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Smorgasbord Sundays: My Wreck This Journal Completed Circles Page

SwatchAndLearn Wreck This JournalRemember near the end of December in this post, I expressed my excitement about starting the Wreck This Journal project?

Well, since then, I’ve done a few more pages, and today, I’m going to share with you one of the Wreck This Journal activities that I completed nearly 2 weeks ago.

The instruction said to “Fill this page with circles”. I’m just going to call this the Wreck This Journal Circles Page.

At first, I was going to do a watercolour design with interlocking circles, but then I decided to try out the new Crayola markers I purchased specifically to use in this book. (You may remember me showing you how, unfortunately, the Sharpie markers I used initially bled through the pages. So, that’s why I had to buy new markers.)

The result of this Circles Page was very spontaneous and took me about 2 hours to finish.

All I planned was to use colours in the same order of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

Instead of making it look like a literal rainbow, I thought it would be neat to draw circles of all different sizes and even circles within circles. (It ended up reminding me a little of what you might see under a microscope, haha, but way more colourful and psychedelic!) 😉

I also ‘hid’ a smiley face. Can you spot it?

This activity was so fun because I never really get to do arts and crafts much these days, but it’s so relaxing. While doing this, I was going through a pretty stressful time. (Actually, I’m still stressed out as I prepare to move to my new place.) So it was nice to do something like this that is calming and enjoyable. There’s no right or wrong way to complete this page, and you can just express yourself in any way that you see fit.

I encourage you all to check this book out. But, even if you don’t, it doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun. Just try it out on a piece of paper! The only advantage of having this book is that all your art will be bound together in a book. You could get creative, though, and use a 3-ring binder to store the pages of your artwork or even use a sketchbook instead. There are lots of options.

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Smorgasbord Sundays: Wreck This Journal & Quick Update

Wreck This Journal SwatchAndLearnIt has been ridiculously long since I did a Smorgasbord Sundays post, and you know what? I sorely missed writing posts that shared another side of me that isn’t beauty-related (like my knitting posts)!

Okay, so I won’t be able to go back to posting these each week like I did before, but I’m ready to bring it back every once and a while.

Things are very hectic on my side of the pond, and it’s not just because of Christmas coming (although that has made things busier).

I’ve been juggling a lot of things – a full-time job, freelance work, hanging out with my boyfriend, general holiday craziness, and a new chapter in my life!

I bought my first home! This is a huge deal to me because I’m done with renting and paying someone else’s mortgage.

I’m looking forward to it, even though there’s so much packing and a lot of work before and after the move. It seems very daunting right now since I’m in the initial stages of preparing for the move in 2014, but, as with any challenge in life, you just have to step up to the plate, take it on, and come out the other side. It’ll all be worth it in the end.

Now for the real reason for today’s Smorgasbord Sundays post! 🙂

I picked up Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith recently because I think it’ll be a fun, carefree project to relieve stress and tap into my creativity. (You may have already heard me mentioning this if you follow me on Instagram and saw the Wreck This Journal video I posted.)

The premise of the journal really speaks to me because the focus is on happiness rather than perfection. If you follow Swatch And Learn, you’ll know that philosophy is one I heavily promote because I believe in it and try to follow it in my daily life.

There are written instructions on each page that ask you to do a lot of random, fun things. You can be as creative as you dare, and there’s room for interpretation, which is what art is all about.

As you complete each page, you add your unique spin and personality. Check out YouTube videos about Wreck This Journal to see how this project really lets your inner artist shine.

I’m very excited about this project, and I’ll be sharing photos each step of the way. I’ll probably show pages on social media, but I plan to revive my Smorgasbord Sundays posts with some of my Wreck This Journal completed pages.

Check out the rest of this post to learn more about it and to see a couple of pages I’ve already worked on.

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