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!


Monday, July 28, 2014

I Left my Heart in San Diego

Above is my haul for Friday and Sunday. All but The Secret of Kells and Grains of Sand were bought on sale. I have been waiting for the Barnaby books for some time and I can't wait to sit down and enjoy them.

My kid doesn't take San Diego Comic Con lightly. The three photos that you see above are all of his swag. He worked very hard and I can't believe the stuff that he brought home this year.

We slept late this morning and when I woke up, I felt like I should have been running to get to a panel. It is very difficult to transition back to the real world after being in a place like SDCC for several days. You really can't truly understand it unless you have experienced it. If I'm out of it for a wee bit, I hope that you understand. I left my heart in San Diego and I know that I'm not alone in saying it.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday, already?!

Goodbye, San Diego Comic-Con for another year. For some folks, SDCC is a short experience. For us (David, Tristan and I) it's a year-long experience.

Here's Tristan camping out for Hall H next year (Justice League, Doctor Strange and Star Wars!)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hall H

Yeah. We camped out for Hall H last night with at least 7-10, 000 of our closest Comic-Con buddies. We're running purely on adrenaline at this point. The day started out wonderfully with the Batman v Superman teaser with Ben, Henry, Gail and Zack making an appearance. Nothing. Nothing EVER tops the Marvel panel. Nothing. We were determined to be IN the hall for Avengers 2 since we were shut out a few years ago to the first Avengers panel (thanks, angry pen stabbing guy.) It was well worth it. "We have a Thanos." I've been posting San Diego Comic-Con pictures to my instagram page. 

Yeah, I'll be in line next week for The Guardians of the Galaxy! I can't wait.

Meanwhile, enjoy my favorite Avenger, the fabulous Mark Ruffalo (aka Hulk, aka Dr Bruce Banner.)

Friday, July 25, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con Day Two Bringing Home the Goods

An Edward Scissorhands doll. How could I resist? Tim Burton is the reason why David and I met... I have a soft spot for Edward Scissorhands...

I love Lucy Knisley's art and books. I can't wait to read her latest!
We also managed to get some amazing sketches from some favorite artists. We'll be posting those soon!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

San Diego Comic-Con Preview Night Haul

Blogging from the ever insane get-a-Hasbro-ticket (yes, like Willy Wonka's Golden Ticket) line in the high hopes (yet again) of obtaining ONE Jabba the Hut figure for my husband. We tried last year for Boba Fett and never had any luck even after getting in line at 2:30 a.m. It's madness, I tell ya.

Had a GREAT time last night. Managed to get almost everything on my wishlist except Mattel (Cerise wolf.) We managed to get two sketches from the great and gracious Dave Gibbons (Watchmen.) I will be posting to my Instagram account as much as possible. 

Here's my paid for stash from last night:
A Puppycat that sings!!! ♡♡♡
Ms. Marvel is one of the BEST comics right now (as is Lumberjanes!)
A yummy graphic design book from Last Gasp.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Packing Light for Art Journaling on the Go

When I have to pack light, I can do it. Everything except for the two paperbacks, cd and wipes) fits into the open first aid kit (thanks, T. A.) that you see above. I stuck pieces of tape onto a Ziploc bag in lieu of carrying whole rolls. I downsized focal and background paper. I have a tiny glassine bag of stickers. Journaling on the go, baby!