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It’s Full—I’m Finished

April 30, 2009

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Above: my fake journal kept to celebrate International Fake Journal Month 2009, finished today, the book contains exactly 30 page spreads, one done each day in April. The journal is an Alvin Field book with water resistant pages. I worked with dip pen and Ziller Acrylic ink (glossy black) and Schmincke Pan Watercolors. Click on the image to view an enlargement.

Well, it's over. For me anyway. Other folks have about 4 more hours until the end of IFJM. If you are new to this blog and wondering what the heck IFJM is you can click on the IFJM category in the category list, click on the appropriate page in the page list, or go to the Official International Fake Journal Month Blog and read more about it; as well as see postings of the images in my 2009 fake journal and the fake journals of some other folks too..

I haven't posted all my pages at the IFJM Blog yet as I was posting other people's art. Over the next few days I'll get the remaining pages of my journal up there, as well as some other thoughts on making a fake journal and working in this field book. If you're interested in all that you can catch it there. And read about the contest which you have a few more hours to enter too.

If you participated, whether or not you let me know, thanks! I hope it was an eventful month for your journal's author. And I hope that you found the time useful for stretching your artistic wings and your journaling skills. Time to pause, savor, and move on to the next daily project, as well as get back full-time into that real journal.

If you missed out participating this year, don't worry, next April we do it all over again. Check out the IFJM Blog sometime in March for the rev up. (From mid-May until then I suspect that blog will be pretty quiet.) If you think you want to participate next year, take a moment to read through some of this year's posts and get a feel for what's involved. Start writing down ideas for who your author might be. Start looking at blank books with an eye to what might be suitable for a month-long journal by this author. If things fall into place for you, just go for it. You don't have to wait until next April to keep a fake journal.

Remember: Life's so short, why live only one?

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  1. Reply

    I didn’t participate this year, but I hope to next year. Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement!

  2. My journal is helping keep me sane, thanks Roz!

    • Roz
    • May 1, 2009
    Reply

    Kate, I’m so glad about that! I seem to remember you are carrying on with yours. I know it will continue to be a happy release.

  3. Reply

    This is a fantastic idea! The pages you posted on the Fake Journal blog are awesome, and the concept is great – thanks for sharing it! I saw it too late this year – and I’m not waiting another year to use your idea ; ). Just wanted to say that your work is great (I found it via the EDM group) and thank you for sharing your art and ideas.

    • Roz
    • May 2, 2009
    Reply

    Delph, I’m glad that you aren’t going to wait until next year to start a fake journal! I do hope you come and join us in April 2010 too!

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