Kicking off 2010’s celebration of International Fake Journal Month (April 2010).
Yesterday I posted on my other blog the Official International Fake Journal Blog about preparations for the upcoming celebration. You can read my post about selecting a journal to house your fake journal here.
As the winter fades to spring I will have additional posts on that blog dealing with fake journals. You might want to check it out every so often, or subscribe. I find that fake journaling can teach us a lot about our real journaling habit.
In April I will be posting pages from my fake journal. (Though I don't think this year I'll be posting the entire journal in progress—too many deadlines are looming.) There is a link to this blog in my blog roll in the right-hand column of this blog. Or you can find information about International Fake Journal Month by clicking on the IFJM category in the category list (also in the left-hand column of this blog).
For those of you who don't know what International Fake Journal Month is, or what a Fake Journal is, click on the link.
You can see a video of my completed 2009 Fake Journal here. I have plans to publish the 2009 fake journal on Blurb.com, but if you can't wait for that (watch here for details) you can actually go back into the blog's posts from April 2009 and see each page and the text.
Just like last year I will be publishing fake journal entries submitted to me by those participating in this celebration. If you are keeping a fake journal and would like to share your pages on the Official International Fake Journal Blog instructions for submission can be found at the bottom of the right-hand side column of that blog under "Want to Post Your Pages?" Even if you have your own blog and intend to post your pages on it I encourage you to share your work here so that other people can learn of your efforts.
It will also give you an opportunity to be in the contest! Yes there will be another contest. Anyone posting to the OIFJB will be entered to win a prize yet to be determined. (Last year's prizes were T-shirts and buttons with my artwork on them.) Dates and other contest details will be announced on the OIFJB, another great reason to subscribe so you don't miss it.
Whether you keep a fake journal in 2010 or not, and whether or not you share it with the rest of us, I hope you'll join me at the OIFJB upon ocassion, to explore further what journals are, how they function in our lives, what they can be, and most importantly what they can teach us about ourselves and our creative process.