Totems: Using Images and Symbols in Your Art

I’ve always loved cats. Any kind of cat really. House cats, leopards, cheetahs, lions. Which is why it’s not surprise that my spirit animal is an Egyptian cat. What is a spirit animal, you ask? In Native American and other shaman traditions, it is thought of as a spirit in the form of an animal …

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The Year of Creation

Another year, another resolution blog post. 2016 was the year I started making art on a regular basis, joined Get Messy, moved to another country, paid off my credit cards, and started grad school. Not so great things included quitting a really great job, saying goodbye to friends, getting a student loan for said grad …

Adventure zine!

I had the opportunity to collaborate on a wonderful zine with three other artists from the Get Messy art community: Torrie, Lynda and Jenny Our theme was adventure, which was appropriate as I was about to embark on my own adventure in London when I made my pages. I hope you enjoy it! If you …

Why Millennials have not been offered the world

I often hear people in my parent's generation talk about how Millennials are sheltered and have everything given to us; loans, education, confidence, expectations of a job in tough times. These generalizations infuriate me. While it's true Millennials are often over-confident, nurtured excessively by their parents and will most likely have careers and jobs that don't even …