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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Time for another Round Robin journal to get started!
As I have mentioned in a previous post or two, I'm part of a group of stampers/mixed media artists that have been together for what, 5 years now? Anyways, we have decided to do another Round Robin journal project and this time I've chosen a very different theme. I hemmed and hawed (spelling??) quite a bit this go-round, and finally decided to settle on the idea of multiple characters/personalities. Recently hearing about Lady Gaga's alternate persona sparked something in my mind that I've had hovering there for some time now (ever since I realized Garth Brooks became Chris Gaines, anyone remember that?). Questions like, how do they start? How many different ones can there be? Who has them? Do we each have our own different characters and personalities and not even know it? etc., etc., etc. And I'm not just talking about medically diagnosed multiple personalities necessarily, just any time that an individual takes on another character in their life to perform a task, cope with something or just for fun if they're living in some type of altered state. But enough about that.
I chose for my journal this time to have this "theme". I have created a base or original character/persona, "Molly Winters", a quiet, shy librarian on the surface (directly inspired by a series of books I've been reading recently) and the task for each person that gets the journal is to create a new character/persona for her. I needed to create an example and her first persona, so I created "Addison Black", saucy show girl extraordinare. I have attached a couple of pictures of the journal, so if any COF journal participants are reading this, sorry for the spoiler! :)