Two months ago I found a group on Instagram called Get Messy. To be honest, I have followed the group for a while but didn’t really read into what it was. I just liked a photo.
Then one day, I saw a post about an Art Swap. Without reading anymore into it, I thought this is my chance to finally start art journaling again. I sent off the email to say, “Im in”. I then waited until the close off date and a few more days. It was then I realized that you had to be part of the group to see who was your swap partner. It is a secret community. I tossed up for a few days as to whether I wanted to part with $25USD to join. My belief is if you cant stop thinking about it your meant to do it. So, 2 days later I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I filled in the online form and just like that in a matter of minutes a whole world of Art and like minded creative was opened up to me. (Just for the record I was the only one to get a dud swap (my partner has fallen of the face of the earth) but it hasn’t deterred me)
I somehow managed to join at the very beginning of the most recently completed season – Serenity. I had no idea what to expect but let me tell you, it was better than anything I had imagined. I have created so many beautiful pages and explored ideas that I would not have thought of off the top of my head. To add to that, I have connected with a community of people that I really enjoy chatting to from all over the world. We connect through the Facebook page, Whatsapp and periscope.
Here are a few of my favouite pages from the Serenity Season for you to have a look at.
I have committed to Inspirational Thursdays so each Thursday you will see a post about what I have created that week and what spoke to me. It is a side ways step to my Scrapbooking but surprisingly the techniques and creativity are showing in my Scrapbooking Layouts.
I am loving the challenge although I am quietly freaking out that I may have bitten off more than I can chew. Oh well, we will have to see how it goes.
You can also see my pages on my instagram account – @popleopod or on my Facebook page Popleopod. Do go and follow them too.
Don’t forget to checkout Get Messy. Tell them I sent you.