Summer Inspired Creative Prompts

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Here are some simple creative prompts to encourage you to write, draw, make, paint or create anything… go through the list, one a day for a few weeks, or pick a number at random and work on one prompt. Don’t know where to start? Look for songs or poems with the prompt in the title to deepen your inspiration.  Try free writing, simple sketching, making 5 photographs or writing haikus (read about Haikus here). Have fun with the prompts, and feel free to share anything you create in the comments or on our Facebook group.


You might also like to join our free/pay-what-you-can summer solstice slow down – a short email course to guide you mindfully through some midsummer magic. You can sign up here.

  1. Sun
  2. Haze 
  3. Balmy 
  4. Gold
  5. Solstice 
  6. Dreamy 
  7. Flowers 
  8. Buzz 
  9. Long days 
  10. Alfresco 
  11. Beach
  12. Yellow 
  13. Ice Cream 
  14. Wild Flowers
  15. Frogs 
  16. Summer Nights 
  17. Fireflies 
  18. Swallows 
  19. Sticky 
  20. Seashells 
  21. Ocean Blue 
  22. Holiday / Vacation 
  23. Glisten 
  24. Insects
  25. Shallows 
  26. Grow 
  27. Roadtrip with the windows down 
  28. Music 
  29. Swarm
  30. Fly

Happy creating! 

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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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