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!


Thursday, August 08, 2013

My Struggle

One of my biggest struggles is how much I fight to be fully present in the moment.

With my work, I often have to plan and book my classes several months in advance. My family (I'm not talking about my husband) often talks about things that we have planned months down the line. Constantly.

I'm the opposite. I don't want to talk or plan for tomorrow. I truly want to live and experience what's happening right now in the moment. I want to slow down and relish what's going on around me. I want to focus and experience the NOW.

I think that's one of the things that I love most about working in an art journal and why I work page by page. Working the way I do forces you to slow down, think and be fully present in what you are doing. My mind quiets and I'm aware of what is right in front of me. My anxiety goes away and all I have is the now.

Another love letter blog post to my journal!


Anonymous said...

Lovely journal page and very good thoughts about trying to live in the now. peace

Connie Lutz said...

I would love to do more of that. I need to wipe my brain clean of sooo much crap!

Emie58 said...

Mindfulness is one of the things I've been working on too... easier said than done.

martha brown said...

I am guilty of being a big planner. I really do need to learn to focus on the now....