Ditch the dishes. Let’s make some art.

Embrace the messy middle

Hey, messy artist!

Want to unlock, unblock and unleash your creativity?

Come on in and join the art journaling community created just for you to spark your inspiration, grow as an artist, cultivate a consistent practice and connect with kindred creatives.

I wouldn’t be able to create so much work without Get Messy’s constant support and appreciation

Prior to becoming a Messian, I had this black hole inside me – it asked for something, some creativity, some inspiration, but I didn’t know how to feed it. As I joined get Messy, I discovered a whole new world where creativity could be a part of your everyday life.

– Sasha

You’re creative. You’re meant to be, well, creating.

But hands up if the last time you created something even remotely artistic was:

The doodle you drew in the corner of your notebook during a dull class/meeting/phone call.

When you finger scribbled “WASH ME” on your, or somebody else’s, filthy car.

In your imagination, on the way to work/school/the dentist/some event you forgot to make up an excuse not to go to.

And hands up if you wake up almost every single day LONGING to create something?

Yikes. That’s a lot of hands.

But with the ordinary mundane (chores, bills, responsibilities and overthinking oh my) interrupting the extraordinary magic of your artistic expression, things can get a little messy.

I get it. Life first; art second, right?

Hmm, hold onto your paint palette, because I’ve got a plot twist for you …

Here’s the deal: You don’t need to devote hours of your day to your arty craft. Your art doesn’t need to be perfect, in fact, we encourage it NOT to be. And ONE simple and super fun art practice can change everything for you.

Forget drips of creativity followed by the kind of arty awkward silence that summons (un)inspirational tumbleweed and uncomfortable creative stagnation.

Get Messy is your official (signed, sealed and delivered) permission slip to flip off the dishes, tune out the chaos of everyday life and tune into the creativity within you.

It’s your invitation to ignore perfection, embrace making a mess and indulge in some serious fun.

Imagine how fulfilling your life would be if you could …

Beat procrastination and overthinking-itis and conjure the motivation, inspiration and dedication to create art every single day (sans stress!)

Reach your potential as an artist by learning and mastering new creative and artistic techniques.

Learn at the hands of some of the world’s coolest and cleverest artists and creatives (we have over 100 experts that teach in our community!)

Channel your emotions and ideas into an artistic practice that allows full creative freedom and experimentation.

 Be wholly, unapologetically yourself in a community that will cheerlead and create alongside you.

Get Messy will change your life. I can’t really remember pre-Get Messy anymore.

Almost instantly after joining, I became more creative, more motivated to create and most importantly (for me) I met and connected with a group of the loveliest, truly like minded people for what felt like the first time ever.

My biggest success is how much I have grown as an artist and just how much I’ve learned. I do more art and also share far more art on instagram, which means “real life” friends have seen it, and complemented it and realised I’m an “artist” and that has made me feel really, really proud. And I’m proud of owning art as my “thing” and talk passionately about it. And that’s thanks to Get Messy. I can’t imagine not being a part of it.

– Charlotte

We believe in

  • making and embracing the mess
  • “happy accidents” – thanks, Bob Ross!
  • nurturing a creative habit
  • connecting with and being your fellow artists biggest cheerleader

We scoff at

  • perfectionism – seriously, let’s smash it with a hammer!
  • waiting for inspiration to strike
  • the idea that creating isn’t something you have time for
  • the lone artistic genius – that’s just not healthy for any of us

Six signs you’ve found your artistic sanctuary

Sign #1: You’re craving creativity.

You’ve got a busy mind filled with visions of things you’d love to bring to life, but there’s something(s) standing in the way of you making your art a reality.

Sign #2: You want to be more consistent.

You want more than just a few pieces of amazing art. You want pages packed and albums adorned with the inner musings of your mind.

Sign #3: You’re done with perfectionism.

Art – and life – isn’t perfect. And you’re done striving to be and do more when what you really want to embrace is the messy middle and knowing that you’re enough.

Sign #4: You want to create art for art’s sake.

Not to win awards, make money or prove your parents wrong. You want to make art because there’s a joyfulness and sincerity that creating art brings.

Sign #5: You want to grow as an artist.

Whether it’s because you feel stuck or out of creative luck, the idea of exploring, experimenting and learning from expert artists thrills you.

