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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 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 her husband and two...

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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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How Koosje Koene Follows Her Passion to Draw Every Day

How Koosje Koene Follows Her Passion to Draw Every Day

Artist SpotlightSketchbook 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...

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How Amanda Hobbs Finds Comfort Through Art

How Amanda Hobbs Finds Comfort Through Art

Artist SpotlightAmanda 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. Amanda believes...

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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 SpotlightWe 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 perfect match for...

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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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How Moriah Costa uses art journaling to express herself

How Moriah Costa uses art journaling to express herself

Artist SpotlightMoriah 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 doesn’t look good....

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How Tiffany Meduna plans out time to make art

How Tiffany Meduna plans out time to make art

Artist SpotlightTiffany 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 handmade travel...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ep 001 – Lauren and Caylee

Ep 001 – Lauren and Caylee

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. We have a...

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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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How removing expectations keeps Anika Lacerte inspired

How removing expectations keeps Anika Lacerte inspired

Artist SpotlightAnika 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 girls.Each month we want...

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