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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  1. Sue K 23 October 2014

    i love your water colour paintings. And i love the simplicity. Gorgeous as always.

  2. scatteredconfetti 23 October 2014

    Wow, your pages are absolutely beautiful!! Love the colour scheme and especially that moon and the stars card!

  3. Julia Thomas 23 October 2014

    Oh, the moon and the stars page…. <3 it makes me think of childrens book illustrations.. so beautiful 🙂 xo

    • tanyaleekahler 24 October 2014

      Thanks Julia. Ive always wanted to illustrate a childrens book. That would be fun.

  4. Vanessa 24 October 2014

    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…

    • tanyaleekahler 24 October 2014

      Yes – weird is a good description. Thanks for your feedback.

  5. france 24 October 2014

    love these simple beautiful pages and happy birthday…it only gets better:)

  6. 24 October 2014

    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!

    • tanyaleekahler 24 October 2014

      Thank you. My personal favourites are Winsor and Newtons. A bit pricey – but worth it in my opinion.

  7. Lauren 27 October 2014

    LOVE the moon page! Its so beautiful!


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