Get Messy 21 Color Wheels & October Prompt

I saw a color wheel (somewhere, I can’t remember where anymore) and was immediately struck with the fact that I HAD TO MAKE ONE IMMEDIATELY. Out of that need bloomed these pages. This was a super fun activity and was very challenging creatively, but in a different sense. It really made me learn my paints, was great practice using them and stretched my color coordination knowledge. I love how this page turned out and in perfect timing, I received my new Elise Joy stamps  yesterday and knew that magic one was the perfect finishing touch for these pages. Now I can refer back to this page when choosing colors for other projects.

Practice makes perfect right?!Color Wheel Art Journal from Lauren Likes

How the prompts will work: The 6 main hosts of Get Messy will rotate creating prompts each month. On the first Thursday of the month, the new prompt will be announced (always on my blog) for you to participate too! You have about a month to complete your page(s) inspired by this prompt. Then we want you to return here (again, always on my blog) on the last Thursday of the month to participate in a fun link up so we can all admire your creation! Ok? OK! This week’s prompt comes from the watercolor genius Olya! 

Journaling Challenge: Gratitude. What are you grateful for? What aspects of your life are you thankful for, that you might be overlooking while being busy?

Art Challenge: Use visual examples for at least three things you’re grateful for. Photos/doodles/magazine cut outs/stickers/anything. SHOW us your gratitude!

We cant wait to see what you create at the end of October for the link up! Get Messy is not taking new participants at this time, due to how large the group is currently, but we would love it if you would share your art journal creations with us via the #getmessyartjournal on instagram and please participate in the link ups!

Ps If you haven’t visited the hashtag it has over 1000 photos now! WOW!

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Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

Quick + Easy DIY stamps


Make your own stamps by Lauren LikesI had some requests last week for how I made my own stamps and thought I would share because these are so quick, easy and CHEAP! You can make these for less than $1 each and can make tons at a time. Likely you have most of these supplies on hand. I picked up a handful of stamp mounting blocks on clearance at a local craft store and I use both sides of them to stretch them further, but you can use anything as a mounting block. The foam sheets are very inexpensive at craft stores and have a peel-off sticker back. See an example of them here. Depending on your stamp size and how often you mess up one page should last you forever.

See examples of how I use these stamps here.

Make your own stamp by Lauren LikesHow to make your own stamp step 1 by Lauren LikesMake your own stamp step 2 by Lauren Likes Make your own stamp step 3 by Lauren LikesMake your own stamps step 4 by Lauren Likes Make your own stamp step 6 by Lauren Likes Make your own stamp step 6 by Laurne Likes Make your own stamp step 7 by Lauren Likes

I have been using some of these stamps for months and have had no issues with them. There is no cleaning involved and they don’t absorb ink the way you would think they would and create a great stamp impression!

If you make your own tag me on instagram @lk_hooper so I can see!

Nami Island

Nami Island South Korea Travel Tips by Lauren LikesThis is how excited you should be to go to Nami Island. EXCITED. IMG_7007 These are the #Nami5. New school friends who are fun travel buddies. Thanks to that blondie in the pink for planning this awesome trip for us!namiLittle known fact: Nami Island is right in the middle of Korea. Not in the ocean on the coast as you would assume from the word island. It’s actually a small island that is about 3 miles in circumference in the middle of a very, very wide section of the Han river. The Han, if you remember is the river we live by. It’s apparently a very long river because it took us about 2 hours by buses, trains and taxis to get to this part from Seoul.

***Full travel tips are at the bottom of the post. IMG_6785I’m not even going to attempt to explain to you how to get to Nami Island from where ever you may be in Korea. But you can use this site to see the different options and for a better, in depth explanation. We took a subway to a train to a bus to get us to the island. It was fairly simple and only cost about 3$ USD a person. Crazy cheap. This was our first experience getting out of the city and we immediately fell in love with Korea’s beautiful mountains and abundant rivers and streams. 2014-08-16 12.45.23

