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 …

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 …

Strange colour palette

No canvas absorbs colour like memory - Robert Aris Willmott It's Season of Art 101 over at Get Messy and this week we're playing around with acrylics. I had so much fun creating my own strange palette. It's amazing the associations that colours hold. This palette could be a poem, a story, a biography. Alternately each colour's name could be a …

Chorus

Chorus: Is your world borrowed From the man in your life? Buttoned-up, Rolled-up, One-size-up? Unmask The force inside And joy Comes out of the blue. * * * This page began with a wonderful gouache tutorial from Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd as part of the Season of Art 101 over at Get Messy. I didn't have any gouache …