A journaling prompt is a little like a shovel...it helps you did a bit deeper into what's churning around inside of you. And that's rich work for your pages.
How to Use Journaling Prompts
Each prompt will have:
- a theme
- background information (generally speaking, my thoughts on the topic)
- suggestions for putting it on the page ("Where can I go with this?")
- some relevant quotes by famous and not-so-famous people, and
- some pictures to jump start ideas for visual imagery on your page
You are welcome to use it all, none of it, or some piece. Whatever works for you. The prompt is available online by clicking the bold RED title link which will open up a new page. You are welcome to download the pdf to save and print out.
A journaling prompt is sometimes a great inspiration for a page and throughout Art from the Heart I'll be offering you a variety of prompts to try out. They are always optional. You are always welcome to not use any prompt, to just work from your intuitive place or you are welcome to choose subjects for your pages that come from something that inspires you (your relationship with your mom or an interaction with a friend or some emotion that just won't let up, for example).
What you will find, I hope, is that my prompts encourage you to excavate some emotional territory that is ripe with material for your art journal. My goal is always to provide you with opportunities to dive deep into the work of figuring your stuff out. And so the subject matter of a prompt is always going to provoke you in that way. If you feel too triggered or sensitive about the topic, you don't need to deal with it. Or, you may decide that's a great reason to art journal about it...because it is triggering. Ultimately, it's completely up to you. Do what feels right and helpful.
These are the journaling prompts for Art from the Heart's lessons. You are welcome to use any of them that speak to you throughout the course. More journaling prompts can be found on my blog (link above in RESOURCES).