I brought Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith over 2 years ago (I think). I only brought it because I burned out from my nightmarish fashion degree and I really wanted something to get me back into drawing. To begin with I did really enjoy starting Wreck This Journal but I only managed a couple of pages before I lost motivation to do more pages because I got busy with other things. I guess I prefer to do a serious drawing rather than doing Wreck This Journal pages. I’m hoping by posting 5 entries per post, it will motivate me to finish more pages and to finally complete it!
I did stand on this page (in my slippers) but then thought ohh I’d like to draw it! So I drew brogues by Clarks and a Mulberry Alexa bag 😀
POUR, SPILL, DRIP, SPIT, FLING YOUR COFFEE HERE
I’m not really a coffee drinker, so I spilt English tea on it. Illustrated a tea of cup and some of my favourite books.
DRAW FAT LINES AND THIN
One of my favourite pages to draw 🙂 these patterns are called Zentangles and they are so relaxing and therapeutic and looks effective! Highly recommend drawing zentangles if you’ve got time to spare 😉
I’ve got a confession to make: I redid this page. I know I know, it defeats the whole purpose of Wreck This Journal! But it just went a bit wrong. I am a perfectionist, so I couldn’t help myself O_O I originally painted a tree with finger prints.
When I saw the target, it just reminded me so much of Katniss from the Hunger Games! So I decided to illustrate Katniss with her bow and arrow shooting her target 🙂
I do recommend Wreck This Journal, even though it does take time (like reading). It is a really fun and original creative idea that lots of people have been inspired by. I think it brings out the creativity in everyone! When I saw it at Urban Outfitters, I thought it was a bit naff but that was until I actually saw all the amazing creations online. And most importantly, if your a perfectionist, then this book was designed for you 🙂
Alfie Deyes aka Pointless Blog on YouTube published a book called the Pointless Book which is very similar to Wreck This Journal, so I’m not sure where he was inspired that or its just one BIG coincidence.
Have you brought Wreck This Journal? And did you enjoy it?