• Go for a walk. Draw or list things you find on the the sidewalk.
  • Write a letter to yourself in the future.
  • Buy something inexpensive as a symbol for your need to create, (new pen, a tea cup, journal). Use it everyday.
  • Draw your dinner.
  • Find a piece of poetry you respond to. Rewrite it and glue it into your journal.
  • Glue an envelope into your journal. For one week collect items you find on the street.
  • Expose yourself to a new artist, (go to a gallery, or in a book.) Write about what moves you about it.
  • Find a photo of a person you do not know. Write a brief bio about them.
  • Spend a day drawing only red things.
  • Draw your bike.
  • Make a list of everything you buy in the next week.
  • Make a map of everywhere you went in one day.
  • Draw a map of the creases on your hand, (knuckles, palm)
  • Trace your footsteps with chalk.
  • Record an overheard conversation.
  • Trace the path of the moon in relation to where you live.
  • Go to a paint store. Collect ‘chips’ of all your favorite colors.
  • Draw your favorite tree.
  • Take 15 minutes to eat an orange.
  • Write a haiku.
  • Hang upside down for five minutes.
  • Hang found objects from tree branches.
  • Make a puppet.
  • Create an outdoor room from things you find in nature.
  • Read a book in one day.
  • Illustrate your grocery list.
  • Read a story out loud to a friend.
  • Write a letter to someone you admire.
  • Study the face of someone you do not like.
  • Make a meal based on a color theme. (i.e. all white).
  • Creat a museum of very small things.
  • List the smells in your neighborhood.
  • List 100 uses for a tin can.
  • Fill an entire page in your journal with small circles. Color them in.
  • Give away something you love.
  • Choose an object, draw the side you can’t see.
  • List all of the places you’ve ever lived.
  • Describe your favorite room in detail.
  • Write about your relationship with your washing machine.
  • Draw all of the things in your purse/bag.
  • Make a mini book based on the theme, “my grocery list”.
  • Create a character based on someone you know. Write a list of personality traits.
  • Recall your favorite childhood game.
  • Put postcards of art pieces/painting on the inside of your kitchen cupboard doors, so you can see them everyday (but not become deaf to them.)
  • Draw the same object every day for a week.
  • Write in your journal using a different medium (brush & ink, charcoal, old typewriter, crayons, fat markers.
  • Draw the individual items of your favorite outfit.
  • Make a useful item using only paper & tape.
  • Research a celebration or ritual from another culture.
  • Do a temporary art installation using a pad of post it notes & a pen.
  • Draw a map of your favorite sitting spots in your town/city. (photocopy it and give it to someone you like.)
  • Record all of the sounds you hear in the course of one hours.
  • Using a grid, collect various textures from magazine and play them off of each other.
  • Cut out all media for one day. Write about the effects.
  • Make pencil rubbings of six different surfaces.
  • Draw your garbage.
  • Do a morning collage.
  • List your ten most important things, (not including animals or people.)
  • List ten things you would like to do every day.
  • Glue a photo of yourself as a child into your journal.
  • Transform some garbage.
  • Write an entry in your journal in really LARGE letters.
  • Collect some ‘flat’ things in nature (leaves, flowers). Glue or tape them into your journal.
  • Physically alter a page. (i.e. cut a hole, pour tea on it, burn it, fold it, etc.)
  • Find several color combinations you respond to in public. Document them using swatches, write where you found them.
  • Write a journal entry describing something “secret”. Cut it up into several pieces and glue them back in scrambled.
  • Record descriptions or definitions of subjects or words you are interested in, found in encyclopedias or dictionaries.
  • Draw the outline of an object without looking at the page. (contour drawing).
  • What were you thinking just now? write it down.
  • Do nothing.
  • Write a list of ten things you wish you could to do. Do the last thing on the list.
  • Create an image using dots.
  • Do 3 drawings at different speeds.
  • Put a small object in your left pocket (or in a bag), Put your left hand in the pocket. Draw it by feel.
  • Create a graph documenting or measuring something in your life.
  • Draw the sun.
  • Create instructions for a simple everyday task.
  • Make prints using food. (fruit and vegetables cut in half, fish, etc.)
  • Find a photo. Alter it by drawing over it.
  • Write a letter using an unconventional medium.
  • Draw one object for twenty minutes.
  • Combine two activities that have not been combined before.
  • Write about your day in an encyclopedic fashion. (i.e. organize by subject.)
  • Write a list of all the things you do to escape.
  • Cut a random shape out of several layers of a magazine. Make a collage out of the results.
  • Write an entry in code.
  • Make a painting using tools from the bathroom.
  • Work with a medium that is subtractive.
  • Write about or draw some of the doors in your life.
  • Make a postcard that has some kind of activity on it.
  • Devise a journal entry using “layers”.
  • Serenade a stranger with a “custom music piece.” (ie: impromptu song about them.)
  • Write your own definition of one of the following concepts, sitting, waiting, sleeping (without using the actual word.)
  • List 10 of your habits.
  • Illustrate the concept of “simplicity”.
  • Write down directions to everything your do. (ie: from the bed to the bathroom, kitchen, work, closet, etc.)
nov 29 2011 ∞
dec 13 2011 +
user picture Pinolotje: I really like this list!!! <3 nov 30 2011