Saturday, November 10, 2012

Saturday Link List - prompts and challenges

Do you use prompts or challenges, 
to get your creative juices flowing?

Sorry, this item from Mister PenQuin, sold on Etsy!
The Etsy BBArtisans team has a challenge every month, which help teammates stretch their imagination.  There is a post and link at the end of the month on our team blog where readers can see what everyone worked on.  The theme for this month's challenge is "Gratitude," introduced by Judy at Mister PenQuin.

I was first introduced to prompts and challenges through different art journaling blogs and websites, such as The Sketchbook Challenge and daisy yellow.  

Journal Prompt Cards
DaisyYellowArt sells these attractive cards on Etsy, which can be used as creative prompts for all kinds of art.  There is a deck of 52 cards; each card with 24 prompts!

OneOfAKindTAROT also uses cards to prompt her in her artwork.  They are tarot cards!

If you're a writer, what about using Writing Prompts for Bloggers (found on Etsy). Doniree (wanderlustandlove) has two options:  your can receive one prompt a week or a fun guide to help you develop storytelling techniques.

Have writer's block?  Here's a Pair O' Poe Writer Inspiration Dice, by Jennifer (Palimpsestic) with words used by Edgar Allan Poe. 

If you want, you can create your own prompts.  Recently, I've been sitting around more than usual because of my broken ankle.  And I decided to get out my magazines and cut out pictures and words.  You can do the same thing; throw all the words in a box.  Then  pick out one word and start your project with it in mind!  Use multiple words and make a phrase.  

Wherever you find your prompts and challenges, 
have fun and explore new techniques!  


Daisy Yellow said...

Thank you for including the Daisy Yellow creative prompt cards!!!! What a fun topic to explore!

Splendid Little Stars said...


AntiquityTravelers said...

some good inspiration here! great post

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love your idea for using the magazine cut outs for prompts! I usually just use my meme posts for prompts, otherwise I just write what's on my mind :)

BeadedTail said...

These are all great ideas for prompts! There's not much excuse for writers block these days is there?

Rose said...

I love your magazine prompts! What a simple inexpensive idea. Great resources as always.

Judy Nolan said...

Thanks for featuring one of my gratitude books, Deb! I need to check out the "Writing Prompts for Bloggers." Love writing prompts of all kinds!

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