Back in 2014, I bough a Wreck This Journal because I wanted to be creative. I knew that a lot of people had this book and they seemed to enjoy it.
The purpose of this book is to creatively destroy it. Each page has a set of instructions that you have to follow. It even says that some of us might grieve for the perfect state that we found the book in (YES! I love books. How can I destroy them?!).
I couldn’t help but google some pages, to see what other people have done to them. But I shouldn’t have done that… After I saw some of the pictures, the process started to feel like a competition.
Now, I want to follow the instructions as originally as possible. I want to draw or cut or stick or paint something that others haven’t thought of yet, which is hard. This books is a lot more frustrating that I thought!
But, at the same time, it’s funny to see how dedicated some of us are to making this book look pretty. It’s going to be hard to shower with it (yes, you’re expected to do that).
I’m nowhere near being finished, but here are some of my creations.
Somewhere in the middle of the book it says: doodle over top of the title page and copyright page.
Doodling turned into drawing things from Sleeping Beauty and breeding penguins.
I think you can guess who the publisher is.
Numbering pages is like the first thing you have to do, but I already deviated from the instructions since I started somewhere in the middle of the book. And, apparently I can’t count, I sing.
Hey, the instructions state that order is not important and that the instructions are open to interpretation. So, I’m doing really well. Rules are meant to be broken, right?
This was the first page I worked on. It said: cover this page with white things. I changed it to white girl things. I think all “white girls” can poke a bit of fun at themselves. For now, this is my favorite page What’s yours?
Feel free to show me some of your creations below or on twitter.