The Get Messy Podcast

The Get Messy Podcast

By Caylee Grey
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.
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010 The Magic of a Sketchbook with Karen Aben
Once again I am freaking excited about this week's guest on the podcast. This week it's the beautiful Karen Abend. She has a heart of gold and I'm really excited about our chat today.  In this episode we discuss the absolute magic of sketchbooks. We discuss how sketchbooks are the root of everything creative, no matter what you call them - sketchbook, art journal, notebook, junk journal... all of those good things. I hope you play this while you are creating in your sketchbook, your art journal, whatever you call it. Let's all create together. --- Show notes + links The Get Messy Podcast Join Sketchbook Revival (for free!)
43:18
March 26, 2020
009 Real life is what makes art with Johanna Clough
"You’re putting your life into it so that’s what makes it something special. That’s what makes you appreciate it and other people as well. It really doesn’t matter what you use and it’s funny to say that because I make journals and I’m very passionate about it because I think what you use can inspire you and be a very, very powerful tool to keep you documenting. But at the same time, once you develop the habits and the style and you develop the passion for it, then it’s not going to bother you what you use." – Johanna Clough Today in a historical first, I am interviewing Johanna Clough. It’s historical because it’s the first time I am interviewing her, but also the first podcast she has been on, which I am excited about because I am a hardcore Johanna fangirl. I love what she creates, who she is as a person, and the encouragement she brings to the art community. Johanna is an absolute delight. This conversation that we had is an absolute delight. You are absolutely going to love it. --- Show notes + links The Get Messy Podcast
44:11
March 12, 2020
008 Your truth is enough with Mou Saha
"I don't take it upon myself to make my art last forever." - Mou Saha Mou is the guest artist for Get Messy's Season of Belonging and she is an absolute zen queen. We talk about her journey, how she created belonging within her art, how she tells her truth, and her journey to realising that she is enough. --- Show notes + links The Get Messy Podcast
48:42
February 27, 2020
007 Be Intentional About Your Artist Journey with Cindy Jay and Debbie Bamberger
Every year, Get Messy hosts a workshop on reflecting back on the year, and creating intentions for the year ahead. This year we have two very special guests. Print out the workbook, grab a pen and watch the video below where Debbie, Cindy, and Caylee walk you through reflecting on 2019 and planning for 2020. Cindy Jay and Debbie Bamberger are prolific artists with big hearts. I sat down with them to reflect on our 2019 years in art, and to create intentions for 2020. This is an informal episode where friends chat and laugh, but one with so many takeaways from these wise women. Join us to reflect on your year and plan for (another) creatively fueled year. --- Show notes + links The Get Messy Podcast
1:04:21
December 11, 2019
006 Walking the 5 paths of journaling with Rebecca Kochenderfer
In this episode, I chat to Rebecca Kochenderfer, the founder of Journaling.com and a lifetime journaler. Rebecca shares her experiences, approach, and tips surrounding the practise for both business and personal life. She walks us through: 5 paths of journaling effects on our well-being methods of journaling "It's not selfish to look out for yourself." - Rebecca Kochenderfer --- Show notes + links The Get Messy Podcast
58:53
December 5, 2019
005 How to art with intention with Amy Maricle
"The only bad art is the art you don't make" - Amy Maricle In this podcast, I chat to Amy Maricle about art with intention. Amy shares some of her most profound views on how to become more aware and intentional in your art practice. We discuss what it means to be mindful, how mindfulness changes your art, being zen about thinking big and letting go, the inner critic, Amy's weaknesses, and how to be an artist As always, Amy is just bursting with insane wisdom. "Mindfulness is about being aware of what is actually happening in the moment instead of getting caught up in the many things that might be going on inside your brain" - Amy Maricle --- Show notes + links The Get Messy Podcast
43:46
November 7, 2019
004 How to maintain a creative habit with Anika Lacerte
If you want to be an artist, if you want to create a lot of work and for it to be a part of your life - you do need a creative habit. It doesn’t need to be an hour every day. In this podcast, I chat to Anika Lacerte about creative habit. As someone who is currently on her 9th 100 day project, Anika is kind of an expert at it. She shares her top 16 ways for fitting art into your life every single freaking day. Check out the show notes to download the PDF and keep it with you to refer back to. “It’s not always a magical moment but I’m choosing to show up. Whether it becomes magical or not is irrelevant.” - Anika Lacerte --- Show notes + links The Get Messy Podcast
50:27
September 19, 2019
003 Inspiration is not real
Inspiration does not exist. It's a lie. Inspiration is not real. True inspiration is the kind that leads to immediate action. Inspiration that leads to nothing tangible is... nothing. There's something tangible standing between an idea and something being realised.  That something is YOU. YOU ARE THE ONLY THING STANDING BETWEEN FEELING WARM AND FUZZY INSIDE AND ACTUAL, REAL LIFE MAGIC. --- Show notes + links The Get Messy Podcast
08:11
August 8, 2019
002 Creating art with a purpose beyond yourself with Morgan Harper Nichols
In this episode of the podcast, I was awed by Morgan Harper Nichols. Yup, that's right. The Morgan Harper Nichols. MHN and I talk about how selflessness is important to her artistic process. How she finds purpose in her art by creating beyond herself. As someone who created an entire life and business around creative community, this chat rocked my world. --- Show notes + links The Get Messy Podcast
46:57
July 18, 2019
001 How I went from lazy and passive to deliberate and goal driven
 I used to be what I will graciously call passive. I had (and have) a really good life. I was born into a self-made wealthy family. Every bit of my life (and the lives of my ancestors) was put together so that I could live an easy life. My parents did this weird thing where they actually loved each other. They loved me too. My sister was amazing. My friends were amazing. None of us did drugs. School came easy to me. Everything came easy to me. Life was easy, and because of this, I just let life do its thing. I allowed the mother of my high school boyfriend to fill in a university application for me and I went there simply because I got in. I didn’t put any thought into what degree I was going to do, it was chosen based on what I didn’t want to do. I found my group of incredible friends within my first week of being in a new city at university because we were the only English speakers in the residence. I even met my future husband while playing around on my computer. Life was good, and it was certainly good enough. And then a few things started creeping from the cracks that I had ignored. I grew into the biggest depression of my life. I didn’t fall into it; I wasn’t smacked in the face by it; I allowed myself, little by little, to grow into something simply because I didn’t make an effort not to. I didn’t go to the psychologist, I didn’t force myself out of bed right when the feelings started, I didn’t learn coping strategies. I simply allowed it to consume me. I welcomed it like an old blanket and hid in its cosy fort. In my second year of university, I had a breakdown. I can distinctly remember the exact moment that I curled on the floor in a university residence shower and cried. I can still smell the shampoo. Show notes over at  http://getmessyart.com/podcast  
15:11
May 30, 2019
000 The Get Messy Podcast
Making art should be easy. Turn up the music, select your arty weapons of choice, crack your knuckles and then, well, make art. But let’s be honest: Art is messy. (Heck, life is messy!) So even though it’s so important to you to be an artist and create art regularly … you aren’t.  I get it.  You can't be an artist because you have no time. You can't be an artist because you're broke. You can't be an artist because you don't have talent. You can’t be an artist because you don’t know where to start … or how to finish.  But the truth is that you CAN be an artist. Right here, right now.  Hey, I'm Caylee Grey. Creator of Get Messy, official fairy freaking artmother and your pro excuse-squashing ninja.  In the Get Messy podcast I’ll be chatting to a selection of amazing, real-life humans just like you are who are dealing with the very same barriers … but overcoming them to create their art.  Together, 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.
01:47
May 23, 2019