More time for art journals

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There are so many distractions when you want to make art every day. Life gets in the way so quickly, you hardly notice. I have painted nothing for almost two weeks and we are going house sitting tomorrow for ten days. Oh well!

My current obsession is watercolour. I love how it blends when wet, can be transparent or opaque, and dries in minutes. I love to make the paint watery and then tilt the page in different directions to make runnels on the paper.

The art journal page below is my interpretation of the prompt for the week “Love is in the air”, on Journalling Krazy Island Style. While I have done several courses in art journalling, I joined this course so that I had a ready-made start to the week — a prompt.

What is a ‘prompt’?

It is often helpful to use a prompt from another person or group, as you can start with an idea instead of a blank page. So, what is a prompt? A prompt is an idea or a word or even a technique that is proposed by someone other than you. This lets you explore a topic or technique which is in not your comfort zone. It is surprising how many great pages/paintings have started from a simple prompt.

Where can you get prompts?

Doing a search online for art journal prompts brings up almost 2 000 000 results. Choose the ones that you relate to, and join or bookmark the sites.

One of my favourites which is free to join is: Journal 52

See you next time.


love is
Love is in the air Watercolour in Strathmore Visual Journal
I have had many careers in my 70+ years, but always creativity was at the forefront. I am passionate about using less and wasting less. I love design, painting, decorating, and now I am combining all that into making junk journals. Creating is like breathing for me!

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