One of the greatest questions we face as an artist is: 

WHAT DO I CREATE ABOUT?! WHAT IS MY MUSE? 

We see Frida painting flowers and Diego painting Frida. But what do YOU create about? What is your ‘thing’ that people associate with you?

During May at Get Messy, Lauren will walk you through finding your muse, creating artwork based on it and how to keep going with it years later. 

Part of the process of finding our muse is creating pages and experimenting with different topics and techniques. If you’re feeling stuck and not sure where to even start, join Lauren in this free webinar where she will share 5 prompts + art journal page recipes with you that will help you dive into a few topics that can help you start finding your muse. If you want to dive all the way in and find your muse join Get Messy today!  

PROMPTS + PAGE RECIPES

PROMPT

What is your favorite animal? Spirit animal? What animal is showing up for you a lot recently? What animal represents something significant to you? Choose an animal that means something symbolic to you right now. Create a page based on it and summarize the feeling in one word.

RECIPE

Paint Smear + Animal image + Bold word

PROMPT

Where is your favorite place? It can be a literal place (the pond behind your house) or a generic place (the sea) where you feel drawn to. Collage an image of this place and add a quote that summarizes how you feel there. 

RECIPE

Collage image + Paint smear + quote

PROMPT

Do you have a word of the year? What is a word that represents who you are or how you are feeling right now? Maybe it’s an affirming word that you need to remember today. Create a background using book pages, add your word boldly and finish it off with some doodles that help support and represent your word. 

RECIPE

Book pages + Bold word + Doodles

PROMPT

What is a phenomenon that interests you? The Milky Sea Effect, The Bermuda Triangle, Aliens?! Find a way to recreate these phenomena and what you think it looks like. 

RECIPE

Paint + Collage image + Doodles

PROMPT

Who is an artist that inspires you? Try creating an art journal page using their style, technique, topic. Add a quote by them. 

RECIPE

Your artist’s medium + quote

We would love to see the artwork you create from these pages! Share your work using the tag #getmessyartjournal and tag @getmessyartjournal and be sure to sign up for our email list for even more messy goodness like this! 

If you are ready to take your art practice to the next level, join Get Messy today!