Thursday, 30 July 2009

Wrecked End

This is the official end of Wreck This Journal. It isn't the end of my journey with it though.

The last couple of weeks I havn't spent as much time on it, other things have been calling me. The journal is still on my desk though. There are things I have done and not scanned, not shared. There are more things to do that I have planned in my head.

I may do them, I may not.

Other things are stirring... I have started writing. Not since a child have I done this.

I think my beginning of WTJ was the thing I learnt the most from.

I learnt nothing is ever so broke it can't be made beautiful.

I learnt I am far braver and have far more gusto than I give myself credit for. Maybe I don't actually creep passively through life. Maybe I have forgotten all the tough decisions, the wild changes. Maybe just because I don't wish to turn my life on it's head right now, doesn't mean I have become passive, weak and cowardly.... I am just making different choices right now.

Art is play and play is art. It doesn't matter what you do as long as you let yourself out to play regularly....


  1. Yes I can still write upside down and backwards..not at teh same time
    Just read you last post about teh pink nbeaded necklace..its lovely. I triedto do bead weaving. my eyesite is the pits.. so I gave up..i used to do pettipoint I cant work on small close things with glasses on.. drives me to distraction and I used to be very near sited.. old age is NOT or sissies!!

    se you I hope doing Jamies NEXT CHAPTER

  2. Yes, I totally agree with the "art is play" thought. It really is! And only to get this back into my mind, it's really worth doing it!

    So bye, Wrecking Sister, I hope we stay in touch! :)

  3. Thanks for the company. Keep writing and playing.

  4. You are so right. I wish you all the best.

  5. Art sure is play. Sometimes as we get older I think we forget how to play enough. This experience has brought out the child in me again. Keep on wrecking!

  6. What a wonderful post of what you have learned and hope to be doing. Writing again - great! It has been inspiring to see where the journal has taken the travelers. Blessings!

  7. "I learnt nothing is ever so broke it can't be made beautiful."

    I love this! You are so right, and what an empowering and wonderful thing to find out.

    Congrats on finding your writer self. What magic has come out of this silly little book!

  8. Love what you said "Nothing is ever so broke that it can't be made beautiful"
    Wonderful lesson to take from here.

  9. How wonderful that you have re-discovered one of your childhood loves - writing.

    And how true your statement is - Art IS play and play IS art.

    My journal is as yet unfinished as well because I'm off now doing other creative things. But, it's sitting on the table waiting to play...

  10. So well said and I salute you fellow wreck star! ;)

  11. it was really great sharing in the wrecking journey with you. and yay for having found more gusto!! :)

  12. Thanks for playing along and sharing the journey!

  13. How wonderful that you learned that you are braver, more outgoing than you imagined yourself go be. I've loved this journal for those reasons and many more :) It's real nice to meet you!

    Kristin - The Goat

  14. What gorgeous learnings! I celebrate your bravery, your gusto and the re-emergence of writing in your life. Yes!