Caylee Grey is a South African perfectionist currently pursuing imperfection as she makes messy art (and drools over the abundance of casual castles) in Germany.
 I used to be what I will graciously call passive. I had (and have) a really good life. I was born into a self-made wealthy family. Every bit of my life (and the lives of my ancestors) was put together so that I could live an easy life. My parents did this weird thing where they actually loved each other. They loved me too. My sister was amazing. My friends were amazing. None of us did drugs. School came easy to me. Everything came easy to me. Life was easy, and because of this, I just let life do its thing. I allowed the mother of my high school boyfriend to fill in a university application for me and I went there simply because I got in. I didn’t put any thought into what degree I was going to do, it was chosen based on what I didn’t want to do. I found my group of incredible friends within my first week of being in a new city at university because we were the only English speakers in the residence. I even met my future husband while playing around on my computer. Life was good, and it was certainly good enough. And then a few things started creeping from the cracks that I had ignored. I grew into the biggest depression of my life. I didn’t fall into it; I wasn’t smacked in the face by it; I allowed myself, little by little, to grow into something simply because I didn’t make an effort not to. I didn’t go to the psychologist, I didn’t force myself out of bed right when the feelings started, I didn’t learn coping strategies. I simply allowed it to consume me. I welcomed it like an old blanket and hid in its cosy fort. In my second year of university, I had a breakdown. I can distinctly remember the exact moment that I curled on the floor in a university residence shower and cried. I can still smell the shampoo. --- 🎙️ Full show notes and more information: ✨ Embrace imperfection and join Get Messy:
The best thing to come out of 2020 for me has been my studio. It's my one true love (sorry T). It's an old shipping container in an old slaughterhouse. It's gritty, and raw, it's hipster as hell, and its mine. This studio has enabled me to do that weird thing people talk about called "work-life-balance" and for that, I am truly grateful. I wanted to dedicate an episode of the podcast to it. It has a story. It's a love story. And to make it worth your while, I'm sharing what a studio space of your own might do for you...  --- 🎙️ Full show notes and more information: ✨ Embrace imperfection and join Get Messy:
This is an AMA (Ask Me Anything) episode, where you're the one who asks me anything and I'm the one who answers. We cover a host of topics, mostly about supplies and where I'm at in my creative practice. I share my favourite tools, classes, and resources for making art.  I discuss themes I'm processing through art (now and always), coming back to art after a creative drought, and a new way I'm merging meditation with creation.  A host of miscellaneous questions and answers. And an in depth look at my love for white hair and #ff66cc. --- 🎙️ Full show notes and more information: ✨ Embrace imperfection and join Get Messy:
Why is it so difficult to just. make. art? We know how much we love it and how it feeds our soul. We know it makes us better in a multitude of ways, but sometimes even the thing we love the most can feel like a massive effort. I talk to Anna Baer, aka Olive Green Anna, about this. We talk about her mad skills – in creating art, in getting others to make art, and in pep talking directly to the heart. I wanted to get together to talk about her latest offering, the Take Time to Make at-home artist residency, mainly because I’m taking part in it.  I also sneakily wanted to learn more about her as a human since she lives so close to me. Our conversation lit me on fire. I loved hearing about how her process and seeing art as wildness in control; a way to see what comes out of her. We speak about destroying your own art in order to make space, removing the preciousness of supplies, making shit art, and where we put our worth as artists. Grab your supplies and let us keep you company while you create…  --- 🎙️ Full show notes and more information: ✨ Embrace imperfection and join Get Messy:
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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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16 hours, 31 minutes
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