Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Color Chaos- The Lilac edition

Welcome to Color Chaos.....7 colors, 7 journals and 7 creative ladies to fill them.
Color chaos was dreamt up a little before christmas where it was decided to do travelling journals but with an edge, each person picks a colour and that is what that is the theme the journal would be based around. So every month I will do a Color Chaos post about whatever colour journal I have received and what I have contributed. I'm not going to give away anyone else's colour right now, but as you will see before I decided on lilac...or any shade of purple really.
I decided that everyone else that got my journal could do as little or as much as they wanted to it, no pressure whatever anyone has time to do. There is also some very sparse pages with random purple bits attached for anyone to do what they wish to!
My journal has a bit of everything in, there is no theme apart from the colour, anything I was feeling I added.
I can't wait to see what happens to my journal over the next couple of months.



Go check out the other lush ladies that are part of the chaos:

 Lots of love,

Friday, 22 January 2016

Zine Squad- GIRL POWER!!!!!!

Yes! I was part of another super zine project! This time the zine was for Torrie, with the theme 'Female Boss' which Torrie is definitely being starting her own art empire! I was in my element on this one! Myself and Lucia were recruited by the Zine hit squad, Julia, Katie and Vanessa. 
This Zine was so much fun to do and I was super excited to be asked- almost a bit too giddy when I offered to have a go at actually making the zine! 
Here are my pages:

The left is mine, only some strawberry stickers which work well with the opposite pages cupcake!

Mines on the right, obviously me and Julia can't beat a bit of rhyming.

I channeled my inner riot girl for this page and then completely smudged and thought it was ruined. So I smudged it even more to try and make it look like it was meant to be like that....

On the left my angry riot girl quote, deciding to take back all the cruel things women are called.

On the left, I got my typewriter out and I'm glad Lucia did as well.

If you want to go check out the rest of the zine which I highly encourage you to do! Visit these female bosses!

Lots of love,


Thursday, 21 January 2016

When witches don't fight we burn

As the new season hasn't started yet here's some more spooky book that I have been working on in the background. On Friday I will be posting a bit about one of the super secret zines I was part of.

Again some pages need a bit more work, so as when I update them you will get a peek.

Until Friday lovely people.

Lots of love,

Thursday, 7 January 2016

By the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way comes

 Last post for magic...honestly!

Some are pages you may have seen before, but with some new pieces added, I filled up my book with a ton of different backgrounds, so I will post when I finish them up.

Below is the results of letting food colouring run down a page- the quote is from The Hobbit. Over Christmas I managed to watch all of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit- which is inspiring me to read it again. After revisiting the films, I felt I had to put a quote in here from Gollum.

In this one I just added a cool picture that I found in a magazine.

Lastly, I wanted to keep this one simple, normally I am pretty quote heavy on my work, so this time I wanted the image to speak more than the words.

Lots of love,


Tuesday, 5 January 2016

It's 2016!

Happy New Year!

I can't really believe how quick 2015 has flown by, as in the tradition I was thinking about what I would like to accomplish in 2016 creatively. I'm not going to say resolutions as they are just so hard to stick to and then you feel you have let yourself down if you can't keep to them and being creative is about having fun and not having strict rules. So far I have committed to myself to:

1. Carry on Getting Messy- I can't quite believe how far I have come since joining up last year.  When I first joined it was all about getting my inspiration back and just having fun from it. I have got my inspiration back and due to this I have got involved or dreamt up other creative projects.  

2. Lauren's Lyrics- this is my year long commitment, I have been thinking of doing this for a while. Each day of this year I'm going to document a song lyric in my trusty moleskin. At the moment nothing fancy just practising my handwriting as well as my journal staging.  Come follow me on Instagram to see daily progress. I will be posting a monthly round up of all my favourite lyric pages throughout the month.

3. Color Chaos- a collaboration of like minded lovelies from Get Messy, we've each picked a colour and will stick to that colour while passing around each of our journals. Check back later in the year to check out my progress.

4. Fashion through the ages- This project I started last year and didn't really complete it, this year I want to finish it and show it off.

5. Various Zine ideas, such as the Lauren doesn't like zine- this was an idea that was dreamt up last year. If you know me I have lots of weird rules, don't trust someone with small eyes *ahem* Taylor Swift and don't eat fruit out of context. As they are such specialised rules an idea formed to put them in some type of zine

I think that's about it for now, I'm sure I will involve myself with lots more projects and dream up lots more ideas.

On the left is my first attempt at art journalling and on the right it one of my latest attempts for my spooky book. From looking at both, I feel I have come a long way and have managed to develop a style I didn't really know I had!

As I said in my last post still getting all the darkness out of myself and looking forward to using some bright colours for next Get Messy season.

Lots of love,

LaurenPearl xx