For the Get Messy Season of Seasons in my altered book journal.

To everything there is a season - and a time for every purpose… -The Birds, “Turn Turn Turn”

Crayons, Art Graf, acrylic ink, acrylic paint, stamping, collage, Uniball Signo Broad gel pen.

Journal Prompts

figured i’d take a stab at making some prompts. Tag me if you use them!! I wanna see what you make :>>>

1. Pick a year, maybe the year you/your friend/your crush was born. Find out important things that happened that year. The top song played on the radio, the movie that won at the oscars, any notable inventions? 

2. Pick a color. Do everything in that color. Try different shades of the same color, or do it all in one shade for hard mode

3. Draw a self portrait without looking at yourself on one page, and another one while seeing your reflection/a picture of yourself

4. Make a playlist of your current favorite songs / use their lyrics 

5. What’s your favorite room? Your bedroom, a class room? Why do you like it? What’s in it? Draw it. 

6. draw an alternative world. Maybe it’s the same as our current word but some people have horns? Maybe it’s a world entirely encompassed in an hourglass? 

7. Are you superstitious? If yes, write/draw about you biggest superstition. If no, write/draw about one that interests you. 

8. Where would you go on a roadtrip? Write/draw about the locations you’d love to see.

9. Write/draw about how you feel at 3am. 

10. Whats your first ever memory?

11. Sit in front of a mirror and make 5 funny faces and draw yourself. 

12. Write / draw your favorite myth. 

13. Draw your hands 

14. Collect all the ‘left over’ bits for a week: receipts, fruit stickers, notes, wrappers. Then make a journal page out of them. 

15. Print out one of your favorite poems. Cut each word out and rearrange it. It probably wont make any sense but it will still somehow feel like your favorite poem. 

if you can’t handle me at my worst just remember that i handle me at my worst and that makes me stronger than you // instagram

ii. art journal, entry #2 //   “I want to be so kind it echoes backwards in time and undoes the things that hurt you. I want to be so kind it radiates from me. I want to be so kind that I make someone else find faith in humanity again. There’s not much I can do, I’m small and weak and only know so many words. But I know I can be kind, and sometimes, I believe, that changes the world.”

15 Art Ideas For When You Feel Stuck~
  1. Create an emotion through art (draw sadness, paint excitement)
  2. Portray your inner thoughts through a piece
  3. Illustrate your best friend in your favorite media
  4. Draw something that challenges you, even if you think it will not turn out great
  5. Make a mess
  6. Work with your favorite quote
  7. Work with your favorite song lyrics
  8. Recreate an old piece
  9. Do a study on another artist
  10. Display your biggest fears through your art
  11. Make a collage
  12. Draw your favorite style of architecture
  13. Paint with your hands
  14. Sketch the first plant you find outside
  15. Draw yourself 

don’t know what to do (a zine I made for myself and my friends)