This season’s artwork is created by our guest artists

Dear Messy Artist

As artists, we’re magpies to shiny new things. We LOVE new things. We love collecting beauty. Sometimes we even create beauty.

But our greatest strength is also our greatest weakness. We often feel like we don’t do enough, we don’t have enough, we don’t know enough… We feel as though we aren’t enough.

You are enough.

You are creating enough. Just by virtue of you being around, you are enough. And (I’m sorry) you also already have enough art supplies.

Download the Season Sidekick

Save this PDF to your computer, print it out, and let it accompany you on your artistic journey this season. This PDF is curvy in all the right places – it contains loads of images and text, so allow it some time to download.

My deepest wish for you this season is that while exploring the concept of enough this season, you know just freaking great you are.

Join your Messy family in celebrating everything that you are and have.

Art + love

Your fairy artmother, Caylee

Season Structure

You can see the full Calendar here.

Week one: The fresh start

On day one, you’ll receive a Season Sidekick that’s filled with prompts, ideas, encouragement, and digital ephemera you can use in your journal. We start by connecting ourselves to our journal with a (re)introduction and set a new direction for the journey ahead (this is the purpose behind our seasons.)

Week two and three: The creative challenges

In the second and third week, a guest artist will set a challenge for you and your journal in the form of a prompt or tutorial. You can accept/adapt/decline the challenge based on what speaks to you.

Week four: The empowerment experience

Our final week is devoted to realigning and refilling our inspiration well. We connect, and we reflect. Depending on where your heart is right now, you can choose to use our list of suggestions to embark on this week however you’d like.

Shemi Dixon

Shemi is a art journaler. mixed media artist, Abstract painter. She teaches art workshops, creates online classes, and creates weekly tutorials on YouTube. Shemi believes every person is creative and an artist at heart. Shemi’s loves to help and encourage other people to discover their creative self.

Camila Garcia

Camila is a self-taught mixed media artist with a passion for all things botanical. She explores floral motives using watercolours, inks, and pens, both in her art journals as well as in her layered collage bouquets. She believes that through art practice you can unleash your creative self and become a happier and more fulfilled person.

Action Steps to kick off your season

Take what you need

Receive your weekly invitation to create from the host artist that week. Accept, adapt, or decline the challenge. Create.

Bring your messy self

Put your own, imperfect spin on things. Share your art in the gallery and your heart in the forums.

More than zero is enough

Any and all art that you create is enough. Use the last week each month to replenish and refill your artist well.

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