Friday, June 26, 2009

Wreck This Journal part 3

Welcome to this weeks Wreck This Journal update!! I've done a lot of wrecking, drawing, handing the book to friends, asking them to write in it and I even sent off the "ask a friend to destroy this" page in the mail to a friend that has two young boys. I can't wait to see what they end up doing with that page.

I spent most of last week going door to door to all of Wreckers that participated in Jamie's The Next Chapter group. Everyone who participates has the exact same journal, but everyone does something different or interprets the prompts on each page differently somehow.

If you get a chance, please go visit some or all of the Journal Wreckers at The Next Chapter.

Write with a pen in mouth.
I really disliked the prompt for this page because I'm not an artist and I don't just come up with things to draw. So writing with a pen in my mouth, concentrating on moving the pen, there was virtually no way I could think of what I was drawing while concentrating on getting the pen to stay in my mouth and draw on the page.

So I did what any non-drawer does. I saw a picture of a girl with glasses and I said - BINGO! that's what I'll draw! So that's how I came up with the subject material for this particular masterpiece :)


I write out all of my grocery lists on post-its, so when I was finished with them, I put them on the Write Your Grocery List page. I noticed that on one of the orange notes I put down Yogrit. My sister used to say that when she was a kid and I've never stopped grinning over that particular word, so I use it when I can. I know...it's yogurt.


This is my contribution to the Magazine page...this came from SKIRT magazine. I think it was last months issue. You can click on the picture to enlarge it to read the text. I made little cuts on the side to make it sort of skirt-flirty. I've fluffed it up several times, but it goes flat as soon as I close the book.

I colored in the opposite page. Not quite sure what else I'm going to do with that page, but it needs more.

I drew two sets of fat lines and thin lines and thought they looked like bar codes, so I started taking the bar codes off of items that I purchased and added them to this page. Fun, huh?

This was a lot of fun. I was looking forward to doing the Create a Nonstop Line page. I was watching the TV show MONK while doing this page and it was their Christmas episode, so I drew the wreath and the tree. My husband was frying up some bacon, so that's what the wavy lines represent. Zora and Stella are my nieces and since I was thinking of them, I added their names to the non-stop line.


This the Found Objects/Things page. Some of the items were found in my house, but several of the items were found outside. I tore out the Make a Funnel page and then I drank the water from the funnel. After it dried, I put it here. The "it" card is an eBay promotional card. I've got a bread tag, a rubberband from some veggies, popscicle sticks, a discount tag, the little bird from an expired CC and the match book cover from a book of matches that came in an MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) that I got during Hurricane Francis a few years back. I think this will become more full by the end of July.

Someone else in the WTJ group also used dryer lint for the Put Pocket Lint here page. I don't normally wear pants with pockets, so this really was my non pocket lint, I'm just positive!


Tear this page out - Put it through the laundry. I did! I taped it to the last page and back cover of the book.
Remember when I said I needed help getting a picture together in my brain in order to draw? Well I went over to Claudine Hellmuths blog and saw this beachy picture and immediately sketched the Kristin version on the Color This Entire Page page. So this picture was inspired by Claudine Hellmuth. I enjoyed coming up with the design and coloring it, it was a lot of un.

I worked on so many more pages, but I'm going to hold off showing you all of them because I'm going to need to show something the last weeks of the event! I'm cruising through this book and am really having a blast.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful Fabulous Weekend!
Kristin

30 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Your mouth drawing is amazing. you are very talented. :) Great wrecking!

Keetha Broyles said...

You are having way more fun than should be allowed with this whole journal thing!

Mel said...

Some fabulous wreckage going on here...I love the dryer lint!!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi Kristin.
I think your journal is fantastic. You're so creative!
*Tricia

Melinda said...

great wrecking so far!

Kavindra said...

For a "non-artist" you sure drew a good picture there - maybe you should always draw with your mouth!

All fantastic, but my faves are mouth-drawing, lines (barcodes! brilliant) and the continuous line. I think you might be finding out you're more of an artist than you knew!

Chandy said...

That is too cool! I love that idea! Hmmm... I think I may have a new thing for the kids to do!

dmarks said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'd never heard of anything like the journal-wrecking before.

My favorite part was the "frog veggies".

The Other Laura said...

Barcoodes! Grocery lists! I may have to borrow some of your ideas...

Great wrecking.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very cool idea...lot of fun!
Hello dear friend!
Many thanks for your kind visit and comment in Luna's blog!
Have a great weekend!
God bless you
Léia and Luna(from Brazil)

Margo said...

I absolutely love this. You did such a great job with this idea. dryer lint and grocery list? that's creativity I can relate to ... and reminds that one never has to look far for creative inspiration :)

Lydia said...

It's getting better all the time. I think your creative brain really took to the drawing by mouth thing!

What in the world are all of you going to do with these wrecked journals when the project is completed? Maybe the last page tells you to mail them all to some Wrecked Journal Museum . . .

Alex said...

great beach page!

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

This is one of the most exciting writing/drawing/whatever activities I've seen in a long while.
Thanks so much for sharing this!
Evelyn in Montreal

Janet said...

barcodes! so clever!!! love it all. and hmmm . . the dryer lint is a good idea. i have a problem with very few pockets too. thanks for sharing!

Mandala Michelle said...

Thanks for stoppy by my blog during PFF. I have a giveaway at my other blog and you can win a handmade journal if you are interested. Go to www.mylifeonthexyzlist.blogspot.com

What fun you must be having with that journal!!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Funny! My 3 year old says YOGRIT too, and i love it!

~Amanda

Genie Sea said...

Brilliant using the dryer lint! And sending your journal to be wrecked. Two birds, one journal! haha

Kim said...

What fun you've been having - it leaps out from your pages. Your mouth drawing is pretty dang good for a "non-artist." Terrific wrecking!!

Rose said...

Really liking all of your pages. Looks like you are having so much fun!

Annette Q said...

That first photo of your journal is fab! I love how you can see all the different colours in the pages! I'm looking forward to seeing what else you'll be foing with your journal!:-)

Anonymous said...

Creative stuff! I love the fat and thin lines of the bar codes!

Beverley Baird said...

Great wreckage!
Loved the barcode ideas!
Keep on having fun!

Melita said...

wow, you did some really nice wrecking there!!

Jean said...

Oooh, you look like you are having so much fun.

I know you didn't like the prompt for your mouth drawing, but it was excellent! I also love the bar codes. Subverting the directions and following your creative mind! Love it!

judi said...

what a great mouth drawing..I AM an artist, i couldnt do a darn thing!the barcode was brilliant

bravo!!!

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

Does your list really say "froG veggies"??? LOL. That's one big wad of dryer lint you found -- looks like felt!!! :) I'm still sorry about my washered page that disappeared, so I'm glad yours came back ok!

aaawreckthisjournal said...

Love your wrecking! I esp. like your barcode page - fabulous idea! And your found objects. Nice!

Kirby3131 said...

Goodness, it does look like it says Frog Veggies. LOL - it's Froz veggies

Thanks everyone for all of the wonderful comments!!

Sherri said...

Oh my goodness! I was scrolling through your pictures thinking "that looks nice... good work there... grocery lists are colorful" then I saw the dryer lint and cracked up! Pocket lint indeed. Fabulous!