Art Journal Prompt: No Judgement Page

Open your art journal to the next blank page and declare it a Judgement Free Zone. COMMIT to the path of non-judgement.

I find it helpful to start with one of the following:

  • Close your eyes and draw a continuous line with a smooth pen
  • Grab your favorite brush and start making brush-prints in your favorite color
  • Wet the page and drop in watercolor or inks randomly

Don’t start assessing the results of this first pass. Look it over and lean into what you feel should happen next. That might be “throw the whole journal away” or “I hate everything”, but I encourage you to file that away under “Information I’m Disregarding At This Time.”

Try focusing on what color you want to see next to the ones you have. Not “what color would look great here?” but just “what color do I want to put here?”

Add layers to add complexity. Try filling in a block of color with some repeated doodles or marks.

The only goal here is to be able to play freely with no rules and no judgement. Drop the Inner Critic off at the petting zoo. Try not to plan or erase if you can stand it. 😉 Engage in some full-on-spontaneous playtime.

Art Journal Prompt: Someone (or Thing) You Take Care Of

Working in my art journal as often as possible helps me keep my creativity topped up. There’s no pressure for things to be perfect, and that often results in happy accidents. Those happy accidents inspire a lot of finished work for me. That’s why I share art journal prompts. A little starting inspiration helps conquer the blank page. 🙂

 

Celia Agnes Art Journal Prompts

The prompt for this Friday is:

Something or someone you take care of in your home.

This could be so many different things.

  • Your pet
  • A plant
  • A loved one
  • Yourself

It might be your car. No wrong answers. 😀

Think about how you care for your subject, why you do it, and how it makes you feel. You might feel overwhelmed caring for a family member, and that’s okay. Your page doesn’t have to be full of rainbows.

Maybe waxing that car lights you up inside. That’s fine, too.

Remember that your art journal doesn’t have to involve fancy drawing. If you love photography, try printing out a photo of your subject and adding some writing or simple shapes. Grab some magazines and do a collage. In the end, all that matters is that you get the point. It’s your journal and no one else needs to see it unless you say so.

I hope you make time to get into your art journal this week. Show me what you make by tagging me @ceiltastic on Instagram, sharing it to my Facebook page, or simply email me.

Art Journal Prompt: September 16, 2016

Friday brings us a new art journal prompt to work with. I hope you enjoyed last week’s prompt and made something beautiful. This week, we’ll take a look at another tiny joy tucked away in our home. Continue reading “Art Journal Prompt: September 16, 2016”

Art Journal Prompt: September 9th, 2016

Every Friday, I offer a new art journal prompt for you to explore. These weekly art prompts are dual-purpose. They encourage you to show up to your art practice and create. They also serve to help you remember, appreciate, and work through different aspects of your life.feed-store

This week’s art journal prompt is:

Your front door or entrance.

Whether it’s a chippy farmhouse door or brand new and sleek, take a moment with the entrance to your home. You might brush past it everyday without thinking.

Doodle or paint it in your sketchbook, your lines don’t have to be straight. Maybe you’ll take some photos of it. Get a close up of the number, or lock. Include your key if you want.

And don’t forget to take in the big picture. Do you have plants around your entrance? Some nifty lighting? Step back and use all of this for your inspiration.

We’ll have another prompt next Friday, so you can take your time in your art journal and make something beautiful from your entrance.

All done?

Once you’re finished with your journal page, I would love to see it! I’ll feature some of your creations at the end of next week’s art journal prompt. So tag me on Instagram @ceiltastic, or email a photo of your work to celia@celiaagnes.com with the subject Art Prompt 9/9. Your favorite thing might be featured. 🙂

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Art Journal Prompt: September 2nd, 2016

art journal prompt toolsEvery Friday, I offer a new art journal prompt for you to explore. These weekly art prompts are dual-purpose. They encourage you to show up to your art practice and create. They also serve to help you remember, appreciate, and work through different aspects of your life.

This week’s art journal prompt is:

Your favorite item in your home.

Yes, your favorite material thing (gasp). Is it the mug you drink tea from every morning? Your favorite dress, suit, or your backpack? Maybe it’s your sofa. Whatever it is, create an homage to it in your art journal this week.

Sketch it, paint it, take a photo of it (your journal doesn’t have to be physical, remember).

Find it online or in a magazine and collage with it. Maybe create an en masse page of just that thing.

You might take the whole week to complete your work, or you might take one day. Either is fine. The purpose of this particular prompt is to remind you of something awesome you have right next to you, every day.

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All done?

Once you’re finished with your journal page, I would love to see it! I’ll feature some of your creations at the end of next week’s art journal prompt. So tag me on Instagram @ceiltastic, or email a photo of your work to celia@celiaagnes.com with the subject Art Prompt 9/2. Your favorite thing might be featured. 🙂

Ready for more?

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