When faced with a blank page, most scrapbookers are a little intimidated, at least on some days.
Keri Smith to the rescue.
Keri has written several books teeming with permission to cut loose and do things that are against “the rules.”
One of these books is Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal.
Back in the summer of 2007, students in my Have More FUN workshop were encouraged to purchase and “wreck” Keri’s book, as part of our journey to a more playful approach to our beloved hobby. I had no idea how this challenge would be accepted or if students would in fact embrace it. I just knew that Keri’s philosophy and blog had been a source of inspiration for me.
Well, embraced it was — we followed Keri’s written lead to do unheard of things and we encouraged each other, to tear pages out, create collections of everyday stuff on other pages and even …
take our journals swimming! I can’t speak for everyone else, but with each destructive challenge, I felt a bit freer and more inclined to follow impulsive notions on my scrapbook pages.
If you are the perfectionist type or just someone who from time to time feels that your expectations get in the way of your true creative muse, I sincerely believe you would benefit from playing with one of Keri’s books.
And the good news is, she has a NEW book (I blogged about it here.)
The even better news …I have a copy to give away!
All you have to do is leave me a comment a tell me which room or closet or drawer in your house is the biggest MESS, right now!
My biggest mess?
My downstairs studio. Since I’m not working down there, piles are accumulating.
I’m hopeful that today after working through my to-do list, I can head down for some mess-busting purging and organization.
So, where’s your biggest mess?
I’ll post the winner’s name Friday at noon.