Tuesday, April 2, 2019

2019 Fake Journal

It's that time of the year.  I'm crazy busy, and distracted and stressed... BUT I can't NOT join in with a Fake Journal.   Make up an alter ego and go with it.

We have a Facebook group called Up for a Challenge where several of us drawing daily and are posting our fake journals.

This year, I've chosen to be quick and dirty.  I made an accordion book out of 140 lb Canson watercolour paper and covered it with a piece of a torn hand-dyed sarong.

This year, I'm setting these intentions:

make a mess
work quickly
be spontaneous
use a bamboo dip pen (first time) or ink with brush
use markers, gouache, media I'm uncomfortable with.

My character is 17 yr-old Noreen.  She is visiting an art therapist for the first time.

Here's my book.


  1. great intentions...and loving the spontaneous approach! Noreen seems to be pretty angry, I guess maybe a lot of us were at 17! enjoy!