So I had a request to post art journal prompts or challenges here to help people get started and so we can share our work. I was waiting to start the first week in January, but decided to give you a little extra time on this one. I would love to have as many people as possible play along. I know I keep saying this, but I really do recommend art journaling to everyone. It is so therapeutic and freeing! Please do not limit your creating to just the prompts I give. Play and experiment as much as possible!
I may be swiping some of my prompts from Emily at www.embers.typepad.com, but I will try to be as original as possible. This first one is from her and it is simply, "your intitial." So mine will be a page with the letter "D" on it. You can take these prompts and interpret them anyway you want. Do with them whatever you like! I thought this was a good one to start with and one I hadn't done myself yet. So over the next few days I will be working on this one.
The nice thing about prompts is that they can sometimes give you just a little needed nudge of inspiration when you may be stuck. I will try to do a post soon on some of my favorite art supplies, but nothing fancy is needed. Grab any kind of sketchpad, notebook, journal, etc. and get to it! You can start by using crayons, kids or craft paints magazine images...whatever you have on hand. If you have any questions, please, please, please just ask! Remember, THERE ARE NO RULES!!! Just let yourself be free and most importantly, HAVE FUN!