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!


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

I've Missed this Face...

I'm so happy right now! Mom and I drove more than fourteen hours (roundtrip) to pick up Tristan on Monday. He's going to be home this summer and returning to school in the Fall. 

We spent today together. I took him to see Avengers: Endgame (my second time!) He also spent time with his little cousins. He's trekking to New York this weekend with me to visit his Grandfather while I teach. I think my Mom spent the day taking photos. 😉

I wish his Dad was with us and not stuck at home in Los Angeles... ♡. 

Friday, April 26, 2019

In Case You Didn't Know...

I don't travel light. 

If you were wondering why I like to drive (just one of the reasons...)

These are the supplies I bring for folks to use in my workshops. I like people being able to select their own supplies in order to make their pieces more personal as well as one of a kind. So, I bring everything but the kitchen sink. 

Monday, April 22, 2019

What Does He Look Like Now?

I miss this face SO. MUCH.

I can't believe that more than a YEAR later, he'll finally be standing in front of me!!! We're so proud of him. Blog post soon with links to the films he's worked on!

MONTREAL, I'M COMING TO GET MY KID BACK! (Internet, I'm here to do my job as a Mom and embarrass him!) 


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Dear Vincent: A Project Following in the Footsteps of Van Gogh

Journey with me in a project years in the making.

Dear Vincent

Updated September 20, 2019:


I've finished the project and the reproductions are now in my hands! I am over the moon at the quality of the reproductions:

The book set (2 books!)

The postcard set (40 cards!):

The Dear Vincent Project has been brewing deep inside of me for a few years now and it's finally ready. It's a two part project, the first half is already completed (two journals combined into one book that is a study of his work.) 

Now it's time for the second half!

Standing in my kitchen, Vincent's work surrounds me. My walls are covered in his work. 

The realization that I stood and walked where he worked... that I ran my hands along the walls of his neighborhood... That i tucked flower petals from his streets into my journals... none of it has fully hit me yet. It's all still surreal and dream-like. 

I've traveled across the U.S. and Europe to see hundreds of his paintings, drawings and letters in person. I've walked where he lived and worked. I slept near where he died. I spent three weeks absorbing as much of his life as possible. I've read and studied shelves of books written about him as well as his letters.

I want to share what I've seen and experienced through my art journals and postcards.

I began these postcards before the trip. My goal is to now share what I've seen and experienced. I want to transcribe my experiences both visually as well as in the form of reproduced written postcards. These will be signed, numbered, extremely limited and will not be reprinted. 

Will you help me?

Experience my journey through paper, paint and pen as I dig into the life and work of my favorite artist. See how his words and art have affected my own work and life.

Will you join me on this journey?

Two weeks before my trip, I began my letters to Vincent series. Before, during, and after the trip, I created a series of postcards in response to my travels. The postcards will be reproduced in full color on high quality paper.


Please note prices shown are for US shipping only. Outside of the U.S. and interested? Drop me an email at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

1. Bonus Offering


Both PRINTED copies of the book set and the Deck of Cards (see #2 and 3 for more info!) You will receive #1, 2 and 4 (yes, digital copies) for $75 plus $5 shipping.

2. Dear Vincent Full color, double sided original softcover book. 

Above are a handful of sample pages. The video is a brief page by page flip through. (Please note that the original journal shown in the video is larger in size than what you will be receiving.) The main book is sized approximately 5 x 6" (closed) with an additional bonus book. 21 pages of high quality, full color, glossy pages. Each book will be assembled, scored, hand sewn, signed and numbered by me.  

Dear Vincent Book 
$40 plus $5 US shipping 

3. Dear Vincent Deck of Cards

In 2014, I self published my first deck of cards (here's a link to that deck to give you an idea.) Folks have been asking me to create an additional series since then. There are 40 cards in this deck. I  created these cards before, during and after my journey following in the footsteps of Van Gogh. The front of the card is a journal page (done postcard style) and the back is my, "Dear Vincent" project:  journal entries done postcard style (minus the address part so I can squeeze more text in.)

Dear Vincent Deck of Cards
$40 plus $5 US Shipping


4. Digital Offerings of the Above. (Will be sent a pdf link via email only on or before October 1st.)

Both the book and cards together as DIGITAL PDF

LIMITED Exclusive Offerings:

5. Book + Original ONE OF A KIND Journal Page (postcard size)

The journal page postcard will be mailed FROM France!

Please note that the journal page postcard will be mailed from France and the book will be mailed at a later date from the U.S. as described below.

EXTREMELY limited. 


6. Deck of Cards + Original ONE OF A KIND Journal Page (postcard size) 

The journal page  postcard will be mailed FROM France!

Please note that the journal page postcard will be mailed from France and the deck of cards will be mailed at a later date from the U.S. as described below. 

EXTREMELY limited.


7. Book + Deck of Cards + Original ONE OF A KIND Journal Page (postcard size) 

The journal page  postcard will be mailed FROM France!

Please note that the journal page postcard will be mailed from France and the book and deck of cards will be mailed at a later date from the U.S. as described below. 

EXTREMELY limited. 


8. Book + Deck of Cards + FIVE original, one of a kind journal pages (postcard size) mailed FROM France!  



A project like this takes time and patience. Let me break down the project dates:


I submitted the order to my local print shop I've been using for years (I love the quality and professionalism of this shop.)

I am now assembling, binding and packaging the orders.

Ship on or before October 15th. 

These are limited, signed and numbered. They will not be reprinted. 

Will you join me in this once in a life time journey? 

As always, thank you for your interest and support!