Daily Creative Prompts: week #9

Daily Creative Prompts ~ October 23-27 As promised, here we are in week #9 of 52 projects: Creative prompts for a creative life Here are the 5 prompts for this week to be used daily in an effort to keep yourself working creatively: WATER NEUTRAL HIDE CONTRAST SING These can be interpreted in whatever way…

Sacred Grounds -the foundations of art

The elevator stopped with a jolt. Ground floor…or so I thought. The door opened and the scene before me didn’t register for a moment. I wanted to go the front desk of the hotel that I was staying at in Germany, but that was not what had appeared before me. Funny how something as simple…

when your dance gets ugly

  Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 20: DANCE Dancing isn’t really my gig.  In the formal sense of the word anyway. But we can also dance with joy in our spirits …dance our paintbrushes across a page …and it can also be used to describe something that you are doing, a project that you are…

the poetry of color

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 19: INDIGO As a color, INDIGO is among one of my favorites. It has a depth to it that poets write about. Depending on who you are, INDIGO could summon thoughts of unusual children with supernatural traits. Or maybe it puts you in a certain mindset. In color psychology, INDIGO…

hump day happy

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 18: DRIP Drip some paint on your chosen surface Write a letter to someone dripping with sarcasm Let some glitter drip from its jar onto a really gluey area of your project Drip india ink intentionally from a quill, obscuring some words written There are many ways to use this…

pushing past

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 17: PATTERN I started out this morning a little concerned about where this was all going. Have you been there? That place where you are absolutely sure you are the least creative person on the planet? We all have had those moments. …and today’s prompt isn’t really helping. I love…

seeing art in unusual places

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 16: BRUSH Happy Monday Creatives! Monday’s are always my favorite art days.  Heading into a new week, the days feel so full of possibility, and today is no exception. There are many directions I could have gone with today’s prompt. A beeswax collage had occurred to me as you would…

note to self:

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 13: SHINE   Even those with the gift of encouragement occasionally need to receive it. Giving of words, time, and self can be a huge drain and if we don’t fill up every now and then, there won’t be anything left to give. It’s great if that encouragement comes from…

thinking INSIDE the box

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 12: BOX Great things often come in boxes. We receive gifts in them, pack up memories and sometimes use them to elevate something.  More often than not, we like what the boxes contain, and this is no exception. Creating a box around the outside of a picture or painting, helps…

adding old to create something new

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 11: VINTAGE I’ve been looking through old photographs lately.  They are of my parents from before I was born. Like OLD! I just love the patina they have gotten from years in books and boxes. The yellowing is particularly my favorite. It a story of age and history that the…

shaping your creative story…

  Daily Creative Prompt ~ October: TRIANGLE Have you ever just sat and looked at the world around you? Everything you see can be simplified into basic shapes. Circle, square, oval, triangle, rectangle…they all make an appearance in the order of life. Many of the figure drawing books that are out there use these basic…

the story of abstract

Daily Creative Prompt ~ October 9: ABSTRACT There is nothing like the word ABSTRACT to strike fear in the heart of many an artist. The reason is that it is so subjective. We are often looking for definite’s in life, as well as our art. Something real that we can sink our teeth into. Something…