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Get Messy Season of Seasons week 1.


The season of seasons is upon us over at the Get Messy Art Journaling community.

I have to admit that it took me far too long to decide on a journal to use for this season!  Eventually I decided on the Airfoil instruction book and a pile of vintage library catalogue cards.

I thought that this way I can work in the book and on individual cards which I have recently been enjoying.  I have some glassine envelopes on the way so that I can include the cards in the book and ensure a cohesive journal. Well, I can’t promise cohesive but at least it will be all in one place.


Once I had decided on the journal (s), I wanted to make a little ‘kit’ to see me through the season without having to decide which supplies to use for each page, of course my little kit got bigger and bigger and I am pretty certain that my vintage typewriter will have a major part to play too. I am still sure that this conscious choosing of supplies will help keep me on track and mean that I can think about what I am making and spend less time wondering what to use to make it.


To kick off my book, I listed my supply choice starting with the basics – pens, pencils and water brushes (one with sumi ink in which I can’t live without!).




Next I tipped out my acrylic gouache colours and chose three for each season. Then I second guessed myself because of all the season options I had not considered – life, the soul, love, time, age, woman, motherhood –  I have just chosen the obvious seasons of the weather.  This is where some magic happened.  I decided to journal on the library catalogue cards all about my thoughts on them – literal to metaphysical seasons and what I think about them all.

I will use my typewriter for this and it will be the first time I have done any writing of note in my art journal.  Of course I haven’t done it yet, but I will, I can’t wait get to get going with it.


From a seat of complete indecision I have arrived at the season of seasons with a clear idea of where to start and if I just keep going from this momentum, who knows where this season of Get Messy will take me. I am looking forward to see where I go and where I end up!

If you are an art journaler or are curious to see what it is all about, pop over to Get Messy Art Journal and check it out!

Happy Thursday x


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