January Playing Card Journal Entires

PCJ - 1-1-15

PCJ 1-1-15

PCJ - 1-4-15

PCJ – 1-4-15

PCJ - 1-11-15

PCJ 1-11-15 

PCJ - 1-15-15

PCJ 1-18-15

PCJ - 1-25-15

PCJ 1-25-15

These are my playing card journal entries for the month of January 2015. They are actually a standard deck of regulation playing cards. I do one card per week. I have really enjoyed working on these. These are from the 52 Card Pick-up class with Seth Apter. You can view the previous post regarding the cover of the class here. It is rather therapeutic to do just a bit of journaling on the backs of these cards. I have decided to be really open about what is going on with me at the time in my journaling.

To view each card larger click on the image.

2018-05-03T13:39:42+00:00February 7th, 2015|Art Journals|12 Comments


  1. Orly February 7, 2015 at 3:21 am - Reply

    Wow, I lov’em all…XO

  2. Terry Garrett February 7, 2015 at 3:43 am - Reply

    These are wonderful Brian I hope I get to see them!

  3. Leslie van der Heide February 7, 2015 at 9:29 am - Reply

    nice set of cards with a message, Brian.

  4. Thomas LaBadia February 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Really love these Brian – I would also love to see them in person.

    • apaperbear February 7, 2015 at 3:51 pm - Reply

      Thomas I will certainly bring these to Bemidji.

  5. Seth February 7, 2015 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    It is such a pleasure to see these cards evolve from nothing to something so spectacular. I love the direction you have gone in and find these cards enthralling and intriguing.

    • apaperbear February 7, 2015 at 8:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you Seth, the class was sooooo fun! It was a blast creating these cards!

  6. emilyclineart February 7, 2015 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Those are so cool! Thank you for taking us along with you! Can’t wait to see the whole deck! Can you bring these to our little LA art journaling night so I can see them in person? xo

    • apaperbear February 7, 2015 at 6:24 pm - Reply

      I certainly will Emily!

      Can’t wait to see you!

  7. MaryAnn Ready February 8, 2015 at 2:27 am - Reply

    Love what you’re doing with the cards, Brian. Bravo! I’m loving mine too and have begun to write in a journal for the first time.

  8. Patricia March 9, 2015 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    I love these and this idea Brian. I’m in a stage of my life where my time for art has been squeezed substantially by responsibility, so doing a card here and there with my journaling right on the back feels like a nice, easy fit for me. Thanks for sharing the concept and your wonderful art :))

  9. AnnIsikArts March 25, 2015 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    I love these and I’m sure revealing as visual journal ‘pages’. 🙂

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