I had every intention of documenting this season week by week, but that clearly didn’t happen! I have to admit that I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy this season, but it was so wonderful! I’ve tried so many new mediums, found ones I love, and I feel like my art has improved so much in six weeks! It has also been wonderful to see all the other Messians flourish and grow during this season. I’ve really enjoyed chatting to everyone on Instagram, Facebook, and the Get Messy website. Here’s how my season went…
I had a great start to the season with week 1. I learned from my first season that I should probably make a separate journal for each season. However, it did spill into my other journals and projects just because I love the tutorials and prompts so much!
I didn’t do as much in week 2, as I got a horrible cold, but I did end up making one of my favorite pages (which is really a four page spread) using Riet’s prompts and tutorial:
This week, Pam Garrison shared an awesome tutorial on layers and I had to try it in my big “resistance” sketchbook. I wasn’t super happy with how it turned out (I kind of botched the image at the end) but it was a fun process and I’ll definitely be using it again in my journals. I did a step-by-step of the process on Instagram:
I also used layers in some of my post-its from that week, which I’ve shared already.
This was a really fun week, and I’ve made a ton of pages using the prompts and tutorials from it! A lot of my YOCH post-its have the techniques I learned. Here are the pages in my season of art or other journals:
I didn’t do a ton this week, but I did make another of my favorite pages. I also used the techniques in some of my YOCH post-its:
The final week was a super busy one in terms of what I made! I started Vanessa’s bookbinding class, took up Sasha‘s no-sew journal challenge, and went back to some of the early tutorials since I finally bought watercolors and gouache! My YOCH post-its also got the new medium treatment!
My first attempt at Coptic stitch using Vanessa’s class. I messed it up by looping the thread under the wrong stitch, but it’s okay! I figured it out for my tiny post-it art journal and I’ll be redoing this once I get a chance.
My no-sew mini journal, as challenged by Sasha! I made this in a couple of hours and it was so fun (and cathartic). I’m thinking of turning it into a series.
Phew! That was a lot to get through. Maybe next time I won’t leave it to a massive post haha. As I said, this season was so much fun and I made so many pages I’m happy with. I’m excited for the next season (but kind of glad for the break, I need to work on my collabs with other Messians!).