I was finally able to shoot a video flip through of my 2013 fake journal. I've embedded it here for folks who don't read the Official International Fake Journal Blog.
My 2013 fake journal represents 19 days of journaling and a few days more of prepainting those backgrounds so it was the piece of creative work I did mostly from March 31 through April 18.
I would love for you to see the video so I've embedded it here as well as on the other blog. If you are interested in the contest connected with the video you can read about it in the original post—but do so before Sunday evening because the contest is only lasting 48 hours from the posting of that post.
I had great fun selecting royalty free music from Kevin MacLeod's incompetech.com. If you aren't familiar with his site be sure to visit it and look around.
At the end of May I'm going to have some photos taken of the pages of this journal. I should be able to post some detail shots of various elements of the journal. All that, and more about my character for 2013, will happen over on the Official International Fake Journal Blog. I hope you'll stop by and check it out now and then.
Also, in a couple days when I've compiled it, I'll have a list of links to various other artists who have done an end-of-project write up about their participation in IFJM 2013. They share some thoughts about how the project went for them. (Right now on that blog there is a list of participants in the right-hand column so you can go visit their work.)
This is the craziest thing I've ever tried to do during all my years of fake journaling—the tightest deadlines, the most intense production, and a character who is only superficially similar to me—it's that nearness that almost made my head explode. But it's also a journal from which I've taken a lot of energy and joy back to my regular journal. It has planted new seeds of thought in my mind and made me think anew about something so indelibly a part of me. It was worth all the almost sleepless nights.