Why do I art journal?

Posted on Oct 12, 2020 in Blog
Why do I art journal?

A friend asked me this question on Facebook last week and I loved it so much I wanted to share it, and my response (which I’ve expanded with pics and additional thoughts), here. I have a question about this type of art, and trying to understand it better. In my head, art is something that […]

Season of Habit flip through

Posted on Dec 14, 2019 in Blog
Season of Habit flip through

Finishing this journal was very so good! I started it in a flurry and then trailed off working on it while I dedicated all my energies to the Sand and Sea and Sky collection. After I finished the collection, I moved into Year End Review and 2020 Planning. And then I rested for a bit. […]

Video of a Season of Habit Journal Spread

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Blog
Video of a Season of Habit Journal Spread

Some set up for this video. I didn’t add music because I hate trying to find royalty-free music for the Utubes. So please add your own. I listened to Lizzo turned up to eleventy-eleven the whole time so that’s a good option. Or if Lizzo is just too much for you, you pick your own […]

Junk Journal Flip Through

Posted on Aug 23, 2019 in Blog
Junk Journal Flip Through

I started this journal in 2018 and then sorta forgot about it for a while. I found it again recently and decided to finish it up. It was made from two junk mail catalogs sewed together on my sewing machine and frankly, the paper was atrocious to work on. I had primed the pages with […]

Weekly Recap: August 6-12, 2018

Posted on Aug 15, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: August 6-12, 2018

Monday, August 6 A couple of inchies! Tuesday, August 7 Working in a traveling journal today. Finished this shawl I’ve been working on for 3 months. Wednesday, August 8 Trying a new thing! Thursday, August 9 My first spread for Season of Seasons at Get Messy. Friday, August 10 Rest day! Saturday, August 11 A […]

Weekly Recap: July 23-29, 2018

Posted on Aug 6, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: July 23-29, 2018

Monday, July 23 I took the pieces of my 100 Day project and turned it into a book! Tuesday, July 24 Rest Day. Wednesday, July 25 Working on the Season of Season videos for Get Messy! One of four yarn projects I’m trying to finish! Thursday, July 26 No work today! Friday, July 27 Working […]

Weekly Recap: July 16-22, 2018.

Posted on Jul 26, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: July 16-22, 2018.

This week was big adventure week! Loved it all!! Drove to Asheville, NC to meet up with Caylee and Lauren to do the Get Messy 2018 Summit which is where we plan for next year at Get Messy. Lauren’s mom, Jessica, and Sarah showed up for the weekend so we had a lovely art retreat […]

Weekly Recap: July 9-15, 2018

Posted on Jul 15, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: July 9-15, 2018

Monday, July 9 98/100: Love Stamps. Tuesday, July 10 99/100: The Seahorse. I made some journals. The red one is for me for a class I’m starting and the purple one is for a friend. Wednesday, July 11 100/100: Hearts. Wednesday marked the end of the 100 Day Project which I celebrated by donating $280 […]

Weekly Recap: June 25-July 1, 2018

Posted on Jul 2, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: June 25-July 1, 2018

Monday, June 25 84/100: A magic horse will take you far. Tuesday, June 26 85/100: Peace. A spread in a traveling journal. Wednesday, June 27 86/100: Circle up. I made a peace shrine! I’m in the Fall 2018 issue of Art Journaling magazine. Thursday, June 28 My last batch of 100 Day Project cards!! 87/100: […]

Trusting Myself as an Artist

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Blog
Trusting Myself as an Artist

One of my new favorite things that I get to do at Get Messy is interview our creative team. Two weeks ago I did my second interview this year with Divyam Chaya Bernstein who is a 2018 Mess Maker for Get Messy. I’ve know Divsy, as she’s called on Instagram, for about two years and […]

Weekly Recap: June 18-24, 2018

Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: June 18-24, 2018

Monday, June 18 77/100: Pink Mushroom. Tuesday, June 19 78/100: Eat. This is my in person Tuesday night craft group. We eat, laugh, work, and enjoy each other. Wednesday, June 20 79/100: Hope. Thursday, June 21 80/100: Wobbly Flower. Friday, June 22 81/100: Crystal Flower. Saturday, June 23 82/100: Love. Thinking about how we tell […]

Weekly Recap: June 11-17, 2018

Posted on Jun 18, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: June 11-17, 2018

Monday, June 11 70/100: Weekend Picnic. Tuesday, June 12 71/100: Wallpaper Brain. Wednesday, June 13 72/100: The Yellow Thing. Thursday, June 14 73/100: The Green Among the Pink. Thinking about our gun problem in this country. Lyrics are “This is America” by Donald Glover and “Bullet the Blue Sky” by U2. Friday, June 15 74/100: […]

Weekly Recap: June 4-10, 2018

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: June 4-10, 2018

I’ve had so much fun with my 100 Day Project this week! I did some gelli printing of backgrounds and they’ve given me some new texture and direction to work with. Monday, June 4 63/100: Deconstruction. Get Messy Season of Story has started and I’m trying to focus on putting a bit more journaling on […]

Weekly Recap: May 14-20, 2018

Posted on May 21, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: May 14-20, 2018

Monday, May 14 42/100: Purple Lotus. I loved this unfocused polaroid my daughter took a few days ago so I decided to do a paint recreation of it. Tuesday, May 15 Ally and I are nursing a serious love of the new Janelle Monáe album so when Ally posted this fab pic of herself from […]

Weekly Recap: May 7-13, 2018

Posted on May 14, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: May 7-13, 2018

Monday, May 7 Working in my brand new altered book. And by brand new I mean a social studies textbook from 1963. 35/100: Double Happiness. Tuesday, May 8 Another page in my latest altered book for the new Botanicals Class at Get Messy. 36/100: 3 Flowers. Wednesday, May 9 All the green things in my […]

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