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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

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter

I set aside Mark Rothko: From the Inside Out and picked up Patricia Alber's Joan Mitchell Lady Painter: A LifeI had about a hundred pages left to go in the book. The Rothko book wasn't a bad book (far from it) and there are some true gems in the book. I also have a biography on Rothko to read and will return to both eventually. 

There's something that I'm looking for in these books about artists and I'm not exactly sure what it is or if I'll even find it but that doesn't stop me from devouring them. Most of the books that I have picked up are about artists whom I know absolutely nothing about. I may have heard their names, seen a painting, or this might be the first time I've heard about them. I might not even like or love their work but that doesn't stop me from wanting to know more about their creative process and their world. There is always something new to learn and glean.

I am saving this to watch, but you might be interested in viewing it now: Writer and art historian Patricia Albers presents "Joan Mitchell, Lady Painter," an illustrated lecture on Abstract Expressionist artist Joan Mitchell.

Read more about Joan Mitchell here.

Quick bit of housekeeping: 

I have a handful of classes coming up this weekend and into next month:

As always, if you have any recommendations on any recent art reads, I'd love to hear!

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