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New Challenge: UnBlank that Page!

Our own creatively curious muse – Carolyn Hawkins of WhollyPiecemeal – is sponsoring a challenge to help get past that blank page. It’s THE BLANK PAGE challenge time!

At some time we have all sat down to a blank page and wondered if we could just call it “White cat in a blizzard” and be done with it. This challenge will be a fun way to experiment with ways to make that page unblank.

If you want to play The Blank Page Challenge, take out any size paper and follow the prompts as they come your way. Share your creation as a comment to each prompt post. Create the first thing that comes to mind when you read the prompt. Remember: the point is to make the page unblank. Head to the Art Journaling for Beginners Facebook page to see examples.


  • 1. Read the prompt,
  • 2. Unblank the page,
  • 3. Share in all your favorite places.
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Art Journaling: Say Goodbye to 2020

It’s been quite a year! And, now it’s time to say goodbye to the past year.

It’s easy to forget the importance of looking over our past, valuing it, honoring it and saying a proper goodbye. Without doing that, it’s hard to turn to the future and clearly see the possibilities there.

So, our own wise and insightful Carolyn Hawkins of WhollyPiecemeal is helping us with a way to manage the transition into the new year with an Art Journaling Goodbye to 2020. She suggests making three pages, a triptych if you like, or dividing a page into thirds. The three pages/divisions represent:

  • Where you are and have been in the past year,
  • The transition space you’re in now, and
  • What your dreams and goals are.

Create your pages to say goodbye to 2020, honor the transition and welcome the future!

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Art Journal Prompts – 101 Words to Think About

Art Journal Prompt Colored Pencils

101 Art Journal Prompts

Use these art journal prompts as a boost for inspiration when you’re starting a new art journal page! Choose one and write, draw, collage and paint your thoughts.

SHARE: Use #ArtJournalingforBeginners on your favorite social network and post your pictures in ourĀ  Art Journaling for Beginners Facebook Group . Come join us – we’d love to meet you there!
1. angel
2. bag
3. basket
4. beads
5. bench
6. birdhouse
7. black
8. boat
9. bold
10. book
11. bow
12. box
13. butterfly
14. candy
15. castle
16. celebration
17. cereal
18. circles
19. cityscape
20. clothesline
21. clouds
22. coffee
23. contrast
24. cross
25. crown
26. cupcake
27. curls
28. dandelions
29. dashes
30. delight
31. dice
32. discomfort
33. door
34. dreams
35. dress
36. earth
37. fairy
38. family
39. feather
40. fire
41. fireworks
42. fishing
43. flags
44. forest
45. gift
46. glasses
47. glue
48. graffiti
49. grass
50. green
51. hanger
52. heartbeat
53. hearts
54. hill
55. ice cream
56. island
57. jar
58. ladder
59. lamp
60. light
61. luggage
62. magazine
63. mask
64. moonlight
65. nest
66. neutral
67. ocean
68. orange
69. paisley
70. pebble
71. pillow
72. pinwheel
73. prayer
74. puzzle
75. rain
76. rainbow
77. ribbon
78. ruler
79. sand
80. scarf
81. seashell
82. shadow
83. shapes
84. silhouette
85. sky
86. snow
87. socks
88. sour
89. sparkle
90. stars
91. string
92. stripes
93. sweet
94. table
95. tags
96. tears
97. umbrella
98. water
99. window
100. windy
101. yellow