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!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

12 August 2014 Journal Page

I'm not posting this because I think I'm a great teacher. I'm posting this because it is my most favorite part about teaching: watching students process and unfold upon the page pouring so much of themselves into their work. Nothing beats seeing that lightbulb go off over someone's head. I get anoyed when folks say that you shouldn't think when you create. I believe that thinking is a necessary step (art is problem solving and possibility.) Stressing is what you shouldn't do. 

"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."-John Steinbeck

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