My life revolves around messes. Creating one, cleaning another, I go through the day submerged in paint and buckets of dye only to mop up later with a mountain of rags. The sounds of dripping, splattering, and brush strokes are constant in the studio, and after a full day, I look like a painting myself, with smatterings of pastels, spray paints, and graphite all over.

method in the Studio | Heather Day Journal

But, no matter how you view them, making messes is where pure creation is born. Being messy silences the inner critic that says we need to be clean, and perfect, and orderly. Plus, there’s something healing in tangible messes. Looking around at the paint, water pools, and smudge after a studio day gives me a deep sense of satisfaction. It’s the evidence of creation, which is beautiful in itself. That being said, when all that evidence has to be cleaned, I turn to method soap.

With method I can get things clean, no matter the medium or the size of the mess. Their products are completely non-toxic and made of one hundred percent recycled materials. I also love that they’re biodegradable, not tested on animals, and contain no animal by-products. As an artist, I’m hyper aware of the amount of materials I use and dispose of each day. That’s why I appreciate when companies like method are socially and environmentally concious of their foot print - so I can worry less.

method in the studio | Heather Day Journal

Today, I want to encourage you to make something new and fear no mess. Step outside of your creative comfort zone and try something experimental. Whether it be a new medium, an unexpected color choice or an avant-garde project, take a chance and create.

Use our hashtags #fearnomess and #stylebymethod to show us what you’re creating, and visit method to learn more about their social responsibility. Thanks to method, for sponsoring this journal entry and my studio practice. 

method in the studio | Heather Day Journal
method in the studio | Heather Day Journal
method in the Studio | Heather Day Journal
method in the studio | Heather Day Journal

A word on partnerships: With the objective of remaining true to my art and lifestyle, I only agree to partnerships with companies I respect. Therefore, I’m thankful for companies like method, who are involved in bettering communities, and support my practice as an artist. I want to be as transparent as possible out of respect for my readers and in accordance with the FTC law of 2013. All content and opinions are my own. For more information on my views please read my open letter regarding partnerships.

method in the studio | Heather Day Journal

Edited by Katherine Holthouser. Photos by Jen Kay.