Get Messy Art Podcast

A Spa for Your Creative Soul with Shay Kent

Together with Caylee Grey and guests, we’ll explore what it REALLY means to be an artist. Practically. Warts and all. So that you can be an artist, today, now, even if you work a day job, have a million and one commitments and own a cat that likes sitting on your art.

No more excuses. Okay? Okay.

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Shay is so full of wisdom and kindness, and she encourages that you create the same within yourself too. After hearing a testimonial about her class, that it was “like a spa for your creative soul”, I knew I had to pick her brain. Grab your supplies and listen while you work…

Shay has also offered a coupon code for anyone watching or listening.

Use “messy” for 30% off Shay’s class.

Please note that Get Messy does not receive financial gain from sharing this – it is shared only with the aim of furthering your creativity, nurturing this community, and introducing artists to others they might love. Community over competition.

Shay is the guest artist for the Season of Mindfulness at Get Messy. Join and receive instant access to her lessons (including the video version of this discussion). Take a peek at them here.

Podcast Show Notes

We discuss:

  • finding freedom
  • art being inherently vulnerable
  • “should”ing yourself
  • how we can cultivate self trust through listening, allowing, and supporting ourselves
  • restraining from toxic positivity
  • being a mother bear
  • the freedom in creating art as an overarching value and repeated choice
  • working to your strengths and giving yourself credit
  • how to treat your art
  • how to nourish your artist self
  • measuring and comparing yourself to others
  • finding looseness
  • having a small skillset and being a beginner
  • building your window of tolerance for growth
  • routines and travel kits
  • being enough

Shay Kent

Shay believes making art is a fun way to feel free, discover who we are, and express ourselves. Her friendly style helps people find encouragement and inspiration through the art-making process in her online and in-person workshops. Her students say that her art classes feel like a "spa for their creative soul". She’s happiest with a cup of coffee or a paintbrush in her hand, making her kid's eyes roll, or taking a walk with her hubby by the sea.

Caylee Grey, host of Get Messy

The Get Messy Podcast

I'm Caylee Grey. Creator of Get Messy, official fairy freaking artmother and your pro excuse-squashing ninja.

In the Get Messy podcast I’ll be chatting to a selection of amazing, real-life humans just like you are who are dealing with the very same barriers … but overcoming them to create their art.

Together, we’ll explore what it REALLY means to be an artist. Practically. Warts and all. So that you can be an artist, today, now, even if you work a day job, have a million and one commitments and own a cat that likes sitting on your art.

No more excuses. Okay? Okay.