This week’s Get Messy Art Journal pages were much easier mentally than the past few weeks, though my head cold turned my life into a bit of a juggling act. I brought out all my favorite supplies for this art journal layout — magazine photos of flowers, vellum, copper sharpie, watercolors, black ink.
I wanted to capture the feeling of beauty and growth emerging from chaos, because that’s truly been the theme of this month so far.
I’ve loved having this art journal creativity to look forward to every week. Being part of Get Messy really holds me accountable to create something on a regular, frequent schedule, which helps my head.
And I think that accountability has actually motivated me to tackle some projects and decisions in other areas of my life too, like getting therapy, catching up on this year’s Project Life scrapbook, and relaunching my blog on self-hosting. I’ve always thought of art as something that promotes progress, and it’s nice to see a little proof of that in my life!
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Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the Pinterest board and the Instagram hashtag #getmessyartjournal.