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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!


Friday, April 14, 2017

Light, Shadow and Greenery at the Portland Japanese Garden


On the morning of April 6th (before my evening class at Art and Soul), my Mom and I decided to visit the Portland Japanese Garden. I had asked a few fellow artists their opinion on where to spend our time and several suggested the Garden (thanks, Mindy!) My only regret was that we didn't have longer to spend there. It was gorgeous and there were photo opps lurking around every corner. I wish that we had more time to just sit and relax but it gives us an excuse to go back next year.

A few favorite things that stood out were the light and play of the shadows, the different shades of green, the pops of pink, how blue the sky was, how quiet it would suddenly become and the sound of moving water. It was definitely other world like and inspiring...  

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