Bunny Birthday Party

Last week our little Daisy bunny turned 5 years old. We threw her a Bunny Party, complete with a custom made tutu, tiny birthday hat, party carrot (look at her go crazy for it in that 3rd photo) and some of her stuffies friends (please note hipster Thumper with a flower for our Daisy). Mushy squishy cuteness overload.IMG_6070.JPGIMG_6074-0.JPGIMG_6071.JPGIMG_6072.JPGWe love our little fluffball with all our hearts and always make sure that she’s well fed (did you know that 70% of rabbit’s food should be hay and that carrots are actually very bad for their tummies if used more than just an occasional treat?), that she has plenty of play time (toys are not a luxury item for bunnies but a necessity as they need mental activity to keep them from getting depressed and sick.) and interaction with us, a.k.a. her slaves.
Having Daisy in our lives has been the best and most joyous experience but I strongly recommend for anyone who’s thinking of bringing a bunny into their home to do the research on the rabbits’ needs, diet, care and just how expensive they can be in vet bills, should something go wrong (in the last 5 years we spent over $2,500 on Daisy’s vet visits, and that’s not counting the weekly greens, hay, litter and toys. And yes, we would do it all again in a heartbeat). IMG_6073.JPGAnd here’s a finished page insert for my Project Life album with all the festivities. Bunny party to the max. *insert bunny emoji here, as well as birthday cake and confetti*IMG_6133.JPG
Daisy bun, we love you sooooooo much. Please live until you’re 25 years old, or better yet 90. Okay? Okay, good.

Get Messy || art journaling 15

Happy Get Messy Thursday, you lovely people!
I’m still loving my new art journal format and I’m still rolling with the simplicity concept. Don’t overthink it, don’t overdo it.
Speaking of not overthinking things, I never know what to write for an into here, so let’s just go straight to the pages, shall we?
IMG_5842.JPGFirst page is a mini collage of stickers, washi tapes, watercolour background, feather and some journaling in form of a quote. Second page is even more simple: stickers and journaling about my daily routine. Like I said, I’m no longer overthinking or stressing about how full my pages need to look.
IMG_5843.JPGAnd here are the two pages together.IMG_5844.JPGP.S. As I’m writing this I am currently nursing a cold. But I’m wearing a big scarf and drinking tea out of my new mug with magic bunnies on it and it makes everything better. Oh yes.IMG_5828.JPG
That’s all for this week. As always, be sure to check out the other Get Messy journals as well.IMG_8452.jpg
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 hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

Get Messy || art journaling 14

Hello, lovelies
Today I’m sharing with you my new art journal. I wanted to get a separate notebook for Get Messy art journaling but couldn’t find the right one. Can’t just be any notebook, we all know that 😉 Couple days ago I came across last year’s blank notebook I got from the Sketchbook Project (that I failed to send back on time to be included in their tour) and knew it was perfect.
So, here goes.
IMG_5305.JPGI’m thinking of filling it with Get Messy goodness and sending it back to be a part of the Brooklyn Art Library. That way it’ll have a permanent place on the shelves of what sounds like an amazing library to explore in New York. You can view my first Sketchbook Project here.IMG_5304.JPG
There are two reasons I wanted a separate notebook for Get Messy:
1. smaller notebook
2. different journal than my original art journal.
Smaller format because there would be less pressure to fill the page, therefore making it easier to just get it done and not overstress about it.
Different journal because I’ve noticed I couldn’t create like I used in my old art journal. See, art journal for me is a safe place to express my colours, thoughts and journal (however little) my heart away. If I choose to share it with the internet world later, after it’s done, I’m okay with it. But I’ve noticed I can’t create knowing ahead of time that it’s for an assignment to be shared publicly. Journaling goes right out the door because of shyness and fear of judgement, and the entire pages tend to lack passion and zing. I know some of you might kindly disagree and say that my Get Messy pages look great, but I know in my heart, it’s not the same.
So, reflection and judgement aside, I’m excited about this new little journal to be filled exclusively with Get Messy crafty craziness. Also, I’ll still be doing a separate art journal and if I choose to share some of those pages, I will if you let me.
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IMG_5307.JPGHere are the two pages together. You can see that my second page was inspired a la Vanessa style. That girl seriously rocks simplicity/sophistication combo like no other. IMG_5308.JPG
That’s all for this week, friends. Be sure to check out other Get Messy journals as well.IMG_8452.jpg
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 hashtag #getmessyartjournal.