get messy art journal | march

art journal | March | momentstolivefor.com

This month was filled with life. We went on a vacation in the Netherlands, I met a lot of friends, the weeks were filled with dates with friends and colleagues and work was full of meetings and tasks. Therefore there weren’t enough hours in the day for anything else, but I’m totally okay with it since time with friends and family is my highest priority. Living my life is important to me. So it’s okay, if I don’t find the time for crafting or blogging. That’s one of the main reasons, why I don’t monetize this blog. Because I like the freedom to blog, when I want and don’t have to meet any deadlines.

A few weeks ago I started a new Pinterest board about art that inspires me and would like to copy as art journal page. At the moment I try to change my style of art journaling and try a lot of new ways to fill a page. So these pages look a lot different than the ones I did until now.

art journal | March | momentstolivefor.com

art journal | March | momentstolivefor.com


art journal | Get Messy | momentstolivefor.com

get messy art journal | february

art journal | February | momentstolivefor.com

This month was a busy one. We had a lot of gatherings with friends and family. So not much time for anything else, like art journaling. But at least I tried something new, a new art journal format: a little Moleskine cahier in A6 format. It’s perfect to use up your paper scraps and the letters are looking really big on the pages. The only thing, that bothers me, is the thin paper. If I write on one page, you can see it on the other side. So not beautiful. But maybe I have to find a new way to work with this kind of paper. How do you work with too thin paper?

art journal | February | momentstolivefor.com

art journal | February | momentstolivefor.com

This is the February prompt from Get Messy: “What is the one thing you most want your children (real or imaginary) to know about love?”. I found it hard to decide, which ‘fact’ is most important, so I wrote everything down. But it was very interesting to think about, what I would tell my future children or a good friend, who is still looking for love and struggeling. As a background I used the negative surroundings from an alphabet sticker sheet. Not sure, how it’s called. Especially with the different colors it looks so fun.

Love | Get Messy prompt February | momentstolivefor.com

art journal | February | momentstolivefor.com


art journal | Get Messy | momentstolivefor.com

Sketchbook Project 2012

Create & Capture - cover | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

In 2012 I stumbled upon the Sketchbook Project. If you haven’t heared about it, it’s a collection of sketchbooks all in one library and made by you. To be exact, you order an official sketchbook on their website and when it arrives, you fill it up with your sketches, collages or whatever comes into your mind. When you are done, you send it back and it will be catalogued and can be viewed by anyone visiting the library on the internet, if you choose the digital version too. The little library of The Sketchbook Project is mobile and travels through the USA and sometimes even around the world.

When I ordered a sketchbook of my own, I was simply curious, what I would come up with. Since you don’t have a set theme to work around, you are free to choose whatever you want. You can even rip it apart and stitch it together, if you want to. It took me a long time to choose a theme, but when I found it (“Create & Capture”), I finshed the sketchbook within two weeks. And I came up with totally new ideas and styles of collages for me. It was like a journey to know myself better. I posted every page in 2012 on the blog, but since the pages look like an art journal and the photos are way too small, I thought it would be fun to share them again with you in a single post, all together.

Create & Capture this moment | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

The Big C | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

Try again | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

Sing your song | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

Logic & Imagination | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

Life is short | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

Photography | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

Create, don't be afraid | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

A wow moment | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

I see something beautiful | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

Enjoy the little things | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

Create | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

No wrong, no right | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

Create something new | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

Create something, something bold | Sketchbook Project 2012 | momentstolivefor.com

If you are interested to participate in the Sketchbook Project yourself, you can order your sketchbook here.

get messy art journal | january

art journal | January | momentstolivefor.com

There’s a giveaway today on my Instagram @sabinecrafts. I’m giving away a free spot on the awesome Get Messy Art Journal community, that Caylee and Lauren worked so hard for the last months. It starts at Feb 5th and I can’t wait to see, what they’ve created. You can follow the community at Instagram @getmessyartjournal.

