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The Daily Paper Prompts: Index

"Go ahead into life, full-blooded, courageous and leap for the adventure. But you must do it soon—before the summer of your youth has cooled off into caution. You are magnificently charming—and you come like a torrent. But you will be spent on the futility of little things. You are not a watercolor. You are carved out of life—and there can be no petty hesitancies about you.”
Ruth Reichl

Official Index of Daily Paper Prompts

A series of sixty-seven (67) techniques-based creative prompts that can be worked at your own pace and interpreted on paper of any size, from index cards to full pages in your journal to loose pieces of cardboard. A little nudge to help you commit to a recurring creative "date" on the calendar of your life. It doesn't have to be a B-I-G decision in capital letters. It's just a tip of the hat, a nod, a wink. A bit of time every day for yourself. I suggest that you work the prompts in order ~ but ~ feel free to simply skip a prompt that you don't feel like doing, or a prompt where you don't have the materials. You can be as clever as you wish with your interpretation!

Disclaimer: The intention of these prompts is to learn, practice or otherwise interpret a variety of techniques that could then be components or lead to ideas for your artwork. The DPP might or might not wind up with a lovely finished work that you adore. Try to look at it as practice and exploration. Or art material testing. Playing with techniques or ideas.

DPP #1: Paint a Rainbow

DPP #2: Windows

DPP #3: Drips

DPP #4: Flowers

DPP #5: Linear

DPP #6: Certification

DPP #7: Leftovers

DPP #8: Faded

DPP #9: Games

DPP #10: Stitch Paper

DPP #11: Ogee Pattern

DPP #12: Round

DPP #13: Grid

DPP #14: Saturated Color 

DPP #15: Words

DPP #16: Dictionary Love {Gretchen Miller}

DPP #17: Chandelier

DPP #18: Create an Art Travel Kit

DPP #19: Mail Art

DPP #20: The Blues {Patricia Dattoma}

DPP #21: Stamp a Mandala

DPP #22: Mapping

DPP #23: Draw a Mandala

DPP #24: The Simple Plastic Card

DPP #25: Create Art Elsewhere

DPP #26: Artist Trading Cards

DPP #27: Slow Journaling

DPP #28: Nature Journaling

DPP #29: Swirly Writing

DPP #30: Creative Reading

DPP #31: Finishing

DPP #32: Invent-a-Font

DPP #33: Art Material Color Palettes

DPP #34: Puzzled

DPP #35: Documenting Markers, Pens & Pencils

DPP #36: Messing Around with Paint {Natasha White}

DPP #37: Block Letters

DPP #38: Color Grid {Hanna Andersson}

DPP #39: Paint Lines

DPP #40: Create a List

DPP #41: Scraping Paint

DPP #bonus: Haiku

DPP #42: Hand-Lettering {Teresa Robinson}

DPP #43: Brainstorm!

DPP #44: Acrylic Leaf Prints

DPP #45: The Sun

DPP #46: Stapled Collage {Lauren Bergold}

DPP #47: Stamping Circles

DPP #48: Ransom Note

DPP #49: Vogue

DPP #50: Negative Space {Jana Bodin}

DPP #51: Borders {Kim Hesson}

DPP #52: White Page

DPP #53: Triangles {Denyse Whelan}

DPP #54: Organize Emphemera

DPP #55: Patterns on a Grid {Anika Starmer}

DPP #56: Torn Paper Collage

DPP #57: One Word Journal Page

DPP #58: Hand-Carved Stamps {Gabriele}

DPP #59: Altered Maps

DPP #60: Monochromatic Collage

DPP #61: Create to the Rhythm of the Music {Marit Barentsen}

DPP #62: Random Act of Art {Mary}

DPP #63: Layering Inkjet Transparencies {Lauren}

DPP #64: Contour Drawings

DPP #ŝї✄тƴ-ḟḯ√ε: Wax Resist

DPP #㉒*⑶: Neocolor Love

DPP #⑹⑺: Paint-it-Black

That's a wrap! 67 prompts focused on sparking your creativity with art journaling and mixed media techniques. Pop over to the next series of prompts, Prompt60!!!

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Reader Comments (4)

That quote is stinking AWESOME .... going straight into my art journal today. Love it, thanks for all of amazing posts, you light up my mornings with your words and art!

08.7.2014 | Unregistered CommenterKim T

I love the prompts -- the connections between my pieces and the prompts is often pretty opaque, but I have fun getting there and I think there's a lot of value in the process of getting there. You've opened up so much possibility for me -- thank you, thank you, thank you! Glad to know there are more prompts coming!

08.7.2014 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

" . . . the summer of your youth . . . " Hmmm, some would say mine has gone but as I either haven't managed to grow up properly or perhaps because I'm in a 2nd or 3rd childhood, I'm leaping now!

It's a strange thing though . . . even though I not longer go out to work full-time, there STILL aren't enough hours in the day!

This is wonderful and so great for a newbie like me to get started. I can't wait to do my daily prompts and to be a part of the #dyfuncolor challenge :)

08.31.2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

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