• Adding a prompt to an art journal Grace Mendez
    creativity,  tutorials

    Adding a Prompt to an Art Journal

    Adding a prompt to an art journal is one way to beat the dreaded blank page. The prompts can be answered in your journal on the very page that you create. The prompts can also be answered in another journal or notebook if you want to keep the response more private. I found that once you know where you are headed, it doesn’t take very much time to complete a page or at least get most of it done. The getting started part is what seems to hold up the process of working in an art journal. The journal that I am working in is one you could make with…

  • creativity,  tutorials

    What’s So Funny?

    What makes you laugh? Our family’s dog, Olivia, likes to take one piece of her dog food and toss it in the air and then chase it down before she eats it. I don’t know where she learned to do this but it cracks me up every time she does it. And there was the time that I walked into a glass door of a restaurant in San Francisco and banged my head. Okay, it wasn’t funny then, but now it’s hilarious. In your journal, write down what makes you laugh. When you get down, look at your page to remind you that there are good days along with the bad.…

  • creativity,  tutorials

    What is Your Perfect Day?

    What if you are ready to create a journal page but you don’t know where to start? One of my favorite things to do is to create a page with a list. Why? Don’t have to write in full sentences It’s fast It’s easy Bullet points are optional A watercolor background is not mandatory but it does add more to a blank white page, don’t you think?   In case you are wondering, I wet the page first with clear water to get a lighter color with the paints (Sakura Koi Watercolors Pocket Field Sketch Box). I used waxed paper between the pages to help protect the rest of the sketchbook. The…