Happy Thursday! I loved sharing last week’s challenge, with my self portrait. I’m fairly certain they’re my favorite pages in my book. I also love how the tinsel peeks out of the pages, and you’ll be able to see it in today’s photos if you look.
The first two pages were intended to embrace all aspects of emotion and lifestyle. On the left, I wanted to address the fact that it’s okay (and good!) to experience all emotions, even sadness, because it doesn’t take away from who you are at your core. We don’t need to tell women to smile, and we don’t need to be joyful and skipping all of the time, because we’re human.
On the right, I wanted to talk about how it’s okay to live your life the way you prefer. Whether you’re introverted or extroverted, prefer to drink till 3 am on a weeknight or stay on your couch reading on a Saturday night, whether you’re liberal or conservative. It doesn’t matter. Live your life.
The next two pages are simple. Just a stencil reading “color” in rainbow on the left, and some patterned paper underneath a vintage (and used) postcard of a carousel on the right.
On the gold reflective tape I wrote, “find sparkly linings“, which I think is an important thing to keep in mind. (Read: silver linings.)
And the last two pages I have to share with you this week are relatively random. On the left is a sneak peak of the results from the disposable camera installation I did in Brooklyn last month, and the right is just a collaboration of images that aesthetically describe how I’m feeling right now: teal, bold, organized, popped, collected, sexy, calm.
Make sure you make some time to get messy, babes!
Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise 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 each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal
Loving your art pages…all of them! But that first one really speaks to me!!!
BTW – I am an introvert w/ a few extrovert tendencies…translation: when I drink I get cray-cray! Hahahahahaha!
Haha, I have a few friends like that!
Thank you so much, though. I really appreciate it!
Mary, I love your style, I love your energy. The ‘ Stay in or go out’ one…took me way too long to accept that one.
Complimenting me on my energy is a quick way to my heart, Vanessa. <3 Thank you so much! I'm glad you've learned to accept the stay in OR go out philosophy. Live your life in the most Vanessa way possible!!
hey girl heeey! Awesome pages this week! I all for feeling blue sometimes. It’s life and not all things are peachy! Thanks also for coming by showin me some love!
til next week my messy sister!
Aw thanks so much, Jossie! Messy Sister Unite! <3
I feel like your pages are getting better and better every single week. And so is your wisdom. “It’s okay to feel sad”… you’re amazing.
Aw, C. Thank you so much. That means a lot coming from a goddess such as yourself. It IS okay to feel sad!!
Your mind is SUCH a dreamy and magical place…
You’re the dreamiest!!