Being a creative person isn’t all paint and roses. It comes with a unique set of struggles:
Fluctuating between bursts of creativity and unproductive slumps.
Having the kind of busy life that means creative projects are always last on your priority list.
Being held to ransom by a fear of failure or imperfection.
Comparing your work to others’ and feeling like it doesn’t measure up.
Whittling productive time away on distractions.
Always being enchanted by the next big idea, and never following anything through to completion.
Feeling so overwhelmed that you don’t even know where to begin.
If you said “Argh, that’s so me!” to any of those problems, I’m really keen to help you out. Because I have been there, and let me tell you: those big dreams are not for other people to achieve. They are for YOU. You deserve great things.
What if you really could get started?
What if you could push through all the fears and obstacles in your way?
What if the result of your efforts was a body of work that you made with your own hands and felt proud of?
What if you were the type of person who got things done?
Great ideas and good intentions don’t count for much without an action plan.
And plans remain intangible if you don’t have the tools to achieve them.
Level Up is the carefully drawn plan and the well stocked tool kit you need to start getting your creative work done.
Level Up is for the person living a creative life – artists, dabblers, crafters, Etsy shop owners, bloggers, creative entrepreneurs, and for those who value creativity, in whatever form you manifest it.
It’s the game plan.
“I promise, if you show up for your work day after day after day, you just might get lucky enough some random morning to burst right into bloom.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
What you’ll learn
Level One • Get It
Level One is about knowing where you are and where you want to be so that you can plan the bit inbetween. Once you’ve got all of that down, you can make the journey and get to the other side.
Level Two • Get It Out
You have a lot on your mind. You have an entire life’s worth – past, present, and future – going on in there. It’s far easier to put all of those thoughts into a system that allows you to focus only on what’s important. I’m going to teach you how to do this. It takes some work setting it all up, but once it’s set up, the feeling that you get from knowing only what you need to know is beautifully freeing. You’re able to devote your willpower and the resources currently at hand to just the thing you want to focus on – this empowers you to make better decisions, make quality art, reach flow, and get more done that leads you to where you want to be.
Level Three • Get It Up
The stuff in this level is a more technical than the others, but these elements make the biggest difference in leveling up. They are my favourite.
This is my favourite level, I’m so excited to share everything with you!
Level Four • Get It Done
In this level I’ll share some solid practices for the part where the work gets done. I’m going to make it easier for you, but not easy. I’m going to be tough on you in this level. You need to take action and get results.
Level Five • Keep Doing It
Getting things done is not a once off destination. It’s a journey. There is no life changing magic that happens after once doing something. The magic happens when you continually show up.
In Level Five, we’re going to be looking at ways to make sure that you keep on track with your awesome and discover that magic. We do this by self-regulating, fighting against distractions, making it second nature, and getting some outside help.
I’m Caylee Grey, your Fairy Artmother. This course is important to me. I created it as it’s the framework I use in my whole life. It is part of my story.
I am a maker, and a to do list checker. And not just the “wash dishes” type of to do list items. I’m talking big stuff. Scary, life-changing, goal kind of stuff. My favourite things to make are art journal pages. I’m wildly enthusiastic about encouraging others to make too. To make things with paint, or scissors, or to make their dreams come true.
I am passionate about what I teach, so I delight in answering questions, and being your own personal cheerleader. I’ve put every piece of this course together with love, glitter, and hard earned experience, so I’m 100% committed to it, and to you as a participant. You’ll have direct email access to me throughout the course – and not the “two weeks later” kind of “direct email”, actual communication. I really want you to succeed and level up.
"I was able to create again without feeling too overwhelmed."
I love my job. But, I have always been very creative and it is not possible for me to put aside this part of my life. After several months working, I had the feeling that I will never find time to create. Too tired. Too complicated. I missed being creative, I needed to find solutions and a plan.
I started looking for books and e-courses about organisation for creatives – Level Up, Caylee’s e-course helped me so much. Associated with a strong motivation, I managed to implement some techniques in my daily life, and finally I breathed. I was able to create again without feeling too overwhelmed.
