Fox & Hazel // Get Messy x Malala Art Magazine
Guys, I am beyond excited to share this post with you today.

Some of you know that I'm part of one killer art journaling community, Get Messy, and this group of amazingly talented women artists can do some cool stuff when we all come together for a cause.

A project we started nearly a year ago (what!) is creating art magazines with the intent to raise money for different charities we feel lead to support. Last year we did one for the UNHCR during the refugee crisis, and another for the World Wildlife Fund to support conservation efforts. We love using our art to benefit causes that are fighting every day to make a difference.

The latest edition is probably the one I am most excited about. We decided to create a magazine with all profits going directly to The Malala Fund, an organization created in Malala Yousafzai's name that is dedicated to providing girl's across the globe get access to 12 years of quality education. There are over 66 million girls missing from classrooms around the world! 31 million of those girls are primary school aged - and they'll likely never get a chance to enter a schoolroom.
Fox & Hazel // Get Messy x Malala Art Magazine
I encourage you to support girl's education, because without educating girls we are holding back half the population. As a mother to two girls I can't imagine them not being allowed to attend school simply because of their gender. To imagine that they would never see a book, learn to read, have a chance to open their minds to everything that is occurring in the world. No girl should be denied that right.

You can click through the link below to order a copy for you, your sister, your best friend, literally anyone you want. The magazine is premium quality, and features 15 women artists from around the world - all whom were lucky enough to be born in countries that allow girl's access to an education. I'd love for you support this cause, and support female intelligence around the world.

And lastly, before you go, just remember:
Fox & Hazel: Floral Girl Power Quote

7 Day Mini Watercolour Challenge
Hello to all my lovely foxes!

Does anyone else ever feel like summer is a total write-off? In terms of schedules, planning, to do lists, etc. The summer always feels like it was just meant for slacking off, going on adventures and ignoring that to do list as long as possible.

At least that's how I feel. We're back into a routine around here, especially now that my oldest daughter is in preschool this year. What! I'm still surprised I'm the mother of a (almost) 4 year old, and she's going to school 3 mornings a week. My second daughter is a really easy going kid, and our mornings home together have been really productive since she is a great self entertainer! Hooray! I'm trying my hardest to soak up this sweet season before babe #3 makes his debut in December.

Part of my daily routine is creating, whether it's commissioned projects, art journaling, crafting, or just messing around in Photoshop. I thrive on a life that includes daily creativity. That is a large reason why I created the original 30 Days of Watercolour challenge back in April. It was my way of trying to encourage others to create on a daily basis, and to explore the really popular medium of watercolours.
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So, to get us all back into the swing of things around here, I'll be running a mini challenge next week! It's just 7 prompts, 7 days, and takes only 10-15 minutes each time. Easy, right? It's really that simple!

If you want to join in on the fun, you can follow me on Instagram and check out the tag #foxandwatercolour to see what everyone else is making! Each day, I'll share my take on the prompt on IG and you can tag your pics to make sure I see them too.

Grab the image below, share on IG, save to your phone or computer, and get your brushes all prepped! The challenge will start on Monday September 19th. I cannot wait to see what you guys create!
Fox & Hazel 7 Day Watercolour Challenge

Get Messy art journal page
Hello? Anyone still reading?

It's been a ghost town on this space, and I really wish it wasn't. The summer was so much fun and it was hard to force myself to sit down and write more than once in a blue moon. I think a lot of people were feeling that way! I've also been growing a baby, so that pretty much took away any energy I did have. I'm 25 weeks now and starting to feel the weight of being pregnant again. 

Even though I've been a bit silent online, I've still been creating and making in the background. This was the last week of Season of Music for Get Messy, and I had the best of intentions to stick with this season. Alas, a bunch of things happened all throughout the season that took priority - birth of a new niece, household projects, some freelance design work, family members getting sick. Enough things happened that I only managed to make about 6 pages this whole season - in the first ten days!

Regardless, I still have been wanting to share them. I'm hoping to catch up on some other projects in the next week (*cough*augusttinyjournal*cough*) and be able to share them with you soon.

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Ah, another month, another tiny journal! This one was one of my favoruites to comeplete, and comes in at 3" x 2.5" small. I used part of a large brown envelope to make this guy. I wasn't sure on the direction I wanted to take it, but I had prepped a couple pages a few months ago when I made it. After some indecision a theme came to me after I bought tickets to see Blink 182 at the start of July. It was my second time seeing them live (and the first since they replaced Tom DeLonge) and my excitement for seeing one of my lifelong favourite bands was at an all time high. I knew what my topic for July's journal would be -  my love for all emo/pop punk/alternative music. Music was a large part of my formative years growing up and I still love these genres the most. I set out to emulate the grungy/punk vibes and fill it with some lyrics from songs that either defined some of my teen years or current ones that I'm loving.

Music is such a core part of our identity, and there's science showing that music we listen to and love in our pre-teen to teen years become the most defining music of our lives. That's why will will always love the bands we loved when we were 15, still remember the lyrics years later and gravitate towards that genre even as adults. I've discovered some new bands that I think I'll love just as much as the ones I started loving at 14, and so my love for pop punk music continues on.

I hope you enjoy! You can find all my other petite art journals here.