Get Messy Art: The No-Rules, No-Judgment, and No-Pressure Approach to Making Art

The Book

Getting messy is the best part of creating! Get Messy Art gives you the freedom, inspiration, and ideas to experiment and play with art techniques and projects to create perfectly imperfect art.

We’re always told that play and experimentation is the foundation of growing as an artist.

But where do you start?

Where to find new techniques to try?

How do you bring them all together?

Get Messy Art has all the guidance, instruction, and inspiration you need.

Based on the popular online class and community website Get Messy Art, this book brings together tons of creative art techniques and projects, including painting with watercolor and acrylic, mark making, drawing with markers and pen and ink, sketching faces, and much more.

The fun doesn’t stop there. You’ll also learn how to make your own art journals and trendy junk journals—easy handmade books to work in that are personalized and one of a kind.

In Get Messy Art you’ll discover:

  • A welcoming environment that encourages play and experimentation, to help you become the artist you always wanted to be.
  • How to use no-rules, no-stress art techniques as a creative outlet to express feelings.
  • Actionable inspiration that will keep you going, even when motivation is scarce.
  • Fresh techniques that will show you innovative ways to use low-cost supplies such as paint and mediums, stencils, pens, and paper.
  • Easy background techniques that will get you started and banish fear of the blank page.
  • The satisfaction of making your own unique journals using simple methods.

Ultimately, art is all about creating for the sake of creating. It’s powerful, it’s cathartic, it’s messy—and it’s all yours. It’s time to get messy!

The Author

Caylee Grey

Caylee Grey is a South African artist who created Get Messy Art in 2014. Her creative adventure began as a way for her to get messy, ditch perfectionism, stay accountable, and consistently create art. Other artists wanted the same in their creative practice and a business and a community were born. Behind Get Messy’s digital doors are thousands of creative sparks taught by more than 100 teachers, and a supportive group of fellow artists who love sharing their artwork.

A self-taught artist, Caylee believes in making a whole bunch of really average art in order to get to the good stuff. She’s honored to lead a community of incredible humans passionate about cultivating their art practice. 

Art and heart shared

Book Artists

Alyssa Rothwell

Alyssa Rothwell

@thistleandthimbles

Anika Lacerte

Anika Lacerte

@thehandcraftedstory

Ashley Rodgers

Ashley Rodgers

@sweetashleyann

Caylee Grey (Author)

Caylee Grey (Author)

@cayleegrey

Charlene DeRouin

Charlene DeRouin

@charderouin

Connie Solera

Connie Solera

@conniesolera

Debbie Bamberger

Debbie Bamberger

@debbiebamberger

Felicitas Mayer-Klink

Felicitas Mayer-Klink

@felicitasmayer

Francisca Nunes

Francisca Nunes

@franciscanunes_heartmakes

Gilly Welch

Gilly Welch

@gillywelch21

Johanna Clough

Johanna Clough

@johannaclough

Lynissa Hayes

Lynissa Hayes

@makers_ave

Meagan Elizabeth

Meagan Elizabeth

@meaganelizabethart

Merel Djamila

Merel Djamila

@mereljournals

Misty Granade

Misty Granade

@misty.granade

Roben-Marie Smith

Roben-Marie Smith

@robenmarie

Rose Sheridan

Rose Sheridan

@rosieraindrops

Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd

Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd

@dansmoncrane

Here’s what you’ll find inside the book:

Contents

  • The Messy Movement – The Messy Artist Manifesto: Your official invitation
  • The Power of the Journal – A home for your artistic wanderings, creative explorations, and explored truths
  • The Magic of Habit – Make it easy to fit art into your busy life, and not the other way around
  • The Anti-Supply List – Fall in love with what you already have.
  • Creating a Messy Journal – Bind a home for your art. No perfection needed.

 

 The Trails

  • 1 Spark – Spark your creativity and launch your art journaling habit
  • 2 Grow – Grow as an artist by expanding your knowledge and skills
  • 3 Cultivate – Cultivate your artistic practice and take your creative life to the next level
  • 4 Connect – Connect with a community that gets you and your arty awesomeness

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