The product that I chose for January isn’t exactly an art supply or product, but to me it is something that helps get the creative juices flowing. It is also a great kick-start for someone who is intimidated by art journaling. My product pick is the book “Wreck This Journal” by Keri Smith.
Each page of the journal tells you what to do to that particular page. For instance, it may tell you to tear out a page and crumple it up, or tear a page out, put it in your pocket, put it through the wash and then put it back in the book.
Then there are pages that for me, get me to relax and not worry about “messing up my journal.” I apply this same way of thinking (or try to anyway) when I am creating in my art journal. Just let go and roll with whatever feels right, without thinking too much about it.
My four year-old daughter even helped me with this page, as well as many others. Of course there are some that young children will not be able to do, but there are enough to make it fun to do together. I remember, when I brought this book home after I purchased it and showed it to my daughter, she was so excited. I think she had us do ten pages the first night…lol! We even wiped our pizza sauce covered faces on this page.
I know, it looks disgusting, but it was SO MUCH FUN! You can find the book at Barnes and Noble as well as Amazon. Keri Smith also has similar books, such as “Finish This Book” and “The Pocket Scavenger.” Hope you give one of them a try and if you have, let me know what you think 🙂