Get Messy Season of Seasons – Part 6 – Swallows Leaving

In Part 6 of the Get Messy Season of Seasons, I am choosing a Japanese micro-season, “Swallows Leaving”. It seemed appropriate on many levels. First it fitted my circled words perfectly (see on the video and on the photos below). Also, “Swallows Leaving” reminded me of letting go and transformation, two themes very dear to me.

Get Messy Season of Seasons_Part 6 Swallows Leaving

Watch it on Youtube and Vimeo (free download)



  • my altered book art journal
  • white gesso
  • a stiff brush (Ranger Dina Wakley range)
  • a waterbrush
  • Peerless watercolours
  • Jane Davenport Magic Wands colouring pencils
  • Posca paint pen in white
  • black liner pen (Staedler 0.4)
  • a reference photo of a swallow from a Google search