A Messy Conversation

Today I had the great pleasure of being interviewed for Get Messy Art Journal by one of my favourite Messy Artists, the fabulous Misty Granade. We talked about my creative story so far, the things that inspire me to create, how there's no such thing as a beginner, and a whole lot more. Here is …

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 …

All the best warriors I know are on TV

O! To rest On a great wooden chair, Covered with sheepskin, And drink a cup of ale Between battles! * * * Something troubling you? Why not follow Lynda Barry's sage advice and draw a monster? That's what I did today and found it so much more satisfying to see my fears visualised and externalised …

Travel News

This is the story of a different kind of cave hidden in the foothills of the moon. * * * During the course of this NaPoWriMo, without intending to, I've developed a method of sorts for creating art journaling poems out of words from the newspaper. It goes something like this: I create a background or …

Floating

Okay, I'm really pushing the boat out in terms of what constitutes a poem here. As you may have noticed, this one has no words. It has a title though, so maybe that counts? Floating - it could be a one word poem, right? This piece was created using an intuitive painting method from a wonderful …

She

She is up there on the hill, clearing a path through the wild summer grass, making a nest for the little bird. She would like to meet herself one morning. She has sent an invitation. In winter, she removes her own skin, makes broth from her bones, dances naked by the fire. She will be …

Action Man and Space Woman Build a House!

This piece* is influenced by the Season of Contrast that's taking place at Get Messy right now. What happens when two seemingly opposite characters get together to work on something? Can each see and value the other's qualities? *Is this a visual poem? A comic or a comics poem? An art journaling spread? A movie …

My heart is a black tie affair

My heart is a black tie affair. Fine crystal tinkles as I waltz across the floor. I will find the long dress that came to me when my mother broke. It's hard to look good when you're shaking. What shoes do you wear? * * * Today's prompt on the NaPoWriMo website was all about …