Again this April I participated in IFJM – International Fake Journal Month.
My eighth year… whew!
Not only do I love the process of creating the journal, I also love making these video flip-throughs… getting better photographs, picking the music, all of it… I only wish you could page through it yourself but this is the next best thing.
If this video doesn’t play you can also watch it through YouTube.
If this piques your interest be sure to check out the daily postings of my 2019 Fake Journal starting with this post on my dedicated Fake Journal Blog: SkylarkKarma.wordpress.com … that way you can easily read my character’s daily current event haiku (haikus?) and see closeups of the images.
Hope to see you there!
You’ve heard me talk before about how much I like the Sktchy app I have for my phone but maybe you’re not quite sure what it is or how it works.
Here’s a blurb from the Sktchy website:
What is Sktchy?
Sktchy is an artist’s best friend. Find drawing inspiration in an ever-updating gallery of reference photos. Upload your own photos so other artists can draw you. Discover and connect with amazing artists from around the world. Share your creativity in a fun, supportive community. Bye-bye, creative block!
What if I’m not an artist?
Even if you don’t call yourself an artist, you have creativity worth sharing with the world, and Sktchy is a fun, no-stress way to get started. The Sktchy community welcomes and includes artists of all skill levels, from gallery-repped professionals to amateur doodlers. No matter where you fall in that spectrum, Sktchy is for you.
Sktchy is definitely my go-to site for artistic inspiration!
After a slow start I ended 2017 by creating sixty five drawings of human and animal portraits along with a few landscapes. I was inspired to make a slideshow of my entire 2017 Sktchy work after a few of my friends did the same.
Just under two minutes of fun… I hope you enjoy it!
If the embedded video won’t play please use the link to view it through YouTube.
One word… mesmerizing!
For more please visit Leigh Reyes. My Life as a Verb.
Your journal can be a memory keeper and a tool for inner exploration. It is a receptacle for your hopes and dreams and an incubator for your creative expression. You can create a journal meant for public consumption, as an Art Journal would be, or it can be private, a place where you can bare your soul. You can use it to hold ideas not quite formed… a place where you can return time and time again to revisit those ideas and build on them.
In the last few weeks I’ve watched this video innumerable times. It speaks to me. I do bind my own journals, not exactly like these, but my intent is the same. My journal is my friend and accompanies me as I travel through life. A place for reflection.
Many thanks to Mary Ann Moss of Dispatch from LA for bringing this to my attention in her blog post.
I’ll show you a few of my journals next time… ’till then, please enjoy listening to the birds and visualizing yourself inside these lush images of Penland, North Carolina where Paulus and his students create their books, or as Paulus says himself… “portable studio”.
Soul’s Kitchen from TOTM Film on Vimeo