It’s that time again!

It's nearly April and that means it's nearly time for NaPoWriMo! This is the month where people from all around the world set out to write a poem a day for 30 days. There's something wonderful about a creative challenge in which so many people from so many countries are involved. All that energy and focus; it’s …

Season of art 101

What a wonderful season it has been at Get Messy! We've been focusing on art materials and how to use them. I've found this especially helpful and enjoyable because I have little to no experience of many of these materials. While there are some I used as a child - felt tips, crayons - I've been discovering all …

Art and colour open up my world

One of the things I love so much about being part of the Get Messy art community is the feeling of connection with artists all around the world. The forums are alive with conversation - about art tools and resources, what we're working on, and what we've got planned in our creative lives. There is …

Inside you is a house

What is home to you? I recently started an online art journaling course with Juliana Coles of the Institute For Extreme Journalism. The course is called Inititation and it feels like the perfect vehicle for diving deeper with my art journaling exploration. This question comes from one of our first assignments. One of the things I …