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Get Messy

Get Messy

By Caylee Grey

Making art should be easy. But let’s be honest: Art is messy. (Heck, life is messy!)

Together with me, Caylee Grey, we’ll explore what it REALLY means to be an artist. Practically. Warts and all. So that you can be an artist, today, now, even if you work a day job, have a million and one commitments, and own a cat that likes sitting on your art.

No more excuses. Okay? Okay.
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How to Art with Intention with Amy Maricle

Get MessyNov 07, 2019

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Feb 25, 202213:18
Self Publishing a Book with Kristin Tweedale
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The Art of Book Writing with Misty Granade
Nov 10, 202154:40
Structure vs. Chaos in Creativity with Sarah Gardner
Nov 03, 202147:04
How to Publish a Book with my Fairy Bookmother, Jeannine Stein
Oct 27, 202147:35
7 Ways to Feel Less Alone as a Creative (Zoom-Fatigue-Free)
Oct 20, 202118:33
What it's Really Like Running a Six Figure Creative Business with Deborah Engelmajer
Oct 13, 202154:49
Being an Artist vs. Just Making Art
Oct 06, 202121:08
Let Go of Control and Make Imperfect Art with Kelli Saginak
Sep 29, 202155:38
Bookcast Series #2: It's All About the Proposal
Sep 22, 202121:05
Tools Over Rules with Laurel Greenfield
Sep 15, 202146:26
How to Fill a Travel Journal
Sep 08, 202121:02
How to Write an Art Book in a Pandemic with Kellee Conrad
Sep 01, 202142:09
Bookcast Series #1: The Beginning - I Wrote a Book!
Aug 25, 202113:50
A Spa for Your Creative Soul with Shay Kent
Jun 02, 202147:39
Creating Authentic Art from the Inbetween with Rachael Helmore
May 19, 202148:53
Follow Your Curiosity with Pete DeMarco
May 05, 202146:35
How to Deal with Artistic Block with Tricia Poulos-Leonard
Apr 21, 202139:34
Dance Naked in Perfection's Face with T Grey
Apr 14, 202101:05:08
Intuitive Art for the Recovering Perfectionist with Iris Fritschi-Cussens
Mar 24, 202143:56
How to Collaborate with Other Artists
Mar 17, 202132:21
Collaboration for Art and Heart with Char + Claudette
Mar 04, 202147:22
Art as a Must Do Rather than a Nice to Do with Gilly Welch
Feb 04, 202147:05
Creating After a Drought, Art Meditation, and other Questions
Jan 28, 202152:34
No Rules. No Perfection. Just Expression with Karen Price
Jan 07, 202127:19
A Girl and her Studio - A Love Story
Dec 31, 202031:19
Take Time to Freaking Make with Anna Baer
Dec 17, 202042:33
Using Art to Narrate Your Journey with Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd
Dec 10, 202054:55
70 Ways to produce more than you consume
Sep 03, 202034:28
Connecting with Yourself with Elaine Kiziah
Aug 27, 202001:00:08
Why Art Journaling? with Wendy Solganik
Aug 20, 202002:10:00
Connection, Structure and Silliness with Sandra Busby and Tara Roskell

Connection, Structure and Silliness with Sandra Busby and Tara Roskell

You are going to love this episode. I’m chatting with Tara and Sandra from Kick in the Creatives. And if you don’t know them yet, by the end of this episode, you’re going to fall just as in love with them as I have. And good news for you because they’ve got their own podcast and you can binge listen to them and just take in everything that they have.

Kick in the creatives is a place where you can find creative challenges, and they’re all listed by month. They’re all there for you so you never get that FOMO for missing out on a creative challenge. It’s run by Sandra Busby and Tara Roskell.

Sandra is a still life artist and she’s best known for her paintings which are incredible, like you should really check them out. I can’t understand how they are not photographs. But yeah, Sandra mainly does a lot of paintings of glass and other reflective objects. And she didn’t actually mean to get into fine art. It actually happened by accident. We’ll talk a little bit about her story in the episode.

