If you are following the daily creative prompts by Sketchbook Skool (put on the top of my blog page), read today’s, “Antsy” and began to fret, wondering what it was – if you felt very nervous, worried or unpleasantly excited by not knowing its meaning – well, that IS the definition of antsy. It’s a North American word, so not all our readers will be … Continue reading Antsy – eh?
Today’s creative prompt is……. CHAIN The thinking behind these creative prompts is explained in this earlier post here. Continue reading Today’s creative prompt: 30th September
Today’s creative prompt is rather difficult: INSPIRATION I think it’s difficult because it’s inspiration itself. However, see what you can make of it. Continue reading Creative Prompt: 28th September
Creative Prompt for today:
If you’re anything like me, then a warmup exercise helps encourage making. If you’re stuck looking at a blank mind/screen/easel/page, if you look online, you will find websites offering free daily prompts (many of them designed for writers). A prompt is a word or phrase which you use as a starting point – what does it make you think of? Then go and make something with that thought. It may, of course, lead to further ideas and end up totally unrecognisable from the beginning prompt.
Sketchbook Skool deliver online course and provide very good, free prompts. They are given for inspiring a daily drawing. But of course you can use the same word to generate a beginning idea for a poem, a short story, an animation, a new font, a sketch, a print, a song, an album cover, a film script, a doodle, a dress, a stage set, a collage, an embroidery…. whatever floats your boat. In fact, if you like doodling boat designs – use the word for that!
What can I do with just one word?
Let’s work through an example. Today’s sketchbook skool example is “turn”…..