Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving: Columns and Nora Jones

This page started with a quick scribble of my dog, Nora Jones.  She is a Dutch Shepherd.

Lately, I've been trying to be more conscious about my page design, but I had this scribble of the dog down on the page without any forethought (which is my usual M.O.).

Then I decided to see if I could make the page look a bit more intentional.

I played with columns, creating a vertical line in a place where the dog would break the plane.  I thought perhaps this would push her image forward from the words.

I put a little headline of her name, making up the font with serifs.

I added the main journaling piece.  But then it felt unbalanced with a big blank area in the upper right.  So I added the cartoon call-out.

I certainly learned a lot messing with this combination of sketch, texts, columns, and call-outs.

Plus, it was nice to mark the eighteen-month anniversary of our rescuing "The Jones,"  the enormous healing progress she has made, and the quirky goodness she has brought into our lives.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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