" I'd like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love,
Grow apple trees and honey bees, and snow white turtle doves.
I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony,
I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company."
~ Coke Ad, 1971
childrens' texture rubbings, dallas museum of art
Daisy Yellow art journal prompts let you jump into your art journal. The joy is in the process of creating art journal pages which are yours, playing with color + words + images.
#1. Use pages from an old diary/journal that doesn't represent who you are any more as fodder for art. Shred, tear, slice, burn, soak in liquid, crumble, fold &/or staple. You could weave strips of paper from the old diary, create new paper, do origami, make an envelope for a journal page, etc.
#2. Create a page about toys you played with as a child. I loved playing with my little tiny dolls and a cardboard dollhouse I decorated. Sketch images, use images from a magazine, use colors that recreate the feeling you had when playing with your toys. Create a happy page.
#3. Start a new loose art journal page with texture rubbings. Simply place your paper on something with an interesting texture - a weathered wooden table, leaves, an embossed book cover, pottery, jewelry, another journal page.
#4. Pick a decision that's been bugging you and analyze it from the perspective of a movie character. How about "The Dude" from the Big Lebowski, The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Sally in When Harry Met Sally, Glinda in The Wizard of Oz... Use colors that give the page the feel of the movie or character or problem.
#5. In the spirit of A Collection a Day, create a collection of something on your page.
#6. Create a colorful map of an imaginary world. You could sketch an island and label geographic areas in marker, cut fabric into various shapes and stitch the map together, use your kids' stamps to create the fantasy space. Ideas from my kids at Making Maps and More Maps.
Help! So, I'm wondering whether the Kick-Start Prompts need to be revamped, to be more useful? Should they be more vague or more specific? Your 2.5 cents (or whatever your currency of the moment) would be helpful. Thanks!