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
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 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 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.
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.