Season of Freedom (part 1) – A Tropical Vacation

I was fortunate enough to spend the first three weeks of the Get Messy Season of Freedom on a tropical beach holiday in Barbados and Antigua. I wanted to pack light so I took with me a single slim sketchbook to act as a written diary and art journal combined. I also brought with me …

Divyam’s comics diary

Recently, my arty morning pages seem to have morphed into night-time pages. I've been using Lynda Barry’s 4-minute diary. It's a wonderful way to keep a diary and is easy to squeeze in, even at the end of the busiest day. Here are the steps: List ten things you did List ten things you saw …

Arty morning pages (part 2)

I'm not exactly the type you would describe as a morning person. I'm sure anyone who knows me well will agree! But I am always much brighter for having started the day doing something creative. Recently I started doing an arty version of the morning pages. Here are some more of the pages that have …

Arty morning pages

For many years, I started my day with Julia Cameron's morning pages. Writing three sides of A4 paper, stream of consciousness, without stopping to think or edit, is a great way to clear your mind and step into the day. Recently I had been feeling a bit unfocused each morning and yet I didn't feel …

Diary of a yoga retreat

I have just returned from a beautiful yoga retreat up a mountain in France with Alaric Newcombe. I took with me a Muji passport-sized art journal, a mini watercolour set, a water brush, and a couple of black pens. I didn’t have a lot of time to art journal during the retreat so each day I …

April daily art project

I had a lot of fun in my daily art journal this past month! I was very much influenced by the Season of Play over at Get Messy and found myself using my water soluble crayons on almost every page. Drawing and colouring with crayons is one of the quickest ways I know to get …

March daily art project

It has been another wonderful month in my daily art project: a place to record how I'm feeling and what is going on in my life; a place to practice using different mediums and techniques; and a wonderful way to keep up a regular art practice even if I don't seem to have much time. …

February daily art project

February can often be a gloomy month. It's been winter for so long and then suddenly it gets even colder! This didn't get me down in quite the same way as it often does, even with a 3 week winter cold! I think the fact that I made art every day really made a difference …

Season of Kindness (part 1)

It's the Season of Kindness over at Get Messy Art Journal. I usually do a big post at the end of each season, jam packed with all the pages I have worked on for the previous two months. This time round, I thought I'd try something different; I'm going to post my pages every week …

January daily art project

This year, I have decided to join the daily art movement! This is essentially a 365 day project of making art every day. I read about this idea in Julia Cusworth's inspiring article in Brush Magazine and knew I had to give it a go. I chose a Moleskine daily planner as my journal – …