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!


Monday, December 16, 2013

14 October 2013 Journal Page

Spending time today working on my new class descriptions for early 2014. I'll have my Fremont, CA and Scottsdale, AZ class information on the blog this week. When I write up descriptions for my classes, I try very hard to make sure that they are a true reflection of what I think and feel about the class. I don't like airy fairy descriptions (sorry but it's true.) What you see is what you get in my classes. I teach process through hands on making something (product.) In my classes, I show you my way while encouraging you to take the ideas that I offer and find the way that works best for you. We start by creating something and I try to inspire you so that when you walk out of the classroom, you are FULL of new ideas and possibility.

  Sister Corita

I am working on an upcoming blog post that talks about my major influences in both my life and my teaching. Corita Kent is one of the strongest influences that I've had in my 39 years on this planet. If you don't have the book that Jan Steward and Corita Kent wrote called, "Learning by Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit", go out of your way to find it (there are different editions available including a revised recent edition and any of them are worth reading.) It truly is (in my opinion) the ultimate book on the creative process. It will open your eyes to so much possibility. 

A previous post of mine regarding Corita can be found here.

1 comment:

Melody said...

Wow! Mind Blown. Thank you for posting this video!