Season of Freedom (part 2) – The new year

During the Season of Freedom I have been working across a variety of journals: I created a comics diary for my trip to the Caribbean, I continued working in my tiny Season of Ubuntu journal, and I also worked on loose sheets of paper. I feel unfamiliar – self-portrait drawn with eyes closed on a …

Season of Ubuntu flip-thru

This tiny journal was created especially for the Get Messy Art Season of Ubuntu. It was a joy to discover just how much can happen within such a small format. I hope you enjoy this journey through its pages, too! https://youtu.be/hxcJK-tH7LM Many of the pages in this journal are inspired by the Messy Marks class …

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 …

Rituals class – December

My solar spread for the December Rituals class was all about celebrating the past year. This month we were playing with a colour-blocking technique. After having been away from home with a teensy weensy art kit, I went crazy with paint, pens, stickers and collage papers! (The stickers are from the latest Flow book for paper …

Thank you 2018

In many ways, the journey we take over the course of a year is immeasurable. But if I was going to attempt to measure this past year, I can think of no better way than with this stack of art journals. Some are completed, some stopped halfway, and some are ongoing. It’s been great working …

Rituals class – November

The November Rituals class was all about gratitude which felt like a breath of fresh air in the midst of a rather intense month! My solar spread was all about feeling grateful for the many wonderful things in my life. The technique we were working with this month was journaling, with many different options to obscure the …

Poetry art journal collab (part 2)

In the Summer of 2017, I joined up with several artist friends from Get Messy to create a poetry art journal collaboration. Unfortunately, most of the journals got lost in the mail before they could be returned to the original artists. Today's post continues with my pages from the second lot of journals. You can see my pages …

Poetry art journal collab (part 1)

In the Summer of 2017, I joined up with several artist friends from Get Messy to create a poetry art journal collaboration. We each started a journal with pages inspired by a favourite poem and then sent them out into the world so that the next person could add their interpretations, inspired by the same …

Season of Ubuntu (part 3)

The last two weeks have sped by so fast! The clocks have changed, night is drawing in so much earlier, and the days seem so much shorter. Meanwhile, the leaves are falling from the trees, leaving puddles the colour of fire around their roots. This point in the season felt like the perfect moment for …

The communities close to my heart

The Season of Ubuntu feels like the perfect moment to give a special mention to three communities that are close to my heart and that have greatly influenced my creative work. Each one of these has strengthened and nourished my creativity and, in turn, my art has become part of the wider community so that it …