Get Messy | Season of Happy | Week 3

I’ve been art journaling for three weeks now during the Season of Happy at Get Messy Art Journal. This week I’m working with a few quotes to highlight on my journal pages.

My first page is graffiti inspired. I think of grafitti in more urban areas, but since my ‘hood’ is a ranch, I used the idea of writing on a barn.


"Take pleasure in the rich, random patterns in your life." From hector and the search for happiness.

“Take pleasure in the rich, random patterns in your life.” From hector and the search for happiness.


I used patterned paper, art markers and pencil. The image is a digital drawing I created from a photo I took of one of our barns. I have no color ink in my printer so I had to do it in b+w and color it. I went on a web search for grafitti fonts for PSE. The writing is off my printer on cream cardstock and then I used a paper punch to break up the lines. The two leaves are … well, two leaves. When I was weighting down the drying page they fell out of one of the books I was using. Clearly I’d pressed them in there (and forgotten them) just for this piece! lol

My second page also uses patterned paper and pencil. This time I used paint chips I’d picked up from a hardware store for color (thanks to which ever Get Messian suggested this).


I carefully added some random text stamping… wow, that can go wrong so quickly especially when it’s on top of a layer you want to keep. But it worked! I’ve very happy with it.  I used another one of the free grafitti fonts I found.

I wish you all a happy weekend my friends and fellow Get Messians.

Starfire aka Meghan aka FireBonnet

Starfire aka Meghan aka FireBonnet

Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program that is a school, art playground and family. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and support and trying new things. We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal.

Posted by February 20, 2016 Category: Get Messy Art Tagged: , , , , ,

6 comments on Get Messy | Season of Happy | Week 3:

  1. StephanieGab February 20, 2016 1:12 pm

    Oh! I think it’s so cute!! I don’t know if “cute” is the good word but I feel better with these pages!

    • starfire March 5, 2016 2:02 pm

      That’s a super compliment! Feeling better is the perfect response… I feel better viewing them too. What more could I ask? Big smile.

  2. gillywelch21 February 21, 2016 5:41 am

    Great wall Meghan & I love your resourcefulness!

    • starfire March 5, 2016 2:01 pm

      Resourceful is my middle name… at least one of them, lol.

  3. SarahC February 21, 2016 5:52 pm

    paint chips i never would have thought! but resourceful, and so many ideas 😀

    • starfire March 5, 2016 2:00 pm

      I know right? I see so much I want to try when I look at other art journalers. I could spend days on Pinterest alone with this subject (lots of youtube videos too).

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