Prompt #1: Let’s have a party!
Art Challenge: Plan a fun party! Create a collage detailing what your party will be like. Include food, drinks, décor, lighting, color scheme, dress code, place settings, location, guests, etc. Plan until your hearts content! There is no money limit or restrictions. Use your photos, magazines, art supplies, etc to create a collage, mood board or anything you would use to give to a party planner to convey your artistic direction for the event.
Journaling challenge: Detail for us who you will invite, time of day, location, purpose, etc.
I admit, I had no idea how to plan this imaginary soirée. I was torn between my desire to cobble together some ambitious, Pinterest-worthy setpiece, and my desire to show a party I’d actually throw in real life. I started thinking about parties I’ve loved in the past, and realized they had one defining characteristic:
The best parties I’ve ever been to were unplanned gatherings of those with a will to be wild.
They took place on Pensacola Beach under a full moon, and consisted of good friends, good beer, a swimsuit, a guitar, and a bonfire. If you had a dollar for the bridge toll and the right kind of friends, you were golden.
My ideal party would include midnight swims in luminescent water, cold drinks of all kinds, fire dancing, all your favorite songs on the guitar, and a bonfire to warm yourself by and talk to your closest friends into the night.
At this party, we’ll sing as loud as we want, swim in the moonlight, and dance barefoot in the cool sand.
This has been going on since the dawn of time:
Are you in?
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.