Wednesday, April 11, 2007

HOPE IS THAT THING WITH FEATHERS....



Above are the two pages comprising my final project for my Visual Journaling class, featuring Emily Dickinson's poem, "Hope". (They are rather more like collages than visual journal pages.) Both had white borders, which I could not fit onto the scanner, and each has strips of writing on the bottom and one side, which cannot fully be seen.
Although I had a great deal of satisfaction doing these, I am not totally pleased. I am happy with my choice of 3-D elements and my use of color, but I know I still have work to do when it comes to composition.
While this project was still in the planning stage, I was telling my instructor that I was having a really difficult time winnowing down my final selection of materials. "Don't stop with two pages", she told me."Do more!" Therefore, I started work on an accordion book featuring the same theme and similar materials. I will post some of the finished ones in my next post.

1 comment:

lila said...

I think you are off to a great start with these! i struggle with composition too...and just paste away...I've been guilty many times of putting the focal point "slap dab" in the center...I'm working on different approaches, when I remember!