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!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Books in Search of a Good Home November 2017

*****Please note that the most up to date listing will be posted HERE (click this link.) I will remove the books as soon as possible.*****

I am selling some of my beloved booksI have collected these titles over the years in the hope that they would make me a better instructor, artist and human being. They have been my treasures, my guides and my friends. 

I have had many of them in my personal library for years. Due to space and various other issues (beyond my control), I have decided that they need to find new homes. I hope that you will treasure them and find the knowledge that I did in their pages.

I am extremely picky about the conditions of my books so consider them new (unless otherwise noted.) They are in excellent condition, free from markings, etc. HC is a hardcover book while PB is paperback. I can send extra photos (on request) for books listed with flaws. All books are exactly as described.

Shipping is extra. If you buy more than one book, I will combine shipping charges. For example, if you buy one book and the shipping is $5 and a second book and the shipping is $3, you will NOT be charged $8 but a flat fee based on the weight, etc... 

I will discount on combined purchases over $50 (in other words, if you buy more than one book.)

I guarantee that the books will be well packaged.

Insurance is extra, but recommended. USPS media mail includes free tracking.

Unless requested (and for an additional fee of whatever the actual shipping cost is), all books will ship via media mail.

Please note the shipping is for US residents. Outside of the US, please email me for a quote.

Please note that I will ship the books within 48 hours unless it's a weekend or I'm traveling to teach (if this is the case, I will let you know.) 

If I will see you in person soon, I can hand the books to you to save you shipping.

When a book is sold, I will mark it sold (and as soon as possible). I will offer a discount on combined book purchases. 

If you have any questions please email me at Egorey99@sbcglobal.net

Please email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net with BOOKS in the subject line and in the body of the email, the list of books that you want. I will then send you an invoice. Remember, if you buy more than $50 in books, I will offer you a discount on the overall price AND shipping. BUY MORE BOOKS, SAVE ON SHIPPING.

Thanks for looking and for giving my books a home.

John Copeland Selected Works From Journals 7-22: Published on the occasion of the exhibition / moonshiner / September 10, 2004 - October 10, 2004 PB Signed and numbered 269/2500 Bent/slightly bulging near the spine and first page (NOT torn) Very Hard to Find. Hands down, one of my top favorite artists (I have two copies of this book.) Every artist needs a copy of this book. $65 plus $3 shipping

'Zines (self published and limited)

Teesha Moore's Play: the art of visual journals Issues 1-4 set $20 plus $5 shipping Magazines have been read. Scruff marks on covers. Some bends, folds and creases. A must have for fans of art journaling, collage and mixed media.

Teesha Moore Art & Life Magazine Issue No. 3  Lots of by mammadoo

Teesha Moore's Art and Life issue #3 spiral bound $6 plus $4 shipping

Teesha Moore's Art and Life issue #6 spiral bound $6 plus $4 shipping

Art Books:

Shinique Smith: Menagerie PB NEW Cover has very slight scuff marks Shinique's use of color, line and text pulled me in. She works with fabric, found objects and paper. You'll go nuts over her use of color. Read more on the exhibit here.
$30 plus $5 shipping

Cut & Paste 21st Century Collage HC New Watch a fun Flip-through video here. $10 plus $5 shipping

Imaged Words & Worded Images  If you love text, you'll love this hardcover from 1970. DJ has tears but I've put a brodart cover on it to protect it. A google search will bring up a handful of pages here and there. I adore this book. $30 plus $4 shipping

A New Visual Culture of Modern Iran HC NEW If you love art journaling, text, mixed media and layers, you will love this book. Some of the most exciting artwork I've seen in awhile. Sample page here. $30 plus $5 shipping

Gestalten The Beautiful PB oversized NEW two small slight dings on the top of the cover. I go nuts over illustrated books like this one. $20 plus $5 shipping Sample pages here

Fashion Market 1 by YiYing Wang

Fashion Market Vol I by Yi-Ying Wang PB NEW Interviews with 16 London Artists and Designers from the Fashion Market in English and Japanese $10 plus $3 shipping

Fashion Market Vol II by Yi-Ying Wang PB NEW Interviews with 13 U.K. Artists and Designers from the Fashion Market in English and Japanese $10 plus $3 shipping Front cover has hand stitching on it!

