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, December 12, 2015


Home. Content. Tired but very happy. 

Absolutely loved teaching in San Diego today. I left feeling energized and I hope that my students walked out with the same feeling. What a wonderful space.

On the way home, I listened to cds of Clarissa Pinkola Estes' The Creative Fire, The Best of Dean Martin and bits of the famous Hitchcock/Truffaut interview. As I drove home, I passed the Pacific Ocean, four hot air balloons and vibrant desert flowers. 

Being an artist isn't a job, it is a way of life. Art is all around us and inspiration truly is everywhere. It's all about how you are open to new things and experiences. It's about being childlike and relearning how to see. My creativity is fed by a number of things from working in my journal to taking a long walk to watching an old film to having my nose in a book to driving home with one eye on the road, one eye on the ocean and my ears open to what's blasting from my speakers. 

I hope that you're feeling inspired today.


Seth said...

Being an artist isn't a job, it is a way of life. Oh so true Kelly.

Erika Grasmick said...

I read Twilight while driving to my friends house as we were going to see the movie. I had to finish it before we saw it! Didn't tho, but almost