Wreck This Journal (paper Bag) Expanded Ed.

by Keri Smith

Penguin USA | August 7, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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For anyone who''s ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake and mess-making abilities and to fill the pages of the book (or destroy them). Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, acclaimed artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts--poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with coffee, coloring outside the lines, and more--in order to experience the true creative process. With Smith''s unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art and journal making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 3.23 × 2.1 × 0.26 in

Published: August 7, 2012

Publisher: Penguin USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399162712

ISBN - 13: 9780399162718

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Wreck This Journal (paper Bag) Expanded Ed.

by Keri Smith

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 3.23 × 2.1 × 0.26 in

Published: August 7, 2012

Publisher: Penguin USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399162712

ISBN - 13: 9780399162718

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The special limited edition paper bag cover of the international bestseller…

For anyone who''s ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake and mess-making abilities and to fill the pages of the book (or destroy them). Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, acclaimed artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts--poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with coffee, coloring outside the lines, and more--in order to experience the true creative process. With Smith''s unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art and journal making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.

About the Author

Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books demonstrate a ''learn by doing approach'', and are being used in school curriculums all over the world as a way of fostering non-traditional methods of exploration. She also teaches and conducts workshops based on her non-traditional techniques across North America. Her books include: Wreck This Journal, How to Be an Explorer of the World, This is Not a Book, Mess - A Manual of Accidents and Mistakes, Finish This Book, and Pocket Scavenger. She enjoys spending time with her husband, experimental musician Jefferson Pitcher, and two children Tilden and Ida.

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"No matter where you start or where you end, there''s always something interesting to do...The book is an exploration into creativity."
-Buffalo News
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