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Making the most out of Instagram (with a hashtag list)

@getmessyartjournal

The official GM Instagram account is @getmessyartjournal. This account is purely to share inspiration, give ideas, and to boost the community. No member announcements will happen through here but we occasionally share behind the scenes. This account is run by @sasha_zeen, with the occasional guest poster.

Tag us!

We LOVE sharing what our members are working on. Tag @getmessyartjournal (especially in Instagram Stories for us to be able to repost you).

Hashtags

Feel free to share any art journal pages you are making under the “official” Get Messy hashtag:

#getmessyartjournal

These journal pages do not have to be only pages made for Get Messy! The more the merrier…

Other hashtags you may like are:

#getmessyart

#gmseasonof___ (e.g. #gmseasonoflove, #gmseasonofstory, #gmseasonofkindness)

These are used when making art for that season. These could be related to the prompts, tutorials, or just in general.

Our favourite current set of hashtags:

Feel free to copy and paste these to add to your posts.

#getmessyartjournal #getmessyart #getmessyhabit #messypages #artjournals #artjournaling #mixedmediaartjournal #junkjournals #junkjournaljunkies #creativejournal #journalpages #carveouttimeforart #artforbreakfast #createeveryday #mixedmediajournal #creativepractice #carveouttimeforart #doitfortheprocess #gmseasonofX

Curating your Instagram experience

Because there’s so much on Instagram, my regular feed feels a bit like a firehose turned on full blast to me, so I regulate that flow a bit with hashtag searches. Once a day or every other day, I search #getmessyartjournal and the season hashtag(s) and get to see all of your beautiful work. The season hashtags are always #gmseasonofxxxx – just plug in the season you want to search, for example:

#gmseasonofnature.

I leave comments on the things that especially move me. When I was a new member, I did this primarily with emojis. Nothing says more with less than that heart eyes emoji.

There are some great conversations in the comments on Instagram. Ask how someone achieved a certain effect. Ask where they got a certain tool. Tell them that their latest page rocks your world. Tell them that you want to be them when you grow up. Then go make a page that they inspired you to make and tag them in it. Instagram is free and open to everyone and we cannot/do not regulate who comments on what. If you want people to see your artwork be sure to share it in the galleries, use the hashtags, have your profile on public, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: comment on other people’s Instagrams! If you are feeling a bit lonely, remember: you get what you give. So be sure to reach out and leave comments and you will start seeing a return of the love soon.

More hashtags

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#doitfortheprocess #calledtobecreative #creativityfound #contemporaryart #dscolor #emergingartist #livecolorfully #modernart #abstractart #cylcollective #passioncolorjoy #makersmovement #abstract #abmlifeiscolorful #creativeprocess #thatsdarling #dsart #makersgonnamake #creativelifehappylife #artstudio #studioscenes #pursuepretty #painting #flashesofdelight #instaart #artistsofinstagram #art #abstractpainting #mybeautifulmess #creativehappylife

#art #femaleartist #artist #womenartists #contemporaryart #thriveartstudio #contemporaryartist #artappreciation #painting #femaleartists #artwork #vancouverartist #artistlife #paint #drawing #artistsofinstagram #emergingartist #vancouverart #photography #artistoninstagram #yvrart #feministart #botanicalart #watercolor #arteveryday #feminism #feminist #newyork #brooklyn #intersectionalfeminist

#cutandpaste #collageartist #c_expo #collageart #collage #analogcollage #collageartwork #papercollage #digitalcollage #yvrart #paperart #art #analoguecollage #handcutcollage #collagear #photoshop #graphicart #digitalart #d_expo #vintagecollage #9vaga_edit9 #7edits_1day #igunderground #giants_arts #love_editspics #collabstream #lightedlight #thednalife #mixedmedia #dexmography

#womenartists #contemporaryart #artist #femaleartists #artappreciation #art #artistlife #contemporaryartist #femaleartist #thriveartstudio #womanartist #artistoninstagram #artlovers #colour #artistsofinstagram #color #arteveryday #illustrationartist #illustrationart #illustration #illustrations #illustrationgram #draw #illustrator #modernart #ilovecolor #drawing #contemporarypainting #bevisuallyinspired #femcanart

#flashesofdelight #thatsdarling #thehappynow #pursuepretty #livecolorfully #abmhappylife #livethelittlethings #dscolor #myunicornlife #nothingisordinary #acolorstory #darlingmovement #petitejoys #calledtobecreative #liveauthentic #colorventures #abmlifeissweet #creativityfound #darlingweekend #theeverygirl #abmlifeisbeautiful #makersgonnamake #makeyousmilestyle #girlboss #bandofun #ihavethisthingwithcolor #prettylittlething #mybeautifulmess #communityovercompetition #lovelysquares