Get Messy Art Journal | 002

This is my second week of art journaling and this is what I've learned so far . . .

  1. The creative process is totally different than what I'm used to.  For my other projects, it's important to keep my message consistent.  But with art journaling, the message is my mood and, of course, it's going to change from day to day.  This week, I found myself starting a page in my journal and then moving in a completely direction when I went back to finish it.
  2. I am super affected by the weather!

When I initially posted a sneak peek of my work for this week, I already knew the theme would be about getting started and the promise of a new adventure.  

Then this day happened.

I like what I created, but when I look at the two pages below, I don't see sunshiny optimism.  Even the quote I chose for my second page feels different to me now.  When I first pinned the quote onto my Pinterest board, I loved the sense of wonder it conveyed. Now, within the context of my journal, it sounds like the words of a malcontent haha . . . especially because I didn't use any color and those little scribbles look a lot more manic than they do whimsical! Yup, I was definitely channeling my inner storm clouds.

So, I have to say this has been an interesting experience for me.  I've never created this way and I'm glad to be experimenting with a different sort of  process than I'm used to :)

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 are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.


  1. Wow, I actually like how "malcontent" it turned out! I think I can kinda picture how it would have been, had those words been part of a sunshiny and optimistic spread. But they pack more of a punch like this, honestly. Best to go with your gut and mood. :)

    Beautifully done!

    1. Thank you for your kind words Violetta! Yes, I try to be optimistic, but I suppose that's not always the case :)

  2. Oh I really do love reading your thoughts because they are so similar to my own. You're great at articulating them.

    And oh, how I really love love love that you've already noticed that you can't really choose how your art journaling comes out. It comes out anyway.

  3. Love this! It's so crazy how this jornal can just tap into your mood! Looking forward on taking this journey with you!