Sunday, August 19, 2012

Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith

Title: Wreck This Journal, Creabewaarbox (Dutch version)
Author: Keri Smith
Published: June, 2012 (Unieboek | Het Spectrum)
Pages: 192
Source: for review
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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). Acclaimed illustrator Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts-poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, and more-in order to experience the true creative process. Readers discover a new way of art and journal making-and new ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.
Ever thought about throwing a book across the room? Or jump on it? Put a pencil through the page? Make it all dirty? Draw in it? With Wreck This Journal you can! I had the most fun following the assignments! 
But instead of writing a review, I'll show you some of my pictures. I hope you'll like them!

Breaking the Spine. That hurt!
Rip the pages. I always wanted to do that!


Pencil through the page!
And the result. 
Assignment: give this page a smell, so I did! Berry :)

It should have been coffee, but I only drink tea. So tea it was!
Pick a photo you hate and ruin it. Muhahaha

Drawing with ink and weird tools like leaves, paperclips. My boyfriend helped me with this one!

A list for things to ruin this book some more. Maybe I'll wash it!

These are my own photo's, so I have the rights to them. Please, do not copy them.


  1. This sounds interesing and looks like you had a good time with it.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. I've seen this journal around, but haven't bought it so far. I think it would do me good, I'm such a perfectionist!

  3. Looool! Omg, what's that! xD I think it is a bit...idk...weird maybe...I'd not do that xD but it can be fun haha. I'm Helena and you're Helene lol! \o nice to meet ya


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