10.30.2014

Get Messy | October 30th



This month's prompt:

Journaling Challenge: Gratitude. What are you grateful for? What aspects of your life are you thankful for, that you might be overlooking while being busy?



Art Challenge: Use visual examples for at least three things you’re grateful for. Photos/doodles/magazine cut outs/stickers/anything. SHOW us your gratitude!


This was a tough prompt...mainly because it was hard to keep things simple. I'm grateful for so many things so I just ended up writing everything out on the last two pages. It ending up being one of my favorite prompts and I can see myself doing something like it every month.


Details: On the first page I actually cut out a piece of paper bag and ran it through my printer. That was a personal touch and takes me back to a childhood memory of gratitude and Thanksgiving. On the right side I used a large crosshatch rubberstamp and adhered three small B+W photos. One of Keith, one of me and one I took of the sunlight filtering through the trees during a walk. The "THIS" stamp was an obvious choice. Those three things are it for me right now. My fella, nature, and another year of life on this earth.  I filled up the following two pages with all the things for which I am grateful right now. Letting it flow out of me felt right. I might have even had a tiny happy weep as I reflected on the words and what they meant to me.
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Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

7 comments:

Jodie said...

I love, love, LOVE all your writing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love that you just wrote and wrote and kept on writing! To me this is real, raw and wonderful. Well done! xxxxx

Jodie said...

I love, love, LOVE the amount of words you have written! I love that you have just let them flow onto the page. It's raw and its real. This is what it's all about. Well done!!!! xxx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! Simple but oh so beautiful! And I am so bad at making more pages at once, too ..so I always end up making them the evening before or even in the morning right before we have to post them. Not good.. >.<

Ella said...

I agree, gratitude is a difficult topic to keep simple because there is just so very much to be grateful for and more appears every moment! I really like what you did to share it! :)

Vanessa said...

It's funny because you wrote everything out whereas I wrote nothing! I love how this prompt can be interpreted and how it means different thing fr each of us.

Kelly said...

beautiful, as always. and, what jodie said. she summed it up better than i can.

sumofmylifeblog said...

Beautiful. ❤️ And I love that you had a tiny happy weep. I absolutely love that. ❤️