Messy May - Daily-ish Journaling Challenge for Imperfect Creatives

Day 17 Yes

Remember: Bring your messy self, take what you need (no such thing as being behind), and remember that more than zero is enough.

Here’s the prompt for today’s Messy May:

What was the last creative impulse you felt? Was it to try a new medium? Attempt a different art style? Explore a particular concept or idea in your journal? Whatever it was, say ‘yes’ to it and see where it takes you.

Today's prompt is hosted by Essie Ruth

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.

Here's some encouragement from Essie Ruth

Essie Ruth's advice for embracing imperfection in your journal:

I am happiest and most fulfilled when I create art for its own sake, because I love the process, or I need to express something. The imperfections don’t matter when the purpose of the work was in the making of it and not the end result.