Art Journal Catalysts

Inspiration

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

Educator. Feminist. Creator. Activist. Writer. New Mama to William, not so new mama to four furbabies.

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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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If you’re feeling frozen and overwhelmed

If you’re feeling frozen and overwhelmed

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 perfectionist and you’re super hard on yourself…. this episode is my letter to you. Here’s what to do.

And of course it’s actionable.

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Meet Lauren

Meet Lauren

More#gmseasonofmoreMeet Lauren, adventurer, crafter, and storyteller.Hi Get Messy! Lauren here! Im so thrilled to be back with you! What a crazy year it’s been since we last created...

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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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Art for Excitement and Yumminess with Connie Solera

Art for Excitement and Yumminess with Connie Solera

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 make everyone else better artists – she’s wonderful. Connie is also the guest artist for the season at Get Messy. And if you’re a Messian, and you’ve watched her workshop, you’ll know what I’m talking about. She’s amazing. She’ll make you amazing. Just listen to this chat that I have with her and I dare you to not run to your art journal.

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How to Find Your Style with Meg McCaskill

How to Find Your Style with Meg McCaskill

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 station for my mom but I hope that you create as we chat. I love Meg, I know that you are going to love her.

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The life changing magic of morning pages

The life changing magic of morning pages

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 list on how you can make them work for you, how you can rock them, how you can make your life rock… all due to morning pages.

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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#gmseasonoffocusMeet 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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The Magic of a Sketchbook with Karen Abend

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 sketchbooks are the root of everything creative, no matter what you call them – sketchbook, art journal, notebook, junk journal… all of those good things.

I hope you play this while you are creating in your sketchbook, your art journal, whatever you call it. Let’s all create together.

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Real life is what makes art with Johanna Clough

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

Johanna is a young mother of 3; inspired by documenting their lives and memories she makes her own journals and is avid about using them to celebrate the every-day moments.

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Your Truth is Enough with Mou Saha

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.

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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 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 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 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 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

Less#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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Be Intentional About your Artist Journey with Cindy Jay and Debbie Bamberger

Be Intentional About your Artist Journey with Cindy Jay and Debbie Bamberger

Every year, Get Messy hosts a workshop on reflecting back on the year, and creating intentions for the year ahead. This year we have two very special guests. Print out the workbook, grab a pen and watch the video below where Debbie, Cindy, and Caylee walk you through reflecting on 2019 and planning for 2020.

Cindy Jay and Debbie Bamberger are prolific artists with big hearts. I sat down with them to reflect on our 2019 years in art, and to create intentions for 2020. This is an informal episode where friends chat and laugh, but one with so many takeaways from these wise women.

Join us to reflect on your year and plan for (another) creatively fueled year.

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Walking the 5 Paths of Journaling with Rebecca Kochenderfer

Walking the 5 Paths of Journaling with Rebecca Kochenderfer

In this episode, I chat to Rebecca Kochenderfer, the founder of Journaling.com and a lifetime journaler. Rebecca shares her experiences, approach, and tips surrounding the practise for both business and personal life. She walks us through the five paths of journaling, effects on our well-being and methods of journaling.

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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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How to Art with Intention with Amy Maricle

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 about thinking big and letting go,
the inner critic,
Amy’s weaknesses,
and how to be an artist
As always, Amy is just bursting with insane wisdom.

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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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How to maintain a creative habit with Anika Lacerte

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 PDF and keep it with you to refer back to.

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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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Inspiration is not real

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 realised.
That something is YOU.

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Creating Art Beyond Yourself with Morgan Harper Nichols

Creating Art Beyond Yourself with Morgan Harper Nichols

In this episode of the podcast, I was awed by Morgan Harper Nichols. Yup, that’s right. *The* Morgan Harper Nichols. MHN and I talk about how selflessness is important to her artistic process. How she finds purpose in her art by creating beyond herself. As someone who created an entire life and business around creative community, this chat rocked my world.

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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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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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Inspo to Art Hangout Replay

Inspo to Art Hangout Replay

Creativity 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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Welcome

Welcome

Totems is the course that will walk you through finding your personal symbols and translating them into your art journal pages.

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Lesson 1 – Supplies

Lesson 1 – Supplies

Let’s start by going over the supplies I will be using in these lessons! I will tell you what brands I use and prefer, but feel free to use whatever supplies you have on hand!

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Closing Thoughts

Closing Thoughts

To wrap up this course, I’m going to give you a little tour of some of my past art journals to show you a few examples of how I’ve used my girl sketches in my page spreads.

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Closing Thoughts

Closing Thoughts

Thank you so much for taking this class with me! I hope I have been able to spread a bit of the galaxy love and you have learned how to create your own starry scenes!

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Closing Thoughts

Closing Thoughts

I really hope you enjoyed Transference! I know image transfers may seem a bit daunting at first, but once you’ve learned all the steps and have created a process that works for you, they become simple and easy to do. I really hope this class helps to clear up the process and leaves you inspired to create more image transfer spreads in your journals!

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Ep 017: Enjoy the process

Ep 017: Enjoy the process

Messy ConversationsMessy 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 SpotlightDebbie 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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How art journaling helps Julie Marriott feel free

How art journaling helps Julie Marriott feel free

Artist SpotlightJulie 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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