An Apple a Day Keeps the Art Police Away

Art Inspiration and Motivation

I had someone ask me what the heck I mean when I refer to the “Art Police”.  I simply answered that it’s that little voice in your head that tells you that something has to be perfect.

  • the perfect colour mix
  • the perfect brush stroke
  • the perfect amount of shading


So in this video, you will learn how to create a visual prompt card.   Before you ask, no it doesn’t have to be a card, you can paint this on anything that is paintable and there’s a bit of mixed media stuff going on, which always makes it fun and so unperfect!

But for the purpose of this post, I’m going to refer it to a card which can be used in a few ways

  • create a prompt card for yourself and keep it in a photo box when you need a little bit of inspiration
  • create a prompt card and give it to someone else to use as inspiration or as a challenge.
  • adapt this design for an ATC (artist trading card)
  • paint this design on a small back stapled canvas and display it in your kitchen
  • create a journal spread based on the photo of the finished prompt card

The ideas are endless.

All the supplies I used can be found at the end of the video.

Head on over to my private Facebook group and share a photo of what you created!