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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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023 A Girl and her Studio: A Love Story

023 A Girl and her Studio: A Love Story

The best thing to come out of 2020 for me has been my studio. It’s my one true love (sorry T). It’s an old shipping container in an old slaughterhouse. It’s gritty, and raw, it’s hipster as hell, and its mine.

This studio has enabled me to do that weird thing people talk about called “work-life-balance” and for that, I am truly grateful.

I wanted to dedicate an episode of the podcast to it. It has a story. It’s a love story. And to make it worth your while, I’m sharing what a studio space of your own might do for you… 

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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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022 Take Time to Make with Anna Baer

022 Take Time to 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.

I wanted to get together to talk about her latest offering, the Take Time to Make at-home artist residency, mainly because I’m taking part in it.  I also sneakily wanted to learn more about her as a human since she lives so close to me.

Our conversation lit me on fire. I loved hearing about how her process and seeing art as wildness in control; a way to see what comes out of her. We speak about destroying your own art in order to make space, removing the preciousness of supplies, making shit art, and where we put our worth as artists.

Grab your supplies and let us keep you company while you create… 

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021 Using Art to Narrate Your Journey with Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd

021 Using Art to Narrate Your Journey with Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd

The podcast is back! And we’re jumping right into the deep end. We’re not talking about surface level art here, no no, you can’t really do that with my guest. Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd and I are talking about a way to get around how damn hard it is to put your inner heart into your art. Not just putting your likes and dislikes onto the page, not just your paper ephemera, and not just what you did that day (although all of those are great). We’re discussing V’s favourite technique for telling your story without it being draining.

Cause we all have issues. We all have a story that has led us to the point we’re at. We’re all still on a journey. It may be beautiful, it may be painful, it probably is raw. Art is very good at helping unload that weight. But it’s not necessarily easy to do.

We wanted to talk about the creative process of making an online class, but in true Vanessa fashion, we ended up talking about so much more than that.

I’m glad you could join us.

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Bonus: The Ringmaster

Bonus: The Ringmaster

Finishing#gmseasonoffinishing[wpseo_breadcrumb]Here's a start to finish process of the Ringmaster art journal spread, and a great example of including yourself in your journal. Action Steps...

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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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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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Brush lettering inspir-action

Brush lettering inspir-action

Steven#gmseasonofsteven[wpseo_breadcrumb]A selection of brush lettering from my journal archives... Action Steps be inspired to actionImperfect brush letteringSoon!

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020 70 Ways to produce more than you consume

020 70 Ways to produce more than you consume

Get Messy Podcast[wpseo_breadcrumb] The focus of my life currently is this: PRODUCE MORE. CONSUME LESS. It’s a bold statement. With so much great stuff on the internet, and with it being so easy to be sucked into Pinterest, Instagram, blogs, and galleries, I’m needing...

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Inspir-action for this season

Inspir-action for this season

Steven#gmseasonofsteven[wpseo_breadcrumb]In this lesson I'm sharing a Steven Pressfield journal that I created for The Minimalist Art Journal 2. MAJ2 is a premium class here at...

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Who the heck is Steven?

Who the heck is Steven?

Steven#gmseasonofsteven[wpseo_breadcrumb]That's Steven.  Still have no idea?  I'm so excited to tell you... Action Steps get excited!head on over to the next lesson to choose your...

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Choosing your Steven and your journal

Choosing your Steven and your journal

Steven#gmseasonofsteven[wpseo_breadcrumb]A Season of Literal Steven If you'd like to join me in digging into Steven's words for the season, here are my three favourite books of...

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019 Connecting with Yourself with Elaine Kiziah

019 Connecting with Yourself with Elaine Kiziah

Get Messy Podcast[wpseo_breadcrumb] One of the biggest things that art journalers struggle with in their creative practice is the journaling part of art journaling. It's weird. I know. A while back, I invited a journaling expert to help the Get Messy community with...

