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Saturday, April 14, 2012

April 7 in Roz's 2012 Fake Journal



Above: April 7 in the 2012 fake Journal. Click on the image to view an enlargement. Read below for details.

Transcript:
I'm beginning to regret letting the cleaners go. It has been sufficient time now where I can see I'm not dusting enough. Everything could use a good mopping. The inconvenience of packing up my projects on cleaning day so they could work around things might actually have been less trouble. I need to set a schedule and then just do it—like exercise. But the new people in Judy's crew weren't as thorough so I really would rather do it myself. Start now.
[Image caption] April 7, 2012 6:15 p. window #4. Raining all day and then these fast-moving clouds…for awhile I had the perfect "mud on my palette but ran out—no time to get more paint. The grey of the cloud top left.

The journal is a 7 x 10 inch handmade journal containing Nideggen paper. The pen used is a Preppy fountain pen. The pencil used in the drawing is a Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Watersoluble Colored Pencil and the sky is rendered with gouache.

2 comments:

Miss T said...

I particularly like this one, Roz. The building almost looks like a doorway into the clouds.

And the cleaners -- yikes! Looking forward to more details about this mysterious story.

journalrat said...

Thanks Miss T. This cloud was a lot of fun! Cleaners yikes is right, which reminds me…Roz