Art Journal Catalysts

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A Guide to Collaborating

A Guide to Collaborating

Collaboration#gmseasonofcollaborationThis season we are partnering up with another artist. You can find the partner with Get Messy’s help or on your own. Here are some tips...

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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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Take Time to Freaking Make with Anna Baer

Take Time to Freaking Make with Anna Baer

Why is it so difficult to just. make. art? We know how much we love it and how it feeds our soul. We know it makes us better in a multitude of ways, but sometimes even the thing we love the most can feel like a massive effort. I talk to Anna Baer, aka Olive Green Anna, about this. We talk about her mad skills – in creating art, in getting others to make art, and in pep talking directly to the heart.

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Meet Lynissa

Meet Lynissa

Finishing#gmseasonoffinishing[wpseo_breadcrumb]Lynissa Hayes is a artist, crafter, photographer and explorer of creative pursuits. She is a lover of color and finds bliss in the simple everyday...

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Time Capsule

Time Capsule

Spark#gmseasonofspark[wpseo_breadcrumb]Let’s go back in time! This gave me a great excuse to look through my old art journals and reference photos and match them up.  I’ve realized...

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Meet Katerina

Meet Katerina

Spark#gmseasonofspark[wpseo_breadcrumb]My name is Kay or Katerina or just Milk, which comes from my instagram handle: MercurialMilk! I discovered Art Journaling in 2015 after...

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Be encouraged by Debbie

Be encouraged by Debbie

X #gmseasonofX Why do you art journal? I art journal because it makes me feel good. It gives me a place to process feelings, make something aesthetically...

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Be moved by Char

Be moved by Char

X#gmseasonofXWhy do you art journal? Art journaling is a beautiful form of expression; a way to tell your story through various forms of art. Art journaling has...

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Be ignited by Jenna

Be ignited by Jenna

X#gmseasonofXWhy do you art journal? To express myself, to listen to my intuition, to inspire others to create, and generally, because it makes me feel better, and...

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Meet Maria

Meet Maria

Focus#gmseasonoffocus[wpseo_breadcrumb]Meet Maria, who found healing for her carpal tunnel syndrome in art journaling.I'm Maria, a self taught artist. My work is a mix of black and...

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Meet Johanna

Meet Johanna

Truth#gmseasonoftruth[wpseo_breadcrumb]Johanna Clough Johanna is a young mother of 3; inspired by documenting their lives and memories she makes her own journals and is avid about...

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Hangout with Mou

Hangout with Mou

Belonging#gmseasonofbelongingThis is a replay of the Get Messy Season of Belonging hangout with Mou Saha. This is a casual hangout with all of us creating while Mou shared her...

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Documenting the Roller Coaster

Documenting the Roller Coaster

Documenting DEBBIE BAMBERGER Debbie is a sexual and reproductive health nurse practitioner in Berkeley, California. She began art journaling in 2016 with no prior art...

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Meet Mou Saha

Meet Mou Saha

Belonging#gmseasonofbelongingMou Saha Mou Saha is a mixed media artist, educator, coloring book author and an avid art journaler. Mou’s goal is to empower women to connect with...

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How Ali Brown discovers herself through art journaling

How Ali Brown discovers herself through art journaling

Artist Spotlight[wpseo_breadcrumb]Ali Brown is a wife, mother, teacher, intercessor, singer, musician, photographer, filmographer and artist. She is a life scribe who has kept a journal for as long as she can remember. Ali’s passion is to encourage...

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Ep 017: Enjoy the process

Ep 017: Enjoy the process

Messy Conversations[wpseo_breadcrumb]Messy 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....

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How Kellee Wynne views the creative life as a magical life

How Kellee Wynne views the creative life as a magical life

Artist SpotlightKellee Wynne Conrad is the creator of Color Crush Creative, a thriving, internationally followed Instagram community of color loving artists and the online membership program, True Colors. It is through this program that she has been...

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How art journaling saved Debbie Bamberger

How art journaling saved Debbie Bamberger

Artist Spotlight[wpseo_breadcrumb]Debbie Bamberger is a nurse practitioner in California. She has been caring for women and providing sexual and reproductive health care for over 25 years, hence her obsession with all things vaginal. She lives with...

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Ep 016: You just have to trust in your creative intuition

Ep 016: You just have to trust in your creative intuition

Messy Conversations[wpseo_breadcrumb]Messy 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....

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How art journaling helps Julie Marriott feel free

How art journaling helps Julie Marriott feel free

Artist Spotlight[wpseo_breadcrumb]Julie Marriott is a painter, pattern designer, wife and mom from San Diego, California.  She’s passionate about creating bold and joyful artwork for the color-loving soul. In between creating her colorful paintings,...

