Visual Journal Page 37: Being Carried

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By far the best way to travel is to be carried. Nothing feels better than being swept off your feet and snuggling up into a warm, broad, chest. The feeling of being weightless, secure, yet insecure at the same time. It is a satisfyingly odd combination, the perfect balance of thrill and comfort.

Every girl needs to experience that moment at some point in her life. Evert girl needs to be swept off her feet into an all encompassing embrace. I may not always be one for sappy love stories and sweet nothings, but I am on the side of a romantic whisk off my feet.

Nick carries me. Every now and then while making my way upstairs, or into the kitchen, he will swoop in, lift me off my feet, and travel me to my next destination. The flutter of my belly as I am surprised and the momentary loss of control is fun and terrifying, and I love it every time. It’s a simple way of having a moment of fun. It’s a nice way to show affection, and I sense it every time Nick does it.


  • Visual Journal
  • Rubber cement
  • Scissors
  • Laser printed image
  • Packaging tape
  • Sharpie


This visual journal page makes me smile every time I see it. I love it not only because of the sentiment, but also because I am very happy with the way it turned out. It is simple, straightforward, but still looks interesting.

For this page the image was created by using the tape transfer method. I printed an image on my laser printer (it must be a laser printer or copied on a copier), placed packaging tape on it sticky side down, burnished the back of the image with scissor handles, and soaked it in water until the paper began to peel off. Once the paper began to peel I rubbed it off with my fingers, leaving the ink stuck to the tape, and the white areas completely transparent.

I played with the composition until I decided it was too big for the space. I slice off a section of the image on the side and top and stuck the tape image to the right side of the page. I then began playing around with where to put the words. I like to create a space for the words to go. Words need to look like an intentional part of the design, not just an addition at the very end. To help the words blend into the image I used the tape I cut off of the image to create a band for the writing. I then added my words with sharpie and my page was complete!

Create a page about your favorite mode of transportation using the tape transfer method.

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