I'm Charissa and I blog over at The Smashbook, where I teach recovering perfectionists to embrace a messy life.
I am soooo beyond stoked to be guest posting for Kelly today over here at MDH!
I'm 24 years young, a Denver resident and I believe in screwing the lines on the paper. I grew up hating art class (really, I cried in a third grade art class. scarred me for life). Now, I teach people to create really freakin' awesome art. I know, it doesn't make sense.
I'm out to change the world, much like Kelly, with the belief that MESSY is GOOD, and MESS can be CELEBRATED! I create pieces of art based on my daily activities (like my starbucks order...) or when I filed for divorce this past year.
I've created through what I like to call "trauma drama", which is the "blah" moments in life. I've had my share of mess (divorce, miscarriage, suicide, abuse, etc!) so I promise you that you're in like company, no matter the journey you're walking!
Through all of that crap, I've learned that mess is natural, normal and even a good thing!
I teach people that things are okay when they're not exactly perfect. In fact, they can be better when they're messy.
I've created art in a storyboard, in journals and with a lot of different materials. I love meeting people that tell me they "can't do art".
guess what? I can't do art either. I just make art, the way I want to, without any rules.
All art is AMAZING art, simply because YOU created it... and no one else can do it like you do it!
I am a stand for the most pure, authentic love. the love that comes from embracing your mess and letting others see it. 'cause in real life, we are ALL messy. I curate an online space that shows you my mess. 'cause I can. and you know what happens when someone's mess mixes with yours?
it is magic.
I work surrounded by a tribe of messy loving, paint slinging, journal stomping, radical artsy mess makers. I hope you will come check it out!
Oh-- and because I'm a social media FREAK, you can follow me here too!