Monday, May 14, 2012

2012 IFJM Wrap-up

I cheated today by adding a last page to my IFJM journal that I haven't actually created yet.  I got behind this  year and just couldn't get back in gear. 

I LOVE the idea of a fake journal. In fact, I love the idea of journalling, but I have come to realize that I just don't have the discipline to be a daily journaller.  I like to journal when I am travelling, or when I decide to keep a flower journal in the spring, or for any other finite project, but I just don't feel motivated to do it every day.  And if it stops being fun, why do it?

That said, I feel very close to my alter-ego, Flat Mickey.  Believe me, the real Mickey is far from flat, but that's the point.  I could take her anywhere my imagination could think of, and when I started learning Spanish, the idea for Flat Rosita was born. It was a lot of fun thinking of situations to place them in, and working out the story line with the limited Spanish vocabulary that I have.  Unfortunately, drawing the same characters every day became a a bit of a chore.  So, this year's journal ended up with only ten pages, not counting the goodbye page. 

I will try again next year, but I'm pretty sure that I'm retiring Flat Mickey, and will have to come up with something new.

Goodbye Rosita

(Image to be added later)

Hoy Rosita va a su casa a la Republica Dominicana.
Adios, mi amiga!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Playing Piano

"I play the piano with Rosita.
We play "Chopsticks".

Editor's note:  It seems that Mickey and Rosita were having so much fun that they didn't have time to write in the journal for quite a few days. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Library and a Favorite Book

Today we go to the library. Here is a good book. But Rosita does not speak English. Does the library have "Flat Stanley" in Spanish?

Our Animals

"Rosita and I like animals. We don't have lions and tigers, but Rosita has a dog. It is a flat dog. I don't have a dog, but I have a bird. My bird is flat also. "

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Zoo

" At the zoo, there are a bear, a bird, a wolf, an elephant, a kangaroo, a lion, a monkey, a tiger and a sheep.
Rosita and I have a good day at the zoo. I like the zoo very much."

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Yellow Flowers and Chocolate Bunnies

There are flowers at the park. We walk at the park and look at the flowers.
I like the yellow flowers."
We have chocolate bunnies. One for me and another for Rosita."