Jun 16, 2012
Wreck this journal...
A little while ago I was buying cold medication at the pharmacy down the road and came across this "journal" in the book section and of course I couldn't resist...I had to buy it. The title completely pulled me in with its demand for destruction: WRECK THIS JOURNAL. Wreck it? Are you serious? I found myself looking over my shoulders. Is someone watching me? Is this a joke? Will I get arrested if I do what it tells me? Am I on candid camera? Clearly my cold was far more severe than I realized at the time and I was perhaps a bit feverish...Wreck it?
So naturally, I picked it up and started to flip through the pages and strangely I found myself wanting to do everything they were telling me to do. I was getting all kinds of happy from instructions such as:
Draw lines while in motion, on the bus, on a train, while walking.
Tie a string to the spine of this book. Swing wildly. Let it hit the walls.
Use this as a test page for pens, paints, markers or art supplies.
Hang the journal in a public place. Invite people to draw here.
This page is dedicated to internal monologue (it would appear I have plenty of that)
Collect fruit stickers here (stickers you find on bought fruit)...
Anyway, I'm sure you get the idea...and the photos above are a good indication of what it looked like new...Someday, when I have thoroughly wrecked the heck out of this "journal" I will share with you the remains...if it survives the fire.
Photos by me, Kinga Subject
ps... don't worry, I won't actually burn it...not entirely anyway...and there is also a page that tells me to bring the journal into the shower with me and I also won't do that...no I won't do that!
pps...to see what other people have done to this book to wreck it visit this Amazon page
Posted by Kinga