Get Messy | Birthdays and nature


This week I turned 38. Just another year older – nothing to worry about. Only two steps til the big 4-0 – nothing to worry about. It’s all going to be just fine. Breathe! I’m not really that worried – well maybe a little bit – but I still feel like I did when I turned 18 so I think I’ve got a few years left in me yet.

This weeks Get Messy Art a Journal pages are true to my natural style – simple, clean and with plenty of water colours.


These two pages were inspired by rainy weather (a week or so ago) and gloomy haunted houses (Halloween isn’t far away).



This next page came about after experimenting with white must on a black card. I loved it so much I decided to use it. The moon and the stars.


And then – 38 – an ode to my birthday. Thanks for all of the lovely messages yesterday. I felt very loved.

Have a great week guys. It’s almost prompt sharing week.


Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise 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.

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13 thoughts on “Get Messy | Birthdays and nature

  1. These pages are wonderful. A great color scheme. I’m looking at “the big 4-0” in Feb! I feel the same way about my age, it’s inly starting to feel weird when I think of it now…

  2. Love your watercoloring! (is that a word?) Do you have specific watercolor paint you’d recommend? I’ve got a cheap dollar store set my daughter uses but would like a set of my own, (where the colors aren’t all mixed!) Happy Birthday!

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