An alarming mix of blank canvases, abandoned tools and half finished works. Where do I even begin? This year I have decided to embrace art prompts. In the latest issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors there is a wonderful list of 52 art prompts; one for each week of the year. I'm going to randonly choose one every Friday and see what I can make of it. I'll even blog about it every Saturday morning so you can get inspired too.
Week 1: "Take 5" Go to your studio and choose the nearest 5 objeccts to you and create art with it. Here's what I started with: a cradled panel, red paper, a scrabble game, glass shards,and a photo of one of my favorite dogs taken by my photographer friend Mar Lovejoy.
I know not every thing I create will become worthy of showing and selling. I had to decide right away that wasn't the point. The point of art prompts is to get me out in the studio in the first place and to kick start a weekend of creative frenzy. The piece will be finished later today, but here's how it's coming out so far.
So if your muse has left you, try some art prompts. Start with taking 5!