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No Frills Prompt 10: MAIL

Simple, flexible and fully customizable weekly creative prompts.

 mail boxes, amsterdam

Like all of the prompts in this series, this is easy peasy! You can respond in whatever way you wish, but do create something in words or images. The photograph and the word MAIL can be used together or separately. Don't overthink this, see the intro for help.


♦ create a collage or art journal page with a central grid and a boxy font

♦ read the book Good Mail Day

♦ write an impromptu snail mail letter to a friend or mail someone a birthday card

♦ write a stream-of-conscious page about a time in your life when you wrote or received a lot of letters, like summer camp, freshman year of college, the year you met your boyfriend and he moved to Italy, the time you sent your manuscript to 71 publishers

♦ photograph 5 things that are very urban in look and feel, edgy, rough, no people, no flowers

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Reader Comments (5)

I just found your website and I have spent a couple of hours reading through it (I am stuck in bed nursing a nasty cold) and I just love it! I have done basic art journaling off and on my whole life, but lately I am wanting to take it to the next level. I was doing some surfing around the web and happened upon your site. Thank you for all of your wonderful posts and information!! You have done a great job. I have added you to my favorites!

01.29.2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Wendy, Nice to meet you! Sorry you were not feeling very well, hoping today is a better day. I so appreciate your leaving a comment and I look forward to seeing some of your work as you move forward in your art journals!


01.31.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

I made a new envelope! It is here :

02.1.2011 | Unregistered CommenterNathalie

Can we take a picture of a piece of mail?? I got a really neat postcard the other day..

06.12.2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Sounding Sea

The Sounding Sea - the idea is to use the prompt to create or write something inspired by the prompt, so it's really your call how you do it...


06.12.2011 | Registered Commentergypsy

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