An annual April experiment in creating a Fake Journal~ FAKE: pretend, simulate; counterfeit; to alter.manipulate.
or treat as to impart a false character or appearance.

A fun exercise in pretending to be someone else, maybe in an alternate universe!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Journal Relationship

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Several years ago, Roz Stendahl
had a project inviting people to draw
her in their journals. The project is over
but I still thought it would be fun to sketch
her image if I ever found a photo to
work from...

and from looking at these pages, I see 
that I do tend to explain things...
I use the text to give background info.
So..."NO explanation" is a challenge for me.
When I make my 'fake journals' I try not
to explain stuff, but I still make notes on the pages.
 I attempt to think and write
the way I think my character would.
And keep the secret of
who I am -- and what I do,
until the end of the challenge.

I do a 'wrap up' at the end of April
to explain it all.  And evaluate 
what I learned and how I think it went.
So, I have to think ahead for content...
and what I would be drawing or painting
in my journal, without 'giving away'
the secret!

Examining the 'relationship' that I have
with my art journal is revealing...
In my real art journals I normally
 just make things- sketches,
drawings, watercolors, collages
without thinking about why...
Roz is suggesting we examine
our relationship with our art journal~
how we usually work, and why.
So I am mulling it over
 in my mind and
thinking of possibilities...

join me for the journey...
beginning in April!
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1 comment:

  1. Dianne, that's a lovely sketch I wish I looked that young! Thanks so much for keeping PJI alive. Ken Avidor continues to sketch me as well. Roz