I even felt less stress and found more fresh ideas.
– Marie, Les Tribulations de Marie
Watercolour artist, online watercolour teacher, author of J’ose créer (I Dare to Create) and DIY Watercolor Flowers
"I guarantee you will take something magical away from it whether big or small."
I knew I needed a motivating push to get myself where I want to be. It’s time to put the excuses away and I can honestly say that LEVEL UP has taught me great ways to start the journey … and CONTINUE it!
If you VALUE creative time but feel like you just don’t have the time for it, take this class! I guarantee you will take something magical away from it whether big or small.
Level Up will help you make the most of your days and have you realizing the time to be creative and get things done is not as elusive as you think it is. You may just find out something new about yourself and learn how to put those discoveries to good use to allow you to make the most of that precious creative time.
– Jenny, La La Dandy
Scrapbooker, snail mail artist, and blogger
"this course really cuts all the bulk and chatter and gets straight to the actual helpful parts that you can implement in your life straight away."
Level Up was something I knew I needed to do, as soon as I saw it. I had so many ideas and things I wanted to do but no clue how to get started or prioritize my thoughts. So I kept putting things of for one reason or another, overwhelmed by the advice of ‘be this, do this, key secret to success’ that bombards us online everyday. The actual course blew me away. Ive read a few self help books before but this course really cuts all the bulk and chatter and gets straight to the actual helpful parts that you can implement in your life straight away.
But it’s not a one size fits all solution either. through a series of questions and answers and some fun activities you actually learn how you work best so that you can cater to how you usually procrastinate or make excuses or simply hit a brick wall. I did the course fairly quickly but am now going through it again slowly, as you can apply all parts of it to all different aspects of your life or business. I would definitely recommend it to any entrepreneur, busy bee, creative girl or simply someone muddled up a bit in life. This will sort you out. Oh and the best bit is the totally too cute for words workbook you get with it.
– Charlene, The Busy Bourdon
Writer, mental health campaigner
In the class
20 practical lessons
Each lesson is action-driven and has road tested strategies designed to get you living your best creative life. No need to wait, you can implement straight away
Video, audio AND text based content to suit your learning style. You also receive a workbook to make sure implemention is as clear and easy as possible.
Creative “homework” to get you thinking about each level in a way that best makes sense to you.
The private Goal Getters community with Get Messy’s larger community forums, with opportunities to connect with other learners, find accountability buddies, and mastermind groups.
Low barrier to entry
Checklists, learning outcomes, and homework to keep you on track and accountable. The downloadable student workbook for putting all your learnings in and a downloadable notebook for your notes.
Tried + tested resources
A huge resource list of tools and hacks to boost your creativity and productivity even further.
Two amazing playlists to rock out to while you own all your creative goals. One for energetic work and creating, and one that makes it easier to focus.
Printables + templates
Practical printables and templates to help you visualise and implement what you learn.
A Q&A where students can ask direct questions and learn from experts as well as the thoughts of peers. We are BIG on Ubuntu (“I am because we are”).
"Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation" – Robert H Schuller
Got big goals and you cannot lie? Level up your level up experience with Caylee Grey’s creator incubator
If you have a Big Creative Goal that both excites and scares you, and you’d like this year to finally be your year, then I (Caylee, your Fairy Artmother 🧚) would love to join forces to get you there.
If you are willing to put in the work to reach your dreams, then I’m here to tell you dreams are real life.
Whether that dream is to be the breadwinner so your partner can be a stay at home mom/dad. Or it’s to sell art you create to sustain your art purchases. To be a creative art teacher online or in real life. Or it’s to make art you truly love. I dedicate this class to you. I dedicate my time to being your Yoda to get you that dream.
I have nurtured thousands of artists, have created hundreds of art journals, and run a six figure creative business. I have my systems down pat. I pride myself on turning inspiration to action.
Magical things happen when women support women, and here I am to be your Fairy freaking Artmother.
Bring me your dreams, and I’ll wave my wand* to help you get there.
* by wand, I of course mean mutual hard work and directed, intentional effort
I am looking for people with a big goal who are ready to work on it.
