Roz Stendahl Talks about International Fake Journal Month at the March MCBA Visual Journal Collective

March 13, 2015

2015_IFJM_Button3Left: This year's "button/slogan." Some folks pay attention to the tag lines when creating their fake journals, others don't. You'll find out why we have them at the meeting. 

It's almost April, and of course April is International Fake Journal Month

What's that you ask? Well maybe you need to attend the Monday, March 16, 2015 meeting of the MCBA Visual Journal Collective and hear all about it. The meeting runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

At the meeting I'll explain IFJM, show samples from my past fake journals, and field questions about IFJM.

Most of all it will be a fun talk about the importance of journaling and how to use journaling to open up your creativity. (OK, and I'll probably talk a little bit about materials and tools, but only if you ask, because we all know otherwise it would be a very long meeting once I got started.)

As usual there will also be time at the meeting for people to share current journal work (so bring your current journal).

The meeting will be held at MCBA (Minnesota Center for Book Arts, in Open Book on Washington Ave. in Minneapolis

The meeting is free; you don't have to be a member of MCBA to attend. 

All adult journal keepers of ANY skill level are very welcome indeed. Group Co-ordinator Suzanne Hughes will welcome you, as will the regulars, and we will all have a very fun time indeed. Even if keeping a fake journal is something you would never consider you'll come away with some ideas on how to expand your journal habit!


"Life's so short, why live only one?"

If you don't live in the Twin Cities and surrounding area and aren't able to attend, but are still curious about IFJM, mark your calendar for the second conversation on IFJM with Design Recharge—which is scheduled for April 1, 1:30 p.m. (CST). Host Diane Gibbs and I will attempt to cover all the questions about IFJM that we didn't get to in the first part of our talk (February 11, 2015). It will be great fun. I'll have a link where you can tune in, as the date gets closer.

(And yes, if you live in a time zone where you'll be sleeping at that time, don't worry. The event will be taped and released on YouTube. I'll give you the link the next day.)


    • Pam Burkley
    • March 13, 2015

    Love this idea… Hope we can keep the daily exercise and post w this theme in the journal collective daily!

  1. Reply

    Pam, people are welcome to join in IFJM and have a group going that’s made up of Collective folks, but you should probably run it by Suzanne in case she doesn’t want the posts cluttering up the feed.

    You can always post on the IFJM facebook page which I just set up for people to post on if they don’t want to do a blog etc.

    Whatever works. The main thing is to think of a goal, a character, a medium and have at it.

  2. Reply

    I have my little book, my tools, and an idea that makes me laugh: see you in APRIL!

  3. Reply

    Ellen, that’s what I like to hear!!!!! I can’t wait to see what you do this year.

  4. Reply

    I had it all figured out then changed EVERYTHING. I am much happier and looking so forward to this — less planning, easy access to what I want when I need it, and oh the travel! I am blogging about it tomorrow!

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