About those creative prompts

You will find prompts
at every corner of Daisy Yellow.

Here's an index to the prompts

The subject of creative prompts is near and dear to my heart. I believe that prompts can be invaluable in launching creative explorations. Prompts can change how we approach our work. We start with a stack of cards, some paper, canvas, index card or a journal we choose where to start, what to do, or to even do anything at all. 

That's where prompts enter the picture! Prompts can be used literally, figuratively, specifically, sarcastically, intelligently, paradoxically, ridiculously, logically, magically or any other adverbish manner. Try using the prompt in another language, or related words, or  translating to Greek mythological figures. 

Are you a promptish person?

  • Some people like topical prompts {subjects, focus}.
  • Some like thematic prompts {themes, mediums, materials, techniques, over-arching concepts}.
  • Some truly don't like prompts.
  • Some feel constrained by a prompt. Like, in a bad way. 
  • Some feel like a prompt gives them a goal.
  • Some use a prompt as a spark that leads to something shiny + new.
  • Some intertwine the prompts in a creative way.
  • Many folks are inspired by prompts, but ignore them when they get to work.
  • Some prefer to devise prompts for others {that's me}. 

Prompts are a smorgasbord of creative ideas. 

  1. Do whatever you wish with creative prompts.
  2. Use them as starting points.
  3. Take what interests you and nibble on items from your plate over the course of the week.
  4. The idea is to get you STARTED.
  5. If the prompt kicks you into creative mode - that's good!

What if a prompt doesn't resonate with you?

So let's take an example of a prompt that might not speak to you. Let's say the prompt is "Harry Potter" but you aren't into HP. You can use a prompt as a launching point for almost anything. Allow your mind to follow the bouncing ball {or the magic wand}. Here's the thing. You don't need to have read Harry Potter to follow a Harry Potter prompt. Put on your creative thinking cap. Look at the prompt/word/phrase from different angles or perspectives. It you are stumped, look in wikipedia, a dictionary, a thesaurus, etc. for a launching point that has something to do with the prompt. For Harry Potter, look at the book cover and the blurb about the book at Goodreads or Amazon and move in the direction of magic, wizards, wands or even a big pair of geeky glasses.

I believe that creative prompts help us do mental gymnastics and think more creatively. 

Want more prompts?

The latest series is called Wonder31 Prompts and you can start them any time!