Inspired by Caylee, who filled an entire art journal cahier in one night, I journaled all Sunday through and made a lot of new pages. The “struggle” page and the black out text are prompts from the Get Messy Newsletter. The other themes simply crossed my mind. I tried not to overthink every page and instead just went with the flow. It was an fabulous experience to see, what I’m capable of, when I let my feelings reign and not my head.

art journal | January | momentstolivefor.com

art journal | January | momentstolivefor.com

art journal | January | momentstolivefor.com

art journal | January | momentstolivefor.com

art journal | January | momentstolivefor.com

art journal | January | momentstolivefor.com

art journal | January | momentstolivefor.com

art journal | Get Messy | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy – the big announcement

Get Messy cover

“Get Messy is becoming a full-fledged art journaling extravaganza and you’re invited to the party! We listened to your emails and comments and the Get Messy that you know and love is growing and evolving into an art journaling program. It is for anyone who is a curious beginner or a seasoned artist. There will be prompts, linkups, tutorials, accountability, and resources. And our glorious GM community. Hop over to Lauren or Caylee‘s blog for more information and make sure you sign up for the Get Messy Newsletter to be the first to know when the program launches and to receive free prompts to work on through the holidays.”

Get excited. Because we’re about to Get Messy.

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Get Messy | simply happy | momentstolivefor.com

It’s Get Messy Thursday for the last time like you used to know it. The creative group of Get Messy vixens is looking forward to some amazing changes. More to that surely soon on Lauren‘s or Caylee‘s blog. The two creative, most inspiring founders of Get Messy. Thank you, you two for this fabulous journey. It was such a happy adventure!

I’m still not back from my blog break, most likely not till the new year, but I wanted to honor the end of the first part of Get Messy today with a post. Get Messy has given me so much, of ideas and inspiration for my own projects and life. The supporting and lovely group is just unbelievable and I’m thankful for knowing them and being part of it.

And here’s my page for the prompt today. You find the linkup on Lauren’s blog. The challenge was to choose one word, which describes yourself best at the moment and use it in your design for background or embellishments. The focus should be on the word.

Get Messy prompt | one word | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.


Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | momentstolivefor.com

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Get Messy | open your mind | momentstolivefor.com

Another two pages from my travel art journal. Since I had no craft supplies with me besides pens, most of my pages are text heavy. But it was a good challenge not to use washi tape or papers to fill in the blank, simply text. The snippets of titles from magazines I had put on the pages, felt like little prompts and therefore the themes of the pages were clear.

Get Messy | do & don't | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.


Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | momentstolivefor.com

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Get Messy | girl power | momentstolivefor.com

These pages belong to my travel art journal I took with me on our vacation this year. Because I didn’t want to take many craft supplies with me, I prepared it in advance with scraps from magazines and washi tape. All I did on vacation was to fill in the words. But I loved it that way. It made me focus on the content rather than the design aspect. Although I tried to use the words to give the pages a special look.

Get Messy | little escapes | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.


Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | momentstolivefor.com

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Get Messy | live more adventurous | momentstolivefor.com

The text says: There’s no alternative to reality – Live and let live.

 

You are all so amazing. Everyone created so beautiful art journal pages from my prompt last week. Still amazed by all this creativity and your stories behind the pages and thoughts on being adventurous. I didn’t had the time to comment on everyones post yet, but I hope I will find the time on the weekend. I’m so happy to be part of this creative, inspiring group.

Get Messy | capture life | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

 


Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | momentstolivefor.com

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Get Messy | live more adventurous | momentstolivefor.com

Thursday and prompt day. So excited for this one, because this months I wrote the prompt and I’m so eager to see, what everyone created! I hope everyone enjoyed this little crafty adventure, even if it was hard to figure out, what to create and work with unusual materials.

I must confess, although this was my own prompt and I thought, it would be so easy, it was really hard to create a page with a new material, I never used before and let the page still look like me. These feathers waited in my crafty backlog for years to be used. Now that they are out on the page, I really like them and their bold colors. But they won’t go in my regular craft stash. They are just not my style. But I really do love this children’s book page I found on a fleamarket. Love the drawing and will definitely use more of the drawings on other pages.

Get Messy | live more adventurous | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | live more adventurous | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy | live more adventurous | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

 


Get Messy - Art Journal Challenge | momentstolivefor.com