Journal Prompts

Every journey starts with a first step.

Describe what you feel using colors and shapes.

Traditional maps use symbols to describe features on the map that would be viewed from the side. What symbols would help you on your map?

This is a map of your inner world. Create.

Create symbols to describe features on your map. What symbols are important on your journey?

Create without judgment. Let your heart guide your creative process.

List 5 ways you were enough today.

Repetition – create a pattern using the same shape

Self-portrait time. or maybe your alter ego.

I know, I know it’s a map, but you can paint on it.

When was the last time you simply doodled?

Do certain colors have symbolic meaning for you?

Silence any inner voice that tries to limit you. 

What did you love to do most when you were a child?

Write with your non-dominate hand. 

What do you find difficult to draw or write about? Do that. 

Re-Create a memory that brings you joy.

Write down your goals for the day.

Write three things you are grateful for today.

What was the best thing that happened today?

Create a piece as you play your favorite song.

Create an image of yourself as your Spirit Animal.

Show different sides of you in one image.

Create a bouquet of flowers, with each flower representing your friends and/or family.

Design your own compass rose. What will the arrows point you towards?

Try starting with the background.

You are on a journey of self-discovery. What will you find? What will be in your way? Will you have to sacrifice something in order to expose the true you?

Do you remember your dreams? Sketch your last dream.

If you were a god/goddess, what would your characteristics be? You would be kind or a little mischievous? 

What is your biggest secret?

There is no room for self-doubt. Be open and willing to making bad art. Don’t judge it, just let it be.