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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 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

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Two more pages from my journal-I saw all of the books I blogged about yesterday in the bookstores last night. Here's my brief review:

1000 Handmade Cards-It's not a how-to, so don't expect that. It's more of a gallery book of a variety of handmade cards using different techniques. I loved lots of what was in the book, but didn't buy it (though that may change if I find it at a good price in my travels. It is worth the full price, but I am paring down right now to what I really want/need/um, have room for).

The Printmaking Bible-Excellent looking book, but as my friend, Andrew, pointed out you need lots of the tools and things mentioned in the book. Lots of chemicals I prefer not to use, too. BUT the art does look cool. I didn't buy it (expensive and ditto above comment).

Rethinking Acrylic-EXCELLENT looking how-to book on acrylics. I flipped through it several times at the bookstore last night. Lots of well written information (she knows her stuff! :)) and great photos of various artwork. I didn't buy it (go back to comment on book #1).

When Wanderers Cease to Roam-I loved the look and feel of this book and yes, I DID buy it. I have flipped through it several times and I can't wait to sit down and get all cozy with it.

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