Get Messy Art The No-Rules, No-Judgment, No-Pressure Approach to Making Art - Create with Watercolor, Acrylics, Markers, Inks, and More

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Pub. Date: 2021-12-14
Publisher(s): Quarry Books
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Summary

Getting messy is the best part of creating! Get Messy Art gives you the freedom, inspiration, and ideas to experiment and play with art techniques and projects to create perfectly imperfect art.

We’re always told that play and experimentation is the foundation of growing as an artist. But where do you start? Where to find new techniques to try? How do you bring them all together? Get Messy Art has all the guidance, instruction, and inspiration you need. Based on the popular online class and community website Get Messy Art, this book brings together tons of creative art techniques and projects, including painting with watercolor and acrylic, mark making, drawing with markers and pen and ink, sketching faces, and much more.

The fun doesn’t stop there. You’ll also learn how to make your own art journals and trendy junk journals—easy handmade books to work in that are personalized and one of a kind.

In Get Messy Art you’ll discover:
  • A welcoming environment that encourages play and experimentation, to help you become the artist you always wanted to be.
  • How to use no-rules, no-stress art techniques as a creative outlet to express feelings.
  • Actionable inspiration that will keep you going, even when motivation is scarce.
  • Fresh techniques that will show you innovative ways to use low-cost supplies such as paint and mediums, stencils, pens, and paper.
  • Easy background techniques that will get you started and banish fear of the blank page.
  • The satisfaction of making your own unique journals using simple methods.
Ultimately, art is all about creating for the sake of creating. It’s powerful, it’s cathartic, it’s messy—and it’s all yours. It’s time to get messy!

Author Biography

Caylee Grey is a South African artist who created Get Messy Art in 2014 with a friend. Her creative adventure began as a way for her to get messy, ditch perfectionism, stay accountable, and consistently create art. By the end of the year, Get Messy had expanded to almost 50 artists, and a business and a community were born. Caylee now runs the website herself, offering online classes, inspiration, and a supportive group of fellow artists who love sharing their artwork.

A self-taught artist, Caylee believes in making a whole bunch of really average art in order to get to the good stuff. She’s honored to lead a tribe of incredible humans passionate about cultivating their art practice. Caylee lives in Waghäusel, Germany.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Messy Movement
The Power of the Journal
The Magic of Habit
The Anti-Supply List
Creating Your Messy Journal
THE TRAILS
1 Spark: Spark your creativity and launch your art journaling habit.
2 Grow: Grow as an artist by expanding your knowledge and skills.
3 Cultivate: Cultivate your artistic practice and take your creative life to the next level.
4 Connect: Connect with a community that gets you and your arty awesomeness.
Resources
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Index
 

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