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  • Katie Smith

Get Messy Thursday

It is the Season of Introspection in the Get Messy community, and I am using an altered atlas as my art journal.

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Let’s start with my favorite page: As I mentioned last week, I am working in an old atlas I took apart and rebound. I gesso’ed over the map page and then painted on watercolor trees. This page was inspired by Ariel’s Forest of Introspection page. I just loved her page, so I painted on my own forest.

The girl is a photocopy of a watercolor painting I did in my sketchbook.

This page is much simpler than my normal style. It’s more of a collage look. I cut the “renew the spirit” saying out of a travel magazine (love those) and glued it onto some tracing paper.

You know I just can’t keep galaxies from popping up in my journal.

This page actually had a lot of journaling on it, following the Get Messy Art Journal prompts for the week, but I painted over it. I had a rough day and I needed to journal it out, but I also don’t like having my journal be too feel-y, you know?

So there we have it, my 3 pages for the week! Some days I can finish a page in just a short time and others it may take me a week to finish a page. What about you?

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