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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.

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

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Monday, June 13, 2011


One of my favorite things to do is to sort through my box of scraps, carefully selecting what stays and what goes. Whenever I find that I'm in a rut, I force myself to sit down and make pages using just these scraps.

Also, my scrap box doesn't get any bigger than this. I will often go through it when it starts to get too big.

I also have been known to fill a small baggie with these scraps and a handful of focal images, grab a couple of glue sticks, some favorite pens (usually my black .35 rapidograph along with my sweets and lattes), and my journal for on the go art making in small places. Comic Con is next month and you can bet that I'll have a small journal and the above mentioned goodies with me. Can't wait!

I have one class left this month. I'll be teaching my Love Story Journal at Zinnia in So Pasadena this Saturday. Sample is in the store and online. This is the class that many of you asked about and it is only scheduled one other day (Fri, July 1st) in So CA, so catch it while you can! More info here.

Happy Monday, folks!


Arika said...

Oh fun, you'll be in my part of the world! (San Diego) Have you ever thought of doing some teaching down here? We have an awesome store, Paper Tales, that is geared towards all sort of papercrafting- mixed media, scrapping, and cardmaking.

(Or I could get off my lazy duff and drive to LA, I know...but oh man do I hate driving!)

Kelly Kilmer said...

Hi Arika,

I would love to teach at Paper Tales! I have heard very good things about the store. :) I haven't taught in San Diego in a long time.

Susan Stokinger said...

Hi Kelly, Thanks for the support. Love your scraps (especially when they are on my floor.) Although I had my own out today and they contained many from you. Have a great day.

Sharon W. said...

I love sorting scraps also. I think I may be in training for a future life as a bag lady? I have the rusty rolling cart and a million plastic bags, and I just adore sorting and rearranging. I'm thinking one of the square in Providence as my residence (RI is very kind to the homeless) but until then I will just enjoy sorting and using my paper and fabric scraps!