The view from the zipline tower. It was high. The zipline was a bucket seat and you carried your backpacks on your lap. We had to wait about 2 hours for the zipline, so we wandered around the small town on shore. There isn’t much to do. There is some food and there’s a bungee jump option for you while you wait. We got some snacks and eventually found a little coffee shop and I promise you I had the best strawberry smoothie I’ve ever had in my whole life. If you are there, you must walk past the bus stop on your right, straight down that street until you come to the little brown building on your right that is a tiny coffee shop and try one. It will change your life. 2014-08-16 12.44.25Now, on to the adventuring. We took a zipline to get ONTO the island. EPIC. This little swing cost us about 38$ USD each, but it included the zipline, island entrance fee and ferry ride back to the mainland. IMG_6793OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIMG_6901The other super fun, slightly expensive, touristy thing we did was ride this crazy flying water contraption. I have absolutely no idea what you would even call this moon walking type occurence. It was $20 a person and you got to wear these really amazing see through water proof plastic pants. IMG_0200You lay down in this inflatable thing and put your feet on an inflated bar at the bottom and hold on for dear life to some ropes. The boat then drives incredibly fast until the float catches air and you are lifted at least 10 feet in the air and fly until it falls to the water and then catches air again. IMG_6900 It is by far, the most exhilarating and incredibly death defyingly scary/fun thing I have ever done. This was the best 20$ I’ve ever spent.

Ps. There were tons of other water rides you could do too, like the banana boat, just a really fast boat ride, swan paddle boats and more. IMG_6905Now, onto the cute little kitschy island itself. There are tree-lined walkways and the island is well-preserved with its natural beauty. It is famous for its Dak Galbi, which is Korean chicken barbeque and it has been my favorite Korean BBQ we have had since moving here. IMG_6959The island is filled with art. Sculptures, paintings, hand-made good, folk art, traditional art, and more. IMG_6960There is a children’s library on the island and it is a Pinterest dream! Look at this display wall! It was 2 stories high and wove around the sides of the attached wall. There was also an entire column built out of old books. IMG_6968 IMG_6969 IMG_6972And a weird invention museum….We ALL need these glasses, right?! IMG_6981 The famous lantern lit walk. IMG_6987 2014-08-16 13.21.06 2014-08-16 13.21.12Also, ostriches. You can pet them. I decided on this trip that ostriches are terrifying. 2014-08-16 13.30.27Sculpture lily pad gardens for the win! 2014-08-16 13.38.56 2014-08-16 13.48.52 2014-08-16 15.18.08 2014-08-16 15.20.49 2014-08-16 15.26.42It doesn’t get any kitschier than riding a double bike around the island. Apparently in Korea I break all my rules and do things like ride bikes. And do weird couple things like ride bikes double. Also, were the worlds worst at this. 2014-08-16 16.10.41 2014-08-16 17.39.10  Nami 2

Hey Nami, thanks for being adorable and kitschy and beautiful and the perfect first Korea exploration event! 2014-08-16 22.02.39Tips for traveling to Nami Island:

  • You only need a day to do/see most everything on the island, we had 8 hours but would have liked a little more, but it was worth waiting to do the zipline
  • You can spend a whole day doing rides and a whole day doing museums and exhibits, so it depends on the experience you want and how much money you want to spend.
  • The zipline times get full fast, so the earlier you get there the better. Rides start at 8am and they do not take appointments
  • You can stay the night in some really cute villas on the island that overlook the island, but know that everything shuts down around 8 and the island is deserted. No one lives here.
  • There are a few sit down restaurants, few food stands and little convenience stores with typical gas station snacks, but you will only find Korean foods
  • Eat the Dak Galbi
  • You can spend as little or as much money as you would like while on the island. All the exhibits are free but the rides cost and the art is for sale and moderately priced.
  • The have a Winter Wonderland, as a famous Korean Drama is filmed here. So all year round they have snowman statues everywhere, but they really beef up the cuteness in the winter
  • To be an island and to have tons of water activities, no one swims here and everyone wears the plastic pants over their fancy clothes, so no swimsuit is necessary
  • It is a small island, so be prepared for crowdedness
  • There are public bathrooms on the island

 

His & Hers

 

I know there are a million different people out there who have shared  a version of his & hers or a sister version or a mother/daughter version. They are all adorable and fascinating and thankfully the internet is big enough for all of us. I am so excited to share my version of His & Hers with you! If nothing but for the sake of having this in my archives to look back at 20 years from now to see the things that we are loving and using right now and to see the comparison in our personalities and styles right now.

Here are a few of our favorite things currently:

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His and Hers favorite ‘lets go out and have an adventure’ shoes.

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His and hers currently reading.

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His and hers favorite hobby.

