Sunday, April 17, 2011

"Spinning Circles" Journal Prompt

I created this morning journal page and posted on my You Tube page I the video of how I created it from start to finish. The video is about 6.30 min. Actual time spent on page is about one hour.

I  had a lot of thoughts going on in my head yet I didn't know what to paint at all. I have had so much going on I haven't been able to focus on my creativity. My mornings feeling rushed. I just began by putting scrap papers on the page then started to draw and paint. Lots of layers. If you visit over there please let me know via comments. I'd love to know if you enjoyed seeing a page created from start to finish.

On the page I wrote; Words and thoughts swirling around my head like birds flying in the sky.  Someday s I feel so un-rested I can't get ahead. Spinning circles around my head. Feeling like I am always missing the target. 

I have a tendency to be a bit of a night owl now and then, yet duty calls in the morning. Coffee, rushing to help Sammie get ready, driving Sammie to school then back here to do things that are needed and then squeeze in creative time. Not the way to do it, I have to find a better routine. So I can stay creative.

This page is about having too many thoughts, needing to find my quite place in my mind to create. Slowing down, whether it is in life or in my thoughts, so I don't miss the target. The target refers to being focused, finding that creative inspiration, attaining certain goals, not being rushed or late.
 I like the slow peaceful starts better. Easing into the day, feeling refreshed and ready, calm and creative. 
Are you a morning person or night owl? Have you ever created morning pages in your journal?

Journal Prompt: This week try making a journal page starting with layers of papers, adding paints and your thoughts of how your mornings are. Use an animal or bird to represent how you feel about mornings. It can be a stamp or cutout an image. Then add your thoughts in pens. 

Quote: One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God. Anna Julia Cooper

Food for Thought: I haven't read this book yet, but it is now on my list of book reads.
The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal


  1. love this journal favorite colors.

    I used to be a night, more of a morning one.

  2. Thanks Mary, I love these colors too. Always. Glad to see you stop in. Xo Theresa

  3. Just catching up with your art journal prompts. I have finally made some time to try another one. I watched your youtube video and can't believe it only took an hour! What I need to do now is learn a bit more about materials, tools and media. Thanks for another great prompt. I love the blue you have used here - just beautiful.


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