Document Your Life Right Now and Uncover Your Creative Self
In 2015, Vanessa went on a year-long self-documenting project capturing the most intimate and intrinsic parts of herself through self-portraits and words. As an outcome of her journey, she has chosen to share with you what she learned through this course and will guide you on your own journey to self-captures and self-discovery.
This ecourse is not about selfies. The world has enough of those. Vanessa will take you on a journey to learn about yourself and about self-portraiture. Vanessa turned 40 last year and wanted to document who she was in that pivotal year of her life. Through taking a self-portrait to explore a different aspect of her life, personality and family each week she learned so much about herself, her camera and her relationships. She shared each portrait each week and received so much feedback, encouragement and love from those around her that she knew this was the perfect journey for others to take also.
As we all watched her project unfold, we were so inspired that we asked her to turn it into a course for Get Messy so that the world of creatives could go on a similar journey to hers. If you are stuck in a creative rut, maybe your photography has gotten boring, maybe you don’t know who you are or where you are heading in this life. Or maybe you want to explore more of what makes you tick, you want to get more comfortable in front of the camera, you want to document who you are in this moment in time. If any of these is you, this class is perfect for you.
This class is a year-long project in photography and self-reflection. Take time each week to focus on yourself, what encourages you, what makes you feel whole and document that. You can keep the portraits just for yourself, give them as a gift to a loved one or share them with the world to introduce yourself to those around you. Whatever your desire, we would love to join you as you walk through this journey of taking 52 Self Portraits.
150+ page ebook, including an ink saver print option
53 Photography prompts
53 Writing prompts
Themes explored: You, Places, Family, Style, Work, Life, Friends
Vanessa’s portraits as inspiration
Camera setting tips
Checklist for staying on track
Notes pages to keep your ideas in order
Blurb to use for your blog
Class hashtag #52portraitsclass for building community and finding inspiration
The Fifty Two Portraits Facebook group
Direct access to Vanessa
Test drive a few lessons for free!
Try out five special lessons of Fifty Two Portraits for absolutely free.
Bundle and Save
Are you ready to be inspired? We have combined our favorite Get Messy courses into this discounted bundle so that you can explore new creative mediums. Our Self Portrait class, taught by Vanessa, will lead you on a year long journey of self reflection, learning more about photography and getting comfortable with yourself in front of the camera. The second class in the bundle is Scrap Collage, taught by Zinia, and it will be help you make almost 100 art journal pages using the tiny scraps that we all have littering the floors of our craft rooms.
Purchase the course bundle and save $20 off the price of the courses. Get $70 worth of courses for $50 today.
Get Messy + Art Feeds
As part of the Get Messy Goal to support others around the world through sharing the gift of Art Journaling, 10% of class sales will go to Art Feeds to provide art packs for free art therapy programs for kids in the USA.