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!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

What's Confusin' You...

By now you've probably figured out
that my character was a homeless
artist, drawing on any scrap of paper,
cardboard, or envelope that could
be useful. Sharpie extra-fine marker
and crayons used.

This photo by Israel Bayer for Street Roots, of
Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp.

It's been an uncomfortable but educational
project this month, beneficial in many ways.
Stay tuned for my wrap-up and conclusions
in a few days. Comments from readers
 are always appreciated! 
Thanks for visiting!

Details Matter.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Essential Equipment

A little cardboard beneath the 
sleeping bag is helpful for insulation
and protection from dampness.
Even summer days can have
cold nights...

Be careful what you wish for...
things don't always work out
the way you planned.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Drawing Behind the Window

Can you see what's behind
the window?  

This shopping opportunity looks

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Wrinkled Color

It's amazing what people
will just throw away.

A window into
the future...

when you aren't sure if you will be
safe at night, it can rob you
of hope.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

View From My Location

Shelter can be found in
some dreary places.

Drink and refill...
drawing on whatever is available.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I'm Not "Home"

Head gear required.

Boredom is a common problem.

To review:
So far, my character has drawn
bread, a gloved hand, coins, shoes, socks,
matches, needle and thread, stocking cap,
can opener, toothbrush and comb.
My character has seen railroad tracks, a 
park bench, a pop can, and people.

The phrases are random, perhaps things 
remembered or overheard,(mostly because
the real me thinks they are fun) but have
eerily made a certain kind of sense 
 as I chose which image would be
paired with which phrase.

I say it's eerie because I collected the random
phrases for a month or so prior to IFJM, and then
at the last minute, changed my mind 
about who my character would be.   

Details matter.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Use What You Find

Aluminum cans are like
finding money.

Flap on right- closed.

Flap open.
Scrap paper can be useful.

Everybody needs dry socks...

And a needle to mend them with.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Who Needs It?

Any paper will do...

for drawing.
Random phrases may be closer
than they appear...

Details matter.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I Collect Random Phrases

Fake Journal 2017~
Details Matter.

Pen on Lined Paper

I need to look for a pencil
with an eraser....

Sunday, April 2, 2017

FAKE JOURNAL 2017~ Details Matter

Yes, that's bread...

Again this year, I invite you to guess who/what
my character is.  I may offer hints as the 
time goes by, or maybe not. The images 
are the main clues. I'm not planning on
creating a 'story,' but we'll see what happens.
As in the past, I will probably post once 
a week, perhaps more. Not every day.

Days one and two, the adventure begins...

Details matter.

I enjoy your comments very much...please
feel free to leave your ideas, critiques, 
and guesses about my character!

blog, authored by Roz Stendahl, to
read more about the Fake Journal Project.

Life is short. Why live only one?!

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