Messy Conversations

Ep 010: Whatever Happens, Happens

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’re here for a Messy Conversation with Tiffany Julia and we’re so excited to talk to her because she is one of our personal favorite artists and obviously one of Get Messy’s favorite artists too.

Takeaways from this episode

  • Why she changed her Instagram handle
  • How she works the song lyrics she wrote into her art journals
  • Making art kits
  • Mixing colors and various media (including sewing)
  • Her first art journal!


Tips for Beginners

  1. To overcome “blank page syndrome,” just start sticking stuff down to a page. Don’t think about it. Whatever happens, happens.
  2. Don’t think about it. Just start.
  3. When you don’t know what to make, make an art kit!
  4. Books, movies, and TV shows can be very inspiring

✨ 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).


Don’t think about it. Whatever happens, happens.

It’s fun to look back on (your art journals) because it’s like half memory keeping almost.

it’s also very calming to organize all your stuff… the overwhelming feeling kind of subsides and then you can think clearer.

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Tiffany Julia

Tiffany is an artist of many trades living in New York City with an absolute passion for documenting her everyday life. A traveller to the core, she loves documenting her various journeys around the world in thick handmade travel journals bursting with photos, memories, and travel ephemera. She loves anything artsy and says she was born to create. Tiffany loves the freedom art journaling gives her to express and play with whatever her heart desires. There are no wrong ways to journal! Her least favorite part of art journaling is cleaning up after the fun time of getting messy. Reptar is her favorite dinosaur, for sure.

Stop overthinking and start art journaling

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