We have a new season over at Get Messy! This time it's a Season of Contrast. I am pretty excited for it. As many of the Messians have already mentioned, this is forming to be quite a deep and meaningful season.

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Week 2 was about intuition and inner discoveries. I really enjoyed letting myself free and just pushing paint around, thoughtlessly.

acrylic, gesso,pencil, marker

This spread was created while watching Riet's wonderful intuitive painting tutorial, Intuitive art is  something I've been playing with for a few months now, so it was nice to just tune into the tutorial and ply along. Riet had so many wonderful insights and advice on intuitive creation.

watercolors, acrylic, pencil, white and black pens, white ink splatters, Tim Holtz Idea-ology stickers

This page was inspired by Courtney Diaz's YouTube funky florals tutorialI loved the effect so much that I had to try. I was going into it thinking I would add lots of patterns, maybe some texture or writing to the painted page, But, after I've created the page I felt as if it was finished just the way it was. So, I gave myself a permission to leave it simple, and I love it like that.

felt tips, watercolors, acrylics,Tim Holtz Idea-ology stickers

This is the very first page I started creating this week, but the last one I finished. It was made, inspired my Ashley's  finger painting challenge over at Get Messy Instagram account. I created a portrait, using my own tutorial on image transfer (available for Get Messy members), and then finger painted around. Those free strokes made me think of Van Gogh's style. I left this page for a while, not knowing what else to add. Everything I could think of felt excessive. So, in the end, I just pulled out my Tim Holtz Idea-ology stickers and played the "found poetry" game with them.


What did you learn in week 2 of Season of Contrast?




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