Sunday, May 2, 2010

Wreck This Journal - The Guts - Part VIII

I'm still working on Keri Smith's Wreck This Journal. I had tons of inspiration this week. Ideas sprang to mind with each and every page I looked at. I didn't do them all of course, but I now have some plans for some future pages. Yay!

Cindy from Cindy's Love of Books who started this journey and invited others to join her, hasn't been able to post her updates for while, but I still wanted to give her credit for this awesome idea. Her original post about the book can be found here. Hopefully, she'll post another update soon.

Anyway, here's my update for week 8 of my journal wrecking adventure:

Burn This Page: I didn't intend to burn the words right off the page, but fire tends to be a little unpredictable. I plan to add something else to the page to jazz it up a bit. A work in progress.

Fill This Page with Circles: A bunch of circles cut out of random materials I found in our house. A work in progress.

Collect Your Pocket /Dryer Lint, Glue it Here: I just need to apply the fixative to hold it more permanently.

I think I confused "Press leaves and other found things" with "Glue Random items Here". I knew I was collecting the items for some page and picked the wrong one. Anyway, now that the items are glued in, it'll have to stay like that.

I also realized that I have quite a few "works in progress". That's me. Not finishing one thing before picking up another. Hopefully a few of those pages will be finished in the next few weeks.

If you'd like to play along, you don't even need this book or a journal to do so. Just grab a notebook or even an old book (like an altered book) then check out the Random Exercise Generator at the Wreck This Journal website. You don't have to post on Sundays or even every week. Just when you feel like it. I'd love it if others joined me in this adventure.

Links to other updates: The Beginning, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII.

See you next Sunday for another update.


  1. love your circles. would be a good approach for a quilt.

    I hope my daughter manages to miss the "burn" page.

  2. I'm glad to see that one of the circles you used was the Official BookCrossing sticker.

  3. Thanks Heather. I forgot to mention that I removed the page from the book before burning it. Much safer that way.

    Hey gypsysmom. Aren't those stickers great? Because I haven't released a book in awhile, this is my first time using one.


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