Sign #6: You’re tired of being a lone wolf.

There’s no reason why you should be stranded on an arty deserted island all by yourself. There’s a community of creatives waiting to connect with you.

Which is why Get Messy exists

Beyond GM’s digital doors, you’ll find your creative sidekick, artistic adventure and an inspirational sanctuary where you’ll always be welcome in – messy mind, paint plops, charcoal smudges, ink-stained fingertips and all.

Zero expectations. Zero pressure. All the fun.

It’s your time to become prolific (not perfect!)

I am forever grateful for this community who not only make me feel loved but also cause me to laugh…a lot!

Before I joined Get Messy I had been long out-of-touch with my inner artist. Sure my creativity came out in different ways, but I had let life knock art straight off of my priority list. Now I make creating one of my top priorities and it’s made me a better person. My mental and emotional health are vastly improved when my creative habit is in check.

Since joining Get Messy I’ve created so much more, I’ve become more consistent in my creative practice each year since I’ve joined, and I’ve found amazing people to share life’s journey with.

Get Messy has been a lifesaver and a home to me.

– Jessica

Meet your fairy artmother

Hey! I’m so happy you’re here. I’m Caylee Grey. I’m your arty sidekick and behind-the-scenes magic-maker here to guide, support, cheerlead and encourage you on your art journaling journey.

Like you, I’ve had my fair share of being art-blocked by procrastination, perfectionism and pretty lame excuses (that were really just my fear wearing different outfits #sneaky).

But I’ve been through a journey of self-discovery to grow into the consistent, thriving artist (and art enabler!) I am today.

(If you’re into stories, head over here and read mine.)

Today, my mission is simple: I’m going to empower amazing, real-life humans just like you into a regular creative practice.

Because art isn’t meant to be exclusive. Art is meant to be inclusive. And lemme tell you right now, your life is meant to INCLUDE a whole lot more of it.

Curious what your arty adventure will look like?

Go ahead and take a peek…

Your Creative Home

A Dashboard for Messy happenings. The latest discussions, challenges, and your saved content at a glance.

The Community Heart

A safe space away from social media. Forums for our hearts, and Galleries for our art. 

Filterable Library

The Get Messy Library has junk in her trunk. Search by artist, art supply, type of creative catalyst, or by what you need. 

Live Workshops + Casual Hangouts

Six weekly + three monthly hangouts for creating together, and frequent live workshops.

A Library of Classes

88+ classes and seasons to encourage and guide your creating, with a new one released every month. 

A Wealth of Resources

Digital vintage ephemera, a prompt generator, and PDFs to help you create without overthinking it.

Want to see even more?

Our Library is available for all to see, although the insides are only for members. We even have some free creative catalysts (inspiration, tutorials, and prompts) – just filter by type. 

You can also view the list of Classes, Seasons, and Workshops.

Who is Get Messy for?

We have a Messy Manifesto that guides the way we create.

If you believe in

  • making and embracing the mess
  • “happy accidents” – thanks, Bob Ross!
  • nurturing a creative habit
  • connecting with and being your fellow artists biggest cheerleader

Then you’re our type of human. 

Who is Get Messy not for?

If you believe in

  • perfectionism
  • waiting for inspiration to strike
  • the idea that creating isn’t something you have time for
  • the lone artistic genius

Then this is not the community you’re looking for (and that’s okay!).

Can I join in the middle of a month?


We don’t put limits on creativity. Members have access to everything inside the membership at all times. New content is released every month in the form of a 3-5 lesson workshop, a few live create-a-longs to join, plus a new full class every few months.

What is the structure like?

Every Monday, a new creative challenge is released. These challenges are hosted by a variety of artists and you can accept, adapt, or decline the challenge. Read more about our challenges here.

In the last week of the month, we refill our creative wells. Depending on what we need, this looks different each time.

What's the library like?

There is a full library of classes for you to go through at your own pace. We don’t believe in being behind here. It’s creativity! If you’re creating, you’re ahead.

Each month we focus on one theme. Some members use the theme abstractly in their creating, some follow the prompts and tutorials that are part of that theme, and some will dig even deeper.

We all go through seasons in life – some are filled with more creativity than others, that’s just the flow of life. Get Messy is here for you to take what you need from it.