3x live 90 minute group coaching calls (one each in January, February, and March)
These will be recorded if you are unable to attend and you can view and replay them at any time.
2x 60 minute direct coaching calls focused on your Big Goal.
These will be scheduled by you in advance between January and March and will homework, guidance, and support.
You will have direct access to Caylee for 3 months to ask questions and receive dedicated and deliberate feedback.
If I need to, I will pull in the wisdom from an expert and invite her to share her knowledge with you.
You will be placed into a group that I believe you can learn from and contribute to. Magic happens when the right connections are made, and I fully believe the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Once the 3 months of dedicated time is over, you will have a small group with which to continue meeting with and growing with.
Custom game plan
A game plan that is 100% custom to your unique situation and Big Goal. This will give you the exact steps you need to take to reach your dreams, and continue reaching them during our 3 months together, and beyond.
"Caylee brings a lot of herself to the class and her examples are wonderfully motivating"
I’m a bit of a productivity junkie and having read all the books and tried all the apps I wasn’t sure what to expect from Level Up. Was there going to be anything there that I didn’t already know? Well the answer was YES, and in taking the course and putting Caylee’s lessons into action I have truly organized my life in a much more efficient way than ever before. It’s not enough, to know the steps, you have to do them, and with Caylee’s brand of motivation, her in depth examples and step by step instructions she will get you there. I’ll be referring back to the course work often and anytime I feel my organization muscles begin to atrophy. This class was well worth my time and attention!
Caylee brings a lot of herself to the class and her examples are wonderfully motivating as is her style. You’re basically getting amazing content and an incredible coach!
– Carson, Pine and Plum
Paper crafter, scrapbook + organisation teacher at Big Picture Classes, Studio Calico creative team
"A healthy dose of a kick in the butt with a side of self-love"
Level Up, The Creative’s Guide for Getting it Done, has had a significant influence on how I go about achieving my own goals… Level Up has helped in a multitude of little ways that have added up and continue adding up to bigger insights into myself and my own productivity habits.
What you get out of Level Up will be your own. You will find lots of helpful hints, tips, shiny new things, and so on, as well as a healthy dose of a kick in the butt with a side of self-love.
"You can actually get shit done"
All those secret thoughts you’ve had throughout your life that you might just be someone worthwhile who can do amazing things? This course actually lets you engage with those little twinkling moments and find practical ways and techniques to get things from that state of mind into the actual physical world. It’s not magic – You have to do the work, but it’s guided help from an amazing person.
There’s a saying “A wise man learns from other people’s mistakes, not just his own” and Caylee’s candidness and willingness to share things she’s found that work to help you find what works for you, mean that you can actually get shit done.
– Kinjal, keggerz
Photographer, story teller
LEVEL UP IS FOR YOU IF
• you’re tired of living in the sidelines of your own life
• you believe in your own creativity
• you’re ready to put in the work, but you need some direction
LEVEL UP IS NOT FOR YOU IF
• you are not creative at all
• you’re looking for some kind of planner or chart that will pull your life together
• you want to “feel” productive or are just looking to organise things without any action leading anywhere (which is cool, but not for this course)
“Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work.” – Gustave Flaubert
"Level Up will help you get it together"
Level Up does what you wish that new planner or pretty office stationery would do. It actually helps you organise your life in a way that allows you to be more productive, more organised, and more in control. If you’re a creative person with a life that feels chaotic and unmanageable, Level Up will help you get it together.
– Essie Ruth, essieruth.com
Writer, craftwright, memory keeper, YouTuber, and online (and offline!) teacher
"Get ready to take your life to a whole new level with Level Up!"
Level Up is a practical, systematic course that takes your hand and walks you through everything you need to get organized, stay productive and get things done, so you can be your best creative self in life. Not only are there abundant and detailed resources in this course, but there is also an uplifting and encouraging community that is ready to provide accountability and give you the push you need in the right direction. I love that Level Up is full of quality content that I can constantly revisit – there is always something I can improve and implement. Get ready to take your life to a whole new level with Level Up!
