After playing baseball with Wreck This Journal last Friday night, I have to admit I was at a loss for what to do next.
I was so proud of the idea and ecstatic that I got a great photo of it on my phone. It was a perfect act of joyous spontaneity. After all my piddly little wrecking exercises, I'd raised my personal bar quite high. I was no longer following the rules of destruction. I was actually wrecking.
Since I can't force spontaneity, this week I simply returned to the suggestions within the book. I'm sure another impromptu joyful wrecking will occur. At least I proved to myself that I could do it.
The next best thing seemed to be rising to Jamie's challenge of doing the thing we fear most. For me that's the food page. To ease myself in, I bit a grape in half and smeared it on the page. It's not exactly messy like, say, spaghetti sauce might be. But it's a start.
Here are the tragedies my journal endured this week:
- Rubbed in infield dirt and gravel at the baseball field
- Ripped out and crumpled up a page. Cat batted it around the living room.
- Hubby wrote in it with a dirty stick. Since the stick is no longer pressed in the book, that probably means it's loose in my purse. I should probably go look for that.
- Grape smearing
- Cut through multiple pages. For some reason, this was extremely gratifying.
- Holes poked with a pencil (not inside the dotted lines)
- Drawing thick and thin lines with a pencil
- Made a paper airplane (still in tact in book)
- Completely colored a page wherein I allowed myself to be okay with my art skills be elementary
- Dripped nail polish and smooshed the book to make a pattern
[caption id="attachment_851" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Writing with a dirty stick"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_853" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Folded a paper airplane"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_854" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Completely colored a page"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_855" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Smooshed nail polish"][/caption]
Curious about what other wreckage transpired?