Hello hello,
It’s Thursday again and that means it’s Get Messy art journals time.
So, let’s get right into the pages, shall we?20140716-230429-83069214.jpgThe blue stripes page started out as simple watercolour strokes on paper. I wanted to put something in the middle as a statement and when I came across Dear Lizzy’s paper “making messes is what we do best” I knew I had to use and dedicate it to our Get Messy group. Andrea, Caylee, Lauren, Vanessa, Sabine and Sophie, as well as all of our new (and not so new) participants have been bringing out the best and most creative side in me and I’m forever grateful to have met them through Instagram. (and hopefully in person someday).20140716-230430-83070193.jpgI also want to share two pages from my sketchbook with you. These past few days were filled with mini yet important anniversaries for me. On July 15th I celebrated 12 years of living in the gorgeous neighbourhood called West End in the English Bay. I feel ever so lucky and grateful every day, rain or shine, and I’ve never taken this beauty for granted and never will. I celebrated my anniversary by sketching it, naturally, because I think it’s the best way to capture what you love.20140716-230431-83071992.jpg
On July 10th, I’ve also celebrated 2 years of doing urban sketching. I went back to the same location I drew my first outdoor sketch (as I did last year) to paint the same view and later compare all three sketches.
Well, this is it for now. Thanks for stopping by!
20140716-230725-83245517.jpgGet 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.



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20 thoughts on “art journaling 07

  • July 17, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Love your pages as always, Olya! So bright and full of energy! Brightens my day.
    I am currently in a love all stripes phase + blue phase so… Total crush! 😀

    • July 17, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Oh, Marta! YOU’re my total creative crush. Thank you, thank you.

  • July 17, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Olya love all the fun colors!! I too am having so much fun in this get messy group! It’s as if we are all creative cheerleaders on the same team! Glad I found you sweet friend!

    • July 17, 2014 at 7:50 am

      Jossie, I’m so glad I found you too, girlie 🙂 creative cheerleaders- *woop woop*

  • July 17, 2014 at 4:04 am

    These pages are GORGEOUS! And I’m loving that blue stripe page — I made something very similar for a PL filler card just before leaving for Anniversary Weekend.

    I really have to get the ball rolling on trying out this art journaling thing…

    • July 17, 2014 at 7:52 am

      Yes please, Kels, roll that art ball. I wanna see what you’d create. Don’t overthink it, just start.

    • July 17, 2014 at 7:53 am

      Thank you, Vanessa 🙂 *insert big Canadian hug here*

  • July 17, 2014 at 8:18 am

    So very lovely and inspiring! Gosh those sketches (and where you live) are gorgeous. My favorite is definitely your blue striped page. Yes a thousand times over. So pretty!

    • July 17, 2014 at 8:56 am

      Thanks, Laura! You should visit Vancouver some day 😉

  • July 17, 2014 at 9:39 am

    okay, wow. I new your pages would be awesome after you shared your peek. but THIS! so so good.

    • July 17, 2014 at 9:54 am

      You make me blush, friend. Danke! 🙂

  • July 17, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    My heart. My heart. My heart. That blue page is so incredibly beautiful. It warms my heart that I’m a little bit a part of it.

    • July 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      You’re a big part if it. BIG part, Caylee. And thank you 🙂

  • July 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    I just love your work. Its beautiful and fun. That first page is so sweet. I agree this group has been a total game changer!

    • July 25, 2014 at 1:01 am

      And thank YOU, Lauren, for kindly including me in that amazing group ❤️

  • July 20, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    I think your pages are just absolutely amazing, that blue stripes is all sorts of perfect. Your sketches/paintings are breath taking Olya, loved seeing them pop up on IG.

    • July 25, 2014 at 1:01 am

      Thank you, my dear Kellie.

  • December 12, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I’m in Van and would love to join this get messy group 🙂 found this searching for art classes and happy to see another creative type in da hood!

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