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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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Saturday, October 09, 2010

22nd September 2010 journal page

Remember how I said that the page the other day had a secret? Well, here it is. It folds in on itself. The journal that I am working in now consists of many pages that have hidden valley and mountain folded pages. I folded the pages back and forth as I work. The 140 lb wausau paper takes a beating.

Would you believe that I am almost already finished with this journal?!? I've been having such a blast working on the pages that I am a just a couple of pages away from being finished. Mind boggling! Yes, I will be sharing them here with you!
Crazy busy weekend! (Yay!) Trekking to Zinnia today to teach! Stampin' From The Heart tomorrow! I'm so happy (and thankful) to be teaching! I love my students and I love my stores!

Saw this at the bookstore the other night. I love that we have a few bookstores still within walking distance.

Speaking of books, a little heads up that this month not one but TWO books that are big on my list are coming out:
Lynda Barry's Picture This (I know Amazon says November, but if you are in L.A., Lynda will be at Skylight books THIS month on the 19th. Guess who will be waiting in line!?)
Maira Kalman's And The Pursuit of Happiness

Hope that you get some art time in wherever you are. :)

Blog Love:
Mini Jotter and Book Tutorial
Lena Corwin
Beautiful Things to Share
Vintage Magazine


Effy said...

Your pages are so intricate and beautiful. I haven't yet gone past a simple spread, but I am feeling inspired to start doing tip ins and stuff. I'm finally working in a handmade-by-me journal (140 lb paper! woo!) but I kept it simple - no hidden pages, no flip outs...

One of these days, I'm going to get even braver. :)

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

TwoHeartsPath said...

I totally Love the secret of your page, and the hands that you include in many of your posts...where would we be without our hands...we take them for granted so much...
Mini Jotter is a Must Do....I am so in Love with these!!! Excellent for anyone on the go....Can't wait to do them up for my friends for Christmas!!!!!
Hugs Patti

Sparkleblue Faery said...

I love using folded flaps and hidden things like that in journals. Did you make the hidden pages with folds when you made the book? I also like attaching pictures (brochures when I'm traveling) and making hidden page areas.

Your journal pages are awesome by the way!

Paul Murray said...

Kelly...love the pages. AND....we love having you teach at Zinnia!

T and J said...

wish I looked sexy while lounging :)
beautiful pics

Kelly Kilmer said...

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Sparkleblue Faery, YES I folded the pages that way before I sewed them in. I have also taped, stapled, sewn, etc... pages, brochures, photos, etc... into journals as well. I love it! Quite fun! :)