Thursday, 9 October 2008

Wreck this journal - it begins

Remember I said that in a bid for creativity, I was going to try and be a bit more destructive, through the medium of a copy of Wreck this journal? Well, my journal finally arrived at the weekend, and I was keen to get stuck in and complete some of the tasks.

First, I followed an instruction that I found VERY difficult:


However, it was quite cathartic and I felt all liberated afterwards :o) I cracked it once....


and then twice....


and then a whole lot of other times just for good measure!


Next, I completed a slightly easier one:


And I've done a couple of others too, but I'll have to save those for next time as the NBM is getting grumpy and wants me to leave the computer alone now.

We're going away for the weekend, but I will be taking my journal with me, and I will try to do a journal-wrecking update when we get back. Bye for now....

11 comments:

Kitty said...

Gosh ... that's book battery! I can see it would be liberating though.

Hope you and the NBM have a fabtastic weekend.

Take care :-) x

trashalou said...

Hope you folks ahve a fab time. Princess C-Dub has that book too and is giddy with delight at all the 'book' illegal stuff she gets free rein to do!

tintocktap said...

Ooh I think I fancy having a journal to wreck too!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

That's just plain scary! I don't think I could do it! Lucy x

Lesley said...

Oooh - ouch - I can hardly bear to look at that cracked spine. I may have to go and stroke all my books and make soothing noises...

Have a lovely weekend away :)

xxx

monkee maker said...

Oh heck - I can imagine that the spine cracking was a very difficult task for you .... my colleague is an ex-librarian and she tries to keep all her spines in tip-top condition!

I look forward to seeing more of your wrecking .... then I can copy both Kitty AND you! .... just kidding - I'm going to try not to peek and come up with my own half-baked ideas .... *sigh*

Hope you both have a great weekend .... happy wrecking!

:)

Swirlyarts said...

Eeeeeeeeek!!

Marie said...

I need a copy of that book!!! Badly! I'm so pedantic when it comes to keeping journals "nice" that I don't bother trying to write them anymore. I am now a woman on a WTJ mission!!

xMx

lauren said...

oooooooooooooooooooh! how fun is this?! b/c it turns out that VICARIOUS journal wrecking is *VERY* fun to read about!!! (who knew?!) :) can't wait to see more!

lauren said...

ps: now that you are into "cracking spines" any chance you also became a qualified chiropractor over the weekend?! and if so, do you make housecalls? and if so, is NEW JERSEY within your purview?!

...just wonderin'... ;)

Country Cottage Chic said...

Ooh that must be difficult - I find it very very hard to deface a book - even a tatty one! I felt terribly wicked making my envelopes from old books.