Welcome to International Fake Journal Month 2013!

What is IFJM?
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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.

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

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Second Page Spread in Roz's 2011 Fake Journal; also Preparing a Links List

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Above is the second page spread in my 2011 Fake journal, the March 28 entry. On a happy note, I messed around with positioning my journal on my scanner. I found that since the scanner takes a slightly oversized view I am actually able to get most of the journal on with only two scans, stitched in the gutter by a slight bit of overlap.

This weekend I'll be compiling a list of people who are publicly posting their fake journal pages on their own blog, website, or Flickr account. Even if you aren't entering any of the prize drawings, if you are posting your images and would like to be included in this list, please send me an email at rozjournalrat@gmail.com. Include a link of course. (If you are entered in the contests and have already sent me your information there's no need to repeat it.)

Despite the scanning clarity you still can't read the page, and since I'm not doing explanations with this journal (more on that another day) I am typing the text out below.

10:22 p.m. Can George be a viable character? Can I find his shape under all that fluffy hair? Does a one-eyed dog bring too heavy a symbolism? Can I get his shape in movement? Are there too many dogs. Not enough dogs?
I went over to Wet Paint this afternoon and met the oddest person…potentially the oddest: Roz Stendahl (found out she's a graphic designer). She was over in a corner by the paper counter chatting with Tim who works there—I've seen him before. As near as I could make out they were talking about Anthony Mann Westerns. Who does that? She laughs quite a lot. She is rather enamoured of buddy films, which is where the conversation edged. They were also talking about the Kimberly 9xxB pencil. I didn't know about it. Tim had some lovely zoo drawings he'd done with it. Soft, textured tones, but not horribly smudgy. I bought a couple (tested them out sketch[ing] George.[)] A bit stiff and scratchy but it really keeps its point.
I bumped into her again near the Schmincke pan watercolors. Turns out she also likes Schmincke gouache—and dogs. We talked for a long while and since she wasn't totally irritating and because she had an interesting nose (large) I asked if I could paint her portrait. She said I could if I could also sketch her in my sketchbook (she assumed I kept one because I had a new one of these in my hands). She has some sort of project: Project Journal Infiltration. She wants people to sketch her from life in their journals.
Now she was sounding a bit like a nut job, so I started to back up and said I'd probably only do studies from photos in my sketchbook. But I need to take photos of her and have a sitting.
When she started asking me questions about my painting and art it turned out that she has read both books by Rayde and Seetre. I meet so few pepole who have done both.
Blue lettering: Swapping "I" for "me" does Oprah cringe when she sees it later?


Judi said...

George the little Chi is adorable! The backgrounds for your journal pages are great! I can't wait to see all the various styles that these journals will be done in!

I'm not clear on whether you'd like us to stop sending our blog page journal entries to you (if that's the way we're doing it) after the eighth one or not. Or, would you like us to continue sending subsequent pages after that, also?

Again, I can't thank you enough for IFJM. I'm getting such a kick out of it.

freebird said...

So if I'm getting this right, you are a dog too this month? How fun as yours is so different from mine.

Scrapacat said...

I'm so happy you posted the text. You are hilarious - in real and fake life! Love George... such spunk in that one! ♥ky

journalrat said...

Judi, I'm so glad you are enjoying IFJM! And I'm glad you like George. (I don't know if that is the dog's real name, and he did have two eyes in real life, but—).

After you reach your entry that's required (is it 5 or 8, I can't remember right now myself as it changed from last year) you can stop sending me notes with links. You can actually stop your fake journal for that matter, but I hope you don't do that. I'll continue to check through all the links.


journalrat said...

Freebird, nope, I'm not a dog, I'm a person. The first photo of the first spread might give you a clue if you go back and recheck that, even though you can't read all the handwriting.

One of the things that is so great about IFJM is that everyone's journals are so different, because even though we are all different people from whom we normally are, we are still all different from each other. Sort of different squared. Roz

journalrat said...

Thank you Scrapacat—I'm glad you're enjoying it so far.

Melinda Bilecki said...

This is terrific, Roz! Love the strange, fun house mirror effect of you (but not you) meeting you. Loads of fun!