Sunday, May 1, 2011

My 2011 IFJM Wrap Up

I had a ball doing my "Flat Mickey" fake journal. I made myself and my family laugh at some of her antics. I got to research and look at beautiful pictures of an area that I would love to see someday. I've still got quite a few pages left, but I'm a little tired of sketching red rocks. LOL! I may retire Flat Mickey altogether, or I may take her out for short trips in the future to fill the pages.

I have decided that I really, really dislike the small blue Cheap Joe sketchbook that I was using. It's not really watercolor friendly, even though there is a picture of a paintbrush on the cover. The color leaked through in spots. It scuffed up or tore when I used artist's masking tape to frame my "photo" sketches. The paper buckled quite a bit. Nothing could be lifted once down, and it was hard to soften an edge. I have another of these sketchbooks that I've used a few times for my "Maine sketchbook", having much the same problems with it. I think the next time I travel to Maine, I will take that one along for pen or pencil only, and start another one with watercolor paper.

I plan on keeping a fake journal again next year. Luckily I have 11 months to think of what to do next.


  1. Next time you have to remember to use the correct kind of journal. Good job on this!

  2. Awesome fj, love the concept. Maybe I will play next year. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving a comment.

  3. Michelle, thanks for participating and posting your results. I love hearing about it. I've added you to the wrap up list. I look forward to seeing what you come up with in 2012!