I've taken part in an amazing project. Get Messy x UNCHR is a collaborative magazine featuring artwork from the get messy art journal group, all around the theme of humanity. We wanted to come together and make art for the Syrian crisis. All proceeds from this magazine will go to the charity UNCHR and I hope you will join us in supporting such a deserving cause. The magazine is available through blurb here and these are my pages.

All Souls
- ink and water

I see you
- ink & felt tips 

- ink & felt tips



Starting of with a bold statement.
Best. Season Yet.

To be alive
- acrylic & pen

Because sometimes the world is horrible, scary and atrocious.

Magic in my mind
- collage, stencil, pen, acrylic & photoshop

The immediate link I make with magic (after witches and love and the sky) is imagination. I think believing in magic - 
or anything really - only takes a little imagination and I know that I have a lot!

One Day
- ink, acrylic & pen

This is a magical quote of I ever saw one! There's the full moon just hiding in that envelope... 

It's a kind of magic
- collage, ink, acrylic & photoshop

Juliet in a collaged magical art journal world ... 

I implore you to check out the rest of the talent in get messy through blogs, instagram wherever and also to sign up and become a messian yourself! At the start of a new season, there's no better time to join up.. and we all need a little magic in our lives ;) 



Keeping these zine secrets is killing me... 

- zine front cover by Katie

This zine is for Sharon. She is an amazingly talented art journaller who has fallen on a rough patch of life this past year. We wanted to dedicate and gift this zine of Bold to remind Sharon that she is an inspiration to us all in the get messy art journalling community. Bold, Brave and Deserving!

Today we have organised a blog hop to show off all of our individual and joint pages for the zine. The contributors for this edition were:
Myself, Katie, Lauren and Vanessa

I'm doing it anyway
- collage & acrylic

I was the last person to receive this zine so my job was to finish off all the blank pages. I was totally overwhelmed by the pages already created that I had a bit of creative block. This was the first page I made, to help ease myself in. Being bold is all about taking chances and diving in head first, even when it's scary and you have no idea what you're doing! 

Mind Over Matter
- collage & pen

I was lucky enough again to share a page with my art journal obsession, Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd. Her page is on the right, mine the left. I added some florals and hearts to her tiger as well as highlighting the word bold. For my side, I wanted something that complimented the idea of quiet strength. I chose these sparrows and triangles as ordinary shapes and objects that together read as strong and punchy.

Dolly Mix
- felt tips & water

I started this background with the intention of a quote or drawing or collage to go over the top but I loved the simplicity of it too much to tamper with! 
I decided to smudge the right hand side with water, to separate the two pages a little. I think it shows no matter what is put onto you, your true self will always shine through.

- acrylic & pen

The last page was mine to claim and I wanted something pure and BOLD. Yellow acrylic has that kinda feel, don't you think? 

Stay tuned for more secret zines landing soon ..... 




This week we are on a season break in the get messy community so my regular Thursday post is something a little different..

I joined Get Messy in June 2014 and since then the whole concept has grown loads.. and keeps on evolving! 

I thought that this season break would be a nice time to reflect on all the pages I have created so far and to show you some of my favourites...