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018 Why Journaling with Wendy Solganik

018 Why Journaling with Wendy Solganik

Get Messy Podcast[wpseo_breadcrumb] What is it about art journaling that makes it actual magic? Out of all the different ways to be creative, why do we choose art journaling? Why is this the one thing we have stuck with over time, and the one thing that we are...

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016 Don’t Compromise with Barbara J Graham

016 Don’t Compromise with Barbara J Graham

Get Messy Podcast Today I chatted with the incredible Barbara J Graham. She is the guest artist for Get Messy's Season of Less. We spoke a lot about how she creates, how she puts her emotions into her paintings, and how she is able to express the...

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Don’t Compromise with Barbara J Graham

Don’t Compromise with Barbara J Graham

Barbara’s lessons from her own creative story. Going to art school at 37. Exploring mediums like a child, how the inner critic shouldn’t exist, resourcefulness and restraint, and never compromising.

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Be awakened by Meagan

Be awakened by Meagan

X#gmseasonofXWhy do you art journal? I art journal to keep myself sane. I have struggled with depression, anxiety and insomnia since I was a teenager. I have a...

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Be moved by Karen

Be moved by Karen

X #gmseasonofX Why do I art journal? Because it’s my creative outlet and there are no rules, no perfection, just expression! Art journaling gives me the...

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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 excited by Alyssa

Be excited by Alyssa

X#gmseasonofXHow do you live a creative life? I think I try to weave a little bit of creativity into almost all aspects of my life. I am definitely a collector of...

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Be stimulated by Jenn

Be stimulated by Jenn

X#gmseasonofX Why do you art journal? Art journaling is one of my avenues where I can freely express myself. I love the idea of having snippets of how I felt, what...

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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 heartened by Gilly

Be heartened by Gilly

X#gmseasonofXHow do you live a creative life? I didn’t enjoy school at all unless I was either cooking or doing needlework and left as soon as I could after my...

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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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014 If you’re feeling frozen and overwhelmed

014 If you’re feeling frozen and overwhelmed

Get Messy Podcast I recently received an email from Kate, who had a problem. I could relate and wanted to help. Maybe you need to hear this too.  If you're feeling overwhelmed with how many options you have, if you're feeling stuck creatively, or if you're a...

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Meet Lauren

Meet Lauren

More#gmseasonofmoreMeet Lauren, adventurer, crafter, storyteller and co-founder of Get Messy.Hi Get Messy! Lauren here! Im so thrilled to be back with you! What a crazy year it’s...

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Art for Excitement and Yumminess

Art for Excitement and Yumminess

Affirmation#gmseasonofaffirmationThis is a live recording from the Get Messy podcast This live video is beautifully unedited. For the polished, audio-only...

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013 Art for excitement and yumminess with Connie Solera

013 Art for excitement and yumminess with Connie Solera

Get Messy Podcast Today's episode is a good one. You're gonna love it. I know you're gonna love it because it has Connie Solera in it. And Connie has a heart of gold. She's a great teacher. She's an incredible artist and I feel like she was put on this earth just to...

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013 How to find your style with Meg McCaskill

013 How to find your style with Meg McCaskill

Get Messy Podcast Today I am chatting with the beautiful, the kind, the lovely Megan McCaskill. She has a beautiful accent, a beautiful heart and beautiful journals to match. It was a completely spontaneous interview chat thing just as I was heading off to the train...

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012 The life changing magic of morning pages

012 The life changing magic of morning pages

Get Messy Podcast Morning pages are going to change your life. Morning pages are going to give you better art, better relationships, better mental health and a clear head. In this episode, I'm going to chat about how I make them work for me and give you an exact to do...

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Meet Francisca

Meet Francisca

Francisca shares how she discovered her passion, and the way that she blend together her two passions. Nature and Art.

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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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010 The Magic of a Sketchbook with Karen Abend

010 The Magic of a Sketchbook with Karen Abend

Once again I am freaking excited about this week's guest on the podcast. This week it's the beautiful Karen Abend. She has a heart of gold and I'm really excited about our chat today. In this episode we discuss the absolute magic of sketchbooks. We discuss how...

