Monday

Wreck This Journal I


I love anything creative. I've had a billion sketchbooks but I struggle with my quest for perfection. So when I heard about Wreck This Journal, it seemed perfect for me. The whole point is to destroy it. It's the nemesis of perfection. I thought this would be the ultimate way to harness imperfect creativity. 

I'm working on it here and there, and I'll post a monthly update to show you what I've been up to. Some of it will be pretty good, a lot will be rubbish but I'll show it all off anyway. 
I spraypainted the cover- terribly- and used a fineliner to draw on it. 

I wrote Brand New lyrics along the edges- Touch me or don't. Just let me know. 

This was meant to be a self-portrait. I made myself look more like Adele than I intended! 
 Crack the spine. It's not Mordor, as someone thought (I forget who it was)! 
 Drawing with my left hand. In case you couldn't tell, I created this page during Wimbledon. 
 Create a non-stop line. I used lyrics from songs of my youth to create this line. 
Can you tell what any of the songs are? Bonus emo points if you can! 
This is a page in process. I'll finish it off at some point. 
I don't drink coffee so I found it hard to pour my coffee. I chose Pepsi instead but it didn't leave much of a mark. I'll try it again. 
Do a really ugly drawing- I attempted a werewolf inspired by Every Time I Die. At least it's ugly...

I love this book! I can't wait to get more done over the summer.

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  1. I LOVE THIS!!

    But, they were right...definitely a Middle Earth map, not a spine :P

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    1. Haha IT'S NOT MORDOR!

      I think I need to work on my spine-drawing skills!

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  2. This is amazing and something you'll look back on and say "wow! I did all that"! I love these!

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    1. I hope so! I might even do a second one afterwards!

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  3. I love this! I need to find my Wreck This Journal and start working on it again. I can't wait to see how the rest of it turns out.

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  4. I TRIED SO HARD TO READ THOSE LYRICS BUT I JUST CAN'T MAKE SENSE OF IT, boo :(

    x

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    1. Ok, I've returned to the photo. The lyrics in that photo are mostly made up of Famous Last Words (MCR, obvs) and I Predict A Riot.

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  5. Woow this looks great! Wish I could just let my creativity out like that! Since I stopped Art at school, after GCSE, I can't get as creative, I'm dying to get one of these though and maybe it's help!! x

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    1. I did art at GCSE and two art subjects at A level. After that, I thought I'd never want to do art again but after a year, I missed it so much that I specialised in art at uni haha. It can't leave me!

      I definitely recommend one of these!

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  6. This is so amazing, I really need one of these journals!
    x

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    1. Definitely get one! I love mine!

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  7. That is absolutely brilliant! I love it! What a cool thing to do, I may have to get one myself xx

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    1. Definitely! They're so much fun. I'm going to take it with me everywhere over summer!

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  8. That looks amazing! I totally abandoned mine hahaha I probably should continue wrecking it :D

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    1. Definitely pick it up again! I'd love to see yours!

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  9. I love this, you're so creative! I've been wanting one of these for months, may have to pop it on my birthday wishlist :)

    Jess xo

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  10. Oh I really want to do this! I'm obsessed with everything in my sketchbook being perfect and rip apges and throw them away only to regret it. This looks so nice!

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    1. Haha this is exactly what I do too! I like that this lets me just go wild!

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  11. This looks so good! I've heard about Wreck This Journal before but yours looks so cool I think I might have to give it a go! :)

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    1. You should definitely give it a go!

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  12. wow love this, self portrait is fab. may have to get one,x

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  13. Brand New lyrics are a must in every journal/sketchbook/blank surface!

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    1. Haha yes! Brand New lyrics everywhere!

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  14. Beck I LOVE this.
    Your SOOO creative, jealous.
    This is an amzing idea.

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    1. Aaw thank you! You should give it a go too!

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  15. Love this so much. I'm so limited to my idea of perfection and organisation. Maybe I should do this as well. ♥ xx

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    1. That's my problem too! I hope this will help!

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  16. I have one of these which is literally wreaked but I love your drawings xxx the spine one is my fav - awesome :)

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    1. Haha I'm glad someone likes the spine!!

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  17. This is fantastic! I love the werewolf! I've seen this a few times, and have decided against it every time...after seeing yours I may just have to run out and get it!

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    1. Thank you! Definitely get one!

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  18. Oh I need to get this! Like Mindi I've seen it so many times and hesitated and not bought it. I really am going to some day! x

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  19. I've seen these a lot and have often thought about buying one.....

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  20. I really want one of these but it goes against every fibre of my being to draw in or wreck a book! I'm a true book lover and that's the reason why every time I have got close to buying one, I manage to put it back on the shelf! Yours looks fantastic though!

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    1. Haha I'm exactly the same with books but think of this as a sketchbook. They're made to be drawn in!

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  21. That's so beautiful, I've always wanted one, but I suppose, i've always been a bit daunted by them. I'm really creative, or I try to be... but seeing yours makes me really want one. I think I might indulge (: hehe

    ohkalukalay.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. This is AMAZING I need this journal

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  23. I want, want, want one of these!!!!

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  24. I've always wanted to do these but my love of stationary (and my OCD) won't let me. Yours is fun though and I LOVE BRAND NEW! Brownie points for YOU! :D

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  25. I saw one of these in urban outfitters and thought it would be great as like you I struggle with the perfectionist in me and is want my journal to be perfectly pretty - however after seeing yours I still don't think I could make a wrecked journal look as pretty as yours! Lol

    Jenni
    www.bowsbanglesandbakes.com

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  26. I bought my sister one for her birthday about a year or two ago and her's is almost falling apart now, but in a really beautiful way - if that's possible!
    She's now got a whole collection of Keri Smith's books, really need to get my hands on one myself and try it out :) xoxo

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