A Messy Masterpiece

Sometimes I just have to throw it all in there and see what happens! This is the result of doing just that, paint, ink, paper, cardboard, more paint, more ink, and paper. I created this piece as part of my homework a while back when I was taking Robin Mead’s Make Your Mark online course. Loved it by the way!

a colorful mixed media piece on cardboard with whimsical birds and flowers
A Messy Masterpiece ©Kimberly McGuiness

It was so much fun creating this piece, I worked really hard not to ‘think’ about it, but just do it instead. This was a real challenge, the perfectionist side kept screaming, WAIT, you can’t do that! But I didn’t listen and it felt so good!  Enjoy my messy masterpiece!


  1. Kimberly, I love it and this is my favorite way to do art, letting go of perfection and look what happened!!! A beautiful work of art! I have yet a lot to learn about digital, I just live hands on. Digital is a whole other world that I hope to spend more time in the near future! Great piece!

  2. Thanks for stopping by and the comment Kim! I too prefer the hands-on style of work. My digital creations have taken some time to learn how to do and I'm still learning something new each time I create a new piece. One of the things I've learned with digital art is that it can be so much quicker at gratification and it can make what we may see as imperfect look perfect. can't wait to see what you come up with in digital, let me know if I can help!

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