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, June 09, 2016


Four years have gone by fast. You are always in our hearts and on our minds. It still hurts as I know it always will.

I use you as an example often, asking myself, what would my Father have done? How can I borrow what was the best of him and continue to put that love out into the world? How can I show the love and goodness that says (at times), I am my Father's daughter? He was not a saint (far from it) but he was good to his daughters and he treated his friends like family. He had a smile and kind words for strangers he would meet on the street. He was constantly running into friends no matter where he was (in Boston or on the other side of the world.) This is what I want, to learn his kindness, his openness and how to make people feel loved and cared for.

We love and miss you, Daddy. Always.

(Photo of a young Tristan and my Dad circa 1997 in Boston.)


Sandy said...

Such a beautiful picture! You're already like him. You touch so many lives in your teaching, online and in person. Through your blog and on social media. You've made such a difference in mine by teaching me to make something meaningful and beautiful starting years ago when I was at a low point in my life after finding out I had Fibromyalgia. I'm so happy I found your blog that night when I searched for art journaling. I was amazed at what I saw and still am today.

Your Dad passed his gift on to you, the ability to touch lives, share a smile and make people feel like friends. Thinking about you today. Lifting your family up in my prayers.

Hairball Alley said...

Thanks for sharing! Lost my Dad back in January 2012...He was an inspiration and a guide for me, in so many ways.