They say “Necessity is the mother of invention;” we say Paper is where ideas begin. Motivated by these two beliefs, our Paper Prompt for this week is INVENTION.

Invention is creating connections where they didn’t exist before; it’s the manifestation of what we imagine and the plans we make. It can be new or something improved; it can be simple, complex, elegant, mundane.

Whatever idea you might have brewing, put it on Paper and make it tangible this week. Be sure to include the tag #PAPERPROMPTS so we can search for it. We’ll feature our favorite inventions next Monday.

Missed the creative prompt from last week? Meet “the girl and the moon.”

“An idea of a simple ipad dock that combines 4 positions” and “Wood Chair design” by idrawamazingthings on Tumblr

I was experimenting with Paper the other day and discovered that you can draw against a dark background with the colored pencil tool. The effect is similar to chalk or pastel and the colors have an almost fluorescent glow.

I’m still working on the drawing I started but thought I’d quickly share these tips to see what people can create with them.

If you find these tips useful and create something you’d like to share, please tag with #qwertyphd and I will reblog it.

Made With Paper


New Year, New Resolve.

Earlier this month, we invited creators to make lists. In came New Year’s resolutions, To Do lists and even dessert wish lists. We hope they inspire you to create and follow your own in the fifty weeks ahead. And we hope Paper will help you visualize these ideas and put them in action.

Learn more about Paper Prompts, and see all submissions with the tag #PAPERPROMPTS on Twitter and Tumblr

From top down, left to right more art / projects / cut out carbs / make more / clean bedside drawer / be more patientaccomplishments / a linear look / 2013 desserts / fly over an ocean