Art Journal — make a beautiful mess

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Spring mess making going on all weekend.  Swapping out spring clothes for winter ones. Packing up heavy quilts and blankets and pulling out sunny, floral sheets. Bagging up things for the Salvation Army.

Clearing out the duck yard from winter spent straw collections and covering all the remaining compost with old straw for new garden beds.

Recycling and cleaning out the basement with the Superhero and filling the truck to go to recycling and the transfer station.

Sitting in the sun with some coffee and watching the rain from the windows all in the same weekend.

Walking, walking, walking dogs…

Playing with collage and markers in my journal…all in all a beautiful mess…

What was your beautiful mess making this weekend?

IMG_0410Linking up to Art Journal Journey and going to drink some more coffee in the sun.



  1. Sounds like you had a busy but fun time! My biggest mess was getting my shoes wet in the river, and doing some messy painting! Hugs, Valerie

  2. I adore your colorful collage piece! It’s so happy and lively! Love the clouds with the rain drops, too! You’ve been busy this weekend but happily so 🙂 I’ve been working on little wooden messes 🙂


  3. Well, you are just getting into everything. I love this mess, although it’s not a “mess” to me. I was able to do some art today, too. Perfect day for it.. and hold on to some of these warmer clothes.. it’s still chilly out… today anyway.

  4. I’m exhausted already. However your idea of a mess is my idea of a happy, fun, image.

  5. You are bursting with energy. Love the collage.

  6. NancyLee says:

    You are the busy ones! But you DID take time for wonderful art!
    This is a beautiful spring picture and I was looking for Mr. Easter Bunny to pop out!

  7. Those are the BEST kinds of messes! But….it isn’t a mess at all, it is HAPPY HAPPY!

  8. This art just makes me happy! Spring is a diva with demands all her own – making us bustle about as we do – it’s a good thing she’s good on stage

  9. love your beautiful tulips,love the rain and the nature too,its such amazing piece.

  10. Your art reflects all the different things you did this weekend. What a happy and great way to spend time. xo

  11. ADORABLE dear Corinne… WOW!!!!!!

  12. Mess indeed – ha! Looks full of sunny, gardeny goodness to me. And it sounds like a busy, productive, spring-time weekend…..we had sun and warm this weekend and it was like all the Seattle moles came out of hiding and there was much yard mowing, children screeching, window washing, car washing, etc. So fun to see life back in the neighborhood!

  13. pamelaarts says:

    Drinking coffee in the sun….sounds so nice. And love the collages — the bottom one especially. My weekend mess? Still cleaning and organizing my studio….the work goes on….but it is looking better every day…..xoxo Happy Spring.

  14. I absolutely love your beautiful mess Corrine, you are a free and spontaneous soul, your art is always so refreshing, I love it!

  15. hasn’t it been a glorious week? I love your celebratory piece.

  16. Just beautiful this colour- and playful page! Wonderful done!

  17. Love your “artful” garden, Corrine, with its lovely spring blooms and April rains! Both bring a freshness and the desire to clean up and make new even in our own homes. Here, I had a wonderful weekend away attending a wine tasting and art exhibit of three Cape Cod artists, a play at the Cape Cod Community College and some wonderful Scrabble time with my sister! But, glad to be home today and planning a bit of art play this afternoon!

  18. just love your joyful flower garden… 🙂

  19. This collage is GORGEOUS!!! I wish I had half your energy! You are a wonderful dose of inspiration…I love everything you do!

  20. what a happy garden! and you two had fun getting rid of stuff too , didn’t you!? this am my garden is coated with snow! the temp is 32 yesterday twas 60! scary what will next winter be like! have another happy day, lyle

  21. Tidying up and throwing out is so satisfying.
    What super paintings, I especially like the happy flowers.

  22. Wow…you had a busy weekend! And you still had time to make some art. I like the bright flowers and we could sure use some of those rain drops.

  23. As always, you are “busy, busy, busy!” Loving the color and texture here. 🙂

  24. pamelaarts says:

    OoooOOooo did I alreday comment? i don’t know but i love the beautiful mess! xo

  25. Amen, to messes and COLOR!

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