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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

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Njideka Akunyili Crosby at The Hammer Museum

David and I went to the Hammer Museum to see the Frances Stark exhibit (more on that later.) Afterwards, we wandered around, browsing the museum store (oh, the damage that I could do buying books there), spinning in the top chairs and then we stumbled into the small, unassuming gallery on the first floor and were completely blown away by the work of Njideka Akunyili Crosby (those are her paintings above.)

If you can get to the Hammer before January 10th, these must be seen in person. They are stunning and unlike anything I have ever seen or experienced before. They are vibrant, fresh and alive. I could have sat in that tiny room all day and took every inch of the paintings in. 

I am completely inspired, enthralled and quite eager to see more of her work.

You can find out more about Njideka Akunyili Crosby via her website, wikipedia and a fabulous article on Afrocentric Confessions.

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