Visual Journal Page 46: Playing in the House


I stumbled upon this image of a boy riding a tricycle one day while flipping through magazines looking for visual journal inspiration. I couldn’t decide what to do with it right away, I only knew that I loved it and had to keep it. A couple of months later I finished up my UGA field trip page and turned to my next blank canvas. I found a page full of furniture and no ideas on how to add to it until I rediscovered my tricycle rider.

With the exception of the sturdy looking dresser all of the furniture on the page looks very delicate. What better way to offset this fragile scene than with a child on a bicycle? I love the contrast between the two and the sense of movement his book page path creates. When I flip to the page I am reminded that from time to time we all need to set aside our adult responsibilities, busy schedules, and daily headaches to play.


  • Visual journal
  • Rubber cement
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie
  • Book pages


This page was fairly simple to make because the background of the page played such an integral role. All I did to complete it was rip up book pages from an old, faded book, and glue them down weaving in and out of the furniture legs. I then glued my cut out tricyclist on top and added the words in sharpie. Piece of cake!


For your next page challenge yourself to somehow incorporate the page of your book into your finished product. Use the words, images, or something similar as part of your inspiration!

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