Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wreck This Journal - The Guts - Part XIV

It's that time again to bring you up-to-date on my adventure with Keri Smith's Wreck This Journal. This week was a little busy with appointments and painting, but I still managed to work on a few pages.

Here's my update for week 14 of my journal wrecking adventure:

A Place for Your Grocery Lists: This page was a work in progress. I usually make my grocery lists on scrap paper or on the back of a used envelope. I trimmed a few of them to fit on the page. I basically just added a few more lists that had accumulated and wrote another list around the edge of the pages.

Create a drawing using a piece (or several pieces) of your hair: When we were kids, we used to dip a piece of string in paint, lay it out on a piece of paper, fold over the paper (or put another piece of paper on top), place one hand over the paper and pull out the string to create a print. When I first saw this page, I was going to use several pieces of my hair in place of the string. Then six weeks ago, I got my hair cut short. I still loved the idea, but I no longer had the hair to do it. So, I cheated. I substituted a piece of string for the hair and used primary colours to reflect the childhood aspect of the project.

Bring This book into the Shower with You: I wasn't going to totally destroy all of the work I did in this book by exposing it to water. So I enclosed it in a Ziploc bag to protect it. It stayed nice and dry while I had a shower. [Note: This is not a paid announcement for Ziploc. ;) ]

As you can see in the last photo, I added a few more stickers to the cover.

Links to other updates: The Beginning, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, Part X, Part XI, Part XII, Part XIII.

I should be back next Sunday for another update.


  1. You are having such fun with this book! I'd heard of it but wasn't really sure about it. But it does sound really nice!

    I like the painting with your "hair"!

  2. I am having fun. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. My daughter is at camp this week, I wonder if she took her journal. If she did, it will really be wrecked.

  4. What a fun project! It makes me want to color outside the lines too and see what happens. :) Have a great week! :)

  5. Hi Heather, it'll be fun to see what it looks like if she did take it. I hope it's wrecked and not totally destroyed.

    Hi Samantha, Funny you should mention "colouring outside the lines" because that's the title of the page I was working on yesterday.

  6. Ha, I like that you're documenting this! I've been curious about this book for some time. Great way to get the creative juices flowing.

  7. Thanks Bronwyn. It's been fun. I have a couple of Smith's other books that I'm going to try next. Stay tuned...


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