Get Messy Art Journal

Happy Thursday! Since Thursdays are the day that we share our art journal pages at Get Messy, I thought I’d make a page dedicated to it.

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The right page uses a brown paper bag as a background, and an image I found a long time ago but never used. (Can we talk about how wonderful it is that art journaling finally lets me feel like it’s okay to use all those “special” pieces I’ve hoarded for years?!) The image is fantastic to me for several reasons. I love how gorgeous the girl is from her hair, to her sweater, to her pure ecstasy. She’s drinking wine and licking cake batter (or straight icing?). Go for it, girl.

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One of my pages this week is carrying over from last week‘s theme. I had only been in New York for a day and a half when I shared my pages before, so this last homage is to the day we went to Coney Island. I’m going to be going into more detail about my trip tomorrow (stay tuned), but Coney Island was a highlight for me. It was kitschy and strange, just how I like it. The page features a photobooth strip I took and (unused) fry bag from Nathan’s Hot Dogs. I wrote some keywords on the fish in the background, like “mermaids”, “beach”, and “touristy”.

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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 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