Messy May - Daily-ish Journaling Challenge for Imperfect Creatives

Caylee Grey


Caylee Grey is a South African artist who fills her journals with loads of mediocre art. Imperfect, heart-led, gloriously mediocre art. Caylee’s the Fairy Artmother of Get Messy Art, the kindest art journaling community on the internet, and author of the book by the same name.



Michelle is a mixed media artist with a strong passion for art journaling.

Claudette Hasenjager


Claudette is a mixed media artist who believes that art heals the soul. It is this deep calling from within that has fueled her passion for exploring various forms of creative expression. Her work reflects the many facets of her inner landscape and gives expression to her multi-passionate personality. Claudette strives to inspire others to heed the call of their own unique creative turning

Mou Saha

Mou is an artist, author, teacher and speaker. She has been published over 800 times in print media, appeared on PBS TV shows and taught workshops around the States, in Europe and online for Creativebug under JoAnn, Etc., Big Picture Classes, Michael’s, Get Messy and many more. Mou’s background as clinical psychologist fuels her ongoing quest for wellness through daily creative and spiritual practices. She has represented brands like Faber-Castell, Anna Griffin, Sizzix Ellison USA, etc. and been a freelance writer since 2005. Mou is a mom of three humans and one canine and lives in New Jersey, USA.

Felicitas Mayer


Felicitas specializes in documenting bits from everyday life through the lens of openness, self-care and gratitude, combined with her passion for all things color and design. She calls her approach to modern-day memory keeping & art making Making Mundane Magic.

Kellee Wynne


Kellee, Artist, Mentor, and Your Creative Guide.

After teaching more than 10,000 students in her online courses and in-person, Kellee has come to see that what her students really crave is permission to enjoy the process and create without fear. She is passionate about helping you find your own voice and your place in this wide world through expressing yourself creatively. Kellee Wynne is the founder of Color Crush Creative and author of the art book “Mixed Media Color Studio” which dives into her Modern Color Theory ideas. Find her on her new podcast – UNFOLD with Kellee Wynne.

Lizzie Larock


Lizzie is a coach, podcaster, and creator of the popular online and “in the wild” program, the Life Feast. Through her lively mashup of positive-psychology and creative iPhone photography, she helps people find their spark, get out of their own way, smack down their inner critic and find more joy, all while making it feel like a playful adventure. When Lizzie is not leading workshops or coaching clients, you can find her taking photos, sipping tea, hanging with her twins or performing her parodied mom life to 80’s rock songs for her favorite theatre group.

Lynissa Hayes


Lynissa is currently a high school English teacher and fun-loving artist living in Houston, Texas. She uses her creativity to freely communicate her ideas, faith, and voice to her community. Art journaling has become a creative practice and outlet and her journals are a reflection of her many creative pursuits over the years including painting, photography, paper crafting, mixed media, and more.

Johanna Clough


Johanna is a mother of 3 who is inspired to document her life (and her children’s). She makes her own journals and avidly fills them with celebrations of every-day moments.

Iris Fritschi-Cussens

Iris is a Dutch mixed media artist, teacher & vlogger based in London, UK. She is passionate about art and art journaling for self-expression and self-discovery. Online Iris loves to share her art, outlook and creative life through pictures, writing & videos, which she hopes will inspire those on a similar journey!

Amanda Trought


Amanda is a Mixed Media Artist who loves to create. She uses a range of supplies and materials, from Art Journaling, Sculpture, working with fabrics and more! Amanda feels that it is important to spend time daily in your creative practice and she also teaches art and creativity and has her own course platform encouraging the use of art in our day to day.

Shemi Dixon


Shemi is a woman of many interests: a mixed media artist, Abstract painter, altered art artist, and an art journaler.Shemi believes every person is creative and an artist at heart. Shemi owns an online art business, teaches art workshops, online classes, and creates weekly tutorials on YouTube.

Helen Colebrook


Helen is an author, online teacher and blogger. She loves sharing her passion for creative journaling and aims to help inspire others on their journaling journey too. Helen uses a wide range of techniques, but purpose, gratitude and self-expression are always at the heart of her work.

Brooke Gorrell-Beaudoin


Brooke is an artistic crafty queen from Canada. She lives with her husband, 3 cats, and blue staffy in a small town on the prairies where she has converted a spare bedroom into her cozy studio. She started out scrapbooking as a pre-teen and has been playing with paper ever since!