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009 Real life is what makes art with Johanna Clough

009 Real life is what makes art with Johanna Clough

You're putting your life into it so that's what makes it something special. That's what makes you appreciate it and other people as well. It really doesn't matter what you use and it's funny to say that because I make journals and I'm very passionate about it because...

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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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008 Your truth is enough with Mou Saha

008 Your truth is enough with Mou Saha

  Mou is the guest artist for Get Messy's Season of Belonging and she is an absolute zen queen. We talk about her journey, how she created belonging within her art, how she tells her truth, and her journey to realising that she is enough.  Mou Saha Mou is a...

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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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Inspir-action from Mou

Inspir-action from Mou

Belonging#gmseasonofbelongingPage through Mou's journals and fill your inspiration well. Transcript (this transcript is automatically generated and is sure to contain errors....

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Journal with Char

Journal with Char

Home [wpseo_breadcrumb]Spend some time with Char in her journal, and then fill up your inspiration well as you page through previous pages. Action Steps Make a journal page...

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What is home?

What is home?

Home [wpseo_breadcrumb]What does HOME mean to you? Char shares what it means to her, and prepares her supplies for creating.What is home?TRANSCRIPT (this transcript is automatically...

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Staggered junk journals

Staggered junk journals

Home [wpseo_breadcrumb]Page through the pages of Char's Season of Home journal, and hear its story.  In the video, Char also shares a few other ideas for journals she's made in the...

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Meet Char DeRouin

Meet Char DeRouin

Home [wpseo_breadcrumb]Char DeRouin Char is an artist, designer and maker whose work is abstract, intuitive and organic in style, with a no-rules approach. She is influenced by...

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Meet Barbara and her Painting Sketchbook

Meet Barbara and her Painting Sketchbook

Season#gmseasonoflessMeet Barbara J Graham and take a look inside her painting sketchbook. Have you ever wanted to say more with less? How does colour and mark making convey emotion...

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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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005 How to art with intention with Amy Maricle

005 How to art with intention with Amy Maricle

  In this podcast, I chat to Amy Maricle about art with intention. Amy shares some of her most profound views on how to become more aware and intentional in your art practice. We discuss: what it means to be mindful, how mindfulness changes your art, being zen...

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Season of Habit Reflection

Season of Habit Reflection

HabitOh, Messians, did this Season ever enable us to push our art further or what? There was so much to learn and so much to bring into our daily life that writing this is an...

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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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004 How to maintain a creative habit with Anika Lacerte

004 How to maintain a creative habit with Anika Lacerte

In this podcast, I chat to Anika Lacerte about creative habit. As someone who is currently on her 9th 100 day project, Anika is kind of an expert at it. She shares her top 16 ways for fitting art into your life every single freaking day. Scroll down to download the...

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Season of Habit Intentions

Season of Habit Intentions

Habit It's the first week of the season and this week will really set you up for success. Habit is going to change your art life. Just take a look at the comments on Instagram,...

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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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003 Inspiration is not real

003 Inspiration is not real

Inspiration does not exist. It's a lie. Inspiration is not real. True inspiration is the kind that leads to immediate action. Inspiration that leads to nothing tangible is... nothing. There's something tangible standing between an idea and something being...

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Season of Documenting Intentions

Season of Documenting Intentions

Documenting For the season intentions, I'd love you to trust me. We're going to do things a bit differently. Dig Deeper Let's start this season in the deep end. Let's jump...

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The Get Messy Podcast

The Get Messy Podcast

Making art should be easy. Turn up the music, select your arty weapons of choice, crack your knuckles and then, well, make art. But let’s be honest: Art is messy. (Heck, life is messy!) So even though it’s so important to you to be an artist and create art regularly …...

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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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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...

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Finished is the new perfect

Finished is the new perfect

Failure Failure is a feelingReading the discussion in the forums I get the idea we still don't quite know what a „failure“ is. So I want to address two failures –...

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Inspo to Art Hangout Replay

Inspo to Art Hangout Replay

Creativity [wpseo_breadcrumb] 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...

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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...

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Motif

Motif

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