Prompt60 Index

Prompt60 is a series of journaling prompts that will challenge you with sparks, ideas & quotes. My goal is to inspire and gently nudge to do something creative in your journal. The challenge will help you strengthen both your art-making & writing practice. The series will contain a mix of topical, art, creative & writing prompts, ideas for how you might get those words into your art journal and all-around fun ideas. The series will build to 60 creative prompts!

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Wonder31 #13: Pencil

“First, consider the pen you write with. It should be a fast-writing pen because your thoughts are always much faster than your hand. You don't want to slow up your hand even more with a slow pen. A ballpoint, a pencil, a felt tip, for sure, are slow. Go to a stationery store and see what feels good to you. Try out different kinds. Don't get too fancy and expensive. I mostly use a cheap Sheaffer fountain pen, about $1.95.... You want to be able to feel the connection and texture of the pen on paper.” 
Natalie Goldberg

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Wonder31 #12: Light

When I started art journaling I was confounded by collage. It seemed like the items were selected with such care, such forethought, such symbolism. But you know what? Not the case. There is visual balance, indeed, but this is something that you just get a feel for and get more comfortable with the more you actually do collage work.

How pleased I am that I've finished 12 prompts in 26 days thus batting about 461. A lot of folks are working the Wonder31s one-a -day and I am impressed by that level of creative gusto!

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Wonder31 #10: Ten Favorites

Oh the irony, my friends. I got completely STUCK on this one. My favorite WHATs? Geez. I don't even know why I got so stuck but your responses to the post in the Daisy Yellow FB group kicked me back into gear and helped me realize that I needed to go to the ridiculous outer limits for this one.

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Wonder31 #9: Wallpaper

So what on earth is wallpaper? Can we deconstruct this decorative wall covering? It's patterned or textured paper that you adhere to a wall, often with ornate or geometric patterns. It is a covering, an embellishment. Home Improvement stores used to have heavy volumes of wallpaper books that you could sign out and bring back. 

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Wonder31 #8: Kimono

What direction did I take this prompt? This page spread is from a book I'm altering; the materials are heavy body acrylics, collage & neocolors. I built the page from the horizontal center line of imagery. It was fun to echo the colors and patterns of the kimonos in the magazines & brochures my husband brought back from a business trip to Tokyo a few years ago. I find it so interesting - the fabric, the patterns and the way that kimonos are worn and displayed.

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Tutorial: Slow Journaling

This hand-lettering tutorial is about creating a page in your journal comprised mostly of words. In the video, I share a technique that I call slow journaling. It is about working slowly and methodically to select your words and then write them down. You can write them with or without the curvy lines.

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Wonder31 #5: Collection

This is the kind of prompt that you can take for a ride and wind up almost anywhere. Any collection of like - or unlike - objects, drawings, ephemera would be fair game. But also the act of collecting, talking about the things that you collect {i.e. paper, just a guess}. You might expand to a story about how things that other people collect ultimately impacted you or your life. Perhaps you decided to become a botanist because your mom collected flower petals. Draw your collection of crystals or ceramic elephants. 

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