Caylee Grey

Caylee Grey is the host of Get Messy and a South African perfectionist currently pursuing imperfection.

Catalysts by Caylee Grey
The Minimalist Art Journal 1

The Minimalist Art Journal 1

Minimalist art journaling is art journaling that strips away the excess, takes away the non-essentials, and focuses on what’s important. The Minimalist Art Journal is all about finding your calm and putting your emotions on a page. Including 16 lessons and 7 guest artists, you will learn to not fear the blank page and embrace it. Get away from the clutter and overload of normal life and focus on what makes this moment, this hour, this day important. No overload of extras and stuff. Just you, a blank page, and the basics. Take time, do less, and create more art where you are with what you have.

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The Minimalist Art Journal 2

The Minimalist Art Journal 2

Minimalist art journaling is art journaling that strips away the excess, takes away the non-essentials, and focuses on what’s important. Get Messy Fairy Artmother Caylee Grey builds on the first Minimalist Art Journal class and takes you on a deeper dive in this premium class. MAJ2 Includes 20 lessons with 48 videos and a 37 page workbook filled with creative catalysts, as well as a wealth of guest artists who share their insights and methods. MAJ2 is not about “making time for art,” but about fitting art into the life you already have: the one with commitments and responsibilities. MAJ2 is for those who have less time, less room, and less brain-space to devote to art journaling, but whose need to create still burns.

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Loving Mama

Loving Mama

When you have kids, you can become so absorbed in the daily work of caring for them that you become disconnected from your personal stories. In existing for others, you can lose yourself. This class is designed to help you take the stories of your mother-self, weave them into the self that existed before you became a mother, and move forward with both of them intertwined. You’ll record the process in a creative journal, and when it’s done, it will be a beautiful love letter to yourself that honours all the parts of who you are and tells the story of how you came to be the amazing woman you are right now. This class comes with the Camellia digital kit, extra journal cards, and a printable workbook to get you creating as quickly and easily as possible.

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Level Up

Level Up

What if you were the type of person to get things done? Like big, life-changing things? Level Up is the toolkit you need to start getting your creative work done. Packed with 20 lessons presented in a variety of ways to suit your needs, Level Up provides action steps to get you doing, templates and printables to guide you, and a private community to hold you accountable. Learn to fight comparisonitis (comparing your work to others’ and feeling like it doesn’t measure up) and perfectionism, to work through resistance and distractions, and to get doing and keep doing. Level Up is for the person living a creative life – artists, dabblers, crafters, Etsy shop owners, bloggers, creative entrepreneurs, and those who value creativity in whatever form it manifests.

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5.4 Accountability + Community

5.4 Accountability + Community

Level Up > Level FIVE5.4 ACCOUNTABILITY + COMMUNITYLearning Outcomes: Discover the magic of community and its uses as a form of accountability Evaluate which form of accountability is right for you Discover how to find an...

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5.3 Habit + Tracking

5.3 Habit + Tracking

Level Up > Level FIVE5.3 HABIT + TRACKINGLearning Outcomes: Articulate the benefits of habit and goal tracking Develop practical ways of creating a habit Develop practical ways to track your goals “Motivation is what gets you...

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5.2 Sparkly Object Syndrome

5.2 Sparkly Object Syndrome

Level Up > Level FIVE5.2 SPARKLY OBJECT SYNDROMELearning Outcomes: Identify personal “sparkly objects” Learn ways to fight against distractions “When your mind is preoccupied, your impulses—not your long-term goals—will guide your...

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5.1 Processing

5.1 Processing

Level Up > Level FIVE5.1 PROCESSINGLearning Outcomes: Create a Processing Plan to accompany your Game Plan The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress. – Philip Roth Processing is the part where we check that everything is...

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5. LEVEL FIVE

5. LEVEL FIVE

Level Up > Level FIVEWelcome to Level FIVEDownload the Workbook for Level FIVE Save this file to your computer, print it out, and scribble all over it. “I promise, if you show up for your work day after day after day, you just...

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4.4 Automation

4.4 Automation

Level Up > Level Four4.4 AUTOMATIONLearning Outcomes: Utilise automation tools Automation is this awesome thing where you get a computer to do repetitive tasks that you don’t like doing. It frees up time for creating, but as...

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4.3 Time Management Techniques

4.3 Time Management Techniques

Level Up > Level Four4.3 TIME MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUESLearning Outcomes: Know practical steps to time management Understand the Pomodoro Technique Experiment with Block Scheduling The phrase “I don’t have time for” should never be...

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4.2 Eat the Frog

4.2 Eat the Frog

Level Up > Level Four4.2 Eat the frogLearning Outcomes: Define what eating a frog in terms of productivity actually is Establish unprocrastination techniques Define ways to single task Discover the brilliance of MITs “If it’s your...

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4.1 The Art of the Start

4.1 The Art of the Start

Level Up > Level Four4.1 The Art of the StartLearning Outcomes: Know the three requirements for getting things done Identify five ways to make it easier to get it done Cite practical ways to start – even when you don’t feel like...

