|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|
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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.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.
Customer Reviews of Wreck This Journal
The most fun I've had in years4/6/2012
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.
Great! fun and easy!4/2/2012
Anybody would love it!
Get you children interested in JOURNALs!9/9/2009
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!
Loved This Book!11/14/2008
Best book you could ever buy... It's so fun!