Cultivate your creativity. Grow as an artist. Connect with your tribe.

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Get Messy is your catalyst for artistic growth, a guide for creative living through art journaling, a platform for rising artists of all types, and a creative community.

Get Messy is your invitation to ignore perfection in lieu of making a mess, playing, and having serious fun. Your permission slip to ignore the dishes and work on your creative habit. Your connection to others who are on the same path as you. People who have “made it” as artists and those who are just beginning. Get Messy empowers you to live a creative life with a regular creative practice and a community of enthusiastic and creative people who totally get that feeling of too many art supplies, not enough time.

“The middle is messy but it’s also where the magic happens”

– Brene Brown

An art journal is a notebook that you fill with drawings, paintings, thoughts, words, lyrics, photos, magazine cutouts, and ephemera from your life.

Art journaling is that messy middle. It’s the foundation of living a creative life

Your art journal can have lots of words or no words at all. It can be pretty and messy or just messy. You can use it to practice art techniques that interest you, to document your life, to express your emotions. Ultimately, art journaling is about you and your unique life and your art journal is there to accompany you on the journey.

For a visual description, take a look at what our members are making. They’re pretty great and what they’re making is pretty great too.

With Get Messy, art journaling is our medium for creativity. It’s not about final art pieces to decorate the walls of a gallery or your home (though we will totally support you in that endeavor). It’s about creating for the sake of it and doing so with a community of other creators cheering you on.

We believe in

  • making and embracing the mess
  • “happy accidents” – thanks, Bob Ross!
  • nurturing a creative habit
  • connecting with and being your fellow artists biggest cheerleader

We scoff at

  • perfectionism – seriously, let’s smash it with a hammer!
  • waiting for inspiration to strike
  • the idea that creating isn’t something you have time for
  • the lone artistic genius – that’s just not healthy for any of us

Get Messy will change your life. I can’t really remember pre-Get Messy anymore.

Almost instantly after joining, I became more creative, more motivated to create and most importantly (for me) I met and connected with a group of the loveliest, truly like minded people for what felt like the first time ever.

My biggest success is how much I have grown as an artist and just how much I’ve learned. I do more art and also share far more art on instagram, which means “real life” friends have seen it, and complemented it and realised I’m an “artist” and that has made me feel really, really proud. And I’m proud of owning art as my “thing” and talk passionately about it. And that’s thanks to Get Messy. I can’t imagine not being a part of it.

– Charlotte

Your host

Get Messy is led by Caylee Grey, your fairy artmother, who with a swish and flick of her magic paintbrush empowers humans to live a creative life. She’s been collaborating with artists for over 6 years and knows a thing or two (okay, like a ton of things) about getting artists to be their best selves. Despite the rumors, she’s not actually a magical fairy being, but a business owner and mixed media artist who squeezes in her own creative time during her tiny human’s naps.

Get Messy empowers you to live a creative life (every single week!)

Get Messy runs on seasons – themes about what it means to live a creative life. Each season is led by a team of creative, enthusiastic, kind people who host a catalyst every week to ignite a creative practice.

These weekly catalysts are:

Art and journaling prompts

Actionable inspiration

Love, kindness, and artist nurturing

Art technique tutorials that you can fit into your schedule

This is the place to help you develop or nurture your creative habit.

To help you really ignite that spark, Get Messy has:

A place to ask questions, share your unbridled enthusiasm for your favorite type of glue, and discuss living a creative life with others trying to do the same!

Digital art dates – artist-led live masterclass where you create alongside other Get Messians (this is the amazing community part we keep talking about!)

A massive library with 16 full classes, 30 past seasons, and 16 live masterclasses led by artist-teachers

Whether you’re a full-time artist or trying to fit in creative time anywhere you can, you’ll never be without creative ideas. 

I wouldn’t be able to create so much work without Get Messy’s constant support and appreciation

Prior to becoming a Messian, I had this black hole inside me – it asked for something, some creativity, some inspiration, but I didn’t know how to feed it. As I joined get Messy, I discovered a whole new world where creativity could be a part of your everyday life.

– Sasha

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Let Get Messy be your catalyst

Monthly

$29 per month

Immediate access, recurring payment, cancel anytime

 14 day money back guarantee

Yearly

$290 per year

Immediate access, 2 months for free

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Get Messy is the best art journaling community on the internet and we’d love to have you join us.

After registration you will have immediate access. You'll have access as long as you're a member to watch the lessons any time, at your own pace, with or without pants.

(our vote is always the pants-less option)

I am forever grateful for this community who not only make me feel loved but also cause me to laugh…a lot!

Before I joined Get Messy I had been long out-of-touch with my inner artist. Sure my creativity came out in different ways, but I had let life knock art straight off of my priority list. Now I make creating one of my top priorities and it’s made me a better person. My mental and emotional health are vastly improved when my creative habit is in check.

Since joining Get Messy I’ve created so much more, I’ve become more consistent in my creative practice each year since I’ve joined, and I’ve found amazing people to share life’s journey with.

Get Messy has been a lifesaver and a home to me.

– Jessica

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Who will I be learning from?

Part of the Get Messy community means that everyone is inspiring each other.

Caylee Grey is your host and fairy art mother. 

Here are some of our guest artists, featured artists, class teachers, and creative team members.

And here are even more insanely inspiring Get Messians.

Who is Get Messy for?

If you believe in

  • making and embracing the mess
  • “happy accidents” – thanks, Bob Ross!
  • nurturing a creative habit
  • connecting with and being your fellow artists biggest cheerleader

Then you’re our type of human.

Who is Get Messy not for?

If you believe in

  • perfectionism
  • waiting for inspiration to strike
  • the idea that creating isn’t something you have time for
  • the lone artistic genius

Then this is not the tribe you’re looking for (and that’s okay!).

What skill level do I need to join?

Get Messy is focused on three types of people:

The Newbie

You may feel creative, but you aren’t acting on those feelings yet. Perhaps you have tried things like scrapbooking or knitting, and the idea of putting paint onto paper excites and scares you.

For those who have never art journaled before, we recommend starting with our totally free How to Start Art Journaling class. This class will give you a taster of art journaling so you can see if it’s for you.

The Creative Dabbler

You are a maker. You’ve made stuff. Some may be art journal pages, and some may be other things. Things and stuff.

We dare you to give art journaling a real try. We’re like 99% sure you’ll LOVE IT.

The Art Rockstar

Our goal is to get you here. This is the person who is creating art habitually – whether that means adding one element to your art journal each week, or finishing a double spread of art journal pages every day.

Get Messy is really good at being the catalyst to keep you making. All you need to do is show up.

What is your refund policy?

We have a 14 day money back guarantee. No questions asked!

We recommend that you stay the month and give your artist self a chance. See how it feels and how it fits in with your creativity, and cancel at ANY time just by clicking on your Account page. 

I have more questions / I feel weird talking to text on a computer / I'd like to talk to a human

Shoot an email over to support@getmessyart.com. We have no problem telling you if you’re not a great fit. And we definitely have no problem throwing confetti into the air if you ARE our kind of person. 

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If Get Messy is what you’ve been longing for, we invite you to join us.

Monthly

$29 per month

Immediate access, recurring payment, cancel anytime

 14 day money back guarantee

Yearly

$290 per year

Immediate access, 2 months for free

14 day money back guarantee

“Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyways.! – glennon doyle melton