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Misty Granade

Misty is ever-so-slightly obsessed with paint, glue, and paper. Her interests range across a variety of arts and crafts such as contemporary visual art, mixed media, book binding, crochet, and yarn spinning. When she isn’t in her studio slinging paint or gluing things together, she is busy with her family and serving as President of the Board of Directors for Global Women.

Four years ago I wanted to start creating again. My babies were all in school. I hadn’t made much of anything since college. I really wanted to have a body of work and to be able to call myself an artist. I started a “Make Something Every Day” project, with only two rules: work 20 minutes a day on some kind of art, and then post a picture of my work on social media to keep myself accountable. I found art journaling and Get Messy at the end of 2015 and was so excited by the work and the community. I knew that it would fit perfectly into my daily habit. When I won a year’s membership via an Instagram giveaway, I knew I’d hit the jackpot! This year as a Get Messy member, my art practice has grown exponentially. I’ve made so many amazing friends through the community and have thoroughly enjoyed learning and growing artistically among them.