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!

-Kelly

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Saturday, January 12th 2019 in Los Angeles Beginnings: Journaling to Welcome the New Year



I am very excited to be teaching a brand new workshop that I've developed especially for this time of the year at  DeAnn's home studio in Mar Vista (Los Angeles.)

Let's start the new year off with color, creativity and laughter!







 


Beginnings: Journaling to Welcome the New Year
Saturday, January 12th

10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Workshops are open to the public.


This fresh, new workshop teaches a variety of NEW ideas involving collage, creative processing, self expression, composition, design, layering, painting and much, much more.

My workshops are always about inspiring creativity, generating ideas and learning how to see. The ideas can be translated into a variety of art forms. Use your art journal "as is" or for a springboard of inspiration for other art forms and living a creative life!


Please note there is a small supply list.
More details will be sent upon registration.
 
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.














Beginnings: Journaling to Welcome the New Year

Let's welcome the new year by diving deep onto our journal pages filling them with rich, luscious layers of paper, paint, color and text. How do we welcome ritual? How do we make journaling a regular practice? This workshop will nurture, inspire and encourage you to create your own regular journal practice.

The exercises can be used at any time of the year but I've created a series of prompts (both visual and writing) that encourage creativity and can be used in a wide range of artistic mediums (from paper to canvas and beyond.)

You will make a series of pages that encourage and guide you in your creative endeavors as you journey into the new year. Discover new ways to layer paper, paint, color and text through a series of exercises designed specifically for this one of a kind workshop. 

If you've taken a workshop with me, this is something new. If you haven't taken a workshop with me, welcome! 


Let's start the New Year right with art, inspiration, encouragement and creativity!

Supply list: your journal, an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), baby wipes, cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, a container for your paint water, your favorite paint brushes,  a few of your favorite glue sticks (please trust me when I say that large glue sticks will last you longer. I always have two or three 40 gram glue sticks in my journal bag and that's more than enough for a long weekend. You WILL go through the smaller glue sticks in MINUTES), 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.)







 

I hope to see you there!

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