Above: A segment of the images as they hung on the wall. (Each sheet is 22 x 30 inches of some sort of mystery printmaking paper.)
This year I went large, really large, in my 2014 fake journal. I posted the virtual "show" of the 30 pieces (one for each day in April) on the Official International Fake Journal Month Blog, earlier today. You can go there and see the full set of journal pages in a virtual show.
You'll also find a transcript of the text on the pages if the enlargements are not clear enough for you, or blobs of ink obscure the text.
I'll be posting a wrap up of my project in the next few days, but for now you can see the images and read a bit about the mechanics of the project.
I still have over 200 sheets of this paper. It's lovely to draw upon—obviously it will be a pain to scan or photograph. I'm not sure what I'll do with it. Every type of wet media seeps through the paper so it isn't suitable for binding into journals, unless you only use dry media, and I don't. (All my ink pens bled through!)
I'm thinking the paper will be fun to take to life drawing. Who knows. I do know it will get used up.
Currently all the sheets are in a large archival box. Glassine separates each one in case some of the rubberstamp ink I used on some of them for "paint" rubs off. Later this week they are going to be shot individually so that I can have files to print from. Each model is going to get an archival 13 x 19 inch print (the limit of my printer) as a thank you.
The toad won't get one—that's a giant foam toy toad that's bigger than my head. I was watching a TV show (Dirk Gently) with Dick and one of the characters held up this enormous toad and I perked up and Dick shook his head and laughed, "Oh, no." A little goggling for large rubber toads got me to a site that sells "everything frogs" and bingo bango I had one coming my way. I LOVE IT. I had to resist drawing it everyday in April! But that would have been fun too. Maybe that's what I'll do with the rest of that paper!