- Document a day with me
- Sneaking around fear
- A Pep Talk
- Create with Sera
- Release Your Inner Child: Finger Painting
- Reduce, reuse, recycle!
- Postcard Multibook
- Finding your personal shape system for fast creating
- Turn your mood into an art journal page
- DIY a Mini Selfie Scrapbook with Paint Chips
- Stitching Together Ideas
- Expressing your current mood through a painted selfie
- The Magic in Underpaper
- Abstract Emotions
- Watercolor Mosaic Background
- Thoughts on a Daily Practice
- Together we can do so much
- Use it Up Journal
Hello Messy Artists. Janet here wanting to say hello. This month’s Season of Celebration has been wonderful and packed full of inspirational lessons and loaded with beautiful eye candy! Does it make you want to dive into your supplies and Get Messy?
Just a reminder to be true to yourself. Do art because you love it, not to increase numbers on an account. Do art because it’s an urge inside you, a need to work out those emotions that can’t be named with words. Make art your therapy.
It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone comes at it from a different place. Different experiences. Different backgrounds. Different educations. Each one of us is Unique and Original….. one of a kind. We each need to own that uniqueness and let our individual lights shine brightly!
As someone who has struggled with “Am I good enough-itis?” (Hahaha…It’s a terrible but curable disease…) I know it’s not always easy to put yourself out there… to make yourself vulnerable. But if you do art for the right reasons, because you love it and you can’t NOT do art, then your artwork is an extension of yourself and beautiful in it’s own right. . Showing up at your art table and making art can be one of the bravest things you’ll ever do.
Just get out there and make art! Whether it’s for Love or Therapy….or any other reason. Show up. Be present. Be yourself. Express yourself. Do art.
Surround yourself with any amount of supplies.
Lay an opened art journal in front of you.
Get busy! Have fun!
Janet knew at 12 years old she was going to be an artist but didn’t really achieve that goal till much later in life. Better late than never.