Artist Spotlight

Kiala Givehand stays inspired, intentional, and in alignment through creative community

Kiala is a published poet, bookbinder, teacher & workshop leader, fountain pen collector, and road trip warrior. Kiala empowers women to live more fully and intentionally. She guides women who want to liberate their creativity, explore deep inner work, experience radical transformation, and create a life filled with passion and purpose. Kiala obsessively studies astrology, sacred geometry, mandalas, and other ancient intuitive systems as a way to know herself more fully and compassionately. Through online courses and in-person retreats/workshops, she teaches women all over the world how to find what makes them happy and pursue it without regrets.

What is art journaling to you?

Art journaling/visual journaling is one of the ways I express my soul’s voice. My journals give me a place to freely explore and discover the parts of me that want to emerge, be heard, and heal.

What does community do for your art?

Community is one of the most important things I have in my art toolkit. Surrounding myself with other creatives is how I stay inspired, intentional, and in alignment with my purpose as an artist, poet, and creative soul.

Kiala is one of the incredible teachers at Get Messy. She shares her art and her heart in the Season of Ideas.

You’re invited to embrace the messy middle and join the best art journaling community on the internet.


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