My 2012 Fake Journal for International Fake Journal Month Is Now Being Posted

April 10, 2012

I finally got to scan the first week of this year's fake journal. It has been going up over at the Official International Fake Journal Blog.

If you don't see something posted here on Roz Wound Up on a particular day (from now through the middle of May or so), you might want to hop over there. You'll see what I'm up to and what my thoughts are on journaling—well my other thoughts, beyond what I write about here.

The first post for April 1 is here. You can find all of the 2012 selections for my fake journal by clicking on the category "Roz's 2012 Journal."

(There is a second category called "Roz's 2012 Journal Selection," and I'm sorry for the confusion, that's just posts about how I went about selecting my journal. There's some overlap, but that's the difference—not always clear as the category name doesn't always appear on one line.)

In the right-hand column there is also a list of IFJM 2012 Participants who are posting the journals somewhere public that you can check out. Hope you visit them and give them encouragement.

It's not too late to start a fake journal for 2012. You can find tips on how to do so on the blog and see what this year's drawing prize is.

Fake or real, I hope you get a lot of sketching done in your journal this April!

  1. Reply

    Okay, here’s the deal: I loved your journaling class on the Strathmore site, and I listened just this morning to your 2009 interview with Rice, which I never knew about because I’m lame, and now I’m here catching up because I just think they are the grooviest. I’ve always been accused of having too much energy. WHAT? And you clearly have more energy than I do.

    I have to go multi-task now.

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    Chris, you make me laugh. But I am a busy bee. I can’t help it. I’m glad that you enjoyed the inteview with Ricë, she and I love to get laughing, but we were on strict agreement to actually say something. I should listen again and see how we succeeded.

    There’s an interview of me with Danny Gregory on his site if you look here in the right hand column and scroll down to PODCASTS you’ll find a link to it. I think we talked a lot about art materials. But I’d have to listen to that one again too.

    I don’t even remember what I said yesterday!

    I’m glad that you enjoyed the Strathmore workshop I did. I was recovering from a conk on the head when I made it and I hate to mention this but I was talking at about “half” normal speed because I had to think carefully because of the conk on the head!

    Have fun with your energy today. Make stuff, sketch, and if you can get out side—it’s biking season early here!!!!!

    Thanks for writing.

    Oh, and on Ricë’s site she’s got TONS of interviews with other folks who are also busy as bees and I think you would enjoy them so check those out too!!!

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    P.S. Chris—I forgot to mention, it isn’t too late to start a fake journal for this April. Fun, fun, fun.

    • Christina Trevino.
    • April 12, 2012

    Is it true that it’s not too late to start a fake journal today? Do I have to use a journal I made? I got an idea…

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    It is certainly not too late to start today—jump in. You also do NOT have to use a journal you made.

    In fact because I make 99 percent of my journals I typically use a commercially made journal because it helps distance me from my character!

    This year I’m using a handmade journal because I wanted paper that isn’t made up into journals by anyone else.

    So grab a journal that you have on hand, made by a company or someone else and just jump on board. And be sure to follow the instructions for letting me know you’ve started to post your pages so that you can get on the participants list and be entered into the prize drawing.

    I hope you have a great rest of April with your fake journal!

    • Christina Trevino.
    • April 16, 2012

    Roz, thanks. I started the journal and I am having fun with it. Helps me focus on journaling, as I am tentative most times. I am pretending to be a fearless artist that doesn’t make things become precious, as I am collaging (sp?). And to forget about the “beauty” or ugliness of my drawings, things that stop creativity. So, this month I am a fearless artist! I do not plan on posting at all, just want to do it for myself. But following the rest of you gives me wings.

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    This sounds great Christina. Not making things precious and working in collage. Great ways to stop your internal critic! Posting isn’t important, getting what you can out of the experience is. I hope that you get into the fearless habit this month!

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