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!


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 n 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!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

22 May 2014 Journal Page

Home from our travels and teaching in Colorado and New Mexico. It was such a fun and fabulous time. I want to thank my students and hosts for everything. I also want to thank my Mom and Tristan for tagging along with me. Lots of memories were made! 

My post about my classes at BookArts LA had problems with the paypal buttons. Hopefully I have fixed it. You can sign up through the site here. It's frustrating when the buttons don't always work right even after you've tested them. If you have any problems, please let me know.

Monday, July 21, 2014

I Miss These Faces

Thanks to whoever had the great idea of taking this photo! I miss these faces (along with a few more who aren't in the photo. You know who you are!)
Lori Wostl (Art Camp for Women) said something fabulous in class yesterday. "There's a time to learn and a time to perform. This is our learning time."
On the road again heading back home today. If you see a car full of crazy people, wave. You just never know...I'll be driving.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

19 May 2014

Last day in Colorado. I'm going to miss my buds. So much fun here. Whatever happened in Masonville, stays in Masonville. Trekking home after class today...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

18 May 2014 Journal Page

Colorado, how much I love you! Teaching here always fills my heart.

Friday, July 18, 2014

18 May 2014 Journal Page

I missed my Colorado buds. Having a great time (as always.) Lots of laughs and some amazing art happening! Great day!