Friday, June 5, 2009
Clean the House or Wreck this Journal?
Today starts another bookclub journey, Wreck This Journal, led by the incomparable Jamie Ridler.
I have a confession to make: I'm messy. There are dirty dishes in the sink and stains on my clothes. Currently, there's even a pile of junk in my driveway that needs to be carted away. And while I do try to keep some of my books pristine, especially graphic novels like Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi and 365 Days, by Julie Doucet, books that I'm living with are usually lived in. So getting messy is not the challenge for me on this journey.
The challenge for me is wanting to keep the art that is created in the mess. I guess I will be able to keep the photographic record of it as we go along, but the object itself will most likely disappear in its destruction. Letting go has more than one meaning.
To leap right into that challenge, I'm following the first instruction and heading off to the post office to mail this book to me.
I'm looking forward to having fun on this adventure with this great creative & supportive community. Thank you again, Jamie.