Messy Conversations

Ep 009: Commit to the Garbage


Messy Conversations is a series of interviews with amazing art journalers who share their favorite tools, tips and why they art journal. You’ll get an exclusive peek into their art journal pages and their process. We have a top-notch line up of incredibly artists who will appear on the show each month. We hope that these interviews educate, encourage and inspire you to make something before it’s even over.

We are going to be chatting to Misty Granade and besides her awesome name, she’s also an awesome artist, and a very awesome human. I’m very excited to talk to her because her art is beautiful. She’s a lovely human being and I’m pretty sure you know already. But if you don’t, by the end of this, you’re going to love her too.


  • Finding time and space to create
  • Setting goals
  • Her first art show
  • Tranistioning between sizes or types of mediums
  • How to balance your time between other creative outlets

Tips for Beginners

  1. Devote time to make art. Everyone can find 20 minutes.
  2. Forgive yourself for falling off track, and then just get back to creating.
  3. Everyone will make “garbage” art. Commit to anyway.
  4. If you don’t have a dedicated creative space, get a rolling cart that could come with you to the dining table, kitchen counter, etc.

✨ Free class for creatives ✨

In How to Start Art Journaling, we’ll walk you through the art of art journaling, including how to start doing (🙌) and make your very first art journal page (even if you’ve never even opened an art journal before).

Extraordinary Thoughts

Everybody knows you have to make garbage before you make good stuff. So commit to the garbage cause it’s going to happen.

I don’t have ideas. I show up and stuff happens.

The thing that is next will present itself. I don’t have to run after it when I need to rest.

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Misty Granade

Misty is ever-so-slightly obsessed with paint, glue, and paper. Her interests range across a variety of arts and crafts such as contemporary visual art, mixed media, book binding, crochet, and yarn spinning. When she isn’t in her studio slinging paint or gluing things together, she loves to read, cook, and spend time with family and friends.

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