Misty Granade

mixed media art


four journals

Leave yourself a trail to follow

Fear of the blank page will lead to some interesting choices. I learned to leave myself a trail to follow to keep the fear at bay.

It’s been somekinda week

My week as an artist had a lot of twists and turns as I contemplated finished a project and how I should start a new one. Come along for the ride.


Do the work that is available now

In this post I riff on doing the work that you know how to do right now and remind all of us to keep showing up even when we aren’t sure.


Art AV Club: Louise Nevelson

In this Art AV Club we look at the words and works of Louise Nevelson and how her work encourages me to look for the sculptural in what I do.

2022 Art Practice Reading List

I discuss some insights from my art practice reading list. I also shamelessly plug some of my other series and explain how they tie in.

blue rainbow

What is your inner guide like?

My inner guide is a yellow-green firefly of unusual size. She reminds me of how I need to be. An essay on inner guides and their purpose.

Color bars and registration marks

Color bars and registration marks hold magical properties for me. I wax ever so slightly poetic about how I use them and enjoy them in this post.


Art AV Club: Ruby Palmer

In this Art AV Club we look at the works of Ruby Palmer and how her work allowed me to explore a whole new dimension in my art.


Thoughts on my word of the year

Examining my word of the year as a grounding practice, a creative energizer, and a prayer over the past few years reminds me of why I do it.

Art AV Club: Joseph Cornell

In this Art AV Club we look at the works of Joseph Cornell, how he collected printed materials, and created a genre of art.

Creativity and Grief

Where does my creativity and my grief meet? How do I use one to process the other? An exploration of how I use art to move through grief.

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My back catalog

Two links to personal essays from my time working at Get Messy Art Journal. A digital roundup to my personal experiences about art making.