Lauren Hooper

Artist. American. Art Maker, Grace Giver, Photographer of Life, Laugh Enthusiast, Creativity Chaser, Believer in People, Adventure Seeker, Inspiration Aficionado, Street Food Lover, and DIY Fanatic.

Catalysts by Lauren Hooper
Journaling Exercise: What do you need more of?

Journaling Exercise: What do you need more of?

More#gmseasonofmoreWe're going to take our art to the next, deeper, level today. Grab a journal and pen and spend some time answering these four questions: What was the process of...

More Depth: Watercolor Layering

More Depth: Watercolor Layering

More#gmseasonofmoreFor this workshop we are going to focus on adding more depth into our art process. Whatever that means for you, take your time, in these crazy times, and go deep...

Meet Lauren

Meet Lauren

More#gmseasonofmoreMeet Lauren, adventurer, crafter, and storyteller.Hi Get Messy! Lauren here! Im so thrilled to be back with you! What a crazy year it’s been since we last created...

Lesson 6: Push Your Muse

Lesson 6: Push Your Muse

Inspiration How To Push Your Muse FurtherFor our final lesson we are looking at the idea of chasing our muse as far as it can go. By now you have created many...

Lesson 2: How To Find Your Muse

Lesson 2: How To Find Your Muse

Inspiration Now that you have a better idea of all the smaller influences that have helped shaped who you are and what you are interested in, its time we find...

Lesson 3: How to Dig into Your Muse

Lesson 3: How to Dig into Your Muse

Inspiration Now that you have your muse, it’s time to dig into it! First, we’re all about creating here. So stop and make a page using your muse! You’re at a...

Lesson 4: Create a Muse Dictionary

Lesson 4: Create a Muse Dictionary

Inspiration How To Create a Muse Dictionary A 'Muse Dictionary' is simply a catalog of your muse and it's definitions, symbols, meanings, etc. It's a quick and...

Lesson 1: Who Are You?

Lesson 1: Who Are You?

Inspiration Who are you?  First, to figure out what we want to create about in the future, let’s take a stroll through the past and visit some of the...

Introduction to Creativity

Introduction to Creativity

Creativity Welcome to the Season of Creativity! I, Lauren, am thrilled to be here with you this month talking about, what I believe to be the most important skill an artist...

Keeping an Inspiration Journal

Keeping an Inspiration Journal

Creativity Pinterest is great for collecting ideas. But the problem is that so much of the time we just let them sit there...forever. Pinning beautiful images is a passive...

How to Collect and Translate Inspiration

How to Collect and Translate Inspiration

Creativity First things first, you have to be willing to sit in the messy middle. That is where art + creation come alive. In that in-between stage of idea and art - where...

Turn Your Inspiration into Art

Turn Your Inspiration into Art

Creativity You are an artist. You have harnessed the world around you and have turned it into your own creation. Now, let's put it all together and make some art with it.  I...

Inspo to Art Hangout Replay

Inspo to Art Hangout Replay

Creativity Thanks so much to everyone who joined us live! We had a lot of fun creating a page based on images we love using this season's inspiration...

An Introduction to Using Media to Create Art

An Introduction to Using Media to Create Art

Creativity This month your challenge is to use media that ignites your creativity to create a themed art journal. Why media? Watch the introduction video where Lauren will...

Using Media In Your Art Journal In Action

Using Media In Your Art Journal In Action

Creativity Take a peek inside my art journals and see how I’ve created pages based on movies, books, podcasts and tv shows. If you’ve ever created any pages based on media in...

How to Prep An Art Journal Kit

How to Prep An Art Journal Kit

Creativity The key to success: planning! Truly. Even in our art, we can guarantee our own success is creating art we love and actually following through and creating the art...

Creativity Prompts + Sidekick

Creativity Prompts + Sidekick

Creativity Season of Creativity Art Journal Challenge:Create an art journal based on a book, movie, podcast, tv show, music, etc that makes your artist soul...

Make a quick accordion art journal

Make a quick accordion art journal

Creativity For this season, I thought long and hard about what type of journal would work best for my journal's theme: A Wrinkle In Time. I wanted something that was very...

Media Art Journal Walkthrough

Media Art Journal Walkthrough

Creativity What a fun season this is. I am personally obsessed with reading, listening to podcasts, music and watching movies. It is one of my favorite personal hobbies and I...

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.

Travel Journaling

Travel Journaling

Lauren and Vanessa are together in 3D in Korea and chat about their travel journal kits and what supplies they travel with.

Adding Texture Into Your Pages

Adding Texture Into Your Pages

Music (image by Tanyalee) Hi friends! Lauren here today to help you add some quick pizzaz to those kind of boring pages you may have. If you feel like your art journal pages are...

Ep 001: Just do something

Ep 001: Just do something

Messy ConversationsMessy Conversations is a series of interviews with amazing art journalers who share their favorite tools, tips and why they art journal. You’ll get an exclusive peek into their art journal pages and their process....

Simple Paper Splicing

Simple Paper Splicing

Words Hiya friends! Lauren here. In real life I have the amazing privilege of being friends with a Get Messy community member, Karen H. We actually work together and I'm pretty sure Karen is my...