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.

20 thoughts on “Get Messy || art journaling 14

  1. Hey girlie! Love the post and def share your feelings about judgment! I always cringe when I hit the “publish” button. I think it means we are human and have hearts. Love you my dear friend – you inspire me everyday! I think you sending this journal to the NY library is really cool!

    • girl, you shouldn’t have to cringe when hitting that Publish button, your blog is a pleasure to read (especially since I get that awesomeness delivered right to my inbox! woohoo)
      thank you for always being there for me, from the start, yo!

  2. Oh, I also have a few Sketchbook Project journals I never sent in. None of them are completely blank though! Good idea to use one for Get Messy. Maybe I could even FINISH one! Also agreed about smaller format and not being able to create well for an audience. At least when it comes to trying to be very personal in my expression. I’m still learning! Even if you’re not as into them this week, I love what you’ve posted! Great use of colors, the list page looks like sunset 🙂

  3. I just bought three new empty notebooks for the months to come 🙂 and I really love your pages for this week! I have a weakness for anything pastel ^^ Also, as a new reader, my opinion may not be worth much, but when it comes to feeling jugement and being swayed by the idea that people will actually see what you’ve made, I completely understand where you’re coming from. I feel that way pretty much every other day of the week showing work to clients or even just the boyfriend!

    • “my opinion might not be worth much”? what? that’s nonsense, Eliza! I never ever want to hear (see) you say that again. Okay? Okay, good 🙂
      oh, and *hugs* for being shy to judgement. Let’s work on it together, girlie 🙂

  4. I think it’s very interesting what you wrote about not feeling free to journal if you know it will be shared. It’s a good thing that you are aware of still and still push through. We love your creativity!

  5. That sketchbook project is an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing! I totally and completely understand the less than authentic journaling when pages are going to be posted. There are times that I just need to write like crazy with no aesthetics or readers in mind. And your ‘realness’ list. I concur.

  6. Is that a real plant in there??? Oh how fabulous!! You’ve inspired me (yet again and again and again). And re your list….isn’t it funny…I kind of imagined you to be all those things already 🙂 🙂 See you next week! xxx

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