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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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Sunday, September 24, 2017

4th and 5th November 2016 Journal Pages

I really enjoyed working with layering on top of my images on these pages. So many of us tend to hold onto our images, leaving them "as is" and not wanting to alter or change them. Sometimes it is fear that holds us from pushing ourselves (fear of messing it up, fear of what comes out, fear of "doing it wrong" (mine doesn't look like hers) etc...) Sometimes it is other things. Many of us have piles of images and access to more. Some of us do not. How do we learn to work with what we have and push ourselves at the same time?

The nice thing about the playfulness of a journal is having the ability to ask yourself, what if? What if I take it that one step further? What if I "mess it up" (whatever that means?) How can I take it one step further beyond what I usually do? How can I make it work? Questions with no answers beyond picking up my glue stick and paint brush and making that I am pondering on a Sunday afternoon...

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