Wreck This Tuesdays: 3

Last week, I promised you guys I would do some Wreck This Journal pages involving color-related wrecking. The below is the fulfillment of that promise, which I used both regular pencil and my colored pencils to complete.

Front & Back Jacket Flaps

So it seems we’re going backward here. I didn’t realize the back flap had a Wrecking This Journal Pledge on it. OOPS. Anyway, I filled that out for this week and also did the fun name exercises on the front flap. I might invest in a white gel pen or something to get the “Write your name in white” prompt to show more (it’s currently basically non-existent). I chose green for the “Write your name in a color you like” prompt even though my favorite color is yellow because I doubt the yellow would show properly. I do like green, though, just not as much as I like yellow. My favorite (and the most challenging) of these was writing my name backward. It took a lot of brain energy to get this done without messing up! Writing my name really tiny was also quite fun.

Coloring a Page Red


Fun fact: I like to shade things in lightly. I doubt shading lightly is a proper way to wreck (there goes my pledge), but I can’t bring myself to color this page any darker.

Scribbling on the Edges




This is my favorite prompt of all so far! I decided to write inspirational/uplifting words around the edges of my Wreck This Journal for my sake and the sake of anyone who sees it. I think it’s a nice little touch, especially on dreary days. The bottom says “Persevere,” the top says “Live & Love,” and the side says “Be Yourself & Be Confident.” I’ll admit, I smile a bit to myself every time I see my journal lying around.

See you next week with three more wrecked pages!

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Wreck This Tuesdays: 2

Another Tuesday, another three pages of Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal!

So I wasn’t really ready to start tackling the pages that require using color or anything other than a pencil yet. Here it goes:

Doodling on the back of an envelope

Full disclosure here–I was texting and watching TV while doodling instead of pretending that I was on the phone. Well, I guess texting  is technically being on the phone, right? The things I doodled here are things I doodle pretty much whenever I’m doodling in the margins of my notes. I’m not the best doodler, but eh. Fun fact: the only person I know that doodles on the back of envelopes is my dad. I think he does it while on the phone too actually!

Tracing

When I saw this page, I got super excited to find a couple of things in my work bag to trace. My excitement left pretty quickly when I realized how weird some of the tracings look, but it came back toward the end of my tracing escapade. In order of the things I traced, the page has: a USB drive, a mini tub of Vaseline, chap stick, one of my business cards, a sandal key chain, a key, and a dog key chain. If it weren’t for the key, I would not have had as much fun with this page. The ridges on the key made it fun to trace as my pencil made rapid in and out movements around the shapes.

Connecting the dots

I looked at this page for basically less than 15 seconds before closing my eyes to connect them. I thought I was going to do way worse than I actually did! I managed to get all the dots on the left hand side of the page,  but I missed two on the right. Four out of six ain’t bad.

Next week, I promise I’ll force myself to do some pages with something other than pencil prompts!

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Wreck This Tuesdays: 1

Happy Tax Day, guys!

The first installment of Wreck This Tuesdays is finally here. If you’re considering getting a Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith with some of your tax return money, here’s a little preview, I guess.

I would have started this two weeks ago, but I kept forgetting to have some pages done by the time Tuesday came around. Twice. -_-

Anyway, here are the first three pages I’ve done from the color edition of Wreck This Journal (I will be completing pages in any order I so choose):

Holes

So I’m almost 90% sure that the pre-determined hole markings on the page aren’t binding, but the small neat freak inside of me says they are. I think the hardest thing about this activity book is going to be convincing myself that there are no rules.

Lines
I never make lines this straight on a normal day, but they managed to look decent here. I didn’t even use a ruler. What even! I liked making the fat lines by pressing hard because I was able to see just how dark the pencil mark will appear with varying pressures. Also, peep the previous page’s holes lol.

Scribbles
More like squiggles? Are these considered scribbles? Does it matter? This page was the most fun for me so far. I did this scribble/squiggle without taking the pencil off the paper, which I’m not even sure was on purpose. I really like the way it came out, and it was quite therapeutic to let my hand do whatever it wanted!

These three pages seemed less reckless than most of the others I’ve glimpsed at in this journal. Honestly, used to draw lines and scribble (or squiggle) all over my notes in class as a kid and undergrad student, so that didn’t make me feel like I was destroying anything. The page with the holes made me cringe, though.

Here’s to weekly cringes every Tuesday, then!

So, an important question for those of you seasoned wreckers:
Am I supposed to wreck both sides of the page?

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Fan Art Fridays: Ike Barinholtz

ike barinholtz fan art

The film Blockers is out in theaters this weekend, and I’m seriously considering going to see it in theaters because I’m not sure I can wait until this hilariousness is available on DVD!

