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Get Messy Week 4

Get Messy Week 4 by LaWhimsy

This week it’s all about the absolutely wonderful Autumnal Equinox that’s being celebrated here in the Northern Hemisphere. I adore this time of year – the crisp air, the sharp, spicy smells, the harvest colors bursting with fiery charm, the dance of the leaves and then their crunchy piles. It’s pure bliss! Because of my utter joy and because of all of the activities that fall around this time, I didn’t have a lot of time to make my pages this week, but I did keep my theme consistent!

Get Messy Week 4 page 1 by LaWhimsyThe first page has a bit of my poetic type of musings from a previous Autumnal jotting. I added it on top of a few fall sort of doodles and a touch of acorn washi tape to hold it in place.

Get Messy Week 4 page 2 by LaWhimsyFor the second page, I took a couple of previously pressed fall leaves and ever so gently drew on them – one is squirrel tracks and the other is a spiral (much like the path of a falling leaf). The leaves themselves are so fragile, yet they held up better than my previous attempts at leaf doodling on older leaves (the drier the leaf, the more fragile – it’s best to actually draw on them when they have been pressed for a day or so – not a year. At least that’s what I’ve found to be ideal!)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful equinox, no matter the season it’s marking!

Namaste ~ Ella

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice 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.

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2 thoughts on “Get Messy Week 4”

  1. Oh, I love these pages! You have perfectly captured what I also adore about fall. I’d love to try your trick of drawing on pressed leaves, I’ve never done that and yours turned out really pretty! Thank you for sharing these pages!

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