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!


Saturday, May 25, 2013

New Books, Magazines and Zines

It's a well known fact that I am a sucker for a good looking book. With the good ones, I'm tempted and teased until I give in (though I don't always give in. I've passed quite a few new books on by lately.) The three shown in the photo here, however, I couldn't pass up:

Bough Down by Karen Green

The Purple Book by Hyland and Lewis

Kawaii! Japan's Culture of Cute by Okazaki and Johnson

These just arrived yesterday and I haven't had a chance to read them yet. So while I can't offer you a real review of any of them, I have flipped through each several times and they entice me enough to know that I want to keep them. I know that they may not be for everyone but they definitely piqued my interest!

As far as the magazines go, I've been stalking Darling at Skylight Books for over a month now. I'd call once a week (I told you, I'm a book/magazine stalker!) and I practically jumped up and down when I was told that it was finally on the shelf! It's issue #3 (I wish I could get a copy of #1 to hold in my hands) and it's gorgeous, as always. I can't wait to dive in.

Another Escape is a new magazine. The subtitle, "A Creative Exploration" and several flip throughs made me decide that I needed to give it a test run.

I have all of the Doris Zines and I absolutely love them. Check out Cindy's work here and her blog here.

I have seen Yumi's work before at Skylight and today I finally couldn't resist picking up a zine. I am really looking forward to seeing more of her work.

What new books have you picked up lately that inspire you?


Anonymous said...

Most of my reading is audio these days: Jonathan Franzen's Freedom. Oh, it's lovely. And to read with my eyes: Ishiguro's The Unconsoled. A new art book: Surface Treatment (interesting, helpful). In car: two by Louise Erdrich. News flash: two new novels coming out in September: Amy Tan and Jhumpa Lahiri. Happy Saturday Kelly & Friends!! XO Renna

Seth said...

I always love to look through your book and magazine suggestions Kelly. You find the greatest selection. You are the best stalker ever!