Friday, 26 June 2009

Gleeful wrecking

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I just adore the sound my journal makes when I open it...a lovely sort of unsticking noise reminding me of all the fun we've had in the last week or so. Bits often fall out of or off it too and, what's even more amazing, is that it has started getting creative all of its own...

Just look at this. First pic shows my pressed page including an amazing 'precious' jewel that glinted up at me from the pavement - what a find! See the faded red leaf on the right? Well, originally it was on the left, but it fell out leaving behind a mirror image of itself embossed in the glue. That was my journal saying "hey, look what I can do". So, I helped it out a bit and sloshed a bit of paint on top and look at the lovely result - almost a perfect copy of the original. Who would have thought it? Just goes to show that great creative ideas will pop out and show themselves to you with this project when you least expect it. I have also discovered that cherry juice makes great multi-tonal paint; but more on that when we get to my stain log page another week.




So, we went walkies this week and the journal became a handbag of sorts - complete with pocket lint. Best wrecking was undoubtedly the washing experience which I blogged about earlier in the week. I would have posted a picture if there was anything left to take! We snuggled up for the night (well actually that was last week but I forgot to mention it!).
One thing I keep forgetting to do is document my dinner. I'm wondering though that maybe this is my subconscience being a little bit disturbed about rubbing smelly food into a book. Or, maybe I am just waiting for the right occasion to document my meal. I mean ... beans on toast would be dull, right? Now... on Sunday we are having a picnic (weather permitting - this is England remember and it's Wimbledon fortnight and Glastonbury weekend so pretty much GUARANTEED rain). Well, wait and see if the sandwiches and cold sausages, cheese, bread, strawberries, crisps, chicken and even the odd ant or wasp make an entry!
Finally, aside from all the fun and games and house wrecking (I had to tidy it up briefly because my mother was visiting - but rest assured fellow messy wreckers, it is now back to the same, if not worse state as it was last week), I actually learnt something this week. It was naturally one of the things I guess we are supposed to be learning. It was about breaking free creatively; not being afraid to create something that might not be perfect and, by doing so, discovering a side to your creativity you didn't know existed. I wrote a blog post on it a few days ago if you fancy reading more.



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21 comments:

  1. I love those little nibbled bits and the fact you have such a lovely variety of chews! I love that inspiration comes from all over the place and we are sparking ideas in each other. I love looking at the lovely things others have done and thinking 'I could do that too'.

    My fav bit of your video is the chap saying 'i don't understand what this is for.' *grin* oh and did I mention, that doing all that on the Tube was very brave! The Tube has such a strong etiquette....

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  2. love it that the little fellow got so excited to a part of the wrecking fun!!

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  3. Loved your videos and your accent. :-) Yay! Great wrecking!

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  4. Great! i love that you've added so much color to it. i think i might just have to do the same. and i love it that you enjoy the sound that it makes. that's one of my favorite parts too.

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  5. Your son took off like lightning! He wasn't about to miss a thing. Adorable.

    Your journal is quite talented (per 'hey look what I can do') and it is also wonderfully dressed (per your wonderful cover.)

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  6. I am in love with the cover of your journal! It is lovely!

    How fun that you put your chewing page in the garden! I haven't done the composting bit yet...will have to get on that ASAP!

    Happy wrecking! Love the video. :)

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  7. our kids are never going to forget the summer of wreck this journal!

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  8. I really like the cover and wrecking is so much fun for children, although they really don't need to learn how to be creative and letting things flow. It's the same with my daughter.

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  9. Great wreck work Lisa, as usual. Love your press work! :)

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  10. Love the video ... so "Let's have a look at the bottom."

    Everyone is getting so creative with this - it was so kind of you to allow book a chance to comment too. Quite the story teller he is. (why is it that WTJ always seems to be male?)

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  11. Runs With Journal! haha I love how everybody is getting in on the FUN! :)

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  12. Love your pages
    Fodder for the snails.
    FUN!!!

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  13. Love your page of leaves, etc. Wonderful wreckage. Keep it up!

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  14. Love love love the page with the pressed leaves:-)

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  15. The leaves look fantastic-really enjoying the journal-wrecking journey!

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  16. Love that your family is getting into the fun! Mine has warmed up to it considerably - last night my Hubby proudly showed me where he'd squished dents into my journal with the vice. It's contagious!! Happy wrecking!

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  17. are those your children?
    by the way you look awesome!

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  18. Bravo!! I really enjoyed seeing all the family and garden members getting in on the act of chewing the journal. The little one was very excited to run behind the journal - how sweet.

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  19. WAHHHHHHHHHHH. I wish I could get the video to load -- it sounds like such fun -- but so far no such luck. So thank you for the narrative and photos!! Such serendipity there, and the journal inserting its character. Fascinating! WRECK ON!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. I love that your journal said, "look what I can do." How marvelous! Happy wrecking!

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  21. fun ti hear yyour lovely accent and laugh.. good CHEWING!!

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