Get Messy | Season of Dreams | Week 3

Real life dreams and day dreams. Those are the themes of the spreads I made this week.

I’m putting it out there – my dream is to one day be able to make money from my art. I dream of playing with paint everyday and not feeling guilty that I should be in the office, or cleaning the house or some other mundane task. I am working away in the background to hopefully start making that happen. In the meantime, I will keep showing up here making pages for Get Messy and any other project that comes up.

I made this spread to reflect exactly what I just said. It is an abstract collage background with acrylic ink scribbles and drips, and some simple journaling. Nothing too fancy, but I sure loved getting messy making it. I love choosing coordinating bits of ephemera (most magazine pages), gluing them down, and blending them together using coordinating paints, or as in this case, just gesso. I love how the blending kind of makes them into one scene and makes a story. The ink scribbles and dribbles just add interest.

Materials: ephemera (mostly from Frankie magazine or Peppermint magazine), Jo Sonjas White Gesso, Liquitex Acrylic Ink in Gold, Black and White, Liquitex Heavy Body paint – Paynes Grey, Black Uni-Ball Vision Elite pen.


This next spread is my take on what my day dreams look like. Me staring into space with thoughts oozing out of my head – water colour thoughts – muted and flowing and unpredictable. My brain goes to unusual places when I day dream – does yours?

Materials: Winsor & Newton Water Colours (Turquoise, Quinacridone Magenta, Paynes Grey, Indigo), Magazine cutting, Liquitex Acrylic Ink (Gold, Black), Black Uni-ball Vision Elite pen)


I made a process video for this spread too – you can view it here:

And that is half of the Season of Dreams finished. My journal is already bulging a little – might need to use a few less layers on my next few spreads.

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8 thoughts on “Get Messy | Season of Dreams | Week 3

  1. I think you’d be brilliant at making a business from your art! I’d certainly buy a course from you on art journalling as I think your pages amazing….I’m always in awe as to how you manage to capture perfectly every prompt! Good luck xx

  2. I was inspired by the finished page on Instagram, now I have seen the process, I am bursting with ideas! Thanks so much for sharing.
    My dream is to make money from my art too!

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