Messy Conversations

Ep 007: Your bad art only makes you better

Messy Conversations is a series of interviews with amazing art journalers who share their favorite tools, tips and why they art journal. You’ll get an exclusive peek into their art journal pages and their process. We have a top notch line up of incredibly artists who will appear on the show each month. We hope that these interviews educate, encourage and inspire you to make something before it’s even over.

Torrie is one of the coolest artist moms we know. Not only does she have adorable kids, but she has pink hair and is a full on art journal rock star. Torrie is down to earth but is bursting with talent and creativity. She accomplishes so much each day and makes it look easy. We love chatting with Torrie and are so excited to introduce her to you today. Remember to stay tuned until the end, we share some high res photos of each artist we interview’s work!


  • How Torrie got started art journaling
  • How Get Messy Habit impacted her
  • Her style evolution
  • Making time to make
  • How art journaling inspires other creative projects
  • Adding depth to your pages

Tips for Beginners

  1. Just start!
  2. Join Get Messy, the group will help push you to contribute and keep making. #peerpressure
  3. Put yourself out there and just do it! You don’t have to share your pages, but you have to make them.
  4. Share on a regular basis.

✨ Free class for creatives ✨

In How to Start Art Journaling, we’ll walk you through the art of art journaling, including how to start doing (🙌) and make your very first art journal page (even if you’ve never even opened an art journal before).

Extraordinary Thoughts

If you’re constantly creating, it’s just a matter of time for something to develop out of it.

It takes a while to develop (your style), it doesn’t just show up overnight. You won’t spontaneously just be original.

If you have something weighing on your heart, it will naturally come about on your page. It is unavoidable.

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Torrie Gass

Torrie’s deep belief is that every human on this planet is creative in their soul. We were made to design, create, paint, play, imagine and share our inner artist with the world. It’s just a matter of letting ourselves tap into that resource within us. There is an inner artist/crafter/plant arranger/advanced organizer just dying to be let out. It’s just a matter of taking the time to discover who that inner voice is, and what they’re trying to say. 

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