Altered Moleskine journal inspired by Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’ poem

An ink-illustrated Moleskine cahier journal illustrating part of the fabulous poem  Goblin Market  by Christina Rossetti, written in 1859. I studied & produced artwork based on this poem for my self-initiated illustration degree project a few years ago and continue to glean inspiration from it.

This one-of-a-kind journal depicts the suggestion of Lizzie being violated by the evil, cretinous goblins.

Goblin Market journal

An excerpt from the poem:

“Lashing their tails
They trod and hustled her,
Elbowed and jostled her,
Clawed with their nails,
Barking, mewing, hissing, mocking,
Tore her gown and soiled her stocking,
Twitched her hair out by the roots,
Stamped upon her tender feet,
Held her hands and squeezed their fruits
Against her mouth to make her eat.”

Goblin Market journal

Each of my altered journals is one of a kind because it is hand drawn (and cut) by me.

Goblin Market journal detail

Available to buy from my Etsy shop.

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3 Comments

Filed under Illustrations, Journals, Traditional

3 responses to “Altered Moleskine journal inspired by Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’ poem

  1. tineke meirink

    Great drawing!

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