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 almost twenty 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!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Journey of You Collage

I'm off this weekend from in person teaching but I am quite the busy bee working on my new online class, The Journey of You. I am super excited about this. I love teaching something and then seeing how folks translate the ideas. It really is remarkable and something that I sing the praises of often: the ability to give a group of people the same ideas, etc... and how different and unique everyone's work ends up being. It's truly awesome.

The above collage are bits and pieces from my sample pages for the Journey of You class.

I've started work on a new journal (I'll show you soon). I'm already using several of the ideas from Journey of You in my new journal. I am excited about it! I have always loved mixing found ephemera with store bought ephemera and making it into something new and something that's your own. I used inexpensive materials specifically for The Journey of You class, limiting myself to old magazines, book images, old papers-nothing found in a paper store or art store. It has helped to expand the way that I look at things.

David and I have been watching An American Family. It was rebroadcast recently on PBS. Very interesting how it was one of the early, if not the first, reality series. You can google it or check out the wikipedia page here.


laurie said...

i just signed up for your class! i can't wait to get started. :-)

Marcia said...

I'm really excited to start your class also! I love how you integrate magazine images in your journal pages. whenever I do it it just looks cheeeeeesy. :) maybe I will get some tips.

Kelly Kilmer said...

I promise. No cheesiness. Only all things good. Cheese is good. Undesired cheesiness is not. ;)

Desert Mermaid said...

so is it May 23rd yet? (WOOT!)

sharon said...

I can't ewait also! I, like Marcia, have difficulty with magazines. I am attracted to the images, but they don't come out well. Your are dreamy!

Leslie said...

Just found your blog recently - love it - and will sign up for this class as soon as my current eBay auctions close this evening and replenish my PayPal acct LOL!
And I echo the mine-don't-look-real-hot comments re magazine images. Eager to learn your techniques with them.