Wreck this Wednesday ~ Destruction 2.0

July 8, 2015

Sometimes I have a hard time deciding what to write when, especially when I have several items cueing… Somehow I progress faster at my goals than I can blog about them. I thought of one solution though: regular items! So let’s make Wreck this Wednesday the first one! I won’t suddenly blog about my Wreck this Journal every week, but I’ll make sure that when I do, it will be on a Wednesday. I’m going to think of other regular items as well.

Now that that’s settled, let’s look at some pages of my Wreck this Journal! Like last time, I will show you some pages I finished months ago, but haven’t blogged about yet as well as some new pages I’ve been working on.

Write with your left hand.

I decided to do both. Write and color with my left hand on the left page and write and color with my right hand on the right page. Because only writing seemed a little boring. And coloring the pages with my right hand felt like cheating. I thought this was going to be the most fun.

As you can see, the left page is a reflection of the right page (or at least a serious attempt of a reflection). Because I’m not world’s best drawer, I decided to do a really simple drawing of an owl in a tree. It may be even this page where I found out that I’m actually able to draw cartoon animals! I’ve done a lot of pages with cartoon animals in them since then. I love this page, because of it’s flashy colors. The felt tip pens were not of very good quality, so the result is a bit streaky, but that’s okay. It shows the difference between my right and left hand even more. I must say, I believe I did a very good job with my inferior left hand, wouldn’t you agree?

Draw fat lines and thin.

Not all pages can be my favorite, right? This is one of those pages I don’t really care for. I did this one some months ago and it took me ages to finish. I actually like the patterns, but somehow it doesn’t speak to me as the other pages do. I think it has to do with the quality of the pencils used. The colors are not really flashy and the thicker stripes have got darker spots. Meh.

What I do like though is that I haven’t used a ruler on this page. This is a totally freehand drawing. Not bad, ay?

Drip something here. Close the book and make a print.

This was a fun page. I made no plans whatsoever when I started. I just dripped some paint with glitter on this page in my favorite color combination and closed the book. When I opened it again, I thought it looked like a butterfly. How awesome! I happen to worship butterflies! So I took a crayon and drew the outlines of the butterfly around the paint blots. I wonder what my psychiatry has to say about me now.

Scratch this page.

I’ve seen a lot of people scratch this page like there was no tomorrow. Then they did a beautiful drawing on the page next to it. I thought it was a shame to miss an opportunity to make this page equally beautiful as the others. So I took a needle and started drawing a tree. I remembered a tree I had learned to draw in high school, where the tree was built up from lines. I remembered I actually pulled this off back then, so I decided to do the same on this page. And I really like the way it turned out! I don’t know how I’m going to embellish the page next to it though. But I’ll just save that for later.

Trace the things in your bags (or pockets).

I thought this was fun to do. I thought it might look cool if I’d color all the areas in different colors. In the end, this is not a page I adore, but I do like the effect. I used this page to test my new metallic gel pens. I like the colors! This page was actually one of the first ones I did after a few months of nothing (well, nothing journal-related at least).

Glue in a page from a magazine.

This is another page I did around that time. I love Yoshi! Oh, how I would love to have the game Yoshi’s Wooly World. It looks so incredibly cute! But I can’t, since that requires me to have a Wii U first…

I love this page. It takes me back to my first Nintendo memories, which are very nice. I’ve spent so many hours playing Mario games and Zelda. And I still do (although not nearly as much as I’d want). So this page is dedicated to all my Nintendo heroes.


Now, on to the new pages! As you might remember from my previous post, I had ripped a page for the first time and it felt quite disturbing. But after that first page I got wild! I had no problem whatsoever with ripping this page out of the book. The quote came to me when I flipped through the pages and saw this assignment. I knew I had to do this page immediately before I would forget the words. This is a good page for me to look back to whenever I’m being too much of a perfectionist again.

Climb up high. Drop the journal.

Well, if I can rip a page out of the book, I may as well drop it out of my window as well, right? So yeah, I didn’t actually attach my journal to a balloon. Would have been fun though. But where would I find a bird at the right moment… No, dropping it out of my window seemed easier. But is was not as easy as I had thought. My neighbors were sitting in their backyard and I didn’t have the courage to throw the book! Imagine what they’d think of me. So I waited until the coast was clear and then finally dropped it. It felt so weird. I was hoping so badly that no-one secretly saw what I was doing. If they did, then I’m probably the crazy book-throwing lady from town soon. Oh well.

Chew on this.

My dog ate my homework, I mean, my journal. No, I swear, he did! I’m not lying!

I didn’t really feel like exploring what the book tasted like, but I knew my dogs would be up for it. So I played a little tug game with them and the page until it ripped. And then I thought about Harry Potter and his famous detention with Professor Umbridge. Because he too wasn’t believed. Just one tiny difference. I decided to write my detention not with my blood, but with a red pen. Hope that doesn’t dissappoint you too much.

Sleep with the journal.

I slept with the journal while I was in Texel. Hence the sheep. They’re not only the creatures you count when you cannot sleep, but they are also widely spread throughout Texel. I think my page has become so cute, I want to hug it.

Lose this page. Accept the consequences.

I didn’t just want to throw this page out. I mean, what’s the fun in that? So I decorated it, like I did with the other pages. And then I lost it. In a book. In the second hand section of the bookstore. I left it in that book for someone to find. I love that idea! I came up with this riddle especially for the finder. I hope the new owner of the page will feel special and keep the page. But I will never know, will I?

Well, accepting the loss was easy for me. Not only did I try to make a person happy, I also hid it in one of my favorite books and I found Lord of the Rings next to it, waiting for me to buy it. So I’m happy! And I still have a small piece of the page left, see?


Okay, that’s enough for today. I have some wrecking to do now! If you’re also doing a Wreck this Journal and blog or vlog about it, please mention it in the comments. I’d love to see your pages as well!

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  • Reply Samantha July 8, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    This post was so fun! And just to let you know, you did great drawing with your left hand! Mine would look like a completely different picture lol

    • Tanya de Kruijff
      Reply Tanya de Kruijff July 8, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      Glad you liked it! I was pretty impressed by my left hand drawing as well. Had expected it to turn out slightly worse at least. So maybe you might impress yourself as well if you try. 😉

  • Reply Stacey Eckert (@HomemakerStacey) July 17, 2015 at 5:22 am

    You’re so creative, I really admire that! I really loved looking at your drawings!

  • Reply yannivlovely July 17, 2015 at 7:24 am

    Love this! I never saw something like this. Will consider looking into a journal like this to dip into some creativity exercises. Thanks for sharing!

    • Tanya de Kruijff
      Reply Tanya de Kruijff July 17, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Glad you liked it! Keri Smith actually has published a lot of books that help you explore your creativity in some way. And there’s also the book Create this Book by Moriah Elizabeth which is really awesome, so you could check that out as well. I love Wreck this Journal, because it helps to explore your creativity, but also let’s you think outside the box and get over your perfectionism. 🙂

  • Reply sacha July 17, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Omg I been wanting a wreck it journal for so long! !!!!! They are so much fun….lucky you and great job in what you have done.

    • Tanya de Kruijff
      Reply Tanya de Kruijff July 17, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      Then you should totally get one! It’s really so much fun. If you’ve wanted one for so long, I’m sure you will enjoy every bit. 🙂 And thank you, glad you liked my work. 🙂

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