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Das Zentrum für kreative Gründerinnen und Gründer

Podcast interviews

If you’d like Caylee to speak on your podcast, let’s chat.

The Art of Documenting

Art of Body

50: Ditch Perfection and Get Messy with Caylee Grey

The Accidental Membership That Became a Six Figure Success with Caylee Grey

What is Art Journaling? with Caylee Grey

SYW 147 – More Art with Caylee Grey

Ep 64 Creative Chat with Art Journaling Expert Caylee Grey

002 How to Find Inspiration With Caylee Grey

Fun Ways to Combine Art and Journaling, with Caylee Grey

Ep. 96 // Get Messy w/ Caylee Grey

#124 Caylee Grey: Creating a Get Messy Community for Artists & #155 Providing a Virtual Community

137 – Get Messy

Visual interviews

Misty Olsen’s Real Artist Interviews

Expert guidance to ease the beginning of your artistic journey! Interviews with industry experts, illustrators, art licensing, watercolor, acrylic, and more…

Natalie Kalbach: Jumping with Caylee Grey

In this interview Caylee shares her way of art journaling and describes what she means by “brain vomit”. Caylee talks about her favorite thing in the studio that makes her get into the creative mood and we also discuss choices and how we make time for creating.


Get Messy Art: The No-Rules, No-Judgment, and No-Pressure Approach to Making Art

The Book

Getting messy is the best part of creating! Get Messy Art gives you the freedom, inspiration, and ideas to experiment and play with art techniques and projects to create perfectly imperfect art.

Contributor in travel journal queen, Abbey Sy’s 2022 book, The Art of the Travel Journal.

Interviewed about the success of Get Messy for Behind the Membership by The Membership Guys.

In Her Studio Aug/Sep/Oct 2022

The Magic is in the Mess (The Warehouse Studio of an Art Journaler & Author)

“Anyone who has ever made art knows that the interesting stuff comes from the chaos”

Badische Neueste Nachrichten – 19 December 2020

Wie Karlsruher Gründer im „Perfekt Futur“ die Wirtschaft von morgen mitgestalten – trotz Corona

(How Karlsruhe founders are helping to shape the economy of tomorrow in the “Perfekt Futur” – despite Corona.)

digital features

Teaching Elsewhere

online Classes

Daily Art Journal Challenge

Dive into a month of art journal prompts with Lauren and Caylee, the enigmatic founders of Get Messy Art Journal. In this 30-day challenge, they’ll lead you through a series of prompts to inspire your creativity and help you get your thoughts, feelings and art onto the page. Learn their favorite techniques for creating vibrant pages full of textures, layers and lettering, and discover the magic of journaling about the ups and downs of everyday life. With daily prompts from Caylee and Lauren, you’ll learn how to make your art journal a place to play, experiment, and be yourself – every single day.

Meditative Art Journaling

Learn how to make a meditative art journal that serves as a container for your hopes, fears, frustrations and more with the founders of Get Messy. You’ll learn how to free write to get what’s in your head onto the page, obliterate it with paint and meditative marks, use watercolor to channel your mood, then add quotes and lettering to complete your page. This small handbound book provides the perfect place to journal and explore your feelings through words and art.

Silva Rerum Art Journal

In Latin, Silva Rerum means “a forest of things.” Using this idea as a starting point, we’ll create a commonplace or everyday book to collect thoughts, ideas, and ephemera from your day-to-day life. Get Messy founder Caylee will show you how to transform a vintage book into your own art journal full of papers you love. Learn Caylee’s favorite methods of layering in vintage and found items while recording your daily life.

Messy Recipes: The Overthinker's Guide to Making Art

Originally part of Karen Abend’s Sketchbook Revival 2022

One BADASS Art Journal

“Pay attention to the intricate patterns of your existance.” – Doug Dillon

The Scaredy Cat's Guide to Colour

Part of the free Virtual Art Summit hosted by Kellee Wynne.

How to bind a vintage book into a junk journal (No Perfectionism Needed)

Originally part of Karen Abend’s Sketchbook Revival 2020, this is now part of the Get Messy library. 

The Story of Your Day

Tell your every day story through art and paper.

Found Words

Words have power, strength, and meaning. In this workshop, we’ll take words that others have articulated and encapsulated better than we could have, and we’ll make them our own in our journal.

The Artist Date

Travel journals are one of my favorite ways to create, but there’s no need to wait for a Parisian or Thai overseas escapade. You can have a small adventure in the now—like, tomorrow-kind-of *now*. 

Art Journaling 101

Have you ever wanted to start an art journal but didn’t know where to begin? Be inspired to express your thoughts and feelings through art journaling. 

Mini Book Workshop 2016 | Caylee Grey

Cultivate your creativity! Get an inside look at the fun and unique ways Caylee Grey uses her art journal to record her everyday thoughts and stories. You’ll explore fresh techniques for expressing yourself within the pages of your own journal using paint, prompts, patterned paper, and more. Be inspired to get messy and experiment with new skills as you document life through your eyes!

Cut + Paste

Collage with Caylee Grey: See how Caylee adds depth to her art journal pages with collage.

Mixed Media 2015

Acrylic Paint with Caylee Grey: Transform your pocket pages with Caylee as she shows simple ways to personalize your cards.