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 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

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 28, 2011

Sticking to my word

Friday was a productive, but busy day! We started the day by trekking to two local used bookstores with a box and two bags of books to sell.

We left the first used bookstore with two 'new' books that we purchased with our $60 credit. With one bag of books left, we headed to the next store. They took several books, traded those for a $20 credit/book and left that store with a mere 9 books.

9 books!!! I started with about 75 books and three days later, they had almost all found new homes. I signed up for paper back swap. I have a few books listed and will add more as new books come in.

In the picture above, the top three books are posted on paperbackswap.com
and the bottom three are 'new'. Considering that we have a family list of 'wants' on the swap site and my list has 3 books while a certain other person's list consists of 150 books, it's not too bad of a deal. I'll be the one who wins out space wise!/p>

I'll be posting a follow up post to yesterday's magazine post but it will focus on the small handful of magazines that I adore and why I pour over them.

Trekking to Zinnia www.Zinnia.biz to teach Saturday. Looking forward to it! I'll try to post a picture or two from the store as it's all decked out for Valentine's Day.

Whatever you do, wherever you are, have a great weekend! Make some art and be good to yourself!


~Barb~ said...

Enjoy Zinnia and have a great weekend!
Peace & Love,

Carin said...

Well now I want to know where you sell books to so I can go there the next time I'm up in LA. Finding good used art books in San Diego is very needle in a haystack.