Tricks to get yourself in gear and get messy in your art journal.
Use the prompts as written or embellish as you wish.
Pick one or try them all. Take the first step. Go.
<maplandia> Imagine having your own private island. This prompt is about the details of the island. Draw a map including the names of streets, bridges, beaches, waterfalls, ponds, rocky trails, docks, beach bars. It's your island, and you have an infinite amount of money, so you can have anything you want. What will you create? More map links and maps the kids and I drew at Making Maps and More Maps and Little Houses in Pencil. [Here's my interpretation... a map doodled while we watched our beloved Steelers lose the Superbowl. Background added digitally. Since then, I've added Voldemort Lane!]
<earthy> Paint an art journal background in watercolors, using the blues of the ocean and the browns of sand + mountains. Cut out images of blue things and brown things from a catalog or magazine and glue or staple them along a horizonatal line across the page.
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INTERPRETATIONS: Dragonfly Reflections