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!


Monday, August 28, 2017

Just Announced: Saturday, September 16th Phases of You: Art Journaling on Canvas in San Diego

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I am very happy to announce that I will be returning to teach on a monthly basis in the Normal Heights Neighborhood of San Diego at a private studio (classes are open to the public for this workshop. Details will be sent upon registration.)

Workshops are from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

September 16th Phases of You: Art Journaling on Canvas
Save the Dates:
October 21st TBA
November 25th TBA
December 9th TBA

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

Payments for the San Diego workshop must be made in advance. Due to the fact that the teacher is traveling from Los Angeles and must prep for the workshops in advance, there are no cancellations allowed. No refunds.

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!

If there are any problems with the paypal button, please email EGorey99@sbcglobal.net Thanks!



Saturday, September 16th
10 a.m. to 2 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), bone folder, cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, a container for your paint water,  1 to 2" brush to glue and paint (I like to have at least one LARGE chip or bristle brush for this class as well as a 1" size to glue) as well as a few, smaller, detailed brushes, 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.) If you have one please bring a brayer as well as an old credit card to scrape paint with. 

Photos below are from recent Phases of You classes:

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All of the above shots are before the canvas is cut up and made into a journal. The shot below is a WIP shot:

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