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4. LEVEL FOUR

4. LEVEL FOUR

Level Up > Level FourWelcome to Level FourDownload the Workbook for Level FOUR Save this file to your computer, print it out, and scribble all over it.Now that we have gone through the foundations of getting things done, we’re...

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3.4 Create a Game Plan

3.4 Create a Game Plan

Level Up > Level Three3.4 Create a Game PlanLearning Outcomes: Understand the GTD Workflow Personalise the GTD Workflow This lesson ties up a lot of other lessons in one workflow. It’s got bits of Level Two, Three, and Four all in...

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3.3 The Creative Process

3.3 The Creative Process

Level Up > Level Three3.3 The Creative ProcessLearning Outcomes: Recognise how being organised can uplevel creativity Know that organisation in the creative process works towards both quality and quantity “The first draft of...

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3.1 Write a Better To Do List

3.1 Write a Better To Do List

Level Up > Level Three3.1 Write a Better To Do ListLearning Outcomes: Keep a better to do list Assemble todoist Discover how to create to do list items that encourage getting things done Before we go anywhere, make sure that...

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3. LEVEL THREE

3. LEVEL THREE

Level Up > Level ThreeWelcome to Level ThreeDownload the Workbook for Level three Save this file to your computer, print it out, and scribble all over it. “Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and...

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2.4 Discover Your Goals

2.4 Discover Your Goals

Level Up > Level Two2.4 DISCOVER YOUR GOALSLearning Outcomes: Know how to make your goals work for you Discover what is important Choose the right goals “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends...

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2.3 Efficient Brainstorming

2.3 Efficient Brainstorming

Level Up > Level Two2.3 Efficient BrainstormingLearning Outcomes: Outline the process of efficient creative brainstorming Now that you have two ways of brainstorming – brain dumps and morning pages, let’s go through the habit of...

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2.2 Mornings

2.2 Mornings

Level Up > Level Two2.2 MorningsLearning Outcomes: Explore the magical power of mornings. Explore the magic of morning pages. “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you...

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2. LEVEL TWO

2. LEVEL TWO

Level Up > Level TwoWelcome to Level TwoDownload the Workbook for Level Two Save this file to your computer, print it out, and scribble all over it.You have a lot on your mind. You have an entire life’s worth – past, present, and...

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1.4 Mind Map Your Life

1.4 Mind Map Your Life

Level Up > Level One1.4 Mind Map Your LifeLearning Outcomes Understand why life mind maps are important and know their benefits Create a mind map of your life Implement the life mind map in applicable places I’m excited about this...

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1.3 Know What Works for You

1.3 Know What Works for You

Level Up > Level ONE1.3 Know what works for youLearning Outcomes Know your Tendency Know your Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Know what works for you Know what doesn’t work for you This course will equip you with a set of tools...

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1.2 Distinguish Darkle

1.2 Distinguish Darkle

Level Up > Level ONE1.2 Distinguish DarkleLearning Outcomes Understand the main types of darkle Name your fears I’m learning to be brave. I spent a long time not writing because I was worried about not being good enough, but I...

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1.1 Let Yourself Sparkle

1.1 Let Yourself Sparkle

Level Up > Level One1.1 Let Yourself SparkleLearning Outcomes: Illustrate your story Know what makes you sparkle Allow yourself to sparkle Have you ever thrown a fistful of glitter in the air? Have you ever looked fear in the face...

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2.1 Dirt + Diamonds

2.1 Dirt + Diamonds

Level Up > Level Two2.1 Dirt + DiamondsLearning Outcomes: Understand the process for a brain dump Define the process for an incomplete triggers list Define the process for an incomplete projects list Find the diamonds “Your mind...

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1. LEVEL ONE

1. LEVEL ONE

Level Up > Level OneWelcome to Level OneDownload the Workbook for Level One Save this file to your computer, print it out, and scribble all over it.The course is about this little drawing from Casey Neistat:   Looks simple, except...

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How to Start Art Journaling

How to Start Art Journaling

What’s the secret to art journaling? Okay, here it is: it’s the starting, the making, and the keeping on making. In this free class, Fairy Artmother and Get Messy founder, Caylee Grey, archeologist and founder of Art Witch Academy, Vanessa Oliver-Llyod, and art therapist and mentor at Mindful Art Studio, Amy Maricle share their perspective on the starting and making part of art journaling. First, they share a peek inside their art journals to answer the question: what in the Frida Kahlo is art journaling? and gush over their favorite supplies. Then, they show you how art journal recipes and prompts can take the overthinking and overwhelm out of starting as they each tackle the same recipe and share their differing results. Finally, learn tips for translating inspiration into action and how to hold yourself accountable by making and connecting with art friends. If you are ready to kickstart your creative practice, then dive in with this class.

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Orientation

Orientation

Get started becoming a Get Messian with Messy Orientation! Messy Orientation will show you how to get the most out of the Get Messy website, connect with your art tribe, and build and maintain your creative practice. Learn all the ways Get Messy can get you making right away with Get Messy Seasons and website resources such as the Choose Your Own Adventure Library. Then see how the Get Messy forums can help you connect and collaborate with other members and make new art friends. Finally, learn about setting art goals and creating art making habits that get you making daily or as often as you need. Messy Orientation is your resource for all things Get Messy.

