Friday, July 22, 2011

Journaling Prompts

I am really addicted to junk/art journaling or some may call them smash books.. What ever you call it. I'm officially hooked! LOL. So sometimes I really get into a rut on how to be creative with my journaling and I feel like I've ran out of things to write about... sort of a creators block/writers block. So I thought I would keep this running list of prompts here on my blog, and my friends (you guys) can help me add idea's to it, and I will add ideas when ever they come to me or I am inspired by someone else. I also got a great idea from bcdoula (on youtube) to write the prompts on paper and put them in a bowl or box and when I'm in a rut, just shake up the box and pull a few out! Excellent idea!!! She shared the art prompts below and I came up with a few more, plus a ton of journaling prompt idea's... sooo I think I'll put them all in a box or baggy and somehow attach it in my journal :) I'll share a vid with what I've done as soon as I have this accomplished heehee! I still need to make a vid of my journal so far... eesh. So behind! I hope this will be helpful to someone :) Feel free to share idea's you may have!

Art Prompts
  • Use bubble wrap
  • Use water color paints
  • draw oil pastel lines and paint in between them with acrylics
  • choose your paint with your eyes closed.
  • paint with crumpled tissue paper
  • Drag paint across the page w/ a credit card or cardboard, dry then sand
  • apply tape randomly to the page
  • Use stencils
  • Use brayer with paint
  • Put string or elastic bands on a brayer or toilet paper roll and paint
  • Journal in a circle
  • apply gesso and then remove some of the gesso
  • random paint splatters
  • Uuse dimensionals on page
  • Apply charcoal
  • Apply cardboard
  • Collage letters
  • Use any of your ephemera
  • Use a mask
  • Use rubberstamps
  • Draw black wavy lines for journalling
  • Use a pallet knife
  • Scratch surface with stylus
  • Dip end of toilet paper roll in paint and paint circles on the page
  • Line Walk- Draw a line down the center of the paper and doodle, all lines and shapes must be connected. Then create images with paint out of your doodles..
  • Use magazine images and alter them
  • Paint the page in your favorite color(s) then list all the things you can think of that are that color(s)
  • Use Crackle 
  • emboss your page
  • use metal
  • use alcohol inks
  • use an envelope

Journaling Prompts
  • Things from or seen in your yard/neighborhood
  • Things you currently are listening to , drinking, eating, wearing, feeling, weather, wanting, needing, thinking, enjoying
  • Guilty pleasures
  • Favorite candy
  • Favorite song lyrics
  • Put each day of the week on the page and write 'today I laughed at' for each day
  • Write about a recent dream.
  • What seemed unusual to you today?
  • Write about memories of an old friend you lost touch with
  • What actor/actress would you hire to play you in a movie and what would your theme song be? & why?
  • What did you eat as a child that you will not eat now, or what do you eat now that you wouldn't as a child?
  • Who is the one relative you miss the most?
  • Talk about your first kiss
  • Where would you travel if you could go anywhere?
  • Write a letter to your younger self or to your future self.
  • Would you be a different person today if your childhood was different? How would you be different and why?
  • If you could change one thing about your spouse/lover what would it be?
  • What was your first pet?
  • List all of the cars you've owned.
  • List all of the places you've worked.
  • List all of the places you've lived.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?
  • If you had to sacrifice one of your senses which would it be?
  • Have you ever encountered a ghost?
  • Where is the first place you went when you got your drivers license?
  • Describe your favorite memory of an amusement park, or fair.
  • Describe your favorite sound.
  • What is your favorite memory of high school?
  • What is your worst memory of high school?
  • Talk about your graduation.
  • Which friend has the greatest impact in your life and why?
  • What is your favorite season?
  • Tell a secret.
  • Talk about something you struggle with.
  • What would you do if you won the lottery?
  • Whats the best and worst thing that happened to you this week?
  • What is your favorite book at the moment, and what is it that you like about it most?
  • List your favorite tv shows.
  • What do you wish to accomplish by years end?
  • List your fears
  • What is your least favorite chore, and why?
  • List your pet peeves
  • Talk about your first job
  • Have you ever swallowed anything strange?
  • Least favorite foods
  • Favorite odd foods
  • Tell a joke
  • List your favorite things w/ each letter of the alphabet
  • List your celebrity guy and gal crushes
  • Share a poem
  • What bugs you?
  • What is your favorite trait of yourself?
  • Nobody knows that you...
  • Do you have reoccuring dreams? What are they about?
  • Where were you on 9/11? Where were you when you heard about Bin Laden?
  • 10 foods you have never eaten but would like to try. 
  • 10 foods that you would NEVER eat
  • Write a letter to someone you need to forgive. 
  • List your top favorite songs right now. 
  • Share the lyrics to a current song that you can not stand. 
  • Make a list of the 5 changes you think you have made in the last five years. 
  • what things do you expect in a good friend
  • What did you do BEFORE we had the internet?
  • What superpower would you choose to have?
  • A continuous bucket list
  • 10 unforgettable moments in your life
  • 10 things you really like about yourself
  • what book are you reading right now? what is it about?
  • List of most commonly used words
  • Name 5 things in your refrigerator
  • 5 adjectives to describe yourself
  • List some of your favorite smells
  • What monopoly figure do you use?
  • words you hate, words you love
  • celebrities you are sick of or dislike
  • What do you like on your pizza?
  • What do you love to buy, what do you hate to buy?
  • Whats the worst thing you have ever done to your hair?
  • Talk about an embarrassing moment. 
  • What gives you the creeps?
  • Can you play an instrument?
  • What are your nicknames? (How did you get them, & from who?)
  • List your bad habits...
  • Talk about growing up with your siblings, share a favorite memory. 
  • Tell about your favorite childhood christmas
  • List your halloween costumes as a child, tell about them...
  • Take the last line of your favorite poem, and make it the first line of your own poem. 
  • List the names of 5-10 relatives/friends and write a small profile about each of them. 
  • Mad Libs :) 
  • Share a recipe & how it turned out when you made it :) 
  • That was then, this is now (pics growing up, and pics now)

2 comments:

Ginger said...

Wow!!! That's one LONG list but it's good to be INSPIRED! Thank you for sharing. IF I come up with any that you don't have - I'll be sure to let ya know! :)

Ginger said...

Wooooowwww! Now it's a REALLY LONG LIST! :) Great ideas.