"Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data."
~ William Gibson
Prompts are little tricks to get your creativity rolling and get color and words into your art journal. Use them as written, or embellish or indulge any change you wish. While you are creating your pages, take a photograph of work-in-progress and post to Art Journal Pages Unfinished (a Flickr group for work-in-progress) or take a detail shot of part of your page and post to Art Journal Details & Macros.
<Dated> Design your page in the form of a calendar, or use a calendar as a part of your page. It could have the look of an Aztec calendar, a day-timer, a word-a-day calendar, etc.
<Coke Adds Life> Peruse these Vintage Coca Cola ads from Beautiful Life. Notice the fonts, the photography, the way it is illustrated, style of art, composition, details, colors used in the ad and make an art journal page following the style of your favorite ad. You can build a page about your favorite snack if you wish.
<4th Grade> Create an art journal page written by a 4th grader (about 9-10 yrs old). Make a little checklist to fill out. Write questions for a kid but respond from your life right now. Your favorite color? Your best friend? Favorite hockey team? Favorite ice cream flavor? What do you want to be when you grow up? Favorite song? What singer or movie star do you have a crush on? Where did you have your last birthday party? Do you have a pen pal? What do you want for Hanukkah or Xmas? Decorate the page with doodles & little symbols.
<Book Covers (Option 1)> Check out the Best Book Cover Palettes of 2009 from ColourLovers. Take 10 of your favorite books from your bookshelf and select a color palette that you adore. Now create a page using this palette.
<Book Covers (Option 2)> Review the Best Book Cover Palettes of 2009 for inspiration. Create a journal page that's a new book cover for one of your favorite books using some of the design ideas from the books on the list.