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Shift in Place: It’s Almost Time for International Fake Journal Month 2016

Today on The Official International Fake Journal Blog I've just posted about the 2016 theme: Shift in Place You can read about this year's theme at that link. April is going to be a fun month. Remember: Life's so short, why live only one?

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Project Friday: Working With Project Boundaries To Stretch Creatively

Left: A page from my 2015 fake journal. I had hoped that every page would be filled with a gouache painting like this one. But that wasn't quite what happened. Read today's post to see what did happen, and why that was the best possible outcome. (Gouache on Stonehenge gray.)   Sometimes having too many […]

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Using Rubber Stamp Inks in Visual Journals

Left: Page from my 2015 Fake Journal. I used a 6 x 6 inch square, wire-bound journal with grey Stonehenge paper. All the pages were masked and labeled with the date and related title in the same way. This image was a response to "Focus on Text." There is some heat embossing in this image […]

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A “Look” at My Internal Critic

Left: Verbal me "drawing" my internal critic, or at least responding to that prompt. There are a couple typos in this rapidly composed piece, Gallipoli minus one of its ls is perhaps the most glaring. There are other places more punctuation would have been helpful. Click on the image to view an enlargement, are read […]

Part 2 Video of Free Webinar on International Fake Journal Month Up Now

Wednesday, April 1, I kicked off International Fake Journal Month 2015 by talking again with Diane Gibbs at Design Recharge. (We talked in February, see below.) Diane is a delight to talk with and excited about process and interested in this project. You can see the talk in the above embedded video (If the embedded […]

International Fake Journal Month Begins Today—Free Webinar at 1:30 p.m. CST

International Fake Journal Month (IFJM) 2015 begins today. People all over are taking a few minutes every day during the month of April to journal as someone else. The exercise is one which helps you focus on your own process. Some fake journal keepers find it an excellent time to dedicate themselves to building new […]

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International Fake Journal Month Begins On Wednesday—and There’s Another Webinar

Left: Quick sketch of Alan Cumming (host on Masterpiece Mystery). 11.5 x 16.25 inch Fabriano Recycled Drawing. Pentel fine-tipped ColorBrush with pigment black ink. Broad, light washes of gouache made with a triple- and quadruple-loaded 3 inch brush (1-inch flat used for background). The image doesn't have anything to do with IFJM—I was just up […]

International Fake Journal Month Talk at the MCBA Visual Journal Collective

On Monday, March 16, 2015 I spoke about International Fake Journal Month (IFJM) at the MCBA Visual Journal Collective. I explained a little bit about the background and what IFJM is, why I started doing it as a much younger person and why I shared it with students in 2000 and then later went public […]

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

Left: 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, […]

You Can See Yesterday’s Design Recharge Webinar with Me, Now on YouTube

On February 11, 2015 Diane Gibbs had me as a guest on Design Recharge.  She recorded the program and you can see it here on YouTube if the above video doesn't work. We were set to talk about Fake Journaling because International Fake Journal Month is coming up. I got a little side tracked on […]

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