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His and hers favorite day-to-day wear shoes.

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His and hers helmets for the scooter.

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His and hers iPad covers.

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His and hers currently listening.

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His and hers favorite accessories they rarely leave the house without.

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His and hers phones and covers.

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His and hers favorite candies at the moment.

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Get Messy 20 + September Link Up

Hello all you wonderful art journalers you! I’m so excited you’re here for todays art journaling adventure! I cannot wait to see all the magic you’ve created. As always, the link up is at the bottom.

I actually stamped the background of these pages weeks ago and have been waiting on the right bit of inspiration to use them. I was a little annoyed at how expensive some stamps out there are because they are so simple. So I thought, I’ll fix that. So I pulled out my handy foam-with-sticky-back sheets, cut the shapes I wanted and stuck them onto a stamp mount I got for a quarter. The foam absorbs the ink somewhat but makes a pretty great quality stamp and there’s obviously no cleaning involved and they are reusable. Win, win, win!

Wander art journal by lauren likes For this page, I cut a simple triangle stamp and just repeated it. I printed out a photo and attached that Wonder & Wander phrase that I printed from the VRSLY app. (I’m obsessed with this app!)

Reading art journal by lauren likesI made a simple + stamp for this one. I’ve been really drawn to the simple, graphic, geometric shapes lately. I added a photo that has been sitting in my art journaling stash + a recycled paint strip and a Studio Calico card that I don’t like enough to put in my Project Life and listed all the books I’ve read this year (full review to come!). Easy and a good way to document my reading list.

Sabines prompt this month was about adventure, in life and in art. What would you do if you lived more adventurously? And the art challenge was to try a new technique. I found this photo of these dancers and I was immediately transported back to my prima ballerina awkward dancer days. I so intensely loved this passion, but was never the best, so I was intensely fearful. I was afraid of getting hurt, of committing, of being embarrassed, of looking dumb. So I never fully committed. (I also wasn’t great, but that’s a different discussion) Whether my life plan was to be on Broadway or just enjoy a hobby, I was too afraid. I graduated high school and bowed out without really ever giving it my all. I regret that. I would have very, very likely failed and never ended up on Broadway (Im all about self-actualization and honesty here), but that’s not the point. The point was to BE BRAVE. So that is what I would like to do. (I have seen a resounding theme in these journals lately) I would like to live without fear or self-consciousness.

Adventure art journal by lauren likesFor my new art technique I tried nail polish marbling with vellum. Spoiler alert: it didn’t work. Well it did, but it was bad. But marbling the thicker cardstock worked amazingly! I love the way it turned out and I loved the challenge of trying a new medium and having to figure out how it works (water temperature is SO tricky with this) and using my hands in a different way than usual. Bravo Sabine, Bravo! As always, the amazing Elise was one step ahead of me and had this awesome tutorial that I referenced.

Marbling by lauren likesNow! Show us what YOU made!

Link up here:

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Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

Lets catch up on Project Life: Halfway through

It’s the end of September and this project is killing me. When Olya started the challenge to catch up I knew I needed this but my motivation is so short-lived. So. Short. Lived. I got really organized during the challenge week and printed so many weeks worth of pictures. I even completed a layout or 2 and then I was done. I’m so far behind and not excited about these old spreads anymore and had really high hopes and all these great plans for this year and just ran out of steam. So I’m developing a new plan to get the rest of the way caught up, get excited again and make things more manageable.

I’ve decided to go to a Handbook next year. Smaller, more manageable and packs a lot of punch. But that’s far off. So for now, I’m going to go to one page spreads only. This way I have to narrow myself down to only the few BEST photos and my favorite cards. This way I can maybe embellish a little more and can get creative about how I want to tell my stories.

