I woke up the other night trying to hang on to my dream so that I could art journal about it. In the morning, the dream had been reduced to a giant tomato plant which our neighbours were admiring and drinking champagne with some people I’d never met. It got me thinking about the difference … More Dreams : 2 : Get Messy Art Journal
Yep, it’s a new season of art journaling prompts over at Get Messy and I’ve been trying everyday to remember my dreams so that I could use them in my art journal pages ( hello frustration). I have managed to remember snippets, but when I finally got to art journaling rather than be too specific … More Dreams:1: Get Messy Art Journal
In August and September I planned to Take Stock. Well here we are in October- better late than never right? I’m bursting with news,well almost news to tell you but this seems like the perfect way to blog again and also take a few moments ( hour) to reflect on life right now. There is … More Taking Stock : October 16
I stepped away for a little bit and suddenly it’s September, Spring, nearly school holiday time and the end of another Get Messy season of art journaling. What !!! I hopped off the Get Messy habit Merry- go- round to see what would happen without the commitment to producing and sharing my art journal pages … More It’s been too long.
It’s all about priorities isn’t it? Well my creative endeavours and my little blog so enrich my life, but suddenly I find myself a Mum to an 18 year old who only has four more weeks of “normal” school routine to go and a 16 year old who needs a hair appointment, some new clothes, … More Hello there, I’m still here but you know … life.
We’re celebrating diversity in art and giving away one annual membership with a hop through the Get Messy Creative Team. To enter, just leave a comment on the blogs in the hop. The more blog comments you leave, the higher your chance of winning! Winner will be announced on Saturday. At the end of this … More On looking back and moving forward : Get Messy Creative Team Blog Hop
I’m feeling a bit excited today because I’m contemplating a little retreat. I’ve been juggling so many things for quite a while. All the feelings, all the responsibilities, to do’s, to think about’s, the everyday, the big picture and then all the creative stuff I’m doing as well! The thing is, at the moment it’s … More Retreat time : Introspection : Week 6
“Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next” Jonas Salk Isn’t this a great quote! I’m a big believer in following my gut, be it going towards or away from something. Sometimes things just feel right and sometimes they don’t and it is a knowing before my logical brain can understand … More Intuition : Week 5 : Season of Introspection
Want a sneak peek at the process behind my art journal pages? Well this week for something different, I took some photos as I made my pages with the prompts from Get Messy art journaling. I took a photo as I finished each ” layer”. It was actually interesting to me to break it down … More Do it for the process : Get Messy : Introspection : Week 4
When I was conjuring up this blog post I imagined sharing pictures of my hand made newly bound sketch book , but alas I am still impatiently awaiting for an essential supply to arrive so the adventures in Bookbinding Mary Ann Moss style are temporarily on hold. I’ve been bursting to share with you … More Oh My Gouache : Part 1