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How Ali Brown discovers herself through art journaling

How Ali Brown discovers herself through art journaling

Artist SpotlightAli 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 people to see the...

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How art journaling saved Debbie Bamberger

How art journaling saved Debbie Bamberger

Artist SpotlightDebbie Bamberger is a nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood in El Cerrito, 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....

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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, Julie loves to...

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Getting to know Koosje Koene

Getting to know Koosje Koene

Danny and Koosje 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 joy and a new perspective on life....

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Getting to know Danny Gregory

Getting to know Danny Gregory

Why do you love creating? Creativity is problem solving. Sometimes it’s my problem. Sometimes it’s a problem I’m paid to tackle. Sometimes the problem is just a twitching in my brain that needs a scratch. I love making something out of nothing or out of several...

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Artist Spotlight – Amanda Hobbs

Artist Spotlight – Amanda Hobbs

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Getting to know Kiala Givehand

Getting to know Kiala Givehand

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Artist Spotlight – Rebecca Johnstone

Artist Spotlight – Rebecca Johnstone

Why do you love art journaling? I love expressing my ideas on the page in a creative and visual way, using beautiful papers (especially wrapping paper or tissue paper I’ve received with a gift), stamped and stencilled words, photographs, magazine cut outs, sweetie...

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Getting to Know Lina / AGWAJ

Getting to Know Lina / AGWAJ

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Artist Spotlight – Gill Welch

Artist Spotlight – Gill Welch

Why do you love art journaling? To me art journaling means total freedom to go in any direction I want, no strings, no rules and the beauty is you really don’t need much to get started. Haha, that’s not so say that I don’t have a room full of all sorts of wonderful...

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Getting to know Brandi Kincaid

Getting to know Brandi Kincaid

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Artist Spotlight – Melody Willoughby

Artist Spotlight – Melody Willoughby

What is your creative story? My story really began in 1996. My husband has just been assigned to Great Falls, Montana. I met a wonderful lady and fellow military spouse. She was very creative and loved tole painting. She mentioned she could teach anyone to paint. Well...

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Getting to know Olivia

Getting to know Olivia

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Artist Spotlight – TC Larson

Artist Spotlight – TC Larson

What tips do you have for beginners? Truly, you pretty much can’t mess up. It’s a guarantee win. Even if something doesn’t end up looking the way you intended, you probably learned something while doing that page, even if that’s something you want to avoid doing...

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Getting to know Katie

Getting to know Katie

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Artist Spotlight – Jaimee Ulmer

Artist Spotlight – Jaimee Ulmer

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 appreciate the flexibility and freedom it offers - it...

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Getting to Know Amy Maricle

Getting to Know Amy Maricle

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Artist Spotlight – Moriah Costa

Artist Spotlight – Moriah Costa

What is your creative story? I've always been creative, mostly because my mom was an artist I guess. I started art journaling when I was about 12, then started making themed books and altered books. My high school literature teacher used to let me make altered books...

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Getting to know Pam

Getting to know Pam

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Artist Spotlight – Tiffany Julia

Artist Spotlight – Tiffany Julia

Why do you love art journaling? For me, art journaling is an escape from my real life and a form of therapy to deal with my real life. It's a bit weird, but sometimes I art journal to get my mind off something that's causing me anxiety. I don't often deal with...

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Artist Spotlight – Sophia LM

Artist Spotlight – Sophia LM

Why do you love art journaling? What I love the most in art journaling is creating without rules, just letting out my feelings, thoughts or expressing my sensitivity. Sometimes, I have something special to say, sometimes, I just want to empty my mind, or to play with...

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Messy Conversations Ep 008 – Karen

Messy Conversations Ep 008 – Karen

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. We have a top notch line up of...

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Artist Spotlight – Kate Meduna

Artist Spotlight – Kate Meduna

Why do you love art journaling? I love the creative process of making something. It’s the time I dedicate only to myself. I can do whatever I want and I won’t be judged. Most of all it is just fun for me. Describe your art journaling process. I almost never plan on...

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Messy Conversations Ep 007 – Torrie

Messy Conversations Ep 007 – Torrie

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. We have a top notch line up of...

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Artist Spotlight – Sarah Maddox

Artist Spotlight – Sarah Maddox

Why do you love art journaling and how has it impacted your life? Art journaling has completed me.  For me it is the missing piece of the jigsaw. I have been creative all my life but have never before found the perfect creative outlet. It is interesting for me that of...

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Messy Conversations Ep 006 – Cait

Messy Conversations Ep 006 – Cait

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. We have a top-notch line up of...

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Artist Spotlight – Lauren Pearl

Artist Spotlight – Lauren Pearl

Why do you love art journaling? I love art journaling because it gives me a chance to focus my mind somewhere else. I am one of those annoying people that have a million thoughts bubbling away in my brain and if you know me and have spoken to me you will have probably...

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Messy Conversations Ep 005 – Julia

Messy Conversations Ep 005 – Julia

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. We have a top-notch line up of...

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Artist Spotlight – Jen Morris

Artist Spotlight – Jen Morris

Why do you love art journaling? Art Journaling lets me take a few precious minutes to do a little creative playing just for me. I love that it can be a private or a public thing, no pressure! I don’t have to show anyone, or create for any purpose. Also I can share...