But for now. Here are my pages that I caught up on. And to be honest, some of these I did in the states but they were only half-finished. So it counts! PL 1

Terrell’s graduation page plus my moms birthday/mothers day. I love the framing in these spreads! PL 3 PL2

Another random week. I love how colorful it is. We took our first Korean lesson and this was the first week of Get Messy. Can you tell how old these are?! Pl4 PL5 PL6 PL7

This week was really the weekend. We had another yard sale, stayed with friends in Atlanta and went to a wedding in Atlanta. Had our last small group and one of our group members announced they were pregnant! And our ENTIRE small group was able to go to a Braves game (this deserved its own spread). Such a perfect weekend! I cut up the wedding program for embellishing. LOVE. PL8 PL9 PL10 Oh this spread has my heart for so many reasons. It was our last small group event and everyone was there and it was just the best. Also, I successfully used Photoshop for the first time without crying to chop that photo down to print it in 6 4×6. (only because Elise made a fantastic video that I followed) I’ll probably add some journaling, but words just wont do this day justice. PL11 PL12

This is the ‘were such cool hipsters’ spread. We were eating downtown after church on Sunday and Terrell was in a good mood, so I took advantage of it and we had a little photo shoot. PL13 PL14 PL15

This is the week when Sh*t got real. I had my last day of work. We packed for real-real bags. We started giving away furniture, etc. I returned my last book to the library and our first small group friends moved. That “home is wherever I’m with you” card could not have been more perfect to describe the start of this journey. I included a few shots of us on a walk, a leisurely lunch and a pool day to remember some of the sweet and slow moments we enjoyed amidst the madness. Also, I’m obsessed with that card where I made the stripes pop by using matching washi tape to make flags! PL16

This week was CRAZY. Work had my going away party (they’re the best) and we spent about a million dollars at Walmart on packing supplies and a years worth of toiletries. And then the burnt toast incident happened…Our house became bare, almost all the furniture was gone. Oh and Terrell renewed his license and got a new picture. His last one was from 15-year-old Terrell….I have no idea how he has survived as an adult….PL17

This is THE one. We moved. We packed everything up, put it in storage, sold the truck and said goodbye to the greatest town there ever was. EVER. Also, we matched on accident. Ps, some of those cards travel cards are from Laura Rahel, go get them, they are amazing! This is for sure my favorite spread in a long, long time. PL18 PL19 PL208 spreads. Not bad. I’ll take it. Im also going to move to a monthly sharing format. So hopefully next month, I’ll share the rest of the spreads and be sort of more caught up. Complaining aside, I WILL FINISH THIS PROJECT. THIS YEAR.

Products frequently used: Caylee Grey weekly cards. PL Core Kits: Midnight, Seafoam, Sunshine, Kraft, Flea Market. We R Memory Keepers cards.   We R Memory Keepers Die Cuts. Liz’s Paislee Press digital cards. Studio Calico wood veneers. Elise Joy Stamps. RuKristens Currently Cards. Studio Calico Project Life kits and embellishments. 

Techniques used: photos are a mix of iPhone photos and my big camera, mostly processed in various apps or Picasa.

*Project Life is a memory-keeping system created by Becky Higgins

 

 

Inspiration Blog Hop

The lovely Amelia asked me to participate in the latest inspiration blog hop for creatives and I was more than happy to share my thoughts. These are fun little prompts to get you thinking about your own process and hopefully can inspire others to see a little insight into other creative minds. I think that creatives have the hardest time teaching their process because so much of what we do seems to happen spontaneously or with a lot of little dots that are connected that only make sense in our minds that its hard to describe. Hopefully these will shed a little light on how my mind works when I’m creating.
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What are you currently working on? 
Right now: major project life catch up, a new scrapbook for our bucket list, pillows covers, fixing a shirt, recovering our chairs, redecorating our whole house. Just to name a few.
I am always juggling tons of projects at one time. It helps keep my interest up and gives me a sense of direction. ie I’m never at a loss as to what to work on next. When I finish one project there is always another unfinished project already started. I don’t worry about juggling too much, if I get excited, most of the time, I let myself get started on that new idea.
How does your work differ from others? 
This is how always the hardest question. I think my work differs in the variety. I am interested in so many things and tend to go back and forth between paper projects, DIY, home decor, cooking and so on. I think one of the greatest differences between myself and other crafters is simplicity. Instead of adding a thousand embellishments, I add 2. Instead of using Photoshop to edit all my photos, I use apps. By focusing on more simple ways of streamlining my process I am able to create a wider variety of projects.
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Why do you create? 
I create because ideas are literally exploding out of me. Everyday I am writing ideas in my idea journal. It’s not an option. I must do. I must make. Making helps me sort out the world. It helps me remember and process. Its how I show love. Its how I make the world around me resemble the world in my mind.
What is your process? 
I need to let things simmer, like a crock pot. I sit and wait on a piece of an idea to work itself out until the lightening bolt strikes and then I need to frantically bring it life. Then when I sit down I like to start and gather as I go. I find a hole and then search for something to fill it. Then I clean it all up so when the next lightening bolt strikes I have clean space to get started immediately in.
Three wonderful ladies who inspire me have agreed to participate and share some of their processes with us! So go check out Sabine (EVERYTHING Sabine does is magic), Vanessa (Shes an expat who just returned home and makes some amazing art journals) and Keshena (her art journals are literally some of the most beautiful that I’ve seen). So go check on their responses to these questions and maybe we will learn a new way of creating!

