lundi 25 septembre 2017

September 30 Days of Lists || 19-24

List 19 is the one I hosted on the 30 Lists site. I have been super fortunate to have see and met so many people this year. I love the fact that I'm able to make these connections.









dimanche 24 septembre 2017

Get Messy Season of Fairytales flip through

Please enjoy this flip through of the Lady of the Moors!

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mardi 19 septembre 2017

September 30 Days of Lists || 11-18

I feel like I really got into a good rhythm this week. Very inspired by these papers and their colour scheme. I love busting my stash too.











lundi 18 septembre 2017

Color Blast || The Purple-icious journal

Hey hey! Today I am sharing the pages I made in Lauren's very cool Purple journal. I got mixed up in the order of sharing our pages so you get a double dose of purple today.


I have to say right off the bat that I love saying the word 'purple' and in French 'pourpre' with all those rolled r's. I like the degrees of lilac that you get in a sunset.


There is a link between purple and texture for me, soft velvet petals, deep furry darkness.


We all thought of Purple Rain but before that there was Purple Haze!


I added a few elements to the pages below.


A couple of favourites: a peek-a-boo...


...and a washi tape page.


There are many hues of purple. I prefer the blue toned ones. But in general, it isn't a colour that I use a lot. I loved being out of my comfort zone here.


I love using cast-offs and photo remnants in these journals.


Here is my favourite page: Chang'e and her hare next to the moon (made by Riet?)


Please take a look at everyone's pages : Julia, Riet, Lauren, Moriah, Lauren and Sarah.

vendredi 15 septembre 2017

GET MESSY SEASON OF FAIRYTALES || 06

And so we come to the last week of the Season of Fairytales. Like many of you, I will have a hard time letting go of this magical Season. Although I have filled my journal so the project does feel complete to me, at least in regards to The Lady of the Moors.
 

Like the lady, it sometimes takes us a while to see our path, the one that is ours, not the one this other person is following and that looks good to us, not the very trodden path that everyone is taking; our path.


Once we've found it, we let fear abate, we let anxiety fade, we embrace change. And we carry on down that path.


It's easy to lose sight of who we are in this social media driven world. It's easy to want everything else, to want to be a part of every group, to try every single thing, to want to have the same style as this or that person, to be fit, to be happy in our relationships, to eat well, to be there for our kids, for ourselves, for our better halves, for our animals, for our co-workers, for our friends, for people we don't even like that much...it all becomes exhausting.


But, once you really start listening to you, to that voice inside of you, those fears fall away. It is so healing to quiet the noise. To retreat and enjoy what truly nourishes us.


 Loved Ashley's fun pop up techniques!







Again with the flaps. I really like them :) 


Perfect to hide a pretty pop up witch!


 And so we come to the last page and the conclusion to my tale:


So, did you guess that I was telling my own story? The story of my summer of unplugging and making space for myself. The Summer of Realigning with What I Need. I will be forever grateful to the Moors for the serenity they have given me.


And I am forever grateful to you who come here and read my words and look at what I have to say. I appreciate you very much. The end.

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lundi 11 septembre 2017

September 30 Days of Lists || 1-10

Ready, set, List! Here we go for another round of 30 Days of Lists. Love my big notebook, it really changed it up for me. Here are the first ten lists.














vendredi 8 septembre 2017

GET MESSY SEASON OF FAIRYTALES || 05

Hello all, welcome to week five...oh my, the Season is almost done! This week, I have three spreads, each with a quote. That is pretty rare for me! The first one is a quote from Terry Pratchett. I used it on the spread I made from Julia's awesome inky forest tutorial.


The flap opens us to reveal both the forest and the Witch.


I had way too much fun making that forest! I used all the ink types from my arsenal and loved the process. I even added some glitter that I bought with Jules in London.


In the end, I was not brave enough to try the bleach but it's definitely something to try at some point.


 The second spread features a quote by Friedrich Nietzsche. This is our heroine, but once again, I'll let your figure out if I'm talking about the Witch or the Lady of the Moors.


I just love the different backgrounds playing together here.


And a final spread...with a flap!...featuring a quote by Sylvia Townsend Warner. this goes with the "common sense" prompt. I mean really, who wants to be like everyone else?


The flap opens to reveal the quote.


The roots here are a packing tape transparency that I thought wouldn't work because it was on a newspaper type of paper. It turned out perfect! The lesson is take a chance sometimes!


I had lots of fun using Emk's tutorial and drawings as templates for the wings. And I used some of the cool papers Becka sent me!


In this image you have the Witch, the Lady of the Moors and the princesses. I am definitely gearing up for the conclusion to my tale. I only have three spreads left in my journal!


How are your fairytales coming along? Don't you just love this Season?

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Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program/community. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and support and trying new things. We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal. Join Get Messy now!

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