Meg is a twenty-something art and junk journal lover who is obsessed with florals. She hosts the month-long prompt challenges #JunkJournalJanuary and #JunkJournalJuly on Instagram. She loves reading, cats, crochet, and a nice cup of tea.

Essie Ruth


Essie (she/her) is an artist and writer who works with a broad range of media to explore ideas of identity, family, love, grief, trauma, and social justice. Her writing and her visual art inform each other, and are in constant dialogue in her journals which hold a constantly fluctuating mix of story telling, reflection, catharsis, and imagination. She has one wife, one son, two cats, eighteen tattoos, and approximately two hundred rolls of washi tape.

Abbey Sy


Abbey Sy is an artist, author and creator—but most of all, she loves to journal and document about her life and creative musings.

Over the years, she has pursued different creative passions—from writing and illustrating bestselling books, freelancing for brands, running a small business selling books and stationery, giving talks and hosting workshops on hand lettering and creativity, to building a community of artists and makers.

Currently, she creates and produces videos on YouTube and Instagram, manages a team for the Always Be Creating community page, and hosts monthly journaling hangouts on Patreon. With her Always be Creating mantra, she hopes to inspire others to unlock their creative potential and move forward with their creative journey.

Sarah Rondon


Living just north of New York City, Sarah is curious about art. Curious about color, pattern, images and how she can play them off each other.

Katie Smith


Katie is an artist who enjoys experimenting with many mediums on journals and canvases, including markers, watercolors, mixed media, and oil paints. She learns as she paints and enjoys the process as much as the finished art.

Katie’s paintings will transform you into another world through her personal style, vibrant colors, use of nature themes, and surreal, magical vibes.

Tiffany Julia


Tiffany is an artist of many trades living in New York City with an absolute passion for documenting her everyday life. She enjoys keeping little handmade A6 journals that combine her love of art journaling, junk journaling, and memory keeping, with pages and pages filled with writing. She believes as long as you’re honoring your story, there’s no wrong way to journal.

Debbie Bamberger


Dr. Debbie Bamberger is a nurse practitioner in Berkeley, California, providing sexual and reproductive health care for almost 30 years. She began art journaling 6 years ago with no prior art practice, and it changed her life. She lives with her family, works part-time, and art journals every single day.

Kristy Kensinger


Kristy’s travels and experiences have a large impact on her artwork. When not on the go, she finds herself continually researching different cultures. The textiles, patterns, cuisine, and artisans worldwide inspire her artwork and teaching. She love the lessons and unpredictability that travel brings to life. Based in Colorado, she began her career as a freelance graphic designer and transitioned back to her art and teaching. When not creating, you can find her chasing her two kids outside, going on field trips, practicing yoga, or seeking adventure in travel.

Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd


Vanessa (she/her) is a Canadian archaeologist and artist who lives abroad. Currently in Beijing, China, Vanessa firmly believes in the magic of art. Her work is centered around the idea that ritual and a mindful art practice can bring so much to one’s life.

Camila Garcia


Camila is a self-taught mixed media artist based in Lisbon with a passion for all things botanical. She explores floral motives using watercolours, inks, and pens, both in her art journals as well as in her layered collage bouquets.

Sasha Zinevych


Sasha is a mixed-media artist from Ukraine currently residing in Poland. She started art journaling with Get Messy back in 2016, and since then art has been present in her life in many different forms. She prefers abstract art, puddles of watercolors on her pages and applying paint with her fingers.

Meghan Deinhard


Meghan is happily retired after a career as an analyst in the field of education. She spends her days exploring art and spirit in her mountain studio, taking breaks to walk with her cat in their ever changing Idaho woodland. Family and friends are important and she loves to make art while she Zooms with her granddaughters, or her art-ner Traci.

Tina Aszmus


Tina is the illustrator and memory keeper behind LifeLovePaper. She resides in Alaska with her husband Jeff, her son, Tyler and her furry friends Emmy and Ollie. When she’s not creating or drawing, she’s out thrifting and enjoying the outdoors.

Wendy Solganik


Wendy Solganik, aka “Willa.wanders” on Instagram, is a life long artist and crafter, currently working in handmade books, mixed media art, collage, handlettering and watercolor. From production wheel pottery to scrapbooking to knitting and so many more passions, Wendy always dives deep to master a craft. After a fifteen year stint as the co-owner of Luscious Verde Cards, a successful, award-winning, custom invitation manufacturing company, you can find Wendy at home in her art studio. Crafting and creating online art class experiences for students all over the world is her current passion. You just never know where she will wander to next!