I’ve had the idea to use produce labels in an art journal page for quite a while, so today, making applesauce, seemed the perfect day. This page is in progress and not complete, but it is fun to use everyday household things in an art journal page. I’m going to call it “Apple Picking” because I am just terrible at picking fruit.
Art Prompt: Find something around the house and use it to create a journal page.
Writing Prompt: Use this page as a writing prompt…write about fruit, apple picking, applesauce, produce labeling….whatever comes to mind…or…
Cooking Prompt: Make applesauce!
April is poetry month and so I’ve challenged myself to write a Haiku a day. Haiku is a Japanese poem with a total of seventeen syllables in three line. The first line is 5 syllables, the second line is 7 and the 3rd line is 5.
A gel manicure
and a visit with Harlene
How about trying one of your own, or join me in the challenge. I may even use some of them as art journal prompts.
I’ve been watching the baby bald eagles on the live cam in Washington, DC, and telling everyone I know about them. I missed seeing them hatch by minutes but it’s been amazing to watch them as they grow. Right now they are alone in their nest and look so cute and “grown up” compared to a few days ago. Check them out, read their story, and use this as a visual prompt for your art and/or journaling…
I’m enjoying a shared art journal with my OLD college roommate…we’re having a great time working on pages, and mailing the journal back and forth. It’s really fun to see what she added, and it’s exciting to see how she responds to what I send. Here is a mini-museum page I started. I can’t wait to see what she’ll add…This is a change from the monochromatic MMMOMA (Michele’s Mini Museum of Modern Art) pages I usually do. (See them in a previous post.) Your challenge, if you wish to accept it, is to do a mini-museum page of your own in your sketchbook or art journal.
45 Lessons Life Has Taught Me, written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Ohio. These are wonderful lessons, and make interesting journaling prompts. Write your own list of “Lessons Life Has Taught Me,” or choose one of Regina Brett’s lessons that moves you and write about that.
45 Lessons Life Has Taught Me