Every single day I am amazed by and honoured to be a part of the Get Messy community. One day totally stood out to me, though. It was the day that I received this in the mail.
Three creative friends of mine got together to make a zine. Then they posted it to me.
Turns out, art makes me cry. Kindness from people I’ve never met in real life makes me cry. This zine is the single most beautiful present I’ve ever received and I’m going to treasure it forever.
Seeing the work of three artists whose works I really admire in real life was moving. Seeing the tiny little details that computer screens and cameras fail to convey is something truly magical.
I ran my fingers over the textures for an hour.
I stared in awe at seeing the handwriting of three of my favourite people.
And the beautiful faces.
With every single page I honestly couldn’t handle the heart that went into it.
Get Messy has changed my life in ways I could never have imagined. I feel like the luckiest person in the world. There’s really something special about a community that feels the way you do, that values the same things you do, and that knows that you’d love a gift like this.
I stare at my own art journals all the time. They’re nothing special. When I saw Lauren and Kathleen’s art last month, it was really moving. Because my community is online, I’ve always had a screen between myself and the art. It numbs it down a lot. Seeing their stuff and being in awe of it validates my need to create, and my reason. I can’t explain it, you’d have to feel it for yourself. And oh, I suggest that you do.