– Amelia, Amelia Writes
Foodie, crafter, memory keeper
"Caylee has that magical way of getting to people’s souls"
I can’t even find the words to describe how amazed I am. It went way beyond my expectations. I really love how Caylee didn’t limit the course to motivation and random recommendations and you went specifically on what you do with all the different examples.
The course was especially useful since I took the big step of starting selling some of my designs so apart from all the useful information it also gave me a huge motivational boost. Ever since I got into the online craft world and found Caylee, she’s always been one of the most inspiring people. I was always looking up to her and your work <3 Caylee has that magical way of getting to people’s souls.
– Zinia Redo
Online art + craft teacher, American Crafts creative team
Register for Level Up
Access to all 20 lessons in the class
Lifetime access to the class, regardless of your status as a Get Messy member
14 day money back guarantee
⚠️✨ Members: find the discount in this forum thread.
$397 per month for 3 months
Access to all 20 lessons in the class
Lifetime access to the class, regardless of your status as a Get Messy member
+ group coaching in groups of 4-6
+ one on one coaching focused on your Big Goal
+ direct mentorship from Caylee for 3 months
14 day money back guarantee
Self-Led Class FAQs
Where can I access the course?
The course is hosted on Get Messy under a private members only area. You will create your own login and password and use those to access the content online. If you are already a Messian, you’ll use the same login information.
You will receive a workbook in the form of a PDF that can be used on your iPad, or printed out and carried around to coffee shops and parks to work on.
How long does the course take?
As with most things, it takes as long as you give it.
Each level of the course will be released on the 1st of the month. There are four lessons per level, which means you’ll have one week per level if you follow along with everyone else.
Each lesson should take you about an hour to go through and another hour to implement. You’re encouraged to dig deeper according to what fuels you. If you do not have an hour per week to devote to this class, you would be better looking for another one.
You will start to see some changes in your life after the first week (yay), and it’s always open to refer back to.
What is your refund policy?
Everything at Get Messy has a 14 day refund policy.
I'm broke but I need this
This course is > $0 because it is an investment into your life and a price tag helps you value it as such.
I'm not sure if this course is for me...
Level Up isn’t for everyone.
Feel free to contact us if you’d like to ask anything.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.
You can also have a look at the unedited words of those who have taken the course on this page.
Is this included in a Get Messy membership?
What if I have a previous version of Level Up?
We have emailed all past class students and gifted the upgrade to them for free. If you have previously enrolled in Level Up and have since changed your email address, please contact us and we’ll hook you up.
How long do I have access to this class?
Once enrolled, you have immediate access to the private membership site across any devices you own from payment until Get Messy’s forever ever.
You will also have access to all future class updates.
Can I contact the teacher with questions?
You will have a dedicated forum for asking questions. It is part of Get Messy’s values to draw wisdom from the community and connections and so we encourage peer learning.
If you are looking for one-on-one direct support from Caylee, then we recommend that you join the Creator Incubator.
Creator Incubator FAQs
What kind of person are you looking for?
- you can be completely honest with me
- you can be completely honest with yourself
- you have a well-articulated creative goal
- your goal makes you excited AND nervous
- it takes guts to say your goal out loud
- you’re ready to actively work on it in 2020
- you’re mentally ready to achieve your goal
- you’re not starting from zero (you’ve worked on this goal, or a related goal, either directly or indirectly before)
- you are ready for kind, but tough, love – I will hold your hand and support you, but I will not pull you along
What kind of goals are you looking for?
I won’t know until I see them, and there are exceptions to the rules, but here is a good list of guidelines for the types of goals I can help you achieve:
- creative goals
- specific goals
- goals that seem like dreams
- something that has a deeper meaning (I am not going to help you reach one million Instagram followers just for internet fame)
What if I don't know what my goal is?
I suggest trying out another program for that.
Why do I need to apply?
This mentorship will be as important to me as it is to you, your goals will be my goals. As such, I need to make sure that we are a great fit.
Everyone in the mentorship will receive value from the others in it. It is in your, my, and the whole group’s best interest that we only have committed goal getters in it.