"Life is pretty simple:
Some works. You do more of what works.
If it works big, others quickly copy it.
Then you do something else.
The trick is the doing something else."
~Leonardo da Vinci
merged 6 photos with a bit of texture in photoshop
This is a creative writing prompt for art journalists. Use this prompt to work through your un-written art journal pages, as a warm-up to creative work (like stretching before a bike ride) or to slam perfectionism + procrastination.
Get a journal, a legal pad, something paperish. Get a little box and collect writing materials. Colored pencils, neocolors, markers or watercolor pencils. Today we'll be writing in COLOR.
Sit outside on your porch, an outdoor cafe, on a park bench. Get some fresh air. If you need to be indoors, sit at a table near a window with natural light. Write about these few moments. What you hear and smell and see. The way the light streams through the clouds or windowpanes, the shadows, the lyrics of the song, the crisp white paper, the color of the grass or floors, people talking, the clothes dryer spinning, the scent of Clorox. Create a mental snapshot to remind you of these moments of your life. Work on this for at least 20 minutes.
If you want to see a page where I tried to be mindful of what was going on around me, see Morning.
A little bit of everything...
- Check out The Official Guide to Daisy Yellow Creative Prompts!
- In Points of Two: Trim Kira shares a cool journal page created on a cardboard postal envelope, with tons of funky trim. Loving the series created by Kira and Roben-Marie, totally engaging works. Free, colorful, happy.
- Roben-Marie has created a graffiti-inspired journal, inspiring me to revisit my grungy pages in the Tekenfilm altered book.