Beautiful MESSages

Artists and writers are no different than anyone else, we evolve. I started this collection in the summer of 2011. They tell my story. I am told by many that it’s as if I’ve lived in your head.  Perhaps some of these works tell your story too.  While different things have happened to each of us, I am convinced our stories are the same… love, loss, joy, heartbreak, devastation, survival, betrayal, loyalty, harm, healing…  Really we’re just a never ending series of antonyms.  If any of these speak to you or leave their mark, then I have done my job well.

Due to the volume of my original creations:

  • the vast majority of them (there are hundreds) live in Facebook in Photo Albums.
  • I’ve got quite a few up on Pinterest as well.  
  • My Instagram account is a glimpse behind the scenes of my life. It’s really my favorite place of all because I snap on the go and post on the run! Easy peasy.  I like that!  😉

The images are here for the sharing. Pin me, Tweet me, Share me on Facebook. All I ask is that you link back to me. They are presented in no particular order. The images are created by me using a variety of techniques. Once in a blue moon I’ll grab an image from a creative commons website and alter it to suit my needs.  The words either spilled forth from my brain or they are attributed to their original author.


 community of messes


  54 comments for “Beautiful MESSages

  1. Genevie Tacan
    May 22, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Nice, touch my heart and my soul. Lessen my stress and feel uplift.
    Thank you.

  2. Eva
    May 20, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I am recently widowed and the postings and thoughts on your site have strengthened my heart. Thank you.

  3. Linda K
    March 21, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Thank you

  4. jovie schippers
    February 27, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Mess: Let me tell you, that this is not only inspirational but also rewarding, you are really, really helping me to put ORDER with my own mess. Wonderful power you have! I thank you dearly.

    • A Beautiful Mess Inside
      February 27, 2013 at 10:27 am

      Thank you Jovie! I do try to you use those “powers” for good. On messy days… well let’s just say the powers get messed up! 😉

  5. January 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I absolutely LOVE these and will be making an album with them…WITH your link back to you, of course! :) Thank you SO much!

  6. shannon meek
    January 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I love your beautiful words!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  7. Eileen M
    January 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful words and pictures. I am at work but I can’t stop looking at everything!!!

    • shannon meek
      January 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      Haha Me too!!

  8. Linda M.
    January 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Great site. Beautiful quotes and messages. I love the artwork as well. Thanks

  9. Jim most of the
    December 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I’m hurting so bad I can’t even read these because they hit home.

    • A Beautiful Mess Inside
      December 30, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      I’m sorry Jim. When I’m in a place of extreme pain I remind myself that all I HAVE to be able to do to survive is take one more breath. That may not sound like much, but when I’m overwhelmed remember that breathing is my only requirement helps. I do hope you have someone to talk to. ~the mess

  10. Ms. Domine Pittman
    December 17, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Mess, a book that has always brought me comfort: In the Meantime by Iyanla Van Zant. There is also a companion CD by the same name. Below is a link to Youtube for: Love is Simple in song from the book. Please listen.

    Everyone, please enjoy and get the book and CD


  11. Donna Marie
    December 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I read the posts and sit and actually take the words in I relate to so many of them. Your page is inspiring me to love me completely and freely. I share many of your images on my FB wall.
    Thank you

  12. Renae
    November 25, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful quotes and messages. I can relate to so many. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

  13. irene landrito
    November 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    very touching,beautiful messages really comes from deepest part of the heart.inspirational and heart pounding words.

  14. Rose
    November 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Woud like to be able to posts your posts to Facebook.

    • A Beautiful Mess Inside
      November 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      Feel Free… just link back here. Thanks!

      • jen deangelo
        December 25, 2012 at 11:12 pm

        awesome messages

  15. Rick
    September 30, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Every thought shared is with a link, Gayle; it’s how I found you 😉

  16. September 30, 2012 at 1:59 am

    So glad I found your website. I am having a lot of trouble organizing my mess. I have several important letters to write, and though they will not be hard to do, I can’t seem to get to it. I wonder what I can tell myself to make myself do these necessary things.

  17. September 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Boy how I needed to find you today!!!

  18. Terri Barrow
    September 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you, these are beautiful!

  19. Marita H. Garcia
    September 19, 2012 at 1:45 am

    I just love it! Its so inspiring….

  20. September 19, 2012 at 1:21 am

    A truly inspirational site. Thanks for helping me navigate my mess!

  21. carlene
    September 7, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    awesome site- awesome words of wisdom . thank you!!!

  22. Patricia Smith
    August 4, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I was on FB and my daughter posted from you that really made me feel better about myself. So once I started I never looked back. Thanks so much for saying what you do and making us all leave with a smile on our faces.

    • A Beautiful Mess Inside
      A Beautiful Mess Inside
      August 5, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Patricia You are welcome!! xo

  23. Lori
    July 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I really enjoyed your site! Inspiring and thoughtful. Thank you.

