently reading Tracy Chevalier's Remarkable Creatures (she wrote The Girl with the Pearl Earring) I would recommend anything by her!

Lori Wostl said...

I blush to say I am reading Diana Gabaldon's new one An Echo in the Bone-got hooked on her series and there are 7 big books so I've been reading her at least for 10 years. Also reading Stieg Larrson's trilogy that's it for fiction.

Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin is also on my bedside - excellent book on high performance. I'm starting into my third reading of The Three Laws of Performance by Zaffron and Logan it is one of the best ever.

Lisa Gallup said...

I'm reading The Lovely Bones right now with The Heretic's DAughter waiting in the wings. :D

Alberta said...

What a joyous page!

GoodchefT said...

I read self help books so I don't think you'll really be interested but here goes:
The Magician's Way by Williams Whitecloud
and EFT for back pain by Gary Craig

crimsoncat05 said...

first, happy belated birthday!! second, I wish I could take your 2-part combined into 1 huge, amazing class!! third, unfortunately I'm not reading much of anything right now, except catching up on my bookmarked blogs.

M said...

I recently finished reading "Wicked Plants." Non-fiction but fascinating info about poisonous plants. Turns out I have more than a few in my new garden. Do not let me make you Lantana tea!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly! Happy belated Birthday! I have two books that I am reading - My Life in France by Julia Child and Life is a Verb by Patti Digh. I recommend both of them. Wish I could fly down to take your class in Santa Monica - sounds wonderful. Take care.

Lori Wostl said...

Kelly - just read your pages - my husband is from Europe and he spent the first ten years we were together trying to fatten me up - I had 2 kids and that did the trick and he says he's much happier with me now. So personally I think you are perfect just the way you are and impersonally, maybe you should move to Europe! LOL

Raine said...

"Twilight" series...twice. [I've watched the movie 24 times!!!...so far ;)] and The Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) series. Right now I'm reading a trilogy by melissa marr that starts with "Wicked Lovely."
I've just been on a "supernatural" genre kick. It's helping me to cope with all of the stuff going on in my "real" life right now!

Anonymous said...

Kelly I so wish I was closer to take this class!!! Please come to Chicago someday!
Currently reading, The bright side of disaster by Katherine Center and just got Wally Lamb's new book.

Kelly Kilmer said...

You guys are awesome!!! Keep 'em coming!!!

Janey-I'm working on coming to Chicago! It is HIGH On my MUST VISIT list!!!

sharon said...

hi kelly! i just finished re-reading herman wouk's "winds of war," which was actually made into a decent mini-series back in the mid eighties. have just begun re-reading his sequel, "war and remembrance," which was made into a not-so-great mini-series...love your journal pages! will mention to kris that you're teaching down in phx soon. we need a vacation!

Sharyn said...

"Creative Time and Space" by Rice Freeman-Zachary. The last fiction I read was "Catcher in the Rye" because Holly had to read it for school.

And I think you are perfect the way you are!

Connie Lutz said...

Hi Kelly - almost finished Margaret Atwood's Year of the Flood. She writes post apocalypse fiction involving strong women. I can mail it when I'm done if you're interested. I also have Her Fearful Symmetry - but I think you may have read it already?

Ben said...

Oh, I want to play if you are talking books!

Fiction: The Jim Butcher series. Have you read these? Harry Dresdan, PI Wizard who fights demons and vampires and fairies. The first three in the series are Storm Front, Fool Moon and Grave Peril. These books were so much fun to read if you like good wizard/vampire battle type stories.

Terry. Pratchett. Over and over and over. Currently reading "Going Postal", "Soul Music" and "Thud" I really like his disc world and the characters that live there. Going to a Pratchett convention next year because he is that good.

The days of the Dead/ Los Dias de Muerto's Almost a picture book that follows Day of the Dead in different Mexican cities

Byron Katie's " A thousand names for Joy"

Write it Down, Make it Happen by Henriette Klauser
Weirdly, this really works. Very fun to do, too!

Love your art Kelly!

martha brown said...

I'm currently reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- it has made me laugh out loud on the subway. Next up will be Mr Darcy, Vampyre. Then I'm back to reading the remaining "Ender" book that I haven't read yet -- I'm trying to prolong my reading until Orson Scott Card comes out with a new one.....

Laurel said...

Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. Surprisingly good with a twisty plot!

scrowlscrowl said...

I'm reading The Rights of Desire by Andrè Brink right now. I've also read An Instant in the Wind by Brink. If you have'nt read anything by him, check it out...

I love your Journal Pages!! :)