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PROMPT #1 – HE(ART) BY CINDY

Document your feelings without using words.

PROMPT #2 – YOUR INNER WORLD BY CAROLINE

Create some art dedicated to documenting your Inner World. Use paint and paper to
record your secret desires, your fears, and your dreams (literal or life dreams).

PROMPT #3 – CONSTRAINT + TIME BY VANESSA

Pick one technique from the list below and document your day using only it:

  • Use color blocking to describe your feelings
  • Doodle your day
  • Use lyrics from songs to describe what you did
  • Write out your day Mrs Dalloway style

Try this over a few days and see how the technique influences how you document.

PROMPT #4 – OVERHEARD BY PHILL

Document your day in words you heard today. Whether song lyrics, gossp at the table across from you, text messages, or words said to you by friends.

PROMPT #5 – LAYERS BY CINDY

Humans and our stories are multi-layered. Choose one story and layer it with the first event on the bottom and keep layering until you have the latest part of the story on top. What these layers look like exactly, is completely up to you!

PROMPT #6 – A SELF PORTRAIT IN OBJECTS BY CAYLEE

What 9 objects reflect you as a person? Do you always have hand cream in your pocket? Are you known in your friendship group as the person who always has a pencil at hand? Maybe there is a piece of jewellery that is never off your wrist. Document these items with a sketch or otherwise.

PROMPT #7 – A SELF PORTRAIT IN A PHOTO BY SASHA, CAYLEE + VANESSA

Use a photo of yourself in your next art journal page. Take the photo specifically for the page. If you’re stuck on how to document yourself with a camera, check out the Fifty Two Portraits class by Vanessa that’s in your membership.

PROMPT #8 – A SELF PORTAIT BY VANESSA

Make a self-portrait using your favorite medium (abstract, drawing, photography) and then color it in; documenting where you are at the moment in this manner

PROMPT #9 – ALTERNATE VIEW BY VANESSA + PHILL

If you have a pet, try using their voice to document your day. Use paint to create an abstract background and cover it with your pet’s impressions of what their day is like.

PROMPT #10 – ANGLES BY CAROLINE

Document a day from as many angles as possible: Take photos lying on the floor, look up, or zoom in really close. Set a timer and take a photo from a place you normally couldn’t reach!

PROMPT #11 – COLOUR BY PHILL, CINDY, + SARAH

Choose one:

  • Collect a colour for the day.
  • Limit your palette to four colors and create 20 different shades on the page as you document how it feels to transition from one feeling to another.
  • Create a colour palette of your life right now.

PROMPT #12 – PERFECT DAY BY CAYLEE

What is your perfect day? How do you wake up feeling? What do you accomplish? Illustrate it through art and then make a plan to create that perfect day in your life as it is right now.

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