For Anyone Who S Ever Wished To, But Had Trouble Starting, Keeping, Or Finishing A Journal Or Sketchbook Comes Wreck This Journal, An Illustrated Book That Features A Subversive Collection Of Prompts, Asking Readers To Muster Up Their Best Mistake And Mess Making Abilities To Fill The Pages Of The Book And Destroy Them Acclaimed Illustrator Keri Smith Encourages Journalers To Engage In Destructive Acts Poking Holes Through Pages, Adding Photos And Defacing Them, Painting With Coffee, And In Order To Experience The True Creative Process Readers Discover A New Way Of Art And Journal Making And New Ways To Escape The Fear Of The Blank Page And Fully Engage In The Creative Process


10 thoughts on “Wreck This Journal

  1. says:

    Whoah So I got this on friday, and have slowly been completing the easier pages poking hole in the paper, chucking it at my brothers head he ducked just in time and wearing it around tied to my head with a shoelace But I m struggling to move past this stage I think s its because it still from the outside at least looks relatively clean So today I AM TACKLING THAT PROBLEM I have decided to dive right into one of the scarier pages in hope that it will make the book look shabbier and I will in turn have fewer qualms about eventually lobbing it from my 3rd story English classroom window Today I spent ten minutes in my back garden, in thin cotton pyjamas, while it was 2 outside, trying to jam the journal between the slats in the back of the bench Then I wasted another five minutes double checking that none of my nosey neighbours were peering at me through their net curtains before I finally convinced myself it was safe to bring out the coffee I stood there with the mug in my hand which was shivering uncontrollably at this point for a good two minutes telling myself that I was crazy and demanding to know what the hell I was doing Finally, I plucked up the courage and flung the entire mug of coffee at my innocent little journal Then proceeded to run quickly back inside in fear of being caught for the huge brown mark that is now sitting happily on my mum s whitewashed wall S And now that I have done the deed, all I can say is that it was LIBERATING So Much Fun The journal is now currently sitting on my radiator, thawing after I forget to take it in last night, and slowly dripping coffee on the beige carpet My head hurts I think I have hypothermia.


  2. says:

    Before I had even heard of this book, I was in a deep depression, and over come with self pity and self malice But I noticed it once I flipped through it.Then suddenly the World turned upside down The sun turned into the Moon I was walking on the cieling,while everyone else stared at me, upside down I grinned so much it hurt.And the next week I bought it with no hesiation This first thing I did was scribble insanely AND THAT SENT ME FREE Wether you need an uplift or not, Wreck this Journal is a gateway to FREEDOM PERFECT GREAT FREEDOM READ IT NOW DAnd go to Kerismith.com for details


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    Update I think we can safely say I failed this task too. Only bought the journal today, but I ve had quite a bit of fun with it already I ve dripped syrup on it, stuffed kaffir lime leaves in it, coloured, painted, dripped, scribbled, stuck, stamped and torn Here are a couple of the earliest entries Don t worry It ll get messier.


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  5. says:

    Interesting idea This book is where I developed my belief that one should not treat books one reads with reverence Let me explain I am engaged to a man that collects comic books Now, as a general rule, comics are fairly fragile, being only a few sheets of paper held together with a couple staples So when he reads them, he holds them delicately, and their spines are never broken The books are never opened wide, and he lies them down open on his palms, instead of holding each side of the book upright They are kept in bags with cardboard all acid free archival quality in doing all this, he is ensuring that these comic books will be worth money in future years His treatment of them has spread into his treatment of regular novels and bound materials It then spread to me and I found myself coddling each hardcover I owned and I avoided breaking book spines as much as possible I ask however is there anything satisfying than whipping out your favorite paperback, and folding the front cover all the way back behind the book as you read it Further, books were meant to be read I read non valuable paperbacks with abandon now The way I shamelessly break those bindings is how I show that book I love it And I do love it, I really really do.Of course I still employ caution, especially with first printings and old tomes Things I want to stay together and pass down or just keep forever will be treated with reverence, but when it comes to modern books and mass market paperbacks Go on, go nuts Show it you love it devour it.


  6. says:

    currently destroying


  7. says:

    Most eternal love to this piece of brilliance, light of my most boring seminars at university, spark of my imagination when I walk the streets, trigger of ideas, tank tearing down the barriers in my creativityOkay, I ll stop here.Love it Gotta love it Got it from a friend, have seldomly been delighted by a piece of creativity triggering book Am working fanatically on it D


  8. says:

    I m sorry, but this is just my opinion As a journal keeper for many years I find this book and other Art Inspiration by Command books like it repulsive I think they serve to give form, where form should be created by itself They are evil and work to inhibit, rather than help the flow of creativity But 290 other people seem to like it, so what do I know


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  10. says:

    A great stress reliever