If you're feeling blue, if you're out of ideas to get you started, or if you're just in the mood for some art, here are some prompts to help you with your visual journaling:
1. Take a magazine and find an image that grabs you. Cut it, paste it on your notebook and write about it. Let yourself go. Practice free-writing as I've explained in earlier posts.
2. Doodling is one of the best ways to let go, to relax, to find inspiration. Fill a page or two of your notebook with doodles: anything, everything goes. Abstract art is the best. You can even color it.
3. Take the notebook and go outside. Sit on your stoop, or a cafe, or a park. Draw what you see, then write about it.
4. Write about your favorite meal. Then draw it.
5. Write about your favorite moment of last week. Then illustrate your entry with drawings or cutouts from magazines or just doodle. Color is always good.
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