What a fun book. We got it for a Christmas gift last year for my 9 year old. My 7 year old was so jealous he HAD to have one as well. The ability to "creatively" go through a journal is fantastic. We bought it for a friend's birthday as well!
I received this book less than 24 hours ago, and so far it has been a blast! I battled cancer last year, and was given dozens (literally) of pretty blank journals. I didn't open any of them. I didn't want to write about cancer and process about cancer. I wanted to KILL CANCER and demolish any and all cancer-related merchandise. This journal is so cathartic. It doesn't take itself too seriously but allows for rage, anger, fear, despair, and all kinds of other messy emotions. Plus, I finally found a use for all the stickers I have laying around in drawers and cabinets.
It is sad that we live in a society in which some of us need "permission" to cut, tear, mutilate, and destroy things in an effort to purge nastiness from our heads. But -- since we do, I'm glad this book is out there.
An illustrated volume offering a subversive array of prompts encourages readers to compile a collection of their best mistake- and mess-making talents into a journal and then to destroy, deface, or damage them in order to fully experience the creative process. Original. *Author: Smith, Keri *Subtitle: To Create Is to Destroy *Publication Date: 2007/06/05 *Number of Pages: 184 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
An illustrated volume offering a subversive array of prompts encourages readers to compile a collection of their best mistake- and mess-making talents into a journal and then to destroy, deface, or damage them in order to fully experience the creative process. Original.
Editors Note 1
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 more-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.