Art Journal List Idea: Alliteration Name Game

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Are you looking for a new art journal prompt that doesn’t involve a lot of writing and doesn’t involve a lot of drawing? ( is it still an art journal? yes, it is!) I love making lists in my journal because it takes the pressure off to create a gallery worthy piece of art or a Anne Frank worthy save-it-forever diary entry.

Today’s List Idea

Today’s list idea comes from taking your name and then listing adjectives that describe you that start with the same first letter of your name. I had a lot of fun doing this. At first I thought I wouldn’t come up with enough adjectives but once I started rolling I ran out of space. If you get stuck, keep a thesaurus and a dictionary near by…not the one on your phone, but the traditional printed kind you can flip through.

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For the actual page itself, I started simply with scrapbook papers and my own gelli prints. I love adding a border by hand  and using block letters. You can color them in, or fill in the negative space around the letters. If you prepare the background ahead of time, this makes a great project to do on a long car trip or in front of the tv. ( I watch plenty of junky tv…I am not going to lie to you. I watch the trashiest shows too…mostly on Bravo and Lifetime just to get an idea of my taste level.)


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3 thoughts on “Art Journal List Idea: Alliteration Name Game”

  1. This sounds like a fun idea to try! I love using inspirational quotes, but this would be something different. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thx for the challenge! I've got my wheels turning. I too watch those shows with a few others mixed in from discovery or TLC can't remember! There perfect…non committal, you don't need to watch them every week and most of my comments are sarcastic….Really! Must be nice in their world!!!

  3. here from AJED. This is a great prompt to fill a page Miriam! I've been working at using my pile of gelli prints so I can make more:) Been gluing them onto pages-so I am ready!


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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