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!


Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Just Announced: Phases of You at Studio Soliday on Tuesday, August 15th in Oak Park, CA


I am very happy to announce that I will be teaching on Tuesday, August 15th in Oak Park at a Studio Soliday (classes are open to the public for this workshop. Details will be sent upon registration.) 

Workshops are from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The fee is $75 per person and that includes almost everything needed to make the book (see the list below of what I will be bringing.) Please note the small supply list. 

Please note that Studio Soliday breaks at noon for a potluck lunch. Please bring something delicious to share! 

My workshops aim to teach a variety of NEW ideas involving collage, creative processing, self expression, composition, design, layering, painting and much, much more.  

My workshops are always process-based learning while creating a unique product. I am well known for not traveling light and bring a large variety of supplies including (but not limited to) collage material, rubber stamps, stencils, pens, markers, tape and more. 

Please note there is a small supply list.

Beginners to advanced are welcome in ALL of the classes.
Interested in signing up? Questions? Please email Kelly for more info! EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

You may send someone else in your place if you are unable to attend the workshop, or you will receive a kit for the class. You can either pay via paypal (see button below) or send a check or money order. Once you've signed up for the workshop, you will be sent the address and directions to the workshop location. If you have ANY questions you can email me. I will also give you my cell phone number so you contact me.

The class fee includes a vast array of mediums and materials to complete the necessary project. It is well known that I do not travel light to any of my classes. I will be bringing such things are:

  • all materials necessary to complete the project (handmade paper, decorative paper, board, glue, etc...)
  • bookbinding supplies (thread, awl, needles)
  • rubber stamps 
  • ink pads 
  • decorative tape
  • stencils
  • pens and markers
  • gel medium
  • collage ephemera and much, much more.
I do not travel light to my classes at all!



Tuesday, August 15th

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Phases of You
Eager to experiment with canvas, acrylics and paper? In this workshop, we will combine layers of acrylic, paper and more onto canvas. We'll then cut up our canvas, rework it and transform the pages into a book (or books if you want to make smaller journals.)
You will learn new techniques in collage, layering with acrylics, color theory, composition, design, and much, much more. Be prepared to get messy!
Supply list: an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), brayer (if you have one) or old credit card for spreading paint, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, permanent black ink pad (only if you have one), a container for your paint water,  1 to 2" brush to glue and paint (I like chip or bristle brushes) as well as a few, smaller, detailed brushes, PVA (only IF you have it, if not, I will have PVA or gel medium for you to use), roll of waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don't want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)
Class Sample Photos (before they are cut up and made into a journal):
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Hope to see you there!

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