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!


Wednesday, October 09, 2013


One of the questions that I am asked most often is how am I able to journal every day? Where do I find my ideas? How do I know what to write? 

As I've said in the past, I rarely sit down with any preconceived ideas unless I'm feeling very emotional. I make the time to journal every single day even if it's only for a few minutes. I open my book and start flipping through my collage pile to find what appeals to me most at that moment. I go from there depending upon how I am feeling and what I feel like saying.

I am able to do so many pages because I feel like I am barely scratching the surface of me. I want to go deeper and see what evolves. I make my pages to push myself and to see what I can unravel and if those discoveries will help me to grow as a person and an artist. I don't do this to keep myself busy. I don't call it a craft. It's something I am compelled to do. It's a part of me.

1 comment:

Desert Mermaid said...

new potential co-worker at my new job, in my interview, asked me what I like to do in my own time -- said 'mixed media/visual/written journaling'. After I explained what a visual journal was, she nodded very slowly and said, 'what a nice little hobby!' I said, 'Honestly? It's about as much a hobby to me as being a CPA is to you.' She looked stunned, then suddenly got animated and started asking REAL questions about it all. Even before I got the job, I emailed her some links, including (first on the list) the link to your blog. Now we talk about visual journaling every day. HA! (a convert?)