art journaling 16

Hello hello,
Let me tell you a little story. I’ve been working on what I thought would be this week’s Get Messy pages for the last couple of days, like the kind of person who plans ahead and doesn’t create hours before the blog post is due. (read: not me 🙂 ) Well, the pages were painted, set aside to dry, painted again, set to dry again, and so on, you get the picture. One page was done but its neighbour, oh man.. the more I painted it, the less I liked it. True artist struggle (which by the way, I rarely experience. Hence why I don’t paint or create when I’m feeling negative and moody, things (and my mood) only get worse. Every single time). Anyways, back to those painted pages. As the daylight was disappearing and I had limited time to photograph my pages for the blog, let alone still create with them, I made the executive call not to use them at all. That good one will probably make an appearance next week, and hopefully its neighbour page too, once I work on it some more 😉
So for now, I give three other, less painted, more simple pages for this week’s installment of Get Messy art journaling.
This third page was used as part of the creative answers for my guest blog feature of Hello Lovely by Caylee. I decided that to be considered an art journal page it needed some colour, in form of washi tape. IMG_6317.JPGAnd as always, that’s all for this week. Next week we all reveal our take on this month’s prompt. (woohoo) and the week after that it’s my turn to give a prompt for October! (double woohoo). Exciting times, my friends.
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.

18 thoughts on “art journaling 16

  1. I really love the simplicty of the pages you ended up using, that leaf with the washi is lovely. I always suffer from feeling as though I need to fill the page, I could take a leaf (pardon the bad dad joke there) out of your book 😉 xo

    • I totally know what you mean, Keshena. I used to feel pressure to fill my pages (and sometimes I still do) but I’m really enjoying the simple pages and have to remind myself that it’s ok 🙂

  2. oh yes, it is ok to know when to set pages aside and let them ‘fester’. Something even better will emerge. Love the fall one and I can’t wait to see your prompt!

  3. What’s so amazing about this is that I’d NEVER HAVE KNOWN these pages weren’t your original desired idea, they are that lovely. You might not have created the pages you wanted to in the first place, but you’ve created amazing pages anyway…and now an awesome blog post about honesty, to boot. Cheers!

  4. Um… ok you could totally frame the fall is here page and use it for your fall decor. I swear I love it. Oh and I’m one of those crazy girls who needs pressure to get sh*t done lol. I need to start thinking ahead like you! I’m sure I would have better thursdays by not being so sleepy!

  5. Oh my gosh your autumn page! I love it I love it I love it 🙂 So cute and simple and perfect!

    It’s funny that you prefer not to create when your in a bad mood. It’s quite the opposite for me! I feel like I ask myself less questions about what I’m creating, and that things just flow better. That being said, the work is always on a negative slant, which isn’t necessarily what I want, but I certainly feel better afterwards.

    Can(‘t wait to see the pages next week!

    • a lot of creatives work when they’re down, upset, heartbroken or sad. That’s how all the good music, art and all the creative magic is born. I’m just in a small group of peeps who can’t create when we’re sad. It’s all good in the end, as long as we’re all creating, right? 🙂

  6. Woohoo. Lovely pages. I totally get not creating when your moody because it only makes it worse. Yup, that’s me. I can paint as long as it’s structured. I can’t paint willy-nilly when moody though.

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