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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.

Get Messy Caylee Grey

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 34 Ratings

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.

    The mess makes for the BEST art

    The mess makes for the BEST art

    Check out my art around this here: https://getmessyart.com/?p=240892andpreview=true (https://getmessyart.com/the-mess-makes-for-the-best-art/)
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    📖 Buy my book: https://www.getmessyart.com/book (https://www.getmessyart.com/book)
    ✨ Embrace imperfection and join Get Messy: https://getmessyart.com/join/ (https://getmessyart.com/join/)

    • 7 min
    When you can't create...

    When you can't create...

    You can find the free PDF sharing my favourite books for art journalers here: https://getmessyart.com/when-you-cant-create/ (https://getmessyart.com/when-you-cant-create/).
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    🎙️ Full show notes and more information: https://getmessyart.com/category/blog/podcast/ (https://getmessyart.com/podcast)
    📖 Buy my book: https://www.getmessyart.com/book (https://www.getmessyart.com/book)
    ✨ Embrace imperfection and join Get Messy: https://getmessyart.com/join/ (https://getmessyart.com/join/)

    • 13 min
    Self Publishing a Book with Kristin Tweedale

    Self Publishing a Book with Kristin Tweedale

    Telling your story is important. Telling your story of your life is what connects you to others, and helps them feel a little less lonely. By telling your story, you give others permission and remind them of their worth. The story-telling champion, Kristin Tweedale, and I talk about telling your story for yourself as well as for self-publishing. She shares absolutely everything about her self-publishing journeys - the one she took years ago, and the one she's currently on.
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    📖 Buy my book: https://www.getmessyart.com/book (https://www.getmessyart.com/book)
    🎙️ Full show notes and more information: https://getmessyart.com/category/blog/podcast/ (https://getmessyart.com/podcast)
    ✨ Embrace imperfection and join Get Messy: https://getmessyart.com/join/ (https://getmessyart.com/join/)

    • 52 min
    The Art of Book Writing with Misty Granade

    The Art of Book Writing with Misty Granade

    When I started art journaling, I started because I wanted to be an artist. But, step one to being an artist is making art. It's the same for writing a book. Step one to writing a book is actually sitting down and writing.
    The absolute Queen of Process, The Queen of Doing the Thing, is Misty Granade.
    When I found out that she was writing a book I knew that I had to talk to her about the process of writing. Misty is someone who is comfortable in the messy middle in her art and her writing. She has really good insights into how to talk to yourself in the messy middle.
    This conversation is going to feed your soul.
    We talk about process, the book she's writing, why she's writing, her struggles, how she overcomes them, how she adapts everything to be what she needs it to be in order to maintain the fun.
    In the end, it's all about the fun.
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    📖 Buy my book: https://www.getmessyart.com/book (https://www.getmessyart.com/book)
    🎙️ Full show notes and more information: https://getmessyart.com/category/blog/podcast/ (https://getmessyart.com/podcast)
    ✨ Embrace imperfection and join Get Messy: https://getmessyart.com/join/ (https://getmessyart.com/join/)

    • 54 min
    Structure vs. Chaos in Creativity with Sarah Gardner

    Structure vs. Chaos in Creativity with Sarah Gardner

    Sarah and I chat about the way she sees creativity - a place that has space for both structure and chaos. We talk about the harmony of her left and right brain sides of her brain. Creativity is impossible unless you're willing to embrace uncertainty. You have to widen the scope of possibility in order to create something new.
    Man, it's another good one.
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    🎙️ Full show notes and more information: https://getmessyart.com/category/blog/podcast/ (https://getmessyart.com/podcast)
    ✨ Embrace imperfection and join Get Messy: https://getmessyart.com/join/ (https://getmessyart.com/join/)

    • 47 min
    How to Publish a Book with my Fairy Bookmother, Jeannine Stein

    How to Publish a Book with my Fairy Bookmother, Jeannine Stein

    Prepare yourself for a bucket load of fangirling.
    Jeannine is one of my favourite people in the world - my editor, my Fairy Bookmother, and all-around dream maker. She changed my life, and in this episode, we're sharing insight into the process of publishing a book from the perspective of an editor, and of the writer.
    We talk about starting with the art. About the relevancy of books in this day and age. Taking your sketchbook to coffee and finding a partner who accepts this. Authenticity, even when you give the reins to someone else. And Jeannine shares a link to submit your own book idea to my publisher.
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    📖 Buy my book: https://www.getmessyart.com/book (https://www.getmessyart.com/book)
    🎙️ Full show notes and more information: https://getmessyart.com/category/blog/podcast/ (https://getmessyart.com/podcast)
    ✨ Embrace imperfection and join Get Messy: https://getmessyart.com/join/ (https://getmessyart.com/join/)

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Juicy-S-Art ,

I love Caylee’s Interview Style

I appreciate that Caylee prepares and invests herself in producing great interview questions and touches on deep and meaningful topics affecting our creative lives

CL in SF ,

Deep wellspring of creativity

Huge appreciation for these conversations about creativity & creative process. Lots of ideas and differing opinions. Plus, Caylee’s honesty about mental health, family life, immigration, & geopolitics. This is a really rich podcast.

Ginnis Tonik ,

Art, Creativity, and Connection

I like to listen to this podcast to accompany me while I make art. It provides deep conversations about what does it mean to call yourself an artist to practical solutions for carving out time for art.

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