When Seestra came to stay

Last week my nephew got married and it was a week full of wonderful moments. One of the threads that wove its way through the week was my sister coming to stay. Here's a comic I made about some of the things we got up to!

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 …

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 …

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 – …

Autumn Days

Brandi Kincaid, guest artist for the Season of Connection at Get Messy, gave us an inspiring tutorial on creating small books to record our everyday moments. And so I decided to make my own little book and document something each day this past week. I was eager to experiment with the task of keeping a daily …

How to brew the best cup of tea whilst having an existential crisis

This comic was inspired by the fictional self-help book titles of Johan Deckmann. A big thank you to all my friends at Get Messy for yesterday's hilarious discussion about the book titles we would create. The two I cooked up became the subject of today's comic!

Birth Story

It's turning out to be an interesting season at Get Messy this time round! During the last season - The Season of Art 101 - I followed many of the prompts and tutorials, and the pages I created were very clearly influenced by these choices. During this season - The Season of Contrast - I have …

What about all the other moments?

I went a little wild today layering paints on top of each other. The result is a bit chaotic! I really enjoyed playing around with comics on the page and exploring the relationship between the panels and the surrounding space. When I started art journaling a few short weeks ago, I felt a little anxious …