Sandra found a partner in crime with Tara Roskell who took the traditional art college route. She didn’t really know what to do with her art and so she moved into graphic design. She’s been in that industry for over 20 years, and it’s now freelancing. When Sandra’s not designing, she’s scribbling, doodling and taking part in these creative challenges and you should really look at her work too. It’ll give you a good idea of the type of person you’re listening to and the person that I’m chatting to today. You should see her portraits. They are so unique. And they are so inspiring, and they definitely encourage me to hone in on my own style rather than trying someone else’s.

We had a wonderful chat, and I’m really excited for you to listen to it.


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Jul 23, 202001:03:48
Don't Compromise with Barbara J Graham
Jul 09, 202051:12
Finding Joy and Flow in Your Creativity with Hannah Fitzgibbon
Jun 25, 202048:38
If you're feeling frozen and overwhelmed
Jun 04, 202013:22
Art for Excitement and Yumminess with Connie Solera
Apr 30, 202050:21
How to Find Your Style with Meg Journals
Apr 23, 202050:09
The life changing magic of morning pages
Apr 09, 202016:19
The Magic of a Sketchbook with Karen Abend
Mar 26, 202043:19
Real Life is What Makes Art with Johanna Clough
Mar 12, 202044:12
Your Truth is Enough with Mou Saha
Feb 27, 202048:43
Be Intentional About Your Artist Journey with Cindy Jay and Debbie Bamberger
Dec 11, 201901:04:21
Walking the 5 Paths of Journaling with Rebecca Kochenderfer

Walking the 5 Paths of Journaling with Rebecca Kochenderfer

In this episode, I chat to Rebecca Kochenderfer, the founder of and a lifetime journaler. Rebecca shares her experiences, approach, and tips surrounding the practise for both business and personal life. She walks us through the five paths of journaling, effects on our well-being and methods of journaling.

"It's not selfish to look out for yourself." - Rebecca Kochenderfer


🎙️ Full show notes and more information:

✨ Embrace imperfection and join Get Messy:
Dec 05, 201958:54
How to Art with Intention with Amy Maricle
Nov 07, 201943:46
How to maintain a creative habit with Anika Lacerte
Sep 19, 201950:27
Inspiration is not real
Aug 08, 201908:11
Creating art with a purpose beyond yourself with Morgan Harper Nichols
Jul 18, 201946:57
How I went from lazy and passive to deliberate and goal driven

How I went from lazy and passive to deliberate and goal driven

I used to be what I will graciously call passive.

I had (and have) a really good life. I was born into a self-made wealthy family. Every bit of my life (and the lives of my ancestors) was put together so that I could live an easy life. My parents did this weird thing where they actually loved each other. They loved me too. My sister was amazing. My friends were amazing. None of us did drugs. School came easy to me. Everything came easy to me. Life was easy, and because of this, I just let life do its thing. I allowed the mother of my high school boyfriend to fill in a university application for me and I went there simply because I got in. I didn’t put any thought into what degree I was going to do, it was chosen based on what I didn’t want to do. I found my group of incredible friends within my first week of being in a new city at university because we were the only English speakers in the residence. I even met my future husband while playing around on my computer.

Life was good, and it was certainly good enough.

And then a few things started creeping from the cracks that I had ignored. I grew into the biggest depression of my life. I didn’t fall into it; I wasn’t smacked in the face by it; I allowed myself, little by little, to grow into something simply because I didn’t make an effort not to. I didn’t go to the psychologist, I didn’t force myself out of bed right when the feelings started, I didn’t learn coping strategies. I simply allowed it to consume me. I welcomed it like an old blanket and hid in its cosy fort. In my second year of university, I had a breakdown. I can distinctly remember the exact moment that I curled on the floor in a university residence shower and cried. I can still smell the shampoo.


🎙️ Full show notes and more information:

✨ Embrace imperfection and join Get Messy:
May 30, 201915:11
The Get Messy Podcast
May 23, 201901:47