Hello Creative Friend – You’re invited to join the Inspire, Inspire Art Journal Project – 2012!

What is the Inspire, Inspire Project?

This is basically a project that uses idea generators (or prompts) to open the mind and encourage creative expression of anything one wants to – using patterns that flow out of the end of their pen at the time of creation.  It’s a journaling project that’s purpose is to make the artist stop and think, ponder, and dream about a wide variety of things. And then to pick up your pen and sketch pad and express your thoughts through repetitive pattern art.

To get the drawing started, I toss out a creative idea prompter – something to get the mind wandering/wondering and to coax your muse into action.  When thinking about these prompted ideas you might wind up looking deep into your heart and soul and then begin working fully engaged and rather feverishly on very mindful page projects. However, sometimes you may find yourself just fluttering around with a loose idea.   For me there are days when my final project reveals all those things that were floating around in my head. More often though my thoughts are “hidden” in the creative project and I’m the only one that knows what’s really going on, on the page.

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To sum it up in a neat little packaged statement:
The Inspire, Inspire Project is an
ongoing creative festival of the mind, spirit,
and the hands in repetitive motion

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How Often, How Many, How to Create?

Sometimes the prompts may come just one day after the previous one. Sometimes there may be several days in between. These prompts may present you with an idea in a very timely manner, but there will possibly be times when the creative prompt just doesn’t really jump-start anything for you. There may even be prompts that take you down a completely different road than expected.  I may say flower and your muse pushes you toward….. trucks?  That’s perfectly okay!

I don’t number my prompts, date them, nor keep track of them using any type of specific method. They are generated as the earth moves under my feet and in the spur of the moment without any planning. Each prompt stands on it’s own.

There’s no such thing as “jumping in late” or “falling behind” on this journaling project.

So you can use the Inspire, Inspire Journal Project in whatever way works best for you. Create as often as you want and on however many pages you want at a time. Use the prompts for fun, for personal introspection, for creative juice, or just to give yourself a giggle once in a while if that’s what suites you best.

Who’s the Project for?

Anyone who enjoys repeat pattern art. Anyone who wants to try repeat pattern art. Anyone who’s interested in Creative Art Journaling…. and especially for those who want to do a creative journal that’s…. well….. less messy. No extra chunky elements, painting, or pasting necessary.  Simply paper and pen and maybe some coloring pencils or markers if you feel like it.  The creative tools are minimal, easily transportable, and hardly any set-up or clean-up time required.

How to Get Involved?

It’s easy to participate. Simply grab a blank-page type journal or just some loose-leaf paper if you prefer. Also get your hands on your favorite drawing pens, pencils, or markers. Visit my blog and/or Lineweaving.com forums often throughout the year. Because I’ll be posting the creative prompts in both places. Better yet – sign up for email notifications from here and from inside the community too! That way you’re sure to never miss a prompt whether I sent it the next day or the week after the last.

As the Year Moves Forward…

One of the things that I find especially enjoyable about creative journaling is revisiting the pages to reminisce again or simply look back at what I created from earlier in the year. Sometimes seeing something new on the revisit. You may find the same thing turning into a habit after a while too. I encourage you to keep your Inspire, Inspire project pages together in a journal or maybe in a box or folder. That way they will continue to provide you with pleasure throughout the year and maybe in forward years to come as well.

Project Discussion Forum

Inside the Line Weaving Forums Board I’ve started a discussion board just for chit-chatter about this project.  If you use the notification button at the top of the board you’ll never miss a prompt as they will be emailed straight to your inbox!  Direct link to our discussion board: http://lineweaving.com/forums/index.php?board=26.0

Project Flickr Group

We have a Flickr Group for Inspire Inspire Project pages if you you’d like to share yours there – it’s free of course! The group address is: http://www.flickr.com/groups/inspire-inspire-project/ We’d love to see your creations!

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