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I am starting a new series on my blog today! 

Titled as "film notes" it's a place for all of my scribbles, drawings and quotes that I make when I'm watching something super inspiring. I have done this before, starting with Amelie a few years ago. I was so inspired when I saw this film that I just wanted to create alongside it!

I created alongside the Netflix documentary Minimalism for my first installment. This was a really interesting film, about living with less, the path to true happiness and how we are dictated by corporations on what will make us feel satisfied and fulfilled. I 10000% recommend it and challenge you not to have a clear out afterwards! ;)



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I am very excited about this new series and have a few ideas about what films and shows to feature. 
Please comment with any that you would find particularly interesting or think would be inspiring for me!
   

FILM NOTES | MINIMALISM (A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE IMPORTANT THINGS)

Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite zine squad editions - I feel like every time we create a new one I say that! 
The theme for this zine was "it's a small world" and it was made for the ridiculously talented Sasha

Original Zine Squad: Katie, Vanessa & Myself
Guest Ziner: Tanyalee


I was last to receive the zine (my favorite position to be in!) so I think the cover is a collaborative effort. 
I added the washi, which in true collab style was actually a little gift from Katie. 


My inky world with a quote to live by


The tiger on the left is from me


My stencilled page on the right


My cityscape inspired page on the left. 
As a child growing up in the countryside, I always dreamed of living and exploring cities. 


Our standard sign off page! 

Make sure you visit everybody else's blog today to see the full zine :)

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You can find all of our other zines here and to see sneak peeks and progress shots, follow @zinesquad on instagram!

ZINE SQUAD | IT'S A SMALL WORLD

In our final week of art 101, we have been focusing on collage. 
This is one of my all time favorite techniques and I loved creating these simple ephemera pairings.




As always, I'll be creating during the get messy two week season hiatus so will back here next week to share more of my art journal adventures!

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Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program/community. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and support and trying new things. This is an affiliate link to Get Messy Art Journal. This means that when you purchase a yearly membership using the link, I receive a small percentage. We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal so Join Get Messy now! " 

GET MESSY 2017 | ART 101 | WEEK 6

Today I am sharing with you my pages for the grey journal. This is Vanessa's colour for the 2017 edition of color blast. It was a fun and challenging colour, certainly not one I gravitate to naturally, I am more black and white or full on rainbow!

Pushing creative boundaries like this though is one of my favourite things about collaborative journalling. 

Color Blast 2017:

Julia - Orange
Vanessa - Grey
Lauren Brown - Green
Lauren Blood - Purple
Moriah - Crimson
Sarah - Mint
Riet - Yellow



The cover, made by Vanessa



My first double spread, I had to put some feminist notions in here for V <3 



My page on the right - an inky response to the page on the left



Playing with textures



I added the collaged pieces of fashion illustrations 



The balloon man is mine and the washi was there already. I can't wait to see the further evolution of this page!


My favourite grey is sharpie silver!

COLOR BLAST | GREY

This week I followed Elizabeth's tutorial on drawing. Elizabeth's blog and writing style is one of my most favorite so I felt fully enthused to try her various techniques. I also felt empowered by her sentiment that drawing is just a bunch of shapes and we can all make shapes - right?!


 
I don't like this page but I wanted to put all my drawing experiments into one real "sketchbook" page. 
Trying out ideas, playing and seeing what does and doesn't work for me. 


 
The bottom corner is drawn with my left hand - I am in love with the naive lettering!


 
My favorite piece I made this week. Swirly and abstract - this is my comfort zone!


 


 Also - I am still continuously building layers on this piece. It's from a tutorial that Pam shared on the Get Messy blog that I am trying really hard to push myself to do. Hopefully it'll be finished (and not in the bin) by the end of the season... which is next week! 



I am taking part again in the 100 day project this year and have chosen #100daysoftryingtodraw as my challenge. 
So get used to seeing more weird versions of real things from me in the coming months!


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Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program/community. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and support and trying new things. This is an affiliate link to Get Messy Art Journal. This means that when you purchase a yearly membership using the link, I receive a small percentage. We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal so Join Get Messy now! " 

GET MESSY 2017 | ART 101 | WEEK 5