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0. Welcome

0. Welcome

Minimalist art journaling is art journaling that strips away the excess, takes away the non-essentials, and focuses on what’s important. The Minimalist Art Journal is all about finding your calm and putting your emotions on a page. Including 16 lessons and 7 guest artists, you will learn to not fear the blank page and embrace it. Get away from the clutter and overload of normal life and focus on what makes this moment, this hour, this day important. No overload of extras and stuff. Just you, a blank page, and the basics. Take time, do less, and create more art where you are with what you have.

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1. TOOLS + JOURNAL

1. TOOLS + JOURNAL

In this lesson we will build a supply kits of tools that you LOVE. We will choose simply but impactful supplies that are strong enough to stand on their own without needing the hoards of gadgets that distract from your message and meaning. We will hand bind an elegant, yet understated journal to give you full control of your minimalist art journal

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1.1 Tools You ♥

1.1 Tools You ♥

why it’s important to keep your tool kit small
how to build an art journal kit that you absolutely love
what my ultimate tool kit is

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Find Your Style

Find Your Style

We have a hack for finding your style and it doesn’t involve selling a kidney, so that’s a bonus.

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3.2 Your Brain’s External Hard Drive

3.2 Your Brain’s External Hard Drive

Level Up > Level Three3.2 Your Brain's External Hard DriveLearning Outcomes: Keep an external hard drive for your brain Assemble your external brain Discover how to create project reference notes that encourage getting things done...

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02 • LAYING A FOUNDATION

02 • LAYING A FOUNDATION

In this lesson we will learn to not only not fear the blank page but to embrace. We will create subtle and quiet backgrounds for our pages through 6 different techniques.

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2.1 Quiet Backgrounds

2.1 Quiet Backgrounds

how to quieten a background with gesso
how to quieten a background with vellum
how to quieten a background with tissue paper
how to quieten a background with white out text
the glory of the blank page
inherently quiet backgrounds

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03 • THE BITS

03 • THE BITS

In Lesson 3 we will practice restraint, learn to listen to the natural flow of our pages and practice the art of simple, yet meaningful when it comes to embellishing our pages. This lessons guests artists are Essie Ruth who will teach us to Collage in Monochrome, Tiffany Julia who will help us use Image Transfers quiet down the noise in photographs and Zinia Amoiridou who shows us that Botanicals can also be Minimalist. This lesson includes 20 prompts to help you embellish with caution and meaning.

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3.2 Using Found Images

3.2 Using Found Images

The Minimalist Art Journal > Lesson 3.2Using Found ImagesWelcome to Lesson 3.2 of The Minimalist Art Journal. In this lesson, we’ll be...

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04 • SUCCINCT JOURNALING

04 • SUCCINCT JOURNALING

Lesson 4 will teach you how to express your ideas as simply as possible. We will quiet the mind and the world and translate our ideas to be clear and concise.

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4.1 Say What You Need

4.1 Say What You Need

The Minimalist Art Journal > Lesson 4.1Say what you needWelcome to Lesson 4.1 of The Minimalist Art Journal. In this lesson, we’ll be...

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4.2 Get it All Out

4.2 Get it All Out

The Minimalist Art Journal > Lesson 4.2Get it all outWelcome to Lesson 4.2 of The Minimalist Art Journal. In this lesson, we’ll be learning...

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05 • IDEAS + TAKEAWAYS

05 • IDEAS + TAKEAWAYS

The Minimalist Art Journal > Bonus05 • Ideas + TakeawaysHere’s a bonus “lesson” with a bunch of past minimalist pages – quick examples,...

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Class Bonuses + Prompts

Class Bonuses + Prompts

The Minimalist Art Journal > BonusClass Bonuses + PromptsOh man do I have presents for you! Just click on the image to be taken to the...

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Prepping an Altered Book

Prepping an Altered Book

Words In the video, I show you how to take pages out of your book by finding the signatures and by ignoring the signatures. I demonstrate how to prepare a page for paint with gesso. I also show you...

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Resources for making an altered book

Resources for making an altered book

Words We're giving the prep an entire week in the season. Use this time to prepare the cover and pages, then share your book on Instagram with #getmessybook. For some people, this week will feel too...

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Art journaling from a kit

Art journaling from a kit

Serenity This season, we've been sending and receiving art journal kits. For those who are struggling to get started with using your kits, Julia, Karen, and I (Caylee) thought we'd share what we...

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Abstract painting Tutorial

Abstract painting Tutorial

Adventure Here's a tutorial showing my process from start to finish for an abstract acrylic paint page. I like keeping whitespace, but it looks gorgeous if you cover the whole thing too. Action...

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Make Your Own Paper Embellishments

Make Your Own Paper Embellishments

Love Supplies old book paper ballpoint pen paintbrush acrylic paint sealant scissors 1. Draw shapes onto the paper Three simple ones for me, on two types of paper. The hearts and...

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