Art Journal Catalysts

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Continue Exploring

Continue Exploring

This class has given you tools for your arsenal in the journey that is your Unfolding. Now, it is up to you to continue exploring, connecting, and deepening.Resources to continue meditating and support your practice: Meditation Apps Calm Headspace Insight Timer 10%...

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03 Creation

03 Creation

To prepare for the creating in the next three lessons, connect with what each of the three areas mean to you. Create a mood board, curate a kit of supplies that soothe you, and bring you back towards yourself. Grab a slice of cake...Download the mood board templates...

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Welcome to the Mess

Welcome to the Mess

Right now, happy Messians from across the globe are sending you virtual hugs / handshakes / cupcakes and kudos for joining the arty family devoted to guiding you in rising and growing as the unbelievable artist you are.

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Your WHY

Your WHY

Your Why is the MOST important part of your Get Messy journey and one that you will come back to again and again.

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The Library – Find Your Creative Catalyst

The Library – Find Your Creative Catalyst

At Get Messy, be kind to yourself. Cheer others on. Create with abandon. Dance naked in perfectionism’s face. Get Messy is the catalyst, but ultimately, your Messy experience is what you make of it.

In this lesson, we’ll chat about the different areas of the best art journaling resource on the internet.

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Harnessing GM to Make Art

Harnessing GM to Make Art

Get Messy is the catalyst but ultimately it’s up to you to take that and turn it into art. I wish we could move your hand around the page to get you making, but that’ll miss out on all the fun you’ll experience.

We’ve collated some of the best bits about being a Messian into 21 micro challenges.

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Reflecting on Collaboration

Reflecting on Collaboration

Collaboration#gmseasonofcollaborationFor the Collaboration Wrap Up, Char and Claudette invited a few Messians to share their experience this season, what projects they...

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Art as a Must Do Rather than a Nice to Do with Gilly Welch

Art as a Must Do Rather than a Nice to Do with Gilly Welch

In this Messy Conversations episode, Jenna chats with Gilly about her creative process and thinking around art journaling. They discuss how art journaling encormpasses everything and how you make it what you want it to be. 

Gilly shares how she’s able to be creative every single day due to the freedom given – no boundaries, and no rules. We are all busy but when we put small bits together with pockets of time, it starts to make a huge difference.

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Q+A and Ideas for Collaboration

Q+A and Ideas for Collaboration

Collaboration#gmseasonofcollaborationThis is a replay of the Collaboration Kick Off Hangout. C +C answered questions about their collaborations and experiences, and a bunch...

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Stop. Collaborate. And Listen…

Stop. Collaborate. And Listen…

Collaboration#gmseasonofcollaborationGrab your supplies and create as you listen to Char and Claudette talk about everything that goes into a successful collaboration. Then...

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The 5 Paths of Journaling

The 5 Paths of Journaling

Reflection Journaling takes us travelling through wide-ranging landscapes and across wild terrain. This adventure is like a guided tour down five paths leading toward...

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Create a Life Mind Map

Create a Life Mind Map

Reflection [wpseo_breadcrumb]Life Mind Maps are a fantastic way to reduce anxiety. They give a bird’s eye view of your life and helps you be objective. When you know exactly...

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121 Hours: How to build an art habit

121 Hours: How to build an art habit

Habit 20 minutes a day will build an art habit. Start today!Supplies paper paint glue magazines gelli plate scissors tape sewing supplies friends to cheer you on and for whom you...

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Non creative books that help your art

Non creative books that help your art

We all love to read about creativity, fill our homes with beautiful giant books with art photos, patterns, and photography in them. These books are as beautiful as they are educational. But living a creative life as an artist begs for more depth and inner exploration,...

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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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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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How I learned to stop worrying & love calling myself an Artist

How I learned to stop worrying & love calling myself an Artist

Are you an outsider? Do you stand at the edge of an interesting, complex, and wondrous community, desperate for a way in? Do you have a dream job title that you want emphatically to be able to print on your business card? Me, too. And as it turns out, it was true for...

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Tips for Newbies

Make the Most of Get MessyIf I had to choose only one thing to tell a newbie to Get Messy, it would be this: Get Messy is the most warm and welcoming online community I have ever come across. When I joined just a few weeks ago, everyone was so welcoming and...

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How to find your own mini community

How to find your own mini community

Not convinced that you need a community? Read why community is powerful. Hi, Messians! It’s Misty and I’m here to help you find ways to connect in the Get Messy community. If you are a New Member, let this serve as a primer for you as you find ways to join the flow....

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Finding Inspiration in the Process

Finding Inspiration in the Process

Colour The best part of personal artistic pursuits is fully enjoying the process. When I work in my journal, I’m not only enjoying the artwork, but the feeling in my workspace,...

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Messy Spaces

Messy Spaces

Gifts The love of art supplies and art spaces seems to come with the territory of art journaling. I started my art journaling journey with one art journal,a couple of...

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The Power of Community

The Power of Community

Hey Messians. Misty here. I talked about community a little bit on my blog back in January and about how I missed the community I had in my college art classes. This article functions as a sort of Part Two to the story of how I've found community in Get Messy. Fair...

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Getting Messy with little ones

Getting Messy with little ones

Brave We were so excited when Jen reached out to us and wanted to share about her experience in getting her little one involved in her art journal. So we asked her to share some...

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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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How to Photograph Your Journal

How to Photograph Your Journal

Hello, lovely Messians! Sasha (@sasha_zeen) here! Many of you might know me as a fellow Messian and the Get Messy Instagram Community Manager. I am so excited to be here to share a quick photo tutorial with you. Whether you are only starting out your creative or...

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