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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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Monday, April 16, 2012

April 9 in Roz's 2012 Fake Journal

Above: April 9 in the 2012 fake Journal. Click on the image to view an enlargement. Read below for details.

April 9, 2012 10 p.
No life drawing for me tonight. Marta came today to discuss her latest landscapes—tiny precious scribbles of line and block[s] of color. I look forward to seeing how they translate up in scale
She brought a book to cheer me: "Hello Kitty Through the Seasons: Photographs and Haiku," Jennifer Butefish and Maria Fernanda Soares (photos); text by Kate T. Williamson. 
We laughed and laughed over the images and odd haiku. Until this one, accompanying a photo of Hello Kitty in scuba gear face down and soggy in a tidal pool.
Staring politely,I float above a starfishand avoid the sharks.
Words to live by. 
[Image caption] April 9, 2012 6:40 p. window #1 trees not fully leafed out…had to work fast to get fast moving cloud.

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.


Gallery Juana said...

I like seeing how the clouds and the view from a window change with each entry.

And I love the snippet about scuba hello kitty and the haiku.

journalrat said...

Gallery Juana, that Hello Kitty thing is actually a little bit of overlap from my real life creeping into the fake journal—a friend brought the book over and the book was not only perfect for the real me, but also perfect for where my character is at this time in her life, though it is a totally different place from where I am. I guess I'll have to rethink the applicability of Hello Kitty in general!