Getting motivated to create in your art journal can be a chore. Sometimes we just need a little nudge to that creative masterpiece.

Here is a list of 30 art journal prompts to help spur your creativity into action! Just take a deep breath and jump in! Sometimes it is fun to challenge yourself to do something new, even if it’s not a subject that you are immediately drawn to doing or want to share.

  1. Best Song Lyric of All Time.
  2. The Color Yellow.
  3. What made you smile today?
  4. Cuddly Days.
  5. Freedom
  6. True Love
  7. Integrity
  8. Your Best Dream
  9. What would you wish if you were granted three wishes?
  10. A skill you would love to learn?
  11. A fear you would like to overcome.
  12. Your favorite animal.
  13. Happiness
  14. Your Best Adventure.
  15. Your favorite word.
  16. Sunshine
  17. Your favorite season.
  18. Starry Nights
  19. Rainy Day
  20. Dancing
  21. Vintage
  22. Geometric
  23. The smell of freshly mown grass.
  24. Texture
  25. Butterflies
  26. Clouds
  27. Imagination
  28. Flower Garden
  29. Harmony
  30. Trees

The great thing about a prompt list is that usually by the time you are about halfway through the ideas start flowing and you feel comfortable branching out on your own.

Giving yourself a time limit and not allowing yourself to overthink is the best way to keep you from allowing your self doubt or inner critic to stop your creative flow.

Please share with us any of your art journaling greatness. We love to see what you create!

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