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I can’t really remember pre-Get Messy anymore, it feels like I’ve been involved forever (even though I wasn’t around at the very start.) But 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. That, for me, made – and continues to make – the biggest difference and is the best thing about Get Messy. In the big and scary social media world, this is honestly the kindest group of people – strangers who become friends and even people you meet for the first time! It sometimes feels so odd, but in a totally good way! 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.
Get Messy has helped me to build my confidence as an artist, and actually helped me to recognize myself as an artist. This community is so supportive and although I have only been a member for a short time, I’ve already made many great friends, and learned tons!
I was just going through some old art journals last night, and I realize how much my style has changed, evolved and improved. It’s amazing to me the content that you both provide on the Get Messy site. I especially love the tutorials! It’s amazing to me that I can say, “I am an artist” with sheer certainty and confidence. I feel it’s such a gift that Get Messy has given me (and I’ve only been a member less than a year!)
As a guy finding a community of journalers and artists who accept and support your aspirations is amazing. I no longer feel alone thanks to the messy family. I couldn’t be happier that I joined, and would recommend it to anyone trying to further there creative life.
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. 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. I’ve had Get Messians I previously saw as #getmessyfamous invite me to participate in collaborations and I’ve been able to use my passion for bringing people together by facilitating a Get Messy retreat here on the east coast of the U.S.. That was probably my biggest artsy win of 2017! Since joining Get Messy, my biggest artsy win of all time is owning myself as an artist. After having moved twice in three years, gone through one of the toughest seasons of my life, and through the recent tumultuous time that is in this country and the world, Get Messy has been a lifesaver and a home to me. I am forever grateful for this community who not only make me feel loved but also cause me to laugh…a lot!
TANYALEE, Tanyalee Kahler
SOFIA, Tira Taghuri
KESHENA, Pretty Paper & Coffee
JULIA, Julia Bethmann
Honestly, what I most enjoy about Get Messy is the community. While the prompts and tutorials and classes are all wonderful for jumpstarting ideas, it’s really the community that drive me to make and share my work! I’ve also had the greatest the opportunities working with Get Messy that now whenever anybody asks me what I do in life, I never fail to mention this amazing art community I’m apart of.
I joined Get Messy as an art journaling novice, to be honest I didn’t know what it really was! I just wanted to join a community who made art and boy did I luck out. If you want cheerleading with honesty and ideas, this is the place for you and your art. I can’t believe how much I have learned and continue to learn because of Get Messy.
CLARE, Cats Eat Dogs
KATE, Cradle of Craft
Every single person is genuinely *nice* and an amazing artist. I’ve been recommending classes and memberships to everyone I know because it is absolutely worth it.
I can’t imagine not having the Get Messy Crew in my life.
I am thrilled to have found this soul feeding oasis!
EMILY, Fern & Oak
Get messy has been amazing for me. After having my baby boy in March 2014, I had lost sight of my creative side. I was a new mama, in a new house away from my hometown.
Through Get Messy I have made so much art “just because” I needed to. I have channelled my nerves and worries about returning (and now being back at ) work into super productive nap times and I make the most of my evenings. I’ve been inspired again, and found like minded and incredibly talented friends through our lovely “Get Messy” group.
I love seeing how one prompt can take so many directions…It has changed how I feel, I look forward to my art time (and include my sons art too) and I feel more like my old self again. Thank you for sharing such a precious gift.
JEANNE, The List Lab
CAROL, Scramping with Carol
AMARIE, Einfach Amarie
ANKE, Anke Art
VANESSA, Dans Mon Crane
As I have said before it’s amazing to be part of a group that want to inspire and compliment rather than tear each other down. Everyone is so open to sharing their artwork and no one is worried they are going to be copied and instead are happy that someone has taken an idea away and built on it.
Who needs yoga or therapy I have Get Messy!
I am ecstatic I joined and continued on with my subscription for second year. Everyone is so welcoming and there’s such a variety of artwork and inspiration !
Thanks again for all the effort you put in this, you are doing a truly amazing job.