Above: the page spread I did on April 11 in my 2009 fake journal was based on a sketch I did earlier that morning at the Como Zoo during Sketchcrawl. Click on the image for an enlargement. The sketch was made using Ziller Acrylic ink, dip pen, and Schmincke Pan Watercolors.
After a long day at SketchCrawl on April 11 I still needed to complete my page spread in my IFJM journal. See the sketch I based this page spread on in my post about "Mining Your Sketchbooks for Inspriation (Again)."
This is an example of how you can let something in your real life spill over into, be useful in, or be reinterpreted in, your fake journal.
For people reading the text of the journal it's as follows:
Reading from verso to recto:
09.04.11 55 degrees F, sunny, a slight breeze making it chilly in the shade but I want to think Spring is here.
A reward for another week of orientation meetings: we were loaded into the station's large van and taken to the research labs at old Como Zoo. They have the last remaining black-footed penguins and are trying to get the small population to breed so that they can do more experiments. The outlook is grim. This penguin seems to have some sort of autoimmune response and is experiencing a super molt (sp?) and loss of pigmentation. The director hinted that the remaining birds might have to be destroyed before they can be useful.
There is also destruction of the beak. A sort of cracking which leads to painful/difficult eating, which causes listlessness, lack of interest in eating and death, so far of 4 birds…
This one still has his pink eye skin and head colors but feathers, where they are coming in are a liver-colored brown outside of any recorded normal variant.