This season at Get Messy was a collaboration with the 30 Lists team. I was pretty jazzed when I heard about this mashup, because I’m a big time lister, and thought it would be so fun to bring a bit of that to my art journalling. But as I got started, I began to struggle. I was listing on shipping tags, which seemed like a really cool idea, but I just couldn’t make them look the way I wanted to. I was getting so frustrated with the crappy stuff I was making, and it was just no fun at all. So I made the somewhat drastic decision of ditching what I’d done so far and starting over. As soon as I did, everything started to flow. My new format was similar to my first idea, but more uniform in size, and more arty in feel. This was what I needed to balance to bring the two worlds of listing and art journalling together in a way that made sense to me. I cut white cardstock into 2.25×3.5 inch rectangles, splashed them all over with red, blue, purple, and yellow liquid watercolours, hole punched them, and got listing. messy lists mama finch process 0 messy lists mama finch process The result is a little book that I love the look and feel of, and a finished project I’m proud of. Wanna see? Here are just a few of my lists: messy lists by mama finch 01 messy lists by mama finch 02 messy lists by mama finch 03 messy lists by mama finch 04 messy lists by mama finch 05 messy lists by mama finch 06 messy lists by mama finch 07 messy lists by mama finch 00 I used: Ecoline liquid watercolours in pastel blue, lemon yellow, violet and carmine || white cardstock || Copic multiliner 0.05 point.