Messy Art Daily

Hello everyone!  I hope your week has been fabulous so far!

Has this ever happened to you?  You’ve been so busy with life, gardening, family, self-promotion, networking etc. that you haven’t found time to do the thing that gives you the most juice – namely making art? Well i certainly have! That’s been happening to me so I’ve decided to create art every day for 30 days – for 15 minutes a day.  Do you want to join me?  If so when you blog or tweet on twitter or post on Facebook could you use this hash tag #messyartdaily ?  When you do that it will be easy for me and others to find what you have done and then comment on it if possible.  It’s easy to do on Facebook!


So here is what you do – simply create a piece of art in 15 minutes (or more).  Set a timer like i did – i used my time timer which I adore!  I went over 15 minutes which i knew i would.  Now this doesn’t have to be a masterpiece at all – it can be messy or tidy, it can be black and white or have lots of juicy colours.  It can be simply drawing, or painting or collaging or all of the above! 

For my piece i decided to open up some bottles of Dylusion Inks which i bought 1 1/2 months ago and never opened.  I sprayed a large piece of cardstock with a few colours.


I then cut it into 5” square pieces and began to pull out some supplies.  For some strange reason this orange zipper was in my supply caddy which holds pens and pencils.  I stapled it to a square of painted paper.  I added doodles with a white China marker.  Don’t think too much….just use the supplies you are drawn to or jump out at you like this silly orange zipper Smile. I wrote “make art daily” on a torn piece of yellow lined paper and sprayed it with ink.


I stamped letters and a date on……….


Added a few things like a glittery pipecleaner, collaged arrow and washi tape. It was all very random and not overly thought out.



I clipped the mini piece of art onto the fridge as a reminder of my creativity.  Every day I’ll take the previous day’s art down and post the latest one.  I’ll post the art pieces on my blog 3 x a week but will most likely post them every day on Facebook .  If you’d like to check them out daily hop on over there and connect with me.

So remember – if you want to PLAY along with me for 30 days (or more) then use the hash tag #messyartdaily when you post on your blog, Facebook or Twitter so folks can find your art! You’ll probably find that you’ll get your art mojo back by dedicating at least 15 minutes to your art. We all have 15 minutes to spare each day right?  You could be at the Doctor’s office or at a child’s or grandchild’s game or in a waiting room somewhere.  You can have a small sketchbook and pens tucked into your purse to work on your messyartdaily. 

Okay – that’s it for today!  See you Friday!

Love, Violette xo

10 Comments on Messy Art Daily

  1. Wendy Fedan
    September 11, 2013 at 10:17 am (7 years ago)

    I love this! Especially the idea to set a timer. I’m going to try to do this.

    • admin
      September 13, 2013 at 8:29 am (7 years ago)

      Thanks Wendy for joining me – you most likely spend at least 15 minutes a day creating art at work right?
      Love, violette

    • admin
      September 13, 2013 at 5:06 pm (7 years ago)

      Setting a timer makes it easier to get down to it Wendy!

  2. Wendy @ the Late Start Studio
    September 11, 2013 at 11:42 am (7 years ago)

    This month I drew up 30 little squares, calendar style. so I could do a doodle a day. They’re just small and a couple of thimes I’ve been a day late but mostly on time . . . first thing in the morning or last thing at night. Just pens and one copic marker. I have no idea how long they take but perhaps 15 minutes . . . 🙂 It’s a lovely idea but the sharing would take more time so I’ll share at the end of the month. 😉

    • admin
      September 13, 2013 at 8:29 am (7 years ago)

      What a great idea Wendy! I was thinking of you as i created this challenge – i think it’s a good one for the kids you teach too! Sharing at the end of the month is a great idea!
      Love, Violette

  3. Wendy @ the Late Start Studio
    September 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm (7 years ago)

    I’m trying, but the other night I had to remove wallpaper in the kitchen so the plasterer could do his thing!

    If I taught the same group of kids each day I think I would use the daily doodle as a sort of mediation time. It might not be for everyone however I know that many kids just love to draw.

    My blog has been sadly neglected lately but I’ll post at the end of the month. 🙂

    • admin
      September 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm (7 years ago)

      Oh my gosh………that’s a tough job Wendy – i used to do that when i was a painter and i dreaded it!
      Let me know if you do the daily doodle with some of the kids. I’d like to see what you come up with!


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