Wreck this Journal: To Create is to Destroy

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2013 - Humor - 224 pages
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Think of 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. A new edition of Keri Smith's bestseller, with updated material

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User Review  - CSaulpaugh - LibraryThing

At first, this book was great to keep my mind off of being sick (I have Fibromyalgia) but I lost interest pretty quickly. I still have hope for this book and plan to complete it by the end of the year. Read full review

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User Review  - sdunford - LibraryThing

I'm a senior citizen. And I've had so much fun "wrecking this Journal", that I'm currently wrecking my third. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Keri Smithis the author of the popular weblog Wish Jar Journal, which attracts 8,000 readers daily, Living Out Loud, and Tear Up This Book. She's illustrated for the Washington Post, New York Times, Ford Motor Company, People, The Body Shop, and Hallmark. She lives in Canada.


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