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Messy Conversations Ep 004 – Gretchen

Messy Conversations Ep 004 – Gretchen

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. We have a top notch line up of...

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Artist Spotlight – Gisele Chastain

Artist Spotlight – Gisele Chastain

Why do you love art journaling? The thing I love most about art journaling is how the process of creating allows my mind to work through and unfold the layers of my innermost feelings and thoughts in a healthy way. I feel as if there is so much within me that I don’t...

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Messy Conversations Ep 003 – Essie

Messy Conversations Ep 003 – Essie

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. We have a top-notch line up of...

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Artist Spotlight – Jennifer Bilton

Artist Spotlight – Jennifer Bilton

Why do you love art journaling? Art journaling has become a way to document my feelings and thoughts, to combine my passion for words with my passion for art, and to explore art techniques & mediums that excite me. For me, art journaling always stems from myself...

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Messy Conversations Ep 002 – Vanessa

Messy Conversations Ep 002 – Vanessa

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. We have a top-notch line up of...

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Artist Spotlight – Kiala Givehand

Artist Spotlight – Kiala Givehand

Why do you love art journaling? ​Art journaling is one of the only ways I know how to bridge my love for paper, paint, and pens seamlessly and without a lot of rules and restraints. I feel most free when I have a blank page spread staring back at me. It feels like an...

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Artist Spotlight – Amy Schubert and Kam Altar

Artist Spotlight – Amy Schubert and Kam Altar

Why do you love art journaling? Amy: I tend to follow a pretty structured, controlled, basic pattern in the rest of my life. I’m very type-A oldest child. I love that art journaling is not that. It’s my excuse to go. To not worry about the outcome. To try new...

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Artist Spotlight – Lauren and Caylee

Artist Spotlight – Lauren and Caylee

Hi friends!! Welcome to the first Member Spotlight of 2016! We thought we would kick off this year with sharing some of our own experiences with art journaling to introduce ourselves to you a bit more. We try to feature the amazing artists from our community as much...

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Artist Spotlight – Cheryl Angelini

Artist Spotlight – Cheryl Angelini

Why do you love art journaling? It's my way to be creative. I love trying different techniques and mediums. It's even helped me with my anxiety. Describe your art journaling process? I start with a picture that inspires me.  Sometimes it is a quote or Bible verse....

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Artist Spotlight – Karen Gaunt

Artist Spotlight – Karen Gaunt

Why do you love art journaling? There are many things I love about Art Journalling but mostly I love the freedom it gives me to explore any ideas that come into my head. Unlike lots of hobbies that I enjoy like knitting, embroidery and photography there is no "right"...

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Artist Spotlight – Torrie Gass

Artist Spotlight – Torrie Gass

Why do you love art journaling? Ah, there are so many good reasons to say why I love art journaling! Ultimately, it's the ability to express myself in a non-judged book that is mine & mine alone if I choose to leave it that way. I believe in self care and making...

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Artist Spotlight – Kristin Tweedale

Artist Spotlight – Kristin Tweedale

Why do you love art journaling? Art journaling gives me permission to throw all of the "rules" out - both for journaling and art.  Not that I'm a big believer in rules to begin with, but for some reason sitting down to start an art journaling project makes me feel...

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Artist Spotlight – Sharon Nullmeyer

Artist Spotlight – Sharon Nullmeyer

Why do you love art journaling? I really do love art journaling..I stumbled into it after I moved to New York and had free time..I took the "Beautiful Mess" - 52 Weeks of Art Journaling and a Kara Haupt course and fell in love with it... Then I found Sabine and a few...

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Artist Spotlight – Lauren Caterson

Artist Spotlight – Lauren Caterson

Why do you love art journaling? I love it because it feels good to have something that’s just about the process - the results really don’t matter at all. It’s very grounding for me. Since joining Get Messy I’ve been using my art journals to work through problems, or...

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Artist Spotlight – Jodie York

Artist Spotlight – Jodie York

Why do you love art journaling? I love art journaling for the creative freedom. Full stop. This is where I try out new techniques and products. This is where I relax creatively with no plans, no expectations and no rules. Describe your art journaling process. I start....

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Artist Spotlight – Katie Jones

Artist Spotlight – Katie Jones

Why do you love art journaling? It's just fun! I've always admired great scrapbook pages but felt a little restricted by the style, Art Journaling means freedom to create and just throw anything down on a page and make it art. Describe your art journaling process?...

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Artist Spotlight – Anke Kramer

Artist Spotlight – Anke Kramer

Why do you love art journaling? I always loved being creative in many ways, trying new materials and techniques. My art journal is my creative playground. Describe your art journaling process? That differs from time to time. Sometimes I start with a prompt or quote,...

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Artist Spotlight – Tanyalee Kahler

Artist Spotlight – Tanyalee Kahler

Describe your art journaling process. My art journaling process is very basic. I try not to think too much about what I am going to do. I have a few tried and tested mediums that I tend to head straight for every time I make a page. They are magazine collages,...

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Artist Spotlight – Anika Lacerte

Artist Spotlight – Anika Lacerte

Each month we want to feature YOU GUYS! You are all such amazing artists and inspire us so much. We want to be able to shine the spotlight on some members of the Get Messy Community who are making awesome stuff and sharing it wildly. For our first spotlight we are so...

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