art journaling

So it’s my first blog post and I have no idea what I am doing..But it seemed fitting that my first post would be about a little art journaling group that has changed me inside and out..

Over a year ago, I stumbled into this group…Get Messy Art Journal..Headed by Caylee Grey- AKA Cay Grey and Lauren Hooper AKA Hoops, I started not even really knowing what Art Journaling really was! As the group grew, so did I! I had zero confidence and was scared to show my work..A year later, I am an oversharer,have taken way too many classes to hone my art skills, did a painting a day for 365 days-which I just completed and started year two, did a hundred day project..(100 days of collage), with my get messy pal, Patricia… and I could go on and on..(and all because of Get Messy).

I had a tough year, my best friend boyfriend had severe medical problems this year, and they were unexpected.. My art journal and sketch book became my constant companions.. as did my Get Messy friends.. I never believed in Internet Friends…I thought it was silly, but I have laughed, cried, bitched and celebrated the first Get Messy Baby,and my new friends all over the world have become true friends..

I am so proud to say that I am on the 2016 Creative team, which made me dance (which is not a pretty sight) and cry..The group of ladies I will be working with amaze me with their talent and I can’t wait to start..Please follow my journey here and on Instagram..(and please bear with me as I get the hang of this!!)