Messy Canvas

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Messy Canvas

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A year ago, six months ago, I thought that I was an artist. I no longer think about it, I am.
— Henry Miller
And so I write this book as a tribute to the adventure you are embarking on. You, too, are a Messy Canvas, just as beautiful, just as imperfect, and you, too, have buried dreams, larger than life fears, and an artistic, expressive voice dying to be heard. There is no magic in my life that you don’t have access to. We are all equally, yet uniquely, creative.

Make no mistake; your life has purpose, meaning, value, and worth. I’m inviting you on an adventure. You’ve wanted to go on one your whole life, anyway, so now is your chance. Roll up your sleeves, dare to puzzle ‘your neighbors,’ whisper your prophecy into the wind, and step into the imperfect, freeing life of an artist.

I dare you.
— Mandy Steward

I wrote this eBook in 2010. It was groundwork for my life as an artist. Since then I've gone through some major internal life changes, including an unraveling of my spiritual beliefs. It has only further proved to me that my becoming is largely rooted in the message of this book.

In a loose sense I feel like this re-release of Messy Canvas is a re-incarnation. Previously I was writing in spirit what I hoped could be true in the flesh. And now I am living out a daily practicing of incarnating this creative, imaginative, artistic life. I am grateful for anyone who is moved and responds to their own internal desire to create something of their life. I hope this reads like an invitation to be yourSelf. 

The eBook is 44 pages, designed as 11 x 8.5 landscape view. It is in PDF format. It is not specifically formatted for a Kindle or eReader device. This is a learning curve I have not yet personally taken on, so I apologize in advance for this inconvenience. However, if your reading device can read a standard PDF, you should have no problem viewing it.

The book is laid out as follows:

The Messy Canvas Way

Introduction - Fears, Adventures, Desires, and a Dare

Part 1 - I know, I know, you’re not an artist.

Part 2 - I know, I know, you’re not an artist. But what if you were?

Part 3 - I know, I know, you’re not an artist. But what if you were? 

What would you create?

Part 4 - I know, I know, you’re not an artist. But what if you were? 

What would you create if you were allowed to be messy in the process?

What others are saying about it:

"It was one of the first things that really made me start thinking about my life as art."

- Katie

 

"Downloaded the ebook and it just spoke to me, right in the sore, confused, dark place I was in."

- Ruth

"I loved it. It's good stuff. I think it's one of the things that made me not fear making creative mistakes - everything can be painted over."

- Anna

This eBook is a free gift from me to you. Share with as many people as possible. Let's be artist embassadors.