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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 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!


Friday, April 05, 2013

27 January 2013 Journal Page

This was a fun page. I was just playing around when I made it (what am I saying? I'm almost always playing around when I make a page.) I like the big cut out X in the middle of the page. I wasn't able to completely conquer my fear of an x-acto knife with this book but I sure as heck had fun making it.

Prepped and ready for my Wanderlust class tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it. Banana Rose is right on the lake in Westlake Village and going there always makes me smile. It's gorgeous.

I have to add a tip of the hat to Roger Ebert. Like many, I grew up watching the various incarnations of his shows. In more recent years, I enjoyed his blog, facebook and twitter posts. He's going to be missed. I found an excerpt from his book, Life Itself: A Memoir, on Salon and thought I'd post a quote here that resonated:

"“Kindness” covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out."-Roger Ebert


Jenni said...

I love this unique journal you created with all the different cutouts, it's so fun.

What I a great quote from Roger Ebert, it really does just sum up what life should be about, thanks for sharing this, he will be missed.

Sue Marrazzo said...

I like the pinks, the rose and the feel of this..
.NICE WORK, as always!!

Monica said...

I met Roger many years ago. we drank at the same bar in our youth. I loved his recommendations.

Kate Burroughs said...

That is a great quote from Roger Ebert and so so true. You cannot be wrong always choosing to do the kind thing.
Aloha, Kate

Connie said...

You are amazing in your ability to combine art journaling and collage. Brilliant!
Have a great week.
Come visit and check out the link to my husband's blog and his great give-a-way :)
Your blogging sister, Connie :)