When I think back over recent experiences and activities that have really made me feel fun and creative, playing with Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal is at the top of my list. If you’re not familiar with Keri’s work, it is most definitely worth your time to visit her website. In all of Keri’s books, she gives readers the permission to do uncoventional, unexpected and sometimes downright silly things in the pursuit of creativity.
In 2008, I taught a summer 4Experts workshop, called Have More FUN and I gave students the option of purchasing Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal. We set up a classroom gallery where we could all share our ‘wrecking’ images.
Here are a few of my favorite images:
from Sherri in MN.
from Jeannine in NY.
from Leslie in Canada.
from Alane in MN.
from Naralle in Australia.
So, you get the idea right?
The goal is to beat this book up; to give it very disrespectful, non-book-like adventures and to let go and have FUN.
This one is with the Funnest Scrapbooker Ever (title won via a contest at Simple Scrapbooks magazine), Tami Morrison.
4 weeks of group “therapy” using Keri Smith’s book, How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum
4 weeks of “field journal” challenges that will help you convert inspiring ideas into creative execution.
I can’t think of a better way to put a little “spring” into your scrapbooking routine.
In fact, I am going to giveaway passes to Tami’s class.
Leave me a comment telling me why you need to have more fun scrapbooking and I will select *in a very non-random way* THREE people to WIN!
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