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?"

Monday, May 7, 2012

April 27 in Roz's 2012 Fake Journal

Above: April 27 in the 2012 fake Journal. Click on the image to view an enlargement. Read below for details.

April 27, 2012 11 p.
A completely insane day. How can being under house arrest be so hectic? Samantha came early to poke around for infractions. I walked away and sat at my drawing board while she destroyed the feng shui. She was still at it when Kelsey arrived for her tutorial. The whole world knows about my indiscretions but it seems that Kelsey's parents, slower or more self-absorbed than most only know now; they want their 21-yr-old to have no more contact—against which of course Kelsey is rebelling. She insisted on spending our session, which if her parents have their way, is our last discussing the merits of art forgery as a career choice. I know she just wants to understand me finally and to line up what she believes she knows with what she can't understand. It's not even tempting to justify. I feel even more protective towards her. I simply explained the world has changed, the business has changed. Her skills are useful elsewhere. Why go into matters of temperament? In any discussion as to motives you can't get away from the word "fraud." Somewhere in all her questions is that little girl's voice, trembling and hurt that I didn't see the potential in her. In time this will be a funny after dinner anecdote for her. "It turns out the art teacher I had in my teens was a master forger…" She helped me tidy up. I gave her a small self-portrait she's always admired…in case her parents have their way and there is no "next Friday."

[Image caption] April 27, 2012 5 p.  window #12 looking southeast and way up…and using the last of that crap cobalt…

[Side note, left side of painting] tore the paper!
The journal is a 7 x 10 inch handmade journal containing Nideggen paper. The pen used is a Preppy fountain pen. The sky is rendered with gouache.


Anonymous said...

I am glad the posting of your journal pages is delayed because it allows IFJM to go on for a bit longer. Truly a pleasure. I have written a wrap up some thoughts on my experience on IFJM, not very insightful but there it is. I am a slow processer. Thank you so much for devising and organizing this. It came at a very good time for me. I look forward to your wrap up. Thanks again, Liz

Anonymous said...

Oops, I meant to include a link to my blog where I posted the wrap up. Slow witted today. http://greenglass.typepad.com/paintbynumbers/
It's actually the same as what is listed in the participant role since it's simply the last entry.

Dianne said...

Ha! I thought it was house arrest!...

Miss T said...

This just keeps getting more interesting!

journalrat said...

Dianne, I'm glad you got it. I would have told you there's more fun stuff to come in the last 3 days, but I couldn't get on line until tonight (Wed.), so be sure to check in on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the final three installments.
Thanks for reading. (and getting it)

journalrat said...

LizzieBo I'll check out your stuff as soon as I have reliable internet connection. I had a window of opportunity tonight to get up the last three days of my journal and since I'd already typed the transcriptions I could do it lickety split and it worked and I can sigh in relief!

Thanks for participating.

journalrat said...

Thank you Miss T!