  24. Sophie
    July 2, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Wow – I’m blown away by your blog and quotes. Delighted to have found you via a quote someone shared on Facebook :-) Reading your writing gives me many ‘me too’ moments and it’s lovely!

  25. Kathyren Ragain
    June 6, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I saw some of your graphics on facebook and wanted to see more, thank you for allowing me to.

  26. June 6, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I found you on FaceBook, via someone else’s link to something you posted (that they found via someone else’s link of something you shared). It never ceases to amaze me how “random” occurrences leads us to something we’ve been looking for, without even knowing it!

    I find your content insightful, thought-provoking, inspirational, and sometmes just damned funny! And I thank you.


  27. June 6, 2012 at 6:06 am

    I LOVE your website, your FaceBook page, and the way your mind works! I see myself in so much of what you express – and I thank you for finding the words and expressions with which I can name my fears and joys and smirks! You. Are. Awesome! Please don’t ever doubt that!

    And thanks, also, for letting me know that I am not alone in MY mess!


    • A Beautiful Mess Inside
      A Beautiful Mess Inside
      June 6, 2012 at 8:08 am

      Thanks Tonya. Perhaps the best part about doing my blog and Facebook page is hearing from so many wonderful people that I am not alone in the way I think! It’s works both ways!! xoxo, ~the mess

  28. Gail
    May 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I love your spirit – it shines through in every word you write, every picture you share, and in everything that you find meaningful.

    thank you for sharing your perspective and your spirit with us.

    light and love


    • A Beautiful Mess Inside
      A Beautiful Mess Inside
      May 4, 2012 at 3:23 pm

      Thank you Gail! What a beautiful comment. Thanks for sharing your time here with me. What a valuable gift. ~the mess

  29. Kylie Bond
    April 23, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Ahhhh found your page on facebook and now your website. Love your pictures and quotes so much. I need more hours in my day to flick through them all! I want to print them all off and decorate my room in them!! I see more of my friends liking your page as I share your pictures on my facebook page. <3

    • A Beautiful Mess Inside
      A Beautiful Mess Inside
      April 23, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks for the time you spend here and sharing on Facebook. I’m like you, I need more hours in my day to enjoy all the wonderful pages I’ve found on Facebook… so beautiful. xoxox, ~the mess

  30. Tim
    April 7, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Thanks Gina for sharing on fb that is how i found this site ,I must say thanks to the owner it is nice to read some of the sayings they are helpful and inspirational

  31. Gina
    March 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    LOVE your site and shared your link on Facebook!! Thanks for making our world a better place!!!

  32. March 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you so much! Many needed quotes, beautiful pictures, and yes I just may use these to inspire others from you, as you have me.

    Tomorrow is a Big Day for me. May I have gotten some strength, and courage to face it w/whatever it holds for me.<3

    • A Beautiful Mess Inside
      A Beautiful Mess Inside
      March 22, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Good luck tomorrow Glenda. :)

  33. March 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Wonderful site, I love it, keep up the great thing’s you are doing, because it inspires me to the max!

  34. angie
    March 3, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Wonderful insight ~

  35. March 2, 2012 at 10:38 am

    You are awesome. Please keep on doing what you do. YouR inspiring quotes make my day….EVERYDAY!!!

  36. Marc
    February 29, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Hi Beautiful Mess inside, i feel like i’ve just met and embraced my sister-soul coz i’m a beautiful mess inside, too! i love your inspirational pics and blogs – they are so me; so human; and such a comfort for that!
    I’m stepping out at present on the biggest adventure of my life with nothing but my great love-filled heart and my own (NOT someone else’s) connection with the Great Unknowable Glory.
    I wish you deep peace and a healing love, beautiful soul.

    • A Beautiful Mess Inside
      A Beautiful Mess Inside
      February 29, 2012 at 1:04 am

      Namaste beautiful mess @Marc. How exciting it that?! You are stepping out into a big adventure walking across the Great Unknowable Glory. Sounds pretty fricking awesome to me! :)

  37. Elaine
    February 23, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Just discovered site, almost 3am……..can’t stop! Smiling, exhaling, identifying, INSPIRING! So grateful for The Mess! Can’t wait for more!

    • A Beautiful Mess Inside
      A Beautiful Mess Inside
      February 23, 2012 at 9:09 am

      Welcome Elaine. Sorry I wasn’t there to greet you at 3am. That’s my time of “day,” I’m either an owl or a vampire. Not sure which. Maybe both! Not sure how you found me, but it you haven’t been to the Facebook page, do drop in sometime. We’re having fun over there all day and most of the night. :-)

  38. Lynn
    February 18, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Thank you! I am now addicted to this…….in a good way! :-)

    • A Beautiful Mess Inside
      A Beautiful Mess Inside
      February 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks Lynn!!! I’m glad you are here :)

  39. Michelle Mason
    February 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    This page is awesome!!!!!

  40. BethAnn
    February 5, 2012 at 4:29 am

    Beautiful and very inspirational…Thank You!

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