Monday, June 8, 2009

wreck this journal - week 1

i got a little late start on jamie ridler's "the next chapter: wreck this journal" due to getting my copy of the book in the mail today. i was so excited! this is such a compelling task - i think we are all a little hesitant to wreck a book of any kind. at least i know i am!

so, after flipping through the book seeing what i wanted to do first i immediately went for the "chew on this" page. instead of ripping the page out, chewing it up and then spitting it out, i went for a different approach...



with the taste of paper in my mouth, i decided to explore around a little bit more. i wanted to rip it up!!


i had so much fun just letting go and really getting into the book. i can't wait to see where this journey takes us.

photos by ryan

27 comments:

Kim said...

I love the photo of you biting into the book! You really got in there and did some good "wrecking!" How freeing!! I'm excited to be on this journey with you and I look forward to your future wrecking!!

Carolyn said...

ooh i've been wanting to try this journal out too!!

WrightStuff said...

I'm hungry for a nibble on that journal!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Oh girl! You are living on the edge! Wonderful! And so happy you've cracked your spine too! Now that sciatic nerve is another story - yikes! I suffer too, it stops me in my tracks, literally. Good luck on that exam and I don't bounce my posts off anyone before I put them up on my blog, sometimes that's not a good thing! But I try to never post something that's too negative - I'll wait a day and re-read it first.

Kiki said...

That's just so totally freakin' awesome I don't even know where to start!

Barbara/myth maker said...

Great start, Melita! Get out the wrecking ball! Enjoy!

AnalieseMarie said...

I love the way you're tearing into it! I may have to go out and get Wreck this Journal on my lunch break today! Rock on! (Or should I say, wreck on!?)

Boubou said...

Bonjour !
First time i come across your blog so i'm gonna visit it now :)
well if you wanna be inspired by my collages/Scrapbook come and take a cup of tea in Boubouteatime :)
a bientot !
Boubouteatime xx

Naturally Jules said...

Wow, not only did you chew on it, you took it to another level! Go Giiirrrlllll!

Mel said...

WOW! You went straight for the *deep* wreckage!! I keep flipping past those pages...just not quite ready for the whole tearing thing...although I did punch the holes with a pencil!!

Wreck on, sistah! Wreck on!! :)

Olivia said...

Hi, Melita, I love your blogs and wanted to say welcome to the happyluau and thank you for your comment. I subscribed to BOTH your blogs! Guess what, I lived in Morgantown in the late 70's, early 80's. I'm a WVU graduate in statistics, and so BOTH of your blogs are of interest to me.

How Morgantown has changed in the last almost 30 years. But some things are probably the same. I have great memories from those days.

Anyway, I'm glad you visited my blog and I'll be following you on this fun and amazing WTJ journey!

Blessings, Olivia

Barb said...

You did good, girl!

I took my journal to the shower and I'm still waiting for it to dry out!

The head of my household thinks I'm completly off my rocker. hmmmmm. Could be he is right!

Keep on wrecking!

Barb:-)

Self Help Goddess said...

Yeah!!! You go girl!! I totally got into the ripping thing, too... It was like once I started, I couldn't stop! :-)

Can't wait to see where this journey takes all of us:)

Lesley Denford said...

That's exactly what I was going to do with my "Chew On This" page - take a big bite outta the book, instead of tearing the page out and chewing on the whole thing. Great minds think alike! :)

Lissa said...

You ripped it up and it looks great! And you took a bite and are still here so I guess I might taste a bit of my WTJ this week, we shall see:)

Eco Yogini said...

hehe- I was wondering what all these references to 'wreck this journal' were about!! looks liek SO MUCH FUN :)

Barbara Martin @Reptitude said...

There's a post with some seriously happy teeth in it! You wreck good!!! :)

Globetrotting Cacti said...

That is so great! Not seen any-thing like that before. Off to do some reading...

alteredstatesstudio said...

you did a great job with the wreckage so far!! way to face your hesitation!!

Jamie Ridler said...

Yes! I'm so glad you got your book and were able to dive right in and take a bit - literally! Great pictures and a great start to the wreck-a-licious journey! I'm glad you're here!

Ally -- Onyx and Alabaster said...

oh my gosh! all of that destruction makes me nervous! haha... looks like so much fun!! Is it thoroughly therapeutic? :o)

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, it looks like great fun...the wreaking of that journal that is :)

Jean said...

Oooh, you are an inspired wrecker! I can't wait to see what you do next. I started tame - gotta go for the gusto this week.

Katie said...

I have never seen this journal before! Very interesting....Looks like you are having way to much fun with it! lol I would be hestitant at first but it does look fun...

Wild Roaming One (WRO) said...

AWESOME!! I love that you even took a photo of you biting the page! LOL!

Wreck on,
Wild ROaming One (WRO)

Kavindra said...

You look so cute and happy chomping on that book!

Vee said...

Seeing you chomp on that paper is the best wrecking shot! And it looks like your having fun! Let's wreck some more!