Wreck this Journal: To Create is to Destroy

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Perigee Book, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 192 pages
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Think of this as the anarchist's Artist's Way -- the book for those who've always wanted to colour 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 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).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.

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Wreck this Journal

User Review  - Kathy - Target

I brought this for my granddaughter's birthday. It has pages that ask the person to do some funny and silly things to the page. I believe it will be a great first journal experience and one that will get her into the habit of writing for fun and releasing her feelings for a lifetime. Read full review

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User Review  - TBrown Mum - Tesco

Bought for my 10 yr old for Christmas She loved it so much that I have since bought 4 more for Birthday presents that have come along. All the activities are to do in the book ie collect a page of ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books demonstrate a 'learn by doing approach', and are being used in school curriculums all over the world as a way of fostering non-traditional methods of exploration. She also teaches and conducts workshops based on her non-traditional techniques across North America. Her books include: Wreck This Journal, How to Be an Explorer of the World, This is Not a Book, Mess - A Manual of Accidents and Mistakes, Finish This Book, and Pocket Scavenger. She enjoys spending time with her husband, experimental musician Jefferson Pitcher, and two children Tilden and Ida.

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