“To Create is to Destroy”
The idea behind “Wreck This Journal” is to open your mind and teach you that in order to create new things, you first need to destroy. Each page includes a different instruction on how to wreck that page in a creative way.
Fun activity for you or your family, and the outcome is AMAZING!
Think of Keri Smith’s “Wreck This Journal” as the anarchist’s Artist’s Way — the book for those who’ve always wanted to draw outside the lines but were afraid to do it.
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 featuring a subversive collection of suggestions, asking readers to muster up their best mistake — and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them).
Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, acclaimed artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in ‘destructive’ acts — poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, colouring outside the lines, and more — in order to experience the true creative process. With Keri Smith’s unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art and journal making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.