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Art Prompt #1: When needing to let spontaneous doodles lead the way with no restrictions.
Discover the art of simple creativity with doodling — one of the most effortless ways to get those creative juices flowing. It’s something that can be done anywhere and it’s for everyone!
Let’s start with 5 Art Prompts designed to be easy to follow and full of fun. They are perfect for unblocking your creativity, while making you more mindful.
Prompt 1: 2 & 3:
I wanted to share this video I made a while back because it has been my go-to whenever I find myself in a creative rut or I’m too much in my head over everything. The whole idea behind mindful doodling is to simply be in the moment (though it can take more of an effort some days) but it can help set your imagination free again. It's such a fun and easy way to kickstart your creativity with the most minimal art supplies you’ll need!
It’s also my secret icebreaker tool for creative workshops! Such a fun, unrestricted warm-up prompt that gets everyone's creativity flowing.
So give it a try and let me know in the comments how you go!
🖊️ Grab a pen or marker and some paper
Prompt 1: Lines (release any thoughts and tension as you draw lines. This mindful practice will help you meditate and be more in the present moment.
Prompts 2: Soft or Connection (explore the meaning these words hold for you and bring them to life through your artwork)
Prompts 3: Closed eyes (express yourself freely, releasing thoughts and emotions as you let loose on the paper)
Top tip - there's no right or wrong in this process. Take it at your own pace and don't worry about the outcome and letting your creativity flow.
My favourite part about doodling is that all you need is a pen and paper, making it an anytime, anywhere activity—even during those little pockets of time when you're waiting around. Just start by putting pen to paper anywhere on the page, with the intention of bringing calm and focus to the present moment.
Okay, I get it; it might be easier said than done when trying to do this on your own.
But here's the thing, start simple with just 2 minutes a day, and over time, you'll find more time for doodling and experience a deeper connection to your thoughts and emotions. Remember it’s not about making an artwork but allowing the mind to wander, and let ideas roam freely. The best part? Doodling embraces imperfection and happy mistakes; there are no rules or need to share it with anyone—just you doing it for yourself.
Prompt 4 & 5
And so, let's uncover 2 more ideas to create and explore variations of the same shape in distinct styles—where endless art possibilities await. Here you can see nature, such as shapes of leaves has ignited my creativity.
I'd love to know if you give it a go…happy doodling!
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