I saw the trailer for the film when I went to watch Pitch Perfect 3 in theaters in December 2017. I laughed so hard at Ike Barinholtz (who plays Hunter in the film) because, well, he’s Ike Barinholtz.

Ever since knowing Ike Barinholtz as Morgan Tookers on The Mindy Project, I’ve realized this guy is a total and complete goofball. He’s so ridiculous it’s insane.

In honor of the crazy man that is Ike Barinholtz, I’ve decided to feature this sketch of the actor/comedian I found on Deviant Art by Peter Ono (Uptighturbanite). It features him as Nurse Morgan Tookers making a face that basically sums up his insanity.

View the original fan art on Deviant Art and watch the trailer for Blockers below!

Fan Art Fridays: Reese Witherspoon

reese witherspoon fan art

Hollywood’s favorite blonde sweetheart Reese Witherspoon is in the new film A Wrinkle in Time, which is out in theaters this weekend!

Even though it’s based on a children’s book, I, as a 23 year old going on 24 still want to see it at some point. Maybe I’ll catch it on DVD in a few months.

She stars in the movie alongside Oprah and Mindy Kaling, and the trailer for it alone has my jaw to the ground with the powerful vibes of this all-girl trio! What a better way to celebrate an adaptation of literature AND Women’s History Month?!

In honor of Reese being in this film, I’ve decided to feature her for this week’s Fan Art Fridays. I found this amazing black-and-white sketch of Reese Witherspoon on Deviant Art, which, interestingly is by Rick Fortson (a.k.a. Dr. Pencil), the father of one of my favorite indie musicians Andrew Belle (born Drew Fortson)!

I love how sweet yet stern the actress looks in the sketch. It’s like she’s staring sweetly but also quite seriously into your soul.

If you love this sketch, you can buy it on Rick Fortson’s site.

 

Fan Art Fridays: Rachel McAdams

rachel mcadams fan art

Our favorite Canadian drama actress, Rachel McAdams, is pregnant with her first child!

News of the broke pregnancy on Thursday, and I am so happy for her!

As most probably do, I’ve loved pretty much loved every film I’ve seen starring Rachel McAdams. I think my favorite film she’s starred in would have to be The Time Traveler’s Wife, in which she played Clare Abshire alongside Eric Bana’s character Henry DeTamble.

In light of this baby news, I’ve decided to feature some fan art I found of the actress on Deviant Art by k-dezign. It appears to be inspired by a still of her character Kay Nesbitt in the film Married Life, which takes place in 1949.

I think this black and white sketch captures her essence perfectly. K-design definitely got her on her good side!

See the original fan art here, and check out some more of k-dezign’s sketches of celebs!

Fan Art Fridays: Lin-Manuel Miranda

lin manuel miranda fan art

Continuing on with Hispanic Heritage Month, for this week’s Fan Art Fridays we have the one and only Lin-Manuel Miranda!

The actor put out an amazing song today for Puerto Rico’s hurricane relief efforts called “Almost Like Praying,” which features a long list of fellow Latin American artists including Alex Lacamoire, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, and Gina Rodriguez.

In light of this, I went on the hunt for some fan art of Lin-Manuel, and of course the majority of what I could find is Hamilton-related. I’m not complaining, though.

This black and white sketch is by Eleanor Orchard. She does a lot of sketches of K-Pop artists as well. I love how serious Lin-Manuel looks here.

See the original fan art on Tumblr and don’t forget to check out “Almost Like Praying”.

Fan Art Fridays: Mariah Carey

mariah carey fan art

Is this supposed to be the re-emancipation of Mimi?

This week, Mariah Carey did a photo shoot while floating on the Dead Sea to promote Dead Sea Cosmetics, and it is now confirmed that she’s indeed extra.

I mean, I can’t say I would pass up the opportunity to do a photo shoot on such a gorgeous piece of scenery, especially if I were a multi-platinum artist.

To celebrate her extra-ness (is that a word?), let’s enjoy a normal pencil sketch I found of the singer on Pinterest by reifra.

View the original fan art here.

Fan Art Fridays: RIP Sir Roger Moore

roger moore james bond fan art

Even though Pierce Brosnan will always be my favorite James Bond, I am deeply saddened that we lost our 1973 Bond, Sir Roger Moore, this week.

Cancer SUCKS!

In remembrance, this week’s Fan Art Friday’s goes out to Sir Moore. Enjoy this sketch of the actor as James Bond by Patricio Carbajal, also known as Pat. I can’t get over how perfect the hair is in this rough sketch!

See more of Pat’s art at www.patart-pat.blogspot.com, and enjoy one of Sir Roger Moore’s James Bond scenes below.