Thursday 15 February 2018

Tiger for AJJ

A  poem by William Blake  prompted me for this page in my 8 x 8 inch journal
I am really enjoying Rike's theme.... Animasl A to Z......  this month over at
 Art Journal Journey

This is a link to the Wikipedia page if you wanted to read the poem
 and see Blake's original illustrated  printing
from 1794

The tiger is a stamp, but it is another that I have had a while and cannot remember the maker.
 I used water colurs for the tiger and background.
Next I used a stencil and distress inks to add a little scenery.
 A tiger definition  I found on the net and a paper scrap were added next.
In the digital program I use I was able to get an image of my tigers head to add as an extra detail.
The poem is computer generated.

Thank you for calling in to see me today you are always welcome here.


  1. Beautiful journal page, I always love Blake's poetry. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. That is such a great poem. And I love your tiger too-lounging in his jungle. They are such majestic animals for sure. Hope all is well, I am tired this morning and it is only Thursday! Hugs-Erika

  3. I had NO idea that poem was by William Blake. I've heard it for years, yet never knew the author. Your tiger is wonderful. You have super control of the watercolors. Great shading and wonderfully colored within the lines. If I'd been using the watercolors, it would not have looked like the majestic tiger, but more like a blob of orange in the grass. This is a fabulous entry and such a wonderful addition to Art Journal Journey today. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Your pages is wonderful - the handmade oart itself is so beautiful and I love all the clever digital additions to it-
    I searched now for a translation of that melancholic poem in German and it reminds me somehow of Rilke's Panther - even though this is melancholic in another way.
    What a fantastic entry to the Animal month Yvonne!
    Thank you very much for all your great inspiration and uniqe pages!
    Your support of the AJJ is wonderful!
    Happy Thursday!

  5. Oh wow, what a majestic cat! And: I had not known this poem and the sheet of W. Blake, thanks for the link.
    Greetings from a cat lover

  6. You made a beautiful background for this majestic tiger in the foreground! I looked for a German translation of the poem, too hard for me to understand - but your tiger I like better than the illustration on wikipedia. Cool that you added digitally an image of your tigers head under the poem!
    Thank you for joining us again at Art Journal Journey with such a great entry!
    Rike x

  7. Wonderful page and poem Yvonne!
    Hope you're having a lovely week,
    Alison x

  8. This is really great and beautiful AJ page.

  9. A great page Yvonne, that tiger looks magnificent lounging in his jungle. A wonderful poem too.
    Avril xx

  10. Fantastic page Yvonne that poem is running through my head now lol
    Amanda x

  11. Wow! Really love this Yvonne! The tiger is such a wonderful creature! Chrisx

  12. Magnificent page and love that poem and tiger.xx [aNNie]

  13. Wow, your watercolour is amazing! I love your beautiful tiger and understand why you were inspired by Blake's wonderful poem too - perfect 😁. I hope the weather has been nicer where you are, we have had blue skies and sunshine the last few days 😀. Happy Friday and wishing you a lovely weekend! J 😊

  14. That's one big purring pussycat! I don't know why I'm thinking Judikins stamps but that was what came to mind when I saw this fella!

    Sally xx

  15. Wowww, what a great page! I love the tiger on the wonderful background.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Greetings Carola

  16. I just love that background and the tiger chillin' out. :) Great page Yvonne.