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!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ask Yourself What If

People often ask questions about why my pages look like they do. I am a firm believer in trying to approach each page in a different way each time I sit down to create. I like to play with images, color, patterns, shapes and texture.

The most important thing to me in finishing a page is making sure that my voice comes through loud and clear. I want the pages to look like I've made them.

The more you work and push yourself in your journal, the louder your voice gets. You learn what images and colors you gravitate towards. It comes with time and practice. It never comes overnight. You have to do the work.


Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Smiling. :)

Cheryl said...

Amen to doing the work. I took out my sewing machine to fix a couple blouses and have kept it out to sew paper collages.

Susie K said...

i love the honesty in your art! art journaling should include the dark days and not just the happy, shiney moments in life. i've had some tell me they are sorry because one of my works might have a darker theme or emotion. but isn't art about stirring emotion to the viewer as well as for the artist to express herself? just wanted to say "hi" for the first time and let you know i love what you do. it inspires me to create the good and the not so good days. thank you! :)