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How to start art journaling > Lesson 6

Art friends are not like regular friends

Have you ever been inside your art studio (aka kitchen table, living room floor, etc) and thought “Gosh this would be so much more fun with friends?”. 

Us too. 

That’s why we created Get Messy, so we would have friends who got it – who understood why we always had paint on EVERYTHING, people who know the difference in oils and oil pastels and neocolors and crayons and gelatos. We even wrote a whole manifesto about it.

Here’s a snippet: 

THE GET MESSY MANIFESTO

“Get Messy is a community and creative mentorship program for women who want to explore their creativity, their voice, and their lives through art journaling (by embracing the mess).

Everything we do is rooted in kindness. The community is a place to feel inspired, supported, and accepted.

This space is a place to connect, get feedback, ask questions and share our artist journey. Connecting with other creatives gives us support, confidence, resources, accountability and new perspectives in our creative process.”

How to use Community to Build your Creativity

When you have questions about what is the best brand, how to use a new medium, are stuck on a page, need some creative accountability but your In Real Life (IRL) friends don’t get it -having an online creative community is the (literal) answer to your questions! 

Here’s a great example of this from our member’s forums:

Here are some great examples of how members are using the community to meet their creative goals, celebrate their artistic accomplishments, and grow as an artist using the helpful feedback of other amazing members.

Jenny is setting goals, knocking them out of the park and everyone is cheering her on!

Divyam completed her first art journal and everyone showered her with sparkly confetti!

The oh so talented Katie was struggling with a page she created so she reached out and received amazing suggestions for how to perfect her page from her messy bffs.

Isn’t every one so nice?! 

Wouldn’t you love to be a part of an online art space that was full of encouragement and kindness and creativity? 

Being a part of a creative community has WILDLY expanded our creative horizons. For one, we’ve made real, lifelong friends. We have also been pushed out of our creative comfort zones as we have been exposed to new art supplies, new ways of using them and learned from the techniques of other artists. 

Our community is where we turn when we need advice, encouragement, and ideas. 

You can have a creative community too! 

Instagram is a great place to start. Following and connecting with other artists there is a great way to learn and be exposed to lots of beautiful content. 

But, to dive in head first and make instant friends and get guaranteed feedback, we suggest Get Messy. 

Truly, the community here is like no other. You can see that from the sneak peek into our forums above. 

We’d love to have you join us. Inside the Get Messy membership we have 1000’s of tutorials, courses, prompts, ideas and more waiting for you to help you take your art journaling to the next level, but honestly, the most valuable part of your membership will be the community. 

There is a place for you. Won’t you join us? 

(Sneak peek inside the Get Messy Community coming soon!) 

In Summary: 

-Art Journaling is amazing, healing, freeing, fun

-YOU are an artist

-We would love to have you dig deeper and continue on your artists path with us 

Yep. It’s that simple. You create, you are an artist. 

If you enjoyed this course, made art from it and want to make more and connect with a creative community then we would like to formally invite you to be a part of Get Messy. 

There is no application or art trials you have to complete Hunger Games style, nope – you simply say I’m going to Get Messy and then you do. 

If you’re ready to be the artist you desire to be, don’t wait another minute join Get Messy now and let’s start creating together. 

Action Steps

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Share your artwork on instagram and use the tag #getmessyartjournal to connect with others

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