Wreck This Journal, Week 3

June 20th, 2009

Oh, I'm feeling so sleepy this week! After a day of errands today, I felt the urge to take a nap, which I may still do. But first, I want to share what I've been up to in Wreck this Journal for Jamie Ridler's fabulous book group!

I crumpled one page and threw it across the room, where it landed next to Space Ghost (the well-loved toy of my cat, Sadie.) It almost looks like Space Ghost caught it! Hehe! Sadie must have brought him into my studio so that he could play fetch with me. Good kitty.

wtj crumple

This next one is contributing to my journal smelling a bit funky. I think the "take your journal in the shower with you" exercise is gonna happen this week!

wtj substances

The instructions were to sample various substances in your home and document them. I sampled olive oil, glass plus, jerk sauce, green tea soap, lemon lotion, shaving cream, listerine, face scrub, and lemon hand lotion. I enjoyed it, but wished my substances were a bit more colorful!

This book has been a lot of fun for me. It's definitely an encourager of play, which I'm a big fan of. I hope you've been able to be playful in some way this weekend!

17 Responses


Great to see what you’ve wrecked. I like the sample of substances – there are some interesting ones.

I’ve not done this page yet but I’ve been having fun!

Haven’t tried the “substance” page. Looks like it could be a challenge os smells!
Keep on wrecking.

Love the space ghost!

It’s fun finding pages that I haven’t stumbled upon yet.

I’m afraid I can’t do that shower-thing!
Pouring my tea was hard enough…
But burning was real fun and throwing too.
Greetings from Germany!

So many substances and interesting smells.
Looking forward to see what happens in the shower exercise.

I like the way some of the substances have made the paper transparent! Lovely wrecking!

Leah, that is a real step outside your comfort zone/box exercise. Mind if I share it with my Moleskine Round Robin Group?

Love your wreck work. This journal is really helping us all to push the boundary. ;)

Love what you’ve done! Very artistic looking; no surprise there.

Glad to see the cat is still involved! We wouldn’t want her feline left out!! He he. All great fun!

Haha, will be interested to know how the shower exercise turns out! :)

Is the blue stuff shaving cream!? Love it, Leah. One of the things I appreciate about this process is how creative people can be with simple things. Like, throwing a piece of paper across the room is not very dramatic. But where it lands is fascinating! And what a cool choice to take a pic of the landing spot. I love how much I learn about all my new friends as I watch you wreck, and express what you wreck.

Big hug,

Hmmm yes, if we play it safe the proper order would be to a) sleep with the book; b) muck it up with food substances then c) take a shower with it. How’s that for being anal?! Your journal must be positively fragrant!

You picked a good group of substances to test. So what if they weren’t colorful, the type of products were interesting :)

My kitties want your kittys toy! Thanks for visiting my blog.. its all new to me, but I am so entertained with all of this groups talent and wilingness to share

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