Get Messy || art journaling 17

Today at Get Messy we each reveal our takes on this month’s prompt by the lovely miss Sabine, that goes something like this.
Journaling Challenge: Live your adventurous dreams on paper. What would you love to do, or at least try, if you had the courage to live more adventurously?
Art Challenge: Try a method or material you’ve never worked with before.
Sounds pretty exciting, don’t you think? Here is what I came up with 🙂
For the art challenge I tried hand stitching on the page, which was definitely out of my comfort zone. But supposedly, that’s when the creativity really happens hence my message on the page.
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And for the journaling challenge: I used that pesky art journal page that was supposed to make an appearance last week (but decided it didn’t want to) and washi taped my “adventure” list to it. I wrote down the places I would love to visit and possibly live in, if I were so adventurous. I love how the first two places on my visit list are specific and most likely attainable next year, and the following two places are more ‘out there’.
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Oh, and here is a little sketch of a morning cat that I did a few days ago. Most mornings that’s exactly how I look and feel.GetMessyOlyaSchmidt
That’s all for this week. Don’t forget to visit our link up party to see what everyone else has created for September’s prompt. And check back next week where we reveal our October’s prompt, provided by yours truly 🙂
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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.

12 thoughts on “Get Messy || art journaling 17

  1. Love that comfort zone page!
    I completely agree… Will I do it though? Probably not!
    LOL! Yeah, I’m not brave at all!
    That Morning Cat reminds me of me every morning: messy hair and coffee and of course the frazzled look!

    • Oh, trust me, if it wasn’t for this challenge I wouldn’t have tried the new things in art journaling. Comfort zone is called comfort for a reason, right? and meow 🙂

  2. I love both of your pages. Your stitching is great!! Well, that whole page is great. YAY for using your page from last week. I don’t think it looks bad at all, especially with adventure all over. =]

  3. Yay such beautiful pages!! I love the cat 🙂 you’re so good at sketching!

    I used to live in Vancouver – I miss it sooo much sometimes. All that green and mountains and nature and … space!! Paris where I live definitely needs more space haha but I’ll admit I haven’t regretted moving here yet ^^

    Also love that embroidery. I think it turned out great and the illustration is so on point!

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