What.. already! Week 6: Season of Words: Get Messy Art Journal

The last couple of months have gone by in a bit of a blur to be honest. Sometimes I feel like I’m just going through the motions of life. The necessity of work, of cooking, of feeding the pets and changing the kitty litter. Life has a certain amount of rhythm which seems to carry me along with it. Even though the rhythm has altered dramatically and life seems kind of topsy turvy, the days go by, I get things done, the washing gets dried and then dirty again. But once a week I find myself writing a blog post about my art journal pages, because art journaling and creating have become an essential part of life for me these days. YAY!!!

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This season has been my favourite so far since joining Get Messy Art Journal at the start of the year, and this weeks prompts didn’t disappoint. Did I mention that I accidentally filled my little altered book? Well I did, but I wanted to keep the season within this little book so I got creative today and made a little insert. Some pages smeared with gesso and stuck together with washi tape. It’s a bit like it’s own little chapter. There’s even a note to self tucked into the envelope.

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I often see other people’s pages that inspire me and I know that that inspiration and those ideas sometimes germinate into new ideas in my own creations. Without even realising it I am sure that part of my art journal learning is from other people in the group who share their wonderful pages. I have gotten into the habit of looking after I create though, so as to not to feel intimidated.

This week’s prompts included searching the #getmessybooks and #getmessyartjournal hashtag on Instagram for inspiration. I’m stealing like an artist and planning on doodling on a page and writing a simple phrase . Thanks @paperputat, @cayleegrey and @thehandcraftedstory for the inspiration.

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I’ve written this post in instalments as a time management strategy. Finding myself sitting here rushing to complete this post so I can be full present to my family for dinner and the evening ( and enjoy a cold glass of Sauv. Blanc). so forgive this rushed and disjointed post. Even my pages have been  done in stages which is actually quite a nice way to go about things.

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I’m pleased with myself for posting each Thursday  about my  get messy art journaling. Now the season is over I’ve got some catching up on other posts to do, like 1+4=Life and Taking Stock and maybe even Plugged vs. Unplugged post.

I  also plan on doing some promptless, random, loose pages. Maybe I’ll do a sneaky bit of stealing, or try to express something I don’t feel like shouting out to the whole world. Or maybe I’ll have a little break and recharge before the next season begins not to mention the silly season….What Already!

Thanks for popping in lovely readers.

Emily x

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