Stop consuming, start honing: 365 Crafting Challenge

Craft 365 challenge

I’ve been having a little crafty-self-check lately. The internet is amazing and inspiring and overwhelming and a soul-sucking black hole. Can I get an amen?! I have found myself scrolling for days and making nothing. Being so jealous of others crafters greatness that I’m not able to make my own unique creations. I have found I am flitting from topic to topic, idea to idea. Spending money on class after class. Pinning pin after pin. Buying product on top of products on top of expensive products. Coveting. Blankly staring.

The last time I felt this was happening, Caylee and I were chatting about how we kept buying classes and never used them. We had just bought the new (and insanely phenomenal) A Beautiful Mess 52 Weeks of Art Journaling class and hadn’t used it and were already scoping out new classes. So we decided to change that. We would create 2 pages a week, share them on our blogs and link to each other as accountability. That’s all we wanted to do: CREATE.

We decided to stop consuming materials, classes and ideas and starting honing our art journal skills. 

5 months later, we have over 50 women in our art journaling community creating and share pages weekly. We never intended for this to happen. But constant creating and community building is contagious. Now I am in throws of the second longest running consistent project I’ve ever taken on (second only to Project Life). I create something unique every week. And I love it. I have grown so much, personally, creatively, community wise and blog/instagram wise. Its been the most unexpected turn I could ever have imagined that was born out of the simple desire to commit to creating. 

I’ve been listening to the Sean Wes podcast non stop the past few weeks and their tips and my latest evaluation of my time has got me thinking its time to take a turn in a new, narrower direction again.

Then yesterday, as if she read my mind and answered all my prayers, Sabine posts this bad boy: Craft365

 

It is exactly the action step I needed.

My goal is to STOP CONSUMING AND START HONING.

As in my skills, interests, activities, what I’m sharing, what I’m consuming, etc, etc.

How I’m going to do that: 

  • Schedule my content more: x number of travel posts per week, x number of craft posts, x number of personal posts
  • Curate my content: beef up my DIY tutorial posts, create more travel guides
  • Streamline what I share: more DIY pics on instagram, daily sharing for consistency
  • Focus to become an expert: on certain projects, skills, ideas and pursue them like a madwoman until I have mastered them completely or completely hate them and can go no further
  • Establish habits of habitually creating: Create something everyday for 365 days (in hopes of creating a lifelong habit of daily creating)
  • Set routines: my goal is to print photos every week to stay caught up on Project Life and other things like this to make it easier to actually create, etc
  • Clean up: Clean up my workspace EVERY DAY, keep my inbox organized, narrow my focus on projects instead of having 10000 tabs open at once on totally random, unrelated things
  • Plan ahead: I am lucky to have some time to create outside of the home, but that takes planning and preparation
  • Use my stash: always and forever this is every crafters goal
  • Set bigger goals: see my 100 Rejection Letters project 
  • Monitor my time: If I can spend an hour mindlessly scrolling Pinterest, then I can spend an hour actually making something

So to document, to encourage and to hold me accountable I am going to participate with Sabine in her 365 days of creating challenge.  Read all about it here.  Ill be using her hashtag and my own #laurenmakes365 so I can organize my photos. We would love for you to participate and please use the hashtag so we can see and encourage each other! If you want to join in on the fun let us know so we can cheer you on!

Neither of us are committing to sharing a photo every day, because no one wants to see that. But I am committed to taking a photo a day and logging it in my Collect app album labeled Craft365, for my personal record and accountability. I am not going to set ridiculous expectations of creating every day actually. A huge part of my lifestyle is traveling, hence the travel portion of this blog. But I do consider photography to be a part of my creating process and that will count for those days. On longer trips I plan to take travel kits, see my Project Life travel kit here, so that creating something is a possibility. Even if I only take a hole puncher, I am building the base of a minibook as I collect memorabilia….This challenge is not about rules or finishing a project every day. It’s about accountability, growing and making. Making. Making. Making.

