So you’re a little bit crafty and a little bit arty – a confirmed creative dabbler. You’ve been cool with this for a while, but now you’re ready for more.

You want to go from amateur to artist.

The problem is you’re not sure how. You feel frustrated, isolated, and stuck in a creative rut. You know you can do more with your talent, but you just don’t know how.

I’m Caylee Grey

I’m a cross between your fairy godmother and your Jedi master. I simultaneously encourage with sprinkles and fairy dust, and kick your butt into gear with mad skills and wisdom.

I’m obsessed with creativity and productivity. The intersection between these two realms is where I live.

I know the power that organisation has to both kick-start and maintain creativity because I’ve put it to work in my own life. A while back, I made the deliberate decision to go from passive dabbler to intentional working artist. I gathered the tools I needed, and put them to work to forge a path to a more creative life, and now that I know the way, I’ve made it my mission to help people who want to get there too.

I want you to make stuff.

I want those feelings deep inside of you to come out and turn into art. I want those urges you feel to flourish into bloom.

I help you kick your fear of failure, your paralysing perfectionism, and your self-defeating disorganisation. I show you how you can live like an artist, and start accessing your unique talent and ingenuity.

About me as a human

I’m a South African living in my dream country of Germany. I have a husband. He’s nice. I call him T because in the beginning I couldn’t pronounce his name. Same goes for cutting his surname in three. I called myself Grey three months into our relationship, way before Fifty Shades. Thank goodness it worked out. We now have a tiny fluffy dog, Griffin. He’s really great at being excited. So am I. We’re working on T.

I believe in three things most of all – creating, getting shizz done, and garlic. Almost anything can be made better with one or all of these three things.

I like forest walks and Age of Empires. I’m an INFJ. I co-host Get Messy, the most amazing art journal community on the internet, I interview artists in the How She Creates podcast, and I teach awesome things.

On 7 July 2014, I started working for myself full time. It was kind of a way to do the things I love the most every day, and kind of a way to not have to wear pants. I hate pants.

If you’d like to know more about me, read my story.

Thanks for being here ♥