Print & Pattern- Bowie Style-PB Very Good Some small dings to the cover Love this book of playful and inspiring patterns. LOVE the blog. $15 plus $4 shipping

Sophie Calle Did you See Me? Prestel books STILL SHRINKWRAPPED NEW Sophie Calle is one of my favorite artists. She's inspiring as she takes on different roles and weaves new stories together. Her work often reminds me of something a diarist would create. $60 plus $5 shipping Find out more about Calle here

Femina & Fauna: The art of Camilla d'Errico NEW HC 1st edition 2nd printing I love Camilla's work. Her use of color and imagery always pulls me in. See more here. $15 plus $5 shipping

Lora Fosberg: The End of the Beginning: A Decade of Work PB Very good minor scuffing on cover Lora's work (seen here) made me gasp out loud when I saw it. $30 plus $5 shipping

Mark Ryden Blood - Miniature Paintings of Sorrow & Fear STILL SHRINK WRAPPED (NEW) I have no idea what number this edition is as I've never opened it. See Ryden's work here. $50 plus $4 shipping

Sara Lechner Gesichter Faces HC New I love this precious book and Sara's delicate and inviting work. The book is in German and English though it's 99% photos. This book is VERY hard to find. Amazon and AddAllUsed have it for $45,000Visit her blog here. Get it now before I raise the price. $45 plus $5 shipping.

Keri Smith's The Non Planner Datebook Spiral Bound Gently Used (December 2007 written on one page) $3 plus $3 shipping

Roz Chast's Can't we Talk about Something More Pleasant? HC NEW Graphic Novel of the artist's relationship with her aging parents. Funny, honest and a must read. $5 plus $4 shipping

Various Mixed Media Books-From Traci Bunkers' unique book about art journaling to the stunning Mixed Media Explorations, each book contains a wealth of information that can be used towards a variety of art forms.   

Beryl Taylor's Mixed Media Explorations Like New $5 plus $4 shipping  

Traci Bunkers' Art Journal Workshop PB Missing CD Gently Used Traci guides you through her process of creating unique journal pages. $3 plus $4 shipping

They are inspirational and just gorgeous to look at. Every artist should have at least one of these books on their shelves.

Herve Tullet's Imagine PB Like New $8 plus $3 shipping A visual delight for children of all ages. 

Applied Caligraphy and Graphic Design 

by Marco Campedelli PB Covers slightly bent and dirty (white book) Pages crisp and clean. $20 plus $4 shipping. Bought this specifically for juicing up my handwriting on my journal pages.
Illustration- I'm always looking for a little fuel to feed the fire. I love illustration books and exhibit catalogs. These are some of my favorites.

Play Pen New Children's Book Illustration HC New $25 plus $4 shipping

Taschen's Illustration 4 PB NEW $20 plus $5 shipping (over sized) I LOVE these books both for reference and inspiration.

Books to Peruse, Read and Possibly Collage with:

Sara Midda's In and Out of the Garden HC Good spots on the top of the book block, DJ stained with some spots and small tears. $3 plus $3 shipping

My Alaskan Summer PB Good (slight tear to front cover bottom left) Read. $3 plus $3 shipping

Creative Illustration Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists: Seeing, Sketching, Storytelling, and Using Found Materials (Spiral-bound) by Katherine Dunn HC Very good First couple of pages are curved near the spine because of the spiral binding. $8 plus $4 shipping (over sized)

Create and Be Recognized HC Very Good though top and bottom of cover have minor dings. $5 plus $4 shipping (over sized) Great history of diaries, journals and scrapbooks

Charley Harper's Beguiled By the Wild HC DJ at top and bottom of spine slightly crushed otherwise Fine. $25 plus $5 shipping (over sized.) The master of the use of line and shape! 

