Better late than never? a delayed blog about some visual devices that might help with your journals.
Concept drawings are an idea from Rudolph Arnheim in Visual Thinking (1969) .
The main premise is using abstract ideas without using recognised visual cliches - so you can't use a skull and dagger for the concept of 'death'. Depicting 'ideas' is really the key to 20th century art when representing life was a task usurped by the camera. You can use lines, arrows, patterns, shapes.
So we did 2 ideas - the first from Arnheim... the idea of growth - see example below
and the idea of 'inquiry' see example below
This is a way you can come closer to what you are thinking and expand the concept words into what they mean for you... so after you do a drawing - describe what it means...
Let me know if you might use these in your journals.
I note Daisuke is using a lot of visual image to describe and do diagrams about his work.