Collaboration

We call ourselves Messians. We’ve held solo and group gallery shows, published books, been in magazines and actual newspapers, created online art schools (and art communities of our own), been featured by Instagram, led retreats, sold our art, collaborated with other artists, quit our job for art, and taught art live.

Mainly, we’ve created a LOT of art.

Catalysts by Collaboration
Season of Habit Reflection

Season of Habit Reflection

HabitOh, Messians, did this Season ever enable us to push our art further or what? There was so much to learn and so much to bring into our daily life that writing this is an...

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Nature

Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Nature

This page was inspired by the Christopher Paolini quote atop the Week 5 prompts.  As someone who feels especially connected to the sea (and lucky enough to live across the street from the Atlantic), it really resonated with me.  I'd been dying for an excuse to use my...

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Connections

Of the many connections I explored this Season, this one was one that I really loved. My connection to my work is at the very core of my identity and I feel at a loss when this connection is set aside. Revisiting the start of my career and its path was very soothing....

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Season of Fairy Tales: Member Art Journal Flip Through

Season of Fairy Tales: Member Art Journal Flip Through

This season you guys have shown up and blow us away! We have been in awe of everything you guys are making and we are so sad to have come to the end. But! The end means that many of you are finishing up some really incredible art journals and sharing your final flip...

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Fairy Tales

Working in my altered book for this season, the big bad wolf is entering the felt tip woods. - Jules Little Red Riding Hood has always been one of my favorite fairy tales, so I tackled it for my very first page of the season with a collaged gelli print background and...

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How to photograph your art journal for sharing

How to photograph your art journal for sharing

One of the biggest questions we receive that's not journaling related is how to take photos of the art journals for sharing on Instagram. The creative team is here sharing their secrets for success... Katie I use different programs for editing different things. On my...

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Colour

(Art by Riet) The creative team totally rocked it this season. I mean. They are rocking every season, but this one in particular is next level. And I know that the next season will also be even better. The inspiration for this page was from the prompt in Week 1 about...

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Contrast

I was thinking of the contrast between clean photography and messy paint and the contrast of linear maps/text and swirly organic lines. I like the idea of digging a little deeper into the idea of contrast and not getting hung up on only black and white. It's tough...

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Art 101

(art by Katie) This was an amazing season filled with learning and playing around. Here are our favourite pages from the creative team for the Season of Art 101. "Week 3 had two prompts about layers. I made this tag out of a book page that I experimented doing an...

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Gifts Creative Team Inspiration

The end of the year is officially here and that means it is time for our creative team to say farewell. We know they have inspired you guys endlessly with their wisdom and beauty, but for us they have become our closest friends and family here at Get Messy and we are...

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Dreams

Page by Tanyalee You guys, we are so lucky to have so many talented artists in Get Messy. The 2016 Creative Team is back at it again with some drool worthy art journal pages today and we cannot wait for you to see them! Remember you can see all of their links and info...

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Music

Every month I think, this is it - we've reach the top, it can't get any better. And then it does! You guys are amazing. Your art is so inspiring and beautiful and blows us away every day. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. We love you so so so very much. To end...

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Introspection

Hey hey!! To top off the last bit of your inspiration from the Season of Introspection here are our favorite pages from our super talented Creative Team! Karen Cait Jules Anika Essie Zinia Emily Katie Tanyalee Vanessa Nina Torrie  

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Lists

YAY! Were back with more inspiration from our Creative Team. We have been blown away this season with all our new friends (HAYYYY!!) joining us from the Lists team and we are in love with all the incredible art that was made. So let's get to ooohing and ahhhhing!...

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Happy

Ooph. This Creative Team has some crazy talent. Crazy! They have been wowing us all day, every day this season and we are so grateful for all of their hard work and great ideas they have shared. Grab a cup of tea and sit back and spend some time soaking in this beauty...

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Magic

Its the most beautiful season of the year! (please go back and sing this!) Its the last season of 2015 and we could not have loved it more! So much magic is in the air and we are wrapping up this season with some Creative Team inspiration for you. Happy Holidays from...

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Words

This is quite possibly the saddest end to a season yet! This has by far been everyone's favorite season and our Creative Team has been making like crazy, so we decided to double your DT inspiration for this month. Caylee   Vanessa   Nina Kathleen   France Jules Lauren...

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Adventure

Watching you guys create this season has been amazing! Your adventures in real life and in your pages are so inspiring. If you haven't faced the blank page yet, here are a few pages from our creative team to get your brain turning over ideas! We can't wait to see what...

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Brave

Here's your batch of creative team inspiration from the Season of Brave! Lauren Caylee Sabine Nina Vanessa OL Vanessa P France Kathleen We can't wait to see what you made this season in tomorrow's link up!

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Creative Team Inspiration: Season of Love

Here is a small dose of inspiration from our wonderful creative team for you! These are a few of the beautiful pages they created in February. Be sure to check out their blogs and social media accounts for even more inspiration and to connect with them. Kathleen...

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How to tackle the prompts

How to tackle the prompts

Love Hi friends! We have heard your questions and concerns, over and over again, about HOW TO START? Which prompt to choose? What do I do first? Do I mix and match? We thought we...

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12 Ways to Use Washi Tape

12 Ways to Use Washi Tape

Love The Accentor This is a simple way to draw focus to your words or photos. Page by Sabine from Moments To Live For. The Secret Keeper and The Color Pop Create a flap by attaching...

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