|Yes, this IS part of the project.|
For the past few weeks I’ve been working on a fun little
project more commonly known as the Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith. I first
heard about this project book from watching one of my favorite YouTubers, Bunny
Meyers (also known as Grav3yardgirl-link down below). She is doing the book
along with her viewers via YouTube video. I, of course, had to do this as well. I’m
having so much fun.
So what is the Wreck This Journal? Glad you asked. The Wreck
This Journal is a journal that is literally meant to be destroyed by the time
you are done with it. Within the pages of the book you are prompted to do
little art projects, save random objects, collect weird things, do odd things
with the pages/book, and to carry the journal everywhere you go. You never know
when inspiration will strike!
What’s the purpose? Well, the purpose can be many things.
The way I see it is it’s a way to be creative, even in childlike ways, or make
you think different thoughts about seemingly ordinary things. For instance,
there is a page where you collect the stickers off fruit you have purchased and
apparently I eat a lot of bananas! Don’t even get me started on the “Float This
Page” page which I will discuss in the weeks to come. The other cool thing
about is being able to see how differently other people see and interpret the
very same instructions that you get. You can Google images of others’ journals
by simply typing in “Wreck This Journal” or check out the #wreckthisjournal
hashtag on Instagram. These kids (and, eh hem, adults) are so talented!
With life being more and more complicated and complex I love
being able to have a project to work on that is more artistic and focused in
its nature. I had a blast shopping for supplies as well as actually filling the
pages (which I’m still working on). I mean when else am I going to have an
excuse to sew buttons to a book? Um, probably NEVER!
I’d love for you to join me on this journey. You can get the
“Wreck This Journal” from many places including Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
As you work on your pages take pictures and post them to Instagram with the
hashtag #winat (stands for Wreck It Nat). You can also hashtag #wreckthisjournal
and #wtjsf (Bunny’s Wreck This Journal Swamp Family). I’d love to see your
work! Here are a few of the pages I’ve worked on already.
Have fun wrecking
your journals and see you next week!
|For this page, I bought some of Ryan's favorite candies and wrapped 'em up|
|Fill entire page with circles? Don't mind if I do!!|
|Doodling on the front cover is an actual project.|
|I used to tape, flags, posted notes, and even traced real office supplies for this page|
|A perfect example of how much bananas I eat. Only about 2 in each bunch actually have a sticker on them. |
|I got a little creative with my pencil rubbings|
|So lots of people you'll see are great artists and can draw such beautiful pictures all through their journals. I'm not much of a picture drawing artist, but I can do a geometric shape or pattern like nobody's business!!|
|After punching holes, I colored around them :-)|
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