What skill level do I need to join?

Get Messy is focused on three types of people:

The Newbie

You may feel creative, but you aren’t acting on those feelings yet. Perhaps you have tried things like scrapbooking or knitting, and the idea of putting paint onto paper excites and scares you.

The Creative Dabbler

You are a maker. You’ve made stuff. Some may be art journal pages, and some may be other things. Things and stuff.

We dare you to give art journaling a real try. We’re like 99% sure you’ll LOVE IT.

The Art Rockstar

Our goal is to get you to this stage. The Art Rockstar is a gorgeous human who is creating art habitually – whether that means adding one element to your art journal each week, or finishing a double spread of art journal pages every day.

Get Messy is really good at being the catalyst to keep you making. All you need to do is show up.

Who will I be learning from?

Part of the Get Messy community means that you are inspired, but also that you are inspiring others. There are 100+ teachers at Get Messy, plus over 3000 members sharing their knowledge and art. 

Caylee Grey is your host and fairy art mother.

Here are some of our guest artists, featured artists, class teachers, and creative team members.

And here are even more insanely inspiring Get Messians.

What is your refund policy?

We have a 14 day money back guarantee. No questions asked. Just send us an email and we won’t make it awkward.

We recommend that you stay the month and give your artist self a chance. See how it feels and how it fits in with your creativity, and cancel at ANY time just by clicking on the link in your Account page.

I have more questions / I'd like to talk to a human

Shoot an email over to [email protected]. We have no problem telling you if you’re not a great fit. And we definitely have no problem throwing confetti into the air if you ARE our kind of person. 

I was surprised by how much Get Messy changed my life

I had taken a break from making art in college and had a really difficult time getting back into it. I started an Instagram account in 2016 to try and do more than the one project per year. I missed being creative.

I was looking for ideas to create on a regular basis and hold myself accountable. Originally I planned to just join for a month… but then I found the community of Get Messians and was hooked.

I wasn’t sure if it was worth the money, if it would be like a gym membership where you use it once then forget about it. Boy was I wrong! I have been on the site weekly since joining, often more than once a week. I have formed so many friendships of other artists around the world, hosted meetups, made zines with other Get Messians, and I almost always have at least one or two collaborations going on with other members.

I create multiple times a week! Art journaling is part of my self-care routine and I have had the opportunity to teach through Get Messy and have had the courage to teach in person as a result. I even have my own Etsy account and have sold some of my drawings, something I never thought was possible before I joined Get Messy.

– Moriah

How it works

Let’s flash forward to when Future You makes the (very awesome! #highfive) decision to join our community. What can you expect?

When you sign up for your Get Messy membership, you’ll get:

A pants by choice Membership

Instant access to your own private membership portal so you can watch lessons at any time, at your own pace, with or without pants.*

* We vote for the pant-less option.

Creative Catalysts

A themed season of art led by a team of kind, creative and clever experts who host catalysts to ignite your creative practice. These include prompts, inspir-action, art technique tutorials, live workshops, and artist dates.

Baby got back

A massive library that archives the past 7 years of Get Messy for you to love and learn from. Click here to explore the library

art classes

16 full classes and 45+ mini classes (filled with teaching, prompts, and catalysts) led by our insanely talented artist-teachers.

Artist Dates

Digital art dates with artist-led live workshops so you can create alongside other Get Messians (community, yo!).

Love, kindness, and artistic nurturing

A dedicated place to ask questions, share your unbridled enthusiasm for your favourite type of glue and discuss living a creative life with others trying to do the same!

Basically, it’s a little dollop of weekly artistic awesomeness, designed to inspire and empower your creative practice.

your season of art starts here


$29 per month

Immediate access, recurring payment, cancel anytime


$290 per year (2 months free)

Immediate access, recurring payment, cancel anytime

Awkward-free Money Back Guarantee

We want you to LOVE Get Messy. If you’re not totally feeling it, we’ll happily refund 100% of your money with 14 days of joining. No questions asked. And we won’t make it awkward.

Caylee Grey – Fairy Artmother of Get Messy

Get Messy offers scholarships and discounts to creatives in developing economies and economies in transition. Contact us if your country is standing in the way of your creativity.