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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, September 28, 2018

Erin Currier Las Meninas Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, NM





One of my favorite artists is Erin Currier. I still remember the day that my friend, Sarah Fishburn introduced me to her work and my jaw dropping as my heart started pounding. When I found out that Erin's new exhibit, Las Meninas was opening the same weekend I was in Santa Fe, I knew how I was spending my Friday night.

I wasn't disappointed. Not only did her work knock my socks off and leave me wanting to run and pick up my own paint brush, but Erin was gracious enough to sign the pile of books that I plunked down in front of her. (I am dreaming about owning one of her originals some day but until then, the books are more accessible to me.) I tend to fan girl over artists I admire and Erin was very kind with her time. 

These photos don't do the work justice. Her layers are rich, her meaning deep and her heart is poured out across the canvas. I've never seen anything quite like it.

If you are in New Mexico, PLEASE get to the Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe before the exhibit closes on Saturday, September 29th. I apologize for posting this so late but my internet was very spotty on the road and I had to wait until I was on the desktop to write it all up. I hope that I have done Erin Currier's work justice and I've encouraged you to seek her out.


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