Taschen's Illustration Now! Portraits PB Cover corners are slightly bent other than that Very Good. $20 plus $5 shipping (over sized) I love these books for inspiration and sometimes collage work.

Shepard Fairey's Obey HC Bottom of book has minor shelf wear other than that, New (never read.) $40 plus $5 shipping (over sized) Shepard Fairey's work can be found all over the world. This is one of my favorite catalogs of his work.

Pink Attitude: The Contemporary Female Creativity HC NEW (one small dent to side of the cover) $25 plus $5 shipping (over sized) Stunning. Luscious. Inspiring collection of feminine art.

Tony Fitzpatrick's This Train An Artist's Journal HC SIGNED by artist DJ slightly scuffed up (very slightly) $20 plus $5 shipping (over sized) Love this collage artist's one of a kind art

Typography Sketchbooks by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico HC NEW slight dent on bottom of the book $30 plus $5 shipping (over sized) If you love sketchbooks, you'll be inspired by this one that combines journal keeping and typography.

Lisa Congdon's A Collection a Day PB book in a metal tin NEW $8 plus $5 shipping I love this collection of Lisa's collections! 

Territory: Japan Fever Magazine (PB) cover slightly scruffed Bottom right corner dented Very good comes with CD $10 plus $4 shipping I love this collection of various artists' work.

Double Game by Sophie Calle HC NEW Calle is one of my favorite artists. She's not a painter but one who weaves the most intriguing of tales blending autobiography and fiction. She's one of a kind. $30 plus $4 shipping

Fashion Forecasting PB New Corner on bottom of cover is slightly imperfect $10 plus $3 shipping Another book that I jumped up and down when I saw it in the store. It's a fashion book but it has ideas that translate to art and journal pages in it.

4WORDS: MARS-1 | DAMON SOULE | NOME EDONNA | DAVID LEE pb new Love the sketchbook quality of this book plus companion sketchbook OOP $20 plus $5 shipping See their work here.

Cathie Bleck Becoming Human PB exhibit catalog New with bonus material (postcards, etc...) $20 plus $3 shipping Bleck's gorgeous and lush use of scratchboard as her medium is jaw dropping. I have two of these and clearly don't need to keep both of them. Here's a video peek here of her work.

Japanese Erotica in Contemporary Art PB NEW $30 plus $4 shipping Not for Kids or work. From Amazon: "comprehensive exploration of contemporary erotic arts in Japan, covering more than 50 artists. Featuring work ranging from illustrations, dolls, contemporary art, comics, anime, and much more. Also included are bilingual overviews and expositions of the latest Japanese erotic art, with detailed analysis on each category."

William Morris: Father of Modern Design and Pattern (Japanese and some English) PB NEW Foil Cover $25 plus $4 shipping Gorgeous book of the intricate work of William Morris. Mostly in Japanese with some English. I spent more time looking at the photos.

Zeet: A Little Book of Alphabetical Dispositions by FSC PB NEW $5 plus $2 shipping. Unique line drawings in this mini zine. I met FSC at Comic Con a few years back. She was very sweet, very talented and offered me a cookie. 

Mark Ryden's The Snow Yak Show Postcard Book NEW $20 plus $3 shipping. This book is more like a collection of postcard size art prints then actual postcards. It's Mark Ryden, what else do you need to know?

Heartcore: Nuno Valerio HC NEW $40 plus $4 shipping. Rojo published a series of small, chunky collections of the artwork of various artists. I picked them up whenever I could. I love the color, line and graffiti style of the artist, Nuno Valerio (sample pages here.)

More buying choices for

Illustrated Three-Line Novels: Felix Feneon HC NEW $5 plus $4 shipping I love these small vignettes illustrated by Joanna Neborsky using collage work and illustration. Sample pages here.

UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015 HC NEW Unopened (still in shrink wrap.) $25 plus $5 shipping (over sized.) I saw this exhibit at The Hammer and it was fabulous. You can see part of it here.

