Seasong of Art 101 has officially started. And my first tutorial on watercolors is out for the members to watch and learn. And let me tell you, seeing people re-create what you've shown them is surreal! I've received so many kind words from the community, and I've seen people being brave and try watercolors even though they didn't think it was their "thing". I've seen people fall in love with watercolors and venture out creating their own unique ways to use it. I am forever grateful to Get Messy Art Journal for maing this feeling possible.

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If you are wondering, 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 suppport andtrying new things. I totally recommend Get Messy Art Journal if you are feeling creative and want to get into the habit of making art. I am a proud member of Creative Team 2017!

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I made my own journal for this season. And so far, I quite enjoy working in it!

watercolors (Payne's Gray, Indigo), collage, Graph'It brush pen, acrylic (Flesh Tint)

First entry in my journal was a result of an early prompt from Lauren. She asked us to make an envelope paper self-portrait. Since I didn't have any envelopes, I just used whatever junk mail I currently had around. For her space hair I used a wrapper from my new pan of Payne's Gray watercolor.

watercolors, Faber Castell PITT artist pen, white gel pen

On the next page I just swatch some of my watercolors and tried mising new colors. Then I went over some of the swatches and added penwork just for fun.

acrylics, watercolors, markers, Faber Castell PITT artist pen

The page on the left was my spin on Vanessa's tutorial on drawing faces with gouache. I don't have any gouache paint, but I figured I might as well use my acrylic paints and watercolors. The idea of the season is to learn, experiment and be like a child. My 5 year old self wouldn't stress about not having a certain supply, so why should I? I topped the page off with some pen and marker doodles.

watercolors, collage, Faber Castell PITT artist pen, Graph'It brush pen, white gel pen

I intentionally created this journal with a few flaps, so I can experiment with interactive journaling more. I used my own tutorial for creating a watercolor background and then collaged and doodled on top. Also, I quite enjoy my new brush pen (my first ever!). I want to practice writing with it more, so don't be surpsised if you see the brush scripting more often in my journals. #sorrynotsorry

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