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 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!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

8 June 2014 Journal Page

I started a new journal the other day. I've done two pages so far and I'm eager to crack it open right now. It's big and I'll be sharing it on the blog very soon (there are work in progress shots on Instagram.) I love the possibility with a new journal, a new page. Yes, I get stuck at times but I don't stress or worry about it. I make. I push. I fail. I succeed and make more. That's all we can do as artists and human beings.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

6 June 2014 Journal Page

I just noticed that I dated this page wrong. Ce la vie. It's something that I often do. Time passes so quickly. May. June. July. Now August. I'm here. I'm working on yet another new journal and wondering where it will take me.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gathering My Thoughts

I always try to seek out honesty and truth on my journal pages. I usually sit down and create a page about however I'm feeling and whatever I am thinking about at that specific moment in time. I want to go deeper within on my pages. 

Last night I was thinking about a few things that I wanted to journal about and how to remember them later on. I don't want to keep a separate written journal. I prefer to combine my written thoughts with my art. 

I decided that I would either keep a small book and pen next to my bed or even my journal itself where I could scribble notes on the back pages to refer to later on. We'll see what I decide upon and what works best for me. 

Do you do anything like this? If so, what works best for you?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

4 June 2014 Journal Page

This isn't the blog post that I sat down to write. It is what has been on my mind though.

I have ranted, raged and raved on this blog over the years. It's been a heavy week all over the world for a lot of people. I've had lots on my mind the past few days. Book and film quotes often pop into my head when I least expect it. This morning I remembered the wise words of a great philosopher who one said, "Be excellent to each other."
Why is it so damn hard for all of us to do that? 

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”-Helen Keller