i'm going to start thinking about thinking about making a new LITTLE visual journal. except this doesn't feel like a visual journal anymore. it never did. i think of it as a sketchbook. not that it matters what i or anyone else calls it. but for the last few visual journals i haven't done what i tend to think of as "visually journal". which, in my mind, feels like making a fully formed page with collage elements and writing. which. i used to do. a lot. but somewhere in the last couple of years i stopped wanting to write and i grew less interested in collage. and as my interest in fully formed pages waned, my fascination and curiosity about geometric shapes, patterns, florals, hand-drawn letters and sketching grew.
my book became a place to try out ideas and notice which ones stick and which ones drift away. except now that i'm writing this i'm thinking that for the last decade or so that's what my visual journals have always been. idea factories.
so maybe my next "visual journal" will be Idea Factory No. 16. but i'm not sure. i gotta go think about it some more. i'm so relieved that instead of returning to the classroom on friday i'll have lots of free time to toss these ideas around some more.
here, CATCH! if you have a giant idea of your own you want to throw back at me, i'm all ears. but if you could please make it as complicated as possible and write it in the form of a limerick that would be great. let me go make a cocktail and put my catcher's mitt on!