Frilly Fossils

50 day art journal


live in the moment.  journal about whatever is on your mind.

my day 13:

I hope you all are enjoying the art journal challenge so far!  I’ve definitely been inspired a lot by going through this challenge, and hope you all have been as well.  my day #13 page was inspired by writer of the blog “a beautiful mess,” Elsie Larson.  I love reading her blog every day, because she’s so creative in everything she does.  she’s actually the author that inspired me to start this blog.  I hope that someday I can be an inspiration to future bloggers, much like she is.

also, I would still love to see what you guys are doing for your art journals.  and if you haven’t started, it isn’t too late to start now!  you don’t even have to use an actual journal for this.  all you need is some scratch paper, a sketch book, canvas, etc.  whatever you can draw, paint, and write on will work just fine.  I’ll post an updated list of all the previous prompts at the end of each post from now on, so that you can catch up on whatever you’ve missed.


#1 – take a minute to connect with your feelings.  close your eyes an imagine what your feelings would look like, and then draw or paint them.

#2 – grab your favorite novel and randomly open it to any page.  read the first paragraph on that page and illustrate it.

#3 – remember in high school when you’d doodle on your notes?  just doodle until you fill an entire page.

#4 – look outside and let the weather and your surroundings inspire your next art journal page.

#5 – pick an object in your house.  while looking only at the object, put your pen or pencil to paper and draw it without picking up your pen.  now add some color to your crazy drawing.

#6 – find a beautiful picture in a magazine, cut it out, and make that the center of your art journal page.

#7 – fill a blank page with shapes.  paint or color them in.

#8 – imagine your inner critic as a monster.  draw or paint him/her.

#9 – pick a quote and design an art journal page around it.

#10 – write down five of your core beliefs.  pick one and illustrate it.

#11 – journal about things that you love.

#12 – what’s your favorite fairy tale?  draw or paint your favorite scene.

#13 – think about someone who inspires you.  what characteristics of that person make him/her so inspirational?  use those characteristics to inspire your art journal page.



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