So watch out world (ok, instagram), I’m about to flood you with awesomeness oozing from my crafty fingertips.

Get Messy 19 Break ups & Heart breaks

Dear Summer, I really think we need to break up.

I just feel like things didn’t really click for us, no chemistry ya know? It’s not you, its me. I was in a different place and just wasn’t ready to commit to a serious relationship. I thought, maybe, we could really take some time and focus on just us, but you seemed colder and more distant. To be honest, there is someone else. He’s just so…colorful and makes so many promises of fun things we can do together. And he’s really pursuing me, like with a powerful force. He keeps following me around and is getting more persistent everyday. Everyone around me really likes him and keeps saying he’s the best season and I should just give him a chance. So maybe. Just maybe. I’m going to see where Fall will lead me. But, sigh, it wont work out, it never does. I fall for him every time I doubt you. He always ends up freezing me out of his life. And he gets sad and just kind of gives up on the life and color that was so attractive to me at first. I guess you can’t hide the truth for long, huh?  But, after you let me grieve for a period and I begin to come alive again, there you are. Always willing and ready to take me back.

Summer, you are my soul mate. I know that. But this was just not our season. Maybe next time around we will get it right and be able to make it last. Until then, summer my love, I’m going to wrap myself in the warm scarves of falls embrace.

Farewell my love, farewell…. 

Dear Summer lets break up Art journal by Lauren Likes

Background was made from a roller stamp from Studio Calico from a random kit long ago…

Photography is powerful art journal by Lauren Likes

Photo is of North Korean soldiers from a National Geographic magazine.

I have no eloquent words for the horror of what is happening in the world right now. ISIS, North Korea, West Africa. My heart is hurting and I see no tangible way to reach out and do something. So, for now I will rest my burdens on the One who is the Maker of Men.  I have felt convicted recently to use my opportunities to travel and photograph things for a purpose. Not just for feet pics (Although, I’ll never stop) and beautiful landscapes, but to tell the stories of the people and the cultures I encounter. But this means getting brave and messy and into people’s lives. But that’s what we’re here for right?

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Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

Tailored made shirt

 

One thing we heard about before moving to Korea was that you could have clothes tailor-made very cheaply. Terrell is very tall and thin and has a hard time finding clothes to fit him height wise so he was very excited about this possibility. We were walking down the street, close to home, and saw a store we thought could be a tailor and stopped in. (Know shops are small and strange and their signs are either wrong/outdated or in all Korean. These things aren’t always as easy to figure out as you would think) 2014-07-26 20.53.36

There were not walls, but fabric samples instead. We deduced we were in the right place. The process was actually very simple; a lot easier than buying a shirt actually. We chose a fabric. As you can see there are different prices and different types of fabric blends. We chose a 35$ option. Then the lady measured Terrell. 2014-07-26 20.55.26-12014-07-26 20.54.25

 

 

 

 

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Then she began ‘customizing’. She had examples of other shirts hung up and allowed us to choose each element: cuffs, back pleats, button, pocket, next/tie portion, etc.  2014-07-26 20.59.52 2014-07-26 20.56.24

You can also have other things made, like pants, jackets, etc. But those are VERY expensive. Like $150 per pair of pants expensive….excuse me while I go check Old Navy online for sales!

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Three days later, Terrell had a perfectly custom shirt! THREE DAYS! It fits amazingly and has all the specifications he likes! And its handmade, made with good quality fabric! We could not have been happier with how easy and stunning this experience was. Inside the shop/at night the fabric looked more red, but real men wear pink like a champ. Terrell officially wants to get rid of all his shirts and have his tailor make him a whole new wardrobe….  2014-09-15 11.49.052014-09-15 11.49.572014-09-15 11.49.13This was such a fun experience and I’m so glad the rumor was true! Have you had a tailor custom make clothes for you? Don’t you feel lavish and rich and fancy?!

***If you’re in Korea and would like a shirt made, these shops are everywhere! We were so very happy with the lady we used and will go back to her. I don’t know the name of the shop, but it is on Itaewon across the street from the Hamilton Hotel, on the right side of the Bokwang-ro intersection if your back is facing the Hotel. If you are at the intersection and walk towards McDonalds, it is the first tailor shop you come to.