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!


Saturday, December 02, 2017

Bringing Home the Goods: San Francisco

I trekked into San Francisco today with my friends, Connie and Meryl (thanks again, ladies.) We had an extremely inspiring time at SFMoma for the Rauschenberg exhibit (photos to follow.) 

From there, we visited Japan Town. First stop was lunch at the crepe shop. Maido was calling my name. Alas, no paint markers or plethora of washi tape were to be found there which made my wallet happy. I found everything but the books and the bag there. I bought nothing at Kinobuyitall (aka Kinokuniya.) Pastries succeeded in tempting us and for now, they are sitting on the shelf uneaten ready for my workshop tomorrow. 

We then ventured to the Eyvind Earle exhibit at the Walt Disney Family Museum. I was lucky enough to see Earle's work up close and in person last year. If you are anywhere near San Francisco, GO. Do not hesitate. Let me know what you think. My only regret is that I probably won't be able to see it again before it closes.

Our tummies were rumbling and we wanted to avoid the line, so we headed to Burma Superstar. I had a great vegetarian dish but it was a bit too salty for my palate. It is a popular restaurant with a line that quickly forms out the door.

We ended our San Francisco adventure with a trip to Green Apple Books. I found the two David Park, Robert Motherwell books and the tiny tote bag there. Nothing for collage but plenty for inspiration (I actually forgot to look in a few different sections for  books to cut up for collage.)

It was truly a grand adventure out. I left inspired and eager to work in my journal (which I did as soon as I got back to Maria's. I finished three pages.) Thankful to my friends who made the time and took the journey with me. 

I am still taking signups for An Artist's Study online workshop  (above is one of the pages I finished tonight.) I can't stop thinking about this workshop. I am going to be sad when I finish this book. At the same time, I have so many ideas, I'm ready to start the next journal and see what path that leads me down. It is always really interesting how that works. I've been lugging this book around since early October (and most of it was done until I decided to rework it in late September.) I feel a bit like Linus but I do adore this little piece of New Mexico memories... 

Good night. Up early for my workshop in the morning.

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