Welcome to International Fake Journal Month 2013!

What is IFJM?
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Participants who Post Their Journals
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View a Couple of Roz's Past Fake Journals
Roz's 2009 fake journal takes place in an alternate Twin Cites, where disease has killed the human and bird populations. (It ends up being an upbeat tale of friendship.) Watch a video flip through of Roz's 2009 fake journal here.

Read an explanation of Roz's insanely complex 2011 fake journal.

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


Friday, April 3, 2009

View Roz's First Page Spread from Her 2009 International Fake Journal Month Journal


Left: a close up crop of one of the sketches on my first page spread. Click on the image to view an enlargement.

To view the first page spread of my fake journal for this year please visit today's post on Roz Wound Up. I write about the materials choices I'm making. You can also read the text on the first page spread (included at the end of the post), to begin to get a hint of who might be keeping this journal.

I discovered yesterday when I counted the page spreads in the Alvin Field Book I'm working in that there are exactly 30 page spreads to work on. (There would have been 31, but the last page was cut out as that was my tester sheet a couple weeks ago.) It's always good to count before you start in case you have a goal that needs a lot of pages. Happily, this leaves me with one spread for each day and that's more than enough. If I skip a couple days, that's fine too.

For me, I've set a limit of 30 minutes a day on this project. That should work out nicely. I just have to remember to pace myself with pages and with time!

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