Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Following Directions

Today, I followed the directions for the Visual Journaling class. Step one was to gather collage materials. I was looking through a bag of cancelled stamps when I found an army of knights in various colors. This reminded me I had a crayon rubbing of a knight done at The Higgins Armory. Knights slay dragons so I photocopied the dragon sketch I used in Don't Tickle the Dragon and the dragon illuminated D. The exercise used torn paper "lines" so I found some tissue paper that looked nice with the knight. Then began the cutting, tearing, and pasting. It was hard to stop, but am looking forward to the layering that we will do next week.

The stopping will give me time to think about The Sketchbook Challenge January theme: Highly Prized. 

What are you working on?


  1. That is SO COOL! I loved reading about your process with this. How a journal prompt led you to the stamp and the knight and the dragon... Isn't that exactly how creativity works? One idea leads to another.

    I'm seriously considering a visual journal now. Neat concept!

  2. Hi CJ! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like the piece you did for the Strathmore workshop. I've watched the video but haven't done mine yet. Looking forward to seeing all your creativity in class.

  3. hello cj I love the title of your blog..I bet there is an amazing story behind that? thanks for visiting my blog I like your page and like you am looking forward to the next stage..you have got a lot of interesting art on here