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Art Journaling Prompt: How Do You Approach Something Difficult?


It’s time for another art journaling prompt: Describe how you approach a difficult task.

This one is deceptively simple and there are several ways to start. You can lead with a straightforward list of steps. If you choose that way, I’d encourage you to elaborate on those steps with how you feel or why you choose them. The expressive part of this prompt is in learning more about yourself when dealing with difficulties.

Another way to start is to take an intuitive direction and explore why something might be hard for you and how you feel about doing hard things in your life. Choosing this way to start is more open to visual imagery and a free-form style.

Or, choose the combo platter! Start with the concrete steps and let that flow into an intuitive exploration. The important thing is that you feel like the page has expressed what you’re thinking and feeling.

Head over to the group to see what’s up.




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Art Journaling Prompt: Use a Color You Don’t Like

Art Journal Prompt Colors

I’ve got an art journaling prompt for you today that may surprise you: Use a Color You Don’t Like

Say what? A color I don’t like?

I know it sounds kind of crazy and not very much fun. But, hear me out…

First, you don’t have to use a lot of it. If you really don’t like slimy green, I’m not asking you to coat an entire page with it. Just look for a place to add a drop of that snotty stuff. It’s amazing what a little touch of an unexpected color can do to liven up a page.

Second, and this is the more important reason, working outside your comfort zone, even a little bit, is good for expanding your creativity. Having a constraint or requirement in an otherwise wide open space can inspire you to think more expansively.

So, grab that paint, pencil or paper in that weird shade you haven’t been able to figure out and give it a try!

Head over to the group to see what other folks are doing with strange colors.