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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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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

20 January 2013 Page

One of the things that I loved about working in this journal, Joie de Vivre, was how much thought I had to put into it. There are a lot of cut out pages here and I was very conscious of where an image would go on a page where the cut out would show it peeking through.

One of the things that makes me crazy is when folks say that art is mindless, brainless or requires no thinking. Art making to me (especially art journaling because it's such inner work) is a very thoughtful process and experience. It's all about working in the now and unfolding onto the page. There are thoughts, decisions and actions that all need to be considered, processed and worked through. To say that making art is mindless is to completely miss the point.

"I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world, transforming the flow of moments into something visual, or textual, or musical, whatever. Art creates a kind of commentary."
Barbara Kruger


Indigene Theresa said...

I find that many people, that say negative things about art, are ones who don't create in any form. It's a meaningful process for any who devote the time to it! :) I love seeing your journal pages and reading your blog posts! :)

Carol said...

Very well said!