Nature Based Creative Prompts

Sometimes its easy to feel like we are lacking in inspiration, but if we look to the natural world, wherever we are in the world, we may realise that we don’t have to look very far for inspiration… but even then, it can be hard to pick, or put words to, a single thing to be inspired by…

So here are 25 nature based creative prompts for you. They started as ideas for creative writing, but they can really be used for any kind of creative practice. I hope you find them useful.

  1. Inside a snail shell
  2. Under a rock
  3. Roots
  4. A Nest
  5. Climbing a tree
  6. Blue sky, two clouds
  7. Midday Sun
  8. The scent of may blossom
  9. Nettles, so contrary
  10. Wild flowers are not weeds
  11. Deadwood
  12. A magpie thief
  13. Red tailed bumble bee
  14. The water vole hole
  15. Hare, running
  16. Dappled shade
  17. The warren
  18. Wind in the grass
  19. The edges
  20. Nighttime daisies
  21. A crescent moon
  22. From tiny acorns
  23. Raindrops in May
  24. Dandelions
  25. Busy bees

Feel free to share anything you create from this prompts! Creativity can be born from other’s creative practice, and creativity grows amongst itself.


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Katherine is a mixed media artist, art teacher, writer, designer, photographer – and mum of 2 – who works and lives in North Devon, nestled in the woods on a little smallholding. She has a BA in Performance Studies, an MA in Fine Art, and an MFA in photography, alongside a background in early years childhood and special education. Katherine uses her artistic talents, passion for helping people, and unique creativity to create articles, courses and classes that promote creativity, artistic skills, self expression and well-being. She believes in the power of the creative arts and how engaging with them can improve so many aspects of life.
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