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!