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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 over seventeen years now. 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

Monday, June 21, 2010

8 June 2010 journal page

This is one of the last pages in this journal. I'll be showing you the last two in the next couple of days. Then I'm going to give you a peek into the journal that a friend and I shared over the course of the past year.

I've been crazy busy working on my new online class, Memories and Reflections. Everything will be on the site by June 30th. I know I said on the class site that it would be 30 collage prompts. Well, I couldn't stop and now it's 38 collage prompts. The journal page (the writing part) handout is 12 pages long. There are 8 pages of bookbinding/book construction handouts.

This week I'll film the videos. Next week, I'll upload everything to the site. I'm super excited about filming the videos and the ideas that I have to share in them. I'll have videos not only that demo how to utilize the collage and journal prompts and how I create a page, but also at least two additional videos on how to create each book from scratch, AND additional videos that show ways of approaching the page. I will also show you how I created the pages and additional ideas/techniques that you can do on pages. What I love about the journals is that they not only make the best personal every day journals, but they also make great travel journals. I brought both of these books with me everywhere and worked in them every chance I got. People oohed and ahhed over them and asked to do these books as classes.


My Memories and Reflections class started out as a part two, or a sister class to A Life Made By Hand, but it's blossomed and flowered into something else. I decided to take the ideas and journals that I made and to combine them into this class, so it's actually more than one class. It's all new collage and journal prompts (I don't like to repeat myself) and MORE. The "more" part is the two new book structures, where I show you not only how to construct the books themselves, but give you my techniques/ideas for working on the pages. It's at least 3 classes for the price of one!

Several of you have asked if you have to take A Life Made By Hand to take this class. NO. Each of my classes stand on their own. That being said, as I said above, it does make a nice sister class to ALMBH.

I have also been asked if I will be leaving the classes up, YES. I've said it before and I will say it again, YES. I have no plans to take either ALMBH or Memories and Reflections down. I've moved ALMBH off of a ning site to a new site that will stay active for new and old members. All of the class material is listed and archived so people can access it at any time. People can sign up at any point. The prompts are NOT dated. They are numbered, so you can pick and choose as you go, do a few or do all!

If you have ANY questions, please email me. For more info on Memories and Reflections please follow the link here.


Last, but not least, Happy Solstice everyone!

2 comments:

jane eileen said...

Jeane's mom said...
I can't wait for "school" to start! I'll be "there" before the bell rings with my journal backpack ready to go. Heck, I might even buy a new outfit for the first day of class!

Lori Wostl said...

I'll get my enrollment in as soon as I get back from Boston...Ink About It on Wednesday! Lori