Friday, April 2, 2010

So how about Fake Journal Month

Yeah. How about it.

Let's just quickly explain what Fake Journal Month is. The idea is that during FJM you keep a journal that is not 'your own'. You keep a journal as if you're someone else, living or dead or made up completely. Or you use techniques or materials you would normally not use. For a whole month, do something completely different to what you normally do in your Art Journal.

I really liked the idea, but at this moment in time, it seems to constricting. I joined March Art Journal Challenge at the Artjournaling Ning (did I mention I'm an Admin there now? No? Well I am and sooo happy and proud!) and fell behind due to personal circumstances. I still have a fair amount of prompts to go, will try and somehow get them in my Art Journal. More than likely not within the next two weeks, but one every now and again. I don't want to rush myself, the prompts are too good to rush them.

To now take on yet another daily Art Journal thing would be too much, unfortunately. And if I wanted to really join the Fake Journal-community it would take away from my time on the Artjournaling Ning, and I've learned in the past that spreading myself too thin does not work.

One thing I do want to do is set aside a journal for doing faces. I've never learned how to do them properly, but want to practise and see how far I get with pointers I picked up from watching others do faces on Youtube. I suppose I could have turned that into a Fake Journal-thing, but then I'd still have to do a face a day and I just don't have the time to do that right now. I hope to be showing some faces here soon!


  1. I love the idea of the fake journal, it really tickles my fancy. But I won't be participating either - as with you, energy constraints.
    I once tried to write a novel along with being a full-time painter, it just didn't work out so well.

  2. I do participate in Nanowrimo each year, but that somehow seems a lot easier. I think it's because you can type bits and pieces as you go along your day, it's not that easy with Art Journaling, not the way I had in mind anyway...