Today is the First Day of International Fake Journal Month aka IFJM

Uncategorized April 1, 2016

What is International Fake Journal Month?  IFJM was started by Roz Stendahl and it is a inspirational month for creatives to take a time out to create and be an alter ego.  However, you must do it in a journal of your own choosing.  I am not a writer, but occasionally I have a story that wants to be told, so this is a good way for me to do this.
You can read more about IFJM By going to the following link:

http://officialinternationalfakejournalblog.blogspot.com/?m=1

I have participated a few times, last year I did complete the month.  I was going to pick up the story from last year where I left off, but another story has been screaming to be let out, so I had to run with it.

I started writing mine in a homemade sketchbook.   Last year I wasn’t too visual, it was more about the story.  This year is pretty much starting off the same way.

Here is the sketchbook I made quickly so I could travel with it.  The cover has no relation to the story, or it might.  Time will tell.

  
 This year I wrote an introduction page.  I didn’t intend to but sometimes the Muse has different ideas.

I don’t know if you will be able to read my handwriting so I will transcribe it here.

  1. Introduction

My name is Sarah. I am an orphan.  My mother died not long after marrying my stepfather, Paul.   They had a wonderful relationship, even if my two evil step-sisters, Paul’s daughters, tried to ruin everything.  Their mother had left them for a low life golf pro.  She wasn’t a nice person to be around and my step-sisters don’t see her very often.  Paul is a wonderful person, devoted father and an all around great guy.  He still misses my mom.  Who am I? I am the great great great great great great great great (I lost count) granddaughter of the real Cinderella.  Yes, she was a real person and she is my ancestor.  My dad, who passed away in the war, was her descendant.  This is my April Journal that I am writing to remember that this is my Prom Month.

  

So here is my first day….

April 1,      Wow!  It’s finally here! My Prom Month!  It’s April 29th and I hope the weather is great!  Well, the weather is always great, here in Florida.  Unless a storm comes through, then we’re packing and heading for higher ground, like Kentucky.  I have to go today with my Dad (who’s really a step-dad but the only Dad I have) and my bitchy step sisters, to pick out my Prom gown. My step-sisters, Melissa and Stephanie.  What bitches.  They, of course, went all out and now that it is my turn, they told my Dad to take me to Wal-Mart for my dress.  My Dad assured me that he would take me to the same Prom dress shop he took them for their gowns.  I wish they both had gone away to school but of course they both had to stay home and go to the local university.  So they are still here.  Melissa is a dietary major and will graduate in May.  She needs to study harder because it isn’t working for her at all.  (See tiny sketch)

  

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Painter/Illustrator/Urban and Guerrilla Sketcher