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 […]

Birthday Week Inspirations

Posted on Oct 6, 2020 in Blog
Birthday Week Inspirations

It’s my birthday week! Turing 48 has me feeling some big feels. Looking toward 50 is both daunting and liberating. Daunting because where the heck did the past 25 years go?!!??? Liberating because I feel I am the most fully me I’ve ever been. So since it’s my birthday week, I’ve gathered a few things […]

Women’s Work Lowe Mill Talk

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 in Blog
Women’s Work Lowe Mill Talk

Today I had the pleasure of talking about my show Women’s Work at Lowe Mill.

Rest Art Journal Spread

Posted on Apr 25, 2020 in Blog
Rest Art Journal Spread

Working in my art journal today. I decided to take on this tweet from the Nap Ministry. Rest is a beautiful resistance. It disrupts the lie that we aren’t doing enough. We are enough. — The Nap Ministry (@TheNapMinistry) April 20, 2020 I deeply enjoy The Nap Ministry. Their tweets always resonate but this one […]

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 […]

Excavation Book

Posted on Mar 7, 2019 in Blog
Excavation Book

I’ve been working on a book to go with the Excavation series of paintings. Here’s a video of me showing it and discussing some of the thoughts behind it.

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 […]

Brayer-Off!

Posted on Jun 21, 2018 in Blog
Brayer-Off!

My friend Julia and I got into a discussion a week or so ago about brayers and how much they affect the quality of the prints you get from your gelli plate. In this video she and I explore it!

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Posted on Mar 24, 2018 in Blog

I adored my visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe museum today in Santa Fe, NM. This is the video that welcomes you to the museum and it speaks to me on a deep level. I’ve always liked her for her vision but this short video highlights just how modern and persistent she was. I identify with […]

Messy Conversations Interview

Posted on Mar 9, 2018 in Blog
Messy Conversations Interview

I sat down with Caylee Grey of Get Messy to talk about my art. This interview is a bit on the long side but I’ve got some funny stuff in there and a few words of wisdom. It was a heck of a lot of fun to do and I’m glad I have this video […]

Weekly Recap: January 1-7, 2018

Posted on Jan 8, 2018 in Blog
Weekly Recap: January 1-7, 2018

Monday, January 1 Starting off 2018 with a bang, I made prints of my face on my brand new 12×14″ gelli plate! Tuesday, January 2 Busy day adding pets to our family! This is Shade, my daughter’s new rat. Wednesday, January 3 Back working in my Season of Nature journal. Loving my new vinyl backgrounds. […]

Weekly Recap: November 27-December 3, 2017

Posted on Dec 6, 2017 in Blog

Monday, November 27 Serious recovery day from travel and beach time. Tuesday, November 28 A little road trip with my friends to see Ave Maria Grotto. We had a lovely day trip. Wednesday, November 29 Christmas postcards from Misty Granade on Vimeo. A short video of me making the base layer for Christmas postcards. I’ll […]

Weekly Recap: October 2-8, 2017

Posted on Oct 9, 2017 in Blog

Monday, October 2 I made this journal and did a giveaway on my Instagram page this week. The giveaway was to celebrate reaching 1500 followers on Insta and to celebrate my birthday. Tuesday, October 3 Wednesday, October 4 It’s a new Season at Get Messy! It’s the Season of Connections so I’m thinking about my […]

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