Kurt Schwitters 1985 Tate Gallery Exhibit Catalog PB EX-Library copy (with library stamps and some markings on inside front and cover). Bottom of spine torn a little bit (piece still attached.) Covers scratched. $5 plus $4 shipping (over sized.) Nice exhibit catalog of Schwitters' work.

Blaine Fontana's Sedimental Promises HC NEW (cover somewhat shelf worn) $10 plus $3 shipping. Fontana's  work is breathtaking. He really pulls you in with it and won't let go. See some of his work here.

Thomas Campbell Sing Ding A Ling PB NEW $30 plus $4 shipping. If you're a mixed media artist, you've seen his work before on various blogs, etc... I've seen his paper color wheel appear on a ton of different sites. Check out his instagram page and you'll see what I mean. I love his use of color, imagery and playfulness. It makes me want to pick up my markers and paint brush. Here's a great interview with him, too.

View The Secret Lives of Dolls by CJ Metzger

C.J. Metzger The Secret Life of Dolls PB NEW SIGNED I adore CJ's work. See more here. $20 plus $4 shipping

Love and Fafiness: Girlie Art by Fafi HC NEW HC (with original paper sleeve.) $15 plus $4 shipping. Fafi's work is here. A google search insisted that I was talking about Al Green's Love and Happiness. Well, they're somewhat right. This book does bring love and happiness. You can listen to Al Green

as you look at some pages from inside this yummy book here.

Rock That Never Sleeps by Olga Volozova and Juliacks PB Front cover slightly creased top right corner. NEW $4 plus $3 shipping I love how each of the, "two stories of lost memories" play off of each other. More of Olga's work here.

Emily Martin (aka The Black Apple)'s Oddfellows Compendium. NEW. PB Numbered with a couple of postcard extras. Still in envelope. #87/100. RARE. $30 plus $4 shipping. Sample pages are above. See Emily's work here. I've been a big fan for many years.

The Green Day Art Project NEW PB  $5 plus $3 shipping. See some pages here. Artwork inspired by Green Day's music contains artwork, lyrics and more.

I am going to be selling some of my PAUMES books I will be listing them shortly. In the meantime, if there is a title you are looking for, drop me an email. There is a good chance that I have it to sell. Thanks! These books have provided me with days of inspiration.

Carl R. Roger's On Becoming A Person PB NEW Unread $5 plus $3 shipping. I swear that this was another book that someone told me I needed to read.

Creative Experience PB $20 plus $3 shipping. Very good. Cover aged. Brainpickings told me that I needed to read this. She was right.

Family Trouble by Castro $10 plus $4 shipping
PB "Essays by twenty-five memoirists, including Faith Adiele, Alison Bechdel, Jill Christman, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Rigoberto Gonz├ílez, Robin Hemley, Dinty W. Moore, Bich Minh Nguyen, and Mimi Schwartz, explore the fraught territory of family history told from one perspective, which, from another angle in the family drama, might appear quite different indeed. In her introduction to this book, Joy Castro, herself a memoirist, explores the ethical dilemmas of writing about family and offers practical strategies for this tricky but necessary subject."



Fritz Kahn HC $30 plus $10 shipping (over sized and heavy. This is NOT the small reproduction that came out in 2017.) very slightly shelf worn. OOP. See inside pages here.

Universal Classic Monsters The Essential Collection Blu-ray 8 movies on blu-ray, 48 page book, 12 hours of bonus features NEW AND UNOPENED (Still in shrink wrap with stickers) Only blemish to the set is a deep scratch/cut through the barcode. $50 plus $5 shipping. The perfect gift for a classic monster lover in your life. Give the gift of the horror classics this horrorday season.

David Hockney: A Pilgrim's Progress PB Bound Galley NFS Very good corners are curled $4 plus $3 shipping

Directors: The All-Time Greats by Neil Sinyard HC Ex-library copy (stamped, hand written dates inside (death dates of the directors), etc...) well used $3 plus $4 shipping

Thank you for looking!

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