Podcast with Ricë #2


manilla folder, airbrush acrylics, fluid acrylics, a spritz of water

To my delight Ricë and I recorded another podcast this week! I'm always so darned nervous at the beginning but hopefully you can't tell. A few weeks ago, I was Ricë's guest on her podcast {click here to read about that and listen to the first podcast}. This time, we discussed "fear of the blank page" and I shared 3 prompts for working on a fresh art journal page, index card or postcard. These are in the style of the Kick-Start Art Journal prompts.

The first prompt was to develop a mind map or brainstorm of places where you find design and pattern inspiration - or simply inspiration. Each person will have a different list. Mine might have more of an emphasis on pattern and other people might have more emphasis on senses or feelings. 

The next prompt suggested working in mixed media choosing just one color as a focus for a journal page. You could actually create a series within a journal, using different colors as a focus, each in a variety of mediums. I've created this look on a small scale, but want to try it again. I'll share when I do!


The third prompt involved lots of dripping of paints. You can see some examples on manilla folders, above.

This was the first attempt at doing some audio kick-start prompts. Please stop back after you listen and let me know how these worked for you. Did any of the prompts help spark a journal page idea or an index card? I'm hoping to do another set of prompts with Ricë' on a future podcast and your feedback will be ultra valuable. Please be kind, I was sooooooo nervous.