The last few years I’ve participated in Roz Stendahl’s IFJM… International Fake Journal Month for the uninitiated. It’s a chance for journal keepers to put on a different persona and journal as if you really were this individual. Not forever, just a month… the month of April. Just long enough to get a feel for the difference between this character and yourself. It’s a chance to be the person you always wanted to be or a chance to try out that career path you were fascinated with but never took for one reason or another.
As Roz says… “Life’s so short, why live only one?”
It’s possible for a Fake journal to be totally written but I’ve chosen to create visual journals. In the past I’ve uploaded my pages to a Flickr account but have found that problematic so I’ve created a new blog to hold both my previous years efforts and my fake journals going forward. I’ve already started uploading my 2012 journal and will follow with 2013 before I start in on the planning for this year’s journal. For those of you who have seen this before please bear with me as I go though my retrospective. My intention is to be current by March when I’ll start planning the 2014 experience.
If you’re interested in IFJM as a concept please visit Roz Stendahl’s Official International Fake Journal Blog. If you’re interested in learning more about Roz and her art please check out Roz Wound Up.
If you’re interested in my IFJM blog please go to skylarkkarma.wordpress.com
As if one blog wasn’t enough!