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.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
It's Fake Journal time again, and Flat Mickey is ready for another adventure, sticking a bit closer to home this time. She has a new friend who doesn't speak English, so FM will be learning Spanish. She doesn't know many words yet, and only the present tenses of verbs, so her writings may not be gramatically correct. She is still using the same Cheap Joe journal, even though it hasn't worked out the best with watercolor, since there are still a lot of pages left. FM will be posting the first page later today.