Woohooo! We are starting a new season at Get Messy Art Journal today! We are in for a magnificent Season of Color! We at Get Messy want to see you shine bright in all the colors of the rainbow. We will learn color inspiration, symbolism, mixing and matching colors and much more! With the brand spanking new season pass you can get taste of Get Messy and express yourself in all the colors of your soul! 

Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program that is a school, art playground and family. 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. I totally recommend Get Messy Art Journal if you are feeling creative and want to get into the habit of making art.

Our Creative Team is doing a fun blog hop. So, make sure to follow the links in every blog post they share to see all the colors of the rainbow expressed through their amazing art!
I, as a proud member of Get Messy Creative Team, want to share some inspiration to get you started, The color for today is black, which many say isn't color at all, since black absorbs all colors and reflects none of them back. I know for sure that many of you are not fond of using black in your work, but I personally absolutely love it. It's one of my go-to colors to add contrast to any piece. It is dramatic, basic, contrasting all at once. It can seem too dark, but without the shadow we wouldn't be able to see the light. Right?

Let me show you a simple page I've created using only black pencil ad paint.

I started by doodling on the page a little with a soft charcoal pencil. I ended up with a face shape and some random lines.

After that I printed this black and white flower, cut it out and glued on the opposite page (honestly, this was my way to cover up a messed up face drawing.. oops! ;)

I took my trusty acrylic paint in black and just shaded the areas around the face and the flower. I added some water to my brush in the end to soften up the edges a little.

I finished up the page by writing a quote "Things are not quite as simple as black and white" in black liner. This might seem like an overly simple page, but black color just calls for minimalism sometimes, doesn't it?

Here's a challenge for you, if you want one: chose 1 color and create an entire page by using it. What will your color be?

Visit my friend, Katie Smith and check out her one color piece of art (hint - it's BLUE!!!)! She is awesome and you'll love her (if you aren't already in love with her) ;)


Big warm hug to you all!