So I’m doing a two for one this week to get “caught up” on the Get Messy Prompts and be on the correct week for this week. For week three we were working on a “graffiti” theme and it was really fun to try some new lettering styles out for this one. You should definitely check out the #getmessyartjournal on instagram to see everyone’s amazing take on this prompt. There are so many cool interpretations. Some thoughts on what… Read more »

  The second round of the Colour Chaos Travelling Art Journal has been going on and I was working in the Black Journal from Julia which was a whole pile of fun let me tell you. The first page here was made using modelling paste and a skull stencil I had. I dripped black ink all over it and I love how it turned out. I though the ink would run around the paste more but it soaked into it in… Read more »

I’m afraid I’m a week behind on Get Messy owing to a lovely flu and chest infection that basically came out of no where and it’s knocked me for six. I’m feeling much better now though and I’ll double post this week so I’m all caught up before the end of the week. This is an additional page I added in this week, I just really love this quote. I used my hand carved stamps here. The top one was… Read more »

So I am am part of this cool group of people on Facebook and Instagram called the Artists of Instagram. It’s organised by Jessie and every month we get together and swap with each other some cool artwork. Each month we have a theme to shake things up a little and it’s really fun to be challenged to create something outside of the journal and I also get to recieve some fun goodies from one of the other talented people in… Read more »

We’re back with the new year and a new Get Messy and a new season, the Season of Happy (of Happiness but I’m going with Happy!) I wanted to go with something different for this season so I decided to make my own journal of this season. I had been watching Creative Bug and one of the classes was making a journal from old cardboard boxes, like cereal boxes, and away I went. Here’s a close up of the front of the… Read more »

If you’ve been reading my blog you will see that I mainly post about my art journal but I am sure there are people out there who are thinking “this is nice but what is it all about?” “An art diary, art journal or visual journal is a daily journal kept by artists, often containing both words and sketches, and occasionally including Mixed media elements such as collages.” This is the Wikipedia definition of what an art journal is. It’s… Read more »