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Creative destruction

A while ago, I blogged about my copy of Keri Smith’s book, ‘Wreck this journal,’ and how I had started to wreck it, abandoned it, and then wrecked it again.  Back then, I promised to post evidence of further destruction ‘in due course.’

Well, I got distracted.  However, this week I decided to experiment again with destruction as a form of creation.  So, I got the journal out again, followed some of the instructions, and took some photos.

It wasn’t quite as much fun as kicking it around the garden with a snow covered football, but still.  For me, it’s important to be destructive from time to time, and this is a good way to channel that.  Do you have destructive tendencies?  If so, how do you channel this part of you into your creative work?

Snow soaked journal

A while ago, I ordered a copy of Keri Smith’s book, ‘Wreck this journal.’  I was really excited when it arrived, and, as the instructions dictated (well, suggested is probably a more accurate word…), I carried it everywhere with me, and wrecked it… a little…  Then I left it on my desk one day and kind of forgot about it.

Last night, I found this journal, and noticed it wasn’t really very wrecked at all… 

So I took it out in the snow, and kicked it about with a snow covered football… 

That was fun.  Evidence of further destruction will be posted in due course.