To get started, I followed two prompts from Kick-Start Your Art Journal (Part 2 ): <Photograph> and <Limited Palette>. As I went about my day, I envisioned building a page around one photo and highlighting with the soft pinks of the conflowers. From pale pink bud to rich pink bloom to gray decline, their beauty always surprises me along our garden path.
This is a 9 x 12" loose art journal page on watercolor paper. There's a photograph of coneflowers from our garden, more batik paper, handmade FIMO stamps, neocolors etc. The little circles were stamped with the lid of a pen.
The page is almost finished; I'll add journaling at some point. Art Journal: 35mm was created from the same prompts... a photo and muted tones.
Have you tried doing art journal prompts?