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

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013


I love this page. It was created after a talk with my husband about how we all think that we're "broken" (whatever that means) and in need of being fixed. I appreciate being able to translate deep discussions into meaningful journal pages.

I posted my classes for December and January yesterday. Yesterday afternoon my classes at Kept Creations in Whitman, MA were swapped. Instead of teaching the two day class, I am now teaching four individual classes. You can find out more information here. I apologize for any confusion. If you have any questions, please drop me a note

 Misfits of Love: Healing Conversations in the Barnyard

I received a gift in the mail today. It was something that I purchased last week for myself but it was a true gift, nonetheless. Katherine Dunn's beautifully illustrated and passionately written, Misfits of Love: Healing Conversations in the Barnyard. I've flipped through the pages several times and have read some of them repeatedly in the last hour since Tristan put the parcel in my hands. The money raised from the book sales helps the artist care and house old barnyard animals. I can't say enough good things about this book. I'm thankful to Joan Whitmore for posting about it.

I found this article, "The Nine Hundred Dollar iphone Photo", and loved how much this resonated with me:
"And yet for some reason, the more I look at the photo, the more it grows on me. It is not a perfect photo, but I am suddenly realizing that that is fine. We get so overwhelmed with everything in life being perfect that we forget that nothing is supposed to be perfect. Photos do not have to be perfect. In my sister’s “four-generation photo” taken with her own son and my grandfather, my grandfather is cheerfully sporting two black eyes that he obtained while falling down the previous day. The point of most photos is to say, “I was alive and you were alive, and for a period of time our lives overlapped. This is what we looked like.”"

1 comment:

Roseann Cazares said...

I got your book today. Amazing and SO long overdue. For those of you who haven't seen Kelly's new book, "Pieces of Me", it is spectacular. I received my copies in the mail today and the pages are chocked full of life and beauty. And Kelly packaged the books in a nice wrapping too. As Kelly is fond of saying, "run, don't walk," and get a copy of her beautiful book. It will inspire you!