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How Koosje Koene Follows Her Passion to Draw Every Day

How Koosje Koene Follows Her Passion to Draw Every Day

Artist Spotlight[wpseo_breadcrumb]Sketchbook Skool was founded by Danny Gregory (New York) and Koosje Koene (Amsterdam). Danny Gregory taught himself to draw in his mid-thirties, after a tragic accident changed his life. Drawing brought him peace and...

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Ep 011: Just start

Ep 011: Just start

Messy Conversations[wpseo_breadcrumb]Messy 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....

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How Amanda Hobbs Finds Comfort Through Art

How Amanda Hobbs Finds Comfort Through Art

Artist Spotlight[wpseo_breadcrumb]Amanda is a paper huntress-gatherer-weaver, residing near Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. She works under the name Mixed Matter Collage, exploring inner landscapes as a mindful practice towards her mental well being....

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Ep 010: Whatever Happens, Happens

Ep 010: Whatever Happens, Happens

Messy Conversations[wpseo_breadcrumb]Messy 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....

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Ep 009: Commit to the Garbage

Ep 009: Commit to the Garbage

Messy Conversations[wpseo_breadcrumb]Messy 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....

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How Kiala Givehand is Leaving a Legacy with Her Art

How Kiala Givehand is Leaving a Legacy with Her Art

Artist Spotlight[wpseo_breadcrumb]We are so excited for you to get to know our first guest artist of 2018 properly. Be sure to welcome her with kindness in the comments. When we planned the Season of Kindness we knew that Kiala Givehand would be the...

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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

Make the most of your messy experienceNot convinced that you need a community? 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,...

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How Making Art Keeps the Magic Alive for Brandi Kincaid

How Making Art Keeps the Magic Alive for Brandi Kincaid

Artist SpotlightBrandi is an illustrator and paper crafter who makes and records memories with her husband in Bellingham, Washington, a far cry from her home state of Georgia. She spends all her free moments playing with paper and glue, and drawing a...

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Jaimee Ulmer uses art journaling to release the pressure

Jaimee Ulmer uses art journaling to release the pressure

Artist Spotlight[wpseo_breadcrumb]WHY DO YOU LOVE ART JOURNALING? I love art journaling for the opportunity of processing, working through, and celebrating my life journey in a tangible, creative way.  “Art it Out” definitely works for me!  I also...

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How Moriah Costa uses art journaling to express herself

How Moriah Costa uses art journaling to express herself

Artist Spotlight[wpseo_breadcrumb]Moriah is an American transplant living in Madrid, Spain. Her favourite part of art journaling is being able to experiment with different techniques and styles and not having to care about making mistakes or if it...

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A Collection of Art Journals

A Collection of Art Journals

Art 101 Hello fellow Get Messians! As one who loves loves loves art journaling, I wanted to share a little more about my art journaling practice. I’ve been art journaling pretty...

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How Tiffany Meduna plans out time to make art

How Tiffany Meduna plans out time to make art

Artist Spotlight[wpseo_breadcrumb]Tiffany is an artist of many trades living in New York City with an absolute passion for documenting her everyday life. A traveller to the core, she loves documenting her various journeys around the world in thick...

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Ep 007: Your bad art only makes you better

Ep 007: Your bad art only makes you better

Messy Conversations[wpseo_breadcrumb]Messy 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....

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Ep 006: Starting is all that matters

Ep 006: Starting is all that matters

Messy Conversations[wpseo_breadcrumb]Messy 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....

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Ep 005: Art Journaling as a way of documenting life

Ep 005: Art Journaling as a way of documenting life

Messy Conversations[wpseo_breadcrumb]Messy 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....

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Ep 002: Pretty is nice but true is better

Ep 002: Pretty is nice but true is better

Messy Conversations[wpseo_breadcrumb]Messy 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....

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Ep 001: Just do something

Ep 001: Just do something

Messy Conversations[wpseo_breadcrumb]Messy 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....

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How Art Journaling Frees Karen Gaunt to Just Create

How Art Journaling Frees Karen Gaunt to Just Create

Artist Spotlight[wpseo_breadcrumb]Karen is an Artist. She arts like a boss and believes that you should too. Karen loves Poppies, triangles, colour and hand lettering. She’s all about the process and loves to complete pages that take days to make and...

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How removing expectations keeps Anika Lacerte inspired

How removing expectations keeps Anika Lacerte inspired

Artist Spotlight[wpseo_breadcrumb]Anika likes art journaling, scrapbooking, photography and DIY projects. She is an introvert; her Myers-Briggs personality type is INTJ. Anika lives in a small town in BC, Canada with her husband and their two...

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