Tuesday, September 14, 2010

to create is to destroy.

I must be completely out of the loop. So far out, in fact, that if the loop were I-285, I'd be in Winder (haha). Anyway, so there's this book I heard about today. And it just might be the coolest thing I've ever come across. So cool, in fact, that I went to the book store after work and bought it. Chad had dinner waiting for me and I still stopped, so you know it's good. I'm wondering how I'm just now hearing about this. It was published in 2007. Where have I been? Oh well, the point is I found it and now I get to destroy it. What is this oh-so-awesome book called, you ask? "Wreck This Journal" by the amazingly creative Keri Smith. And what do you do with this book? No, you don't read it. You don't keep a diary in it, either. YOU DESTROY IT...page by page. Why didn't I think of this?! So simple. So creative. So GENIUS! And the only instructions (in case my awesome photograph isn't exactly legible):

1. carry this with you everywhere you go.
2. follow the instructions on every page.
3. order is not important.
4. instructions are open to interpretation.
5. experiment. (work against your better judgment) 

Page by page she gives you the most absurd instructions to slowly destroy this helpless paperback journal, like "rub here with dirt," "glue your pocket lint here," and "draw with glue." It is sure to spawn creativity in the most random ways and I am super excited to start destroying! And, of course, I will be sharing my journal destruction starting now. The first page says? CRACK THE SPINE! Evidence below...

Cracked the spine!! I might be enjoying this too much.



  1. This is so cool! I love journal goodness like this! Also every time I crap open your blog and see your happy cartwheel, it makes me smile. Hope you are having a beautiful day!

  2. Where's the picture of Gamama's wreath?
    Big Cheesey Smile.......:)

  3. YAY! Are you going to post these in our flickr group?! http://www.flickr.com/groups/1498006@N20/

  4. Yea, Justine!! Posted...I cracked that spine!!