Wreck This Journal (paper Bag) Expanded Ed. by Keri SmithWreck This Journal (paper Bag) Expanded Ed. by Keri Smith

Wreck This Journal (paper Bag) Expanded Ed.

byKeri Smith

Paperback | August 7, 2012

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Special limited paper bag cover edition of the internationally bestselling phenomenon with over 7 million copies sold! Paint, poke, create, destroy, and wreck—to create a journal as unique as you are 

For anyone who's ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, a subversive illustrated book that challenges readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the bookor destroy them.

Through a series of creative and quirky prompts, acclaimed guerilla artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in destructive actspoking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with coffee, coloring outside the lines, and morein 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.

To create is to destroy. Happy wrecking!

Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books include Wreck This Journal, The Wander Society, This is Not a Book, How to Be an Explorer of the World, Mess, Finish This Book, The Pocket Scavenger, Wreck This Journal Everywhere, Everything Is Connected, and The Imaginary World of... as well as Wreck This App, Th...
Title:Wreck This Journal (paper Bag) Expanded Ed.Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.47 × 0.64 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0399162712

ISBN - 13:9780399162718

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot of fun Get out of your comfort zone. This isn't for the artsy fartsy type, but it will get you to think, do, play and create. Enjoy the experience.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd time around I bought the black book last year, and just started on this one yesterday. I think the funnest way to use this book is to go in order, but break the rules a tiny bit on each page, to customize it even more.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh It's fun but not my style entirely. I ordered it online so I couldn't see what the prompts were, and some of them are kind of gross. Ex: smearing food, smearing dead bugs ect. I will probably take a more creative and artistic approach at since cuz I don't want it to go to waste. I did see some artsy youtube videos of completed ones. The prompts aren't for everybody, but you have options to take different approaches for it.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun! It's great for when you are bored and has many creative pages. I personally enjoyed it because the pages required you to think, be creative and destructive and consume time. It's great to look back at all of your "art"! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a wonderful creative journal! I bought this book for all three of my children (8, 10 and 12), they all love it and have so much fun with it. This is the first thing they ask to purchase as a gift when going to birthday parties! I think that says a lot. Enjoy and have fun!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nope. I threw this out. It's very childish.
Date published: 2016-12-28

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Wreck This Journal“Wreck This Journal encourages you to stop fretting about quality and start relishing the artistic process.” —Oprah.com “I love this book and the playful way that Keri Smith teaches people the act of creating by putting you right on the spot. Wreck This Journal is a fun, interactive book that you will want to work in every day. To create is to destroy, and this book delivers.” —D*I*Y Planner“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“The ideal gift for artistic minded people, or not, for that matter, as what I love about this book is that there is no right or wrong. Neat, messy, colorful, dark, you can wreck however you want.” —Hawwa, etc.“I've kept journals before, but have never written in them as frequently as I write in my Wreck This Journal. It is great for inspiration; it gives you tasks that are thought-provoking rather than pages of endless blank lines. It is a great way to pass the time and a great gift for anyone, no matter how young or old.” —Teen Ink“Wreck this Journal makes a great gift for someone who's going through a stressful time, needs a form of release, or anyone who could use a few minutes of fun.” —Jactionary“Wreck This Journal encourages you to experiment and have fun. . . . Flip to any page in the book and you will find a prompt: fun prompts, destructive prompts, creative prompts to help your creative juices flow.” —Craft Critique“Calling all bookworms and creative doodlers, Wreck This Journal is the perfect book to spruce up your summer. . . . It’s a wonderful stress reliever and brings out the inner childish behavior we are so often told to get over. You won’t be disappointed.” —Kristine Marie Babauta, Marianas VarietyPraise for Keri Smith“Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru this DIY generation deserves.” —The Believer“A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it.” —TIME Magazine