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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 61 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.

    NEW PROMPTS EN ROUTE! We're going beyond 61, folks!!!

    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

    DPP #㊿+⑱

    DPP #⒮ḯ✕Ť⑂➸ℕḯᾔ℮

    DPP #7︎⃣ꀛ



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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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