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 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 …

Inktober 2018 (part 2)

This October, I have been taking part in Inktober, the month-long challenge to create a drawing every day. I am using a super tiny journal (3 x 2 in!) made following a wonderful tutorial by Sasha Zeen. I began with no fixed idea in mind and very soon the theme of friendship came to the …

Season of Ubuntu (part 2)

One of the things I love about Get Messy is the way in which we spend an entire season exploring a single theme. Having several weeks to work with the same subject allows for different layers to come to the surface. The last two weeks of the Season of Ubuntu have been full of interesting …

Inktober 2018 (part 1)

October is also Inktober, a month-long challenge to draw something with ink every day. I told myself I wasn't going to take part in another challenge at the moment. This lasted 3 days into October when I suddenly realised I didn't have to take part in a huge, all-encompassing, epic way. I could do something …

Season of Ubuntu (part 1)

It's Season of Ubuntu over at Get Messy. If, like me, you have never heard of this beautiful term before, it's to do with the essential human qualities of compassion and humanity. This quote by Nelson Mandela sums up what Ubuntu is all about: 'In Africa there is a concept known as 'ubuntu' – the …