Colouring outside the lines

I am a notebook freak!  I love them...I have many empty notebooks that I feel are just too pretty to write in...weirdo, I know!  I also don't like writing on the first page, or making mistakes in new notebooks, or not using the perfect pen (there is more, but I will stop now).  I rip out pages I am unhappy with and then proceed to either ruin the notebook by destroying the spine (accidentally) and then feeling sad and angry with myself for being so silly!  I love lined pages so that my writing is straight and neat.  I suppose some of this stems from some odd compulsion or obsession littered with underlying issues.  I found the cure or should I say... notebook therapy.  This very clever journal by Keri Smith is teaching me that it is okay to mess things up.  I find it odd that as humans we need permission to colour outside the lines.  We spend our childhood learning to be neat, to conform and to use the right colours for things...trees aren't purple (I learnt the hard way) and now I need to unlearn it all.  I have managed to ruin two pages of it and it was so liberating.  I poked holes in a page and ripped up another!  The point of this post (besides telling you about my weird weaknesses) is have fun, make mistakes and colour wherever you damn like!

Oh and I got my copy at Exclusive Books for R164...yip you have to pay for it and then ruin it!

13 comments :

  1. i'm definitely getting one of these!

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  2. This is brilliant... I recognise myself in this description of notebook freak-ness. I even need a new pen to write in a new notebook, RANDOM!!! Got to get a copy of this... Thanks for sharing that ox Sarah xo

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  3. Love this. I must have one.

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  4. That's such a fun idea! But personally I like those 'pretty' notebooks!x

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  5. I am exactly the same. I have a journal at home I haven't even touched with a pen... I need this therapy... perhaps.

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  6. One of my goals this year is to wreck a journal. Love Keri Smith's work. And as always, love your blawg!

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  7. I totally understand your love for notebooks! I looove them, too :).

    And this one looks just amazing!

    Have a fun day!

    Miki.

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  8. How funny! I just bought this a couple of weeks ago! So liberating ;)

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  9. i love this post!!!
    my one of weaknesses are notebooks!!!
    i have so many of them, hae to force myself not buy more ^_^ x

    vivI.Iviv
    www.lovexevol.blogspot.com

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  10. Ah i love this so much!!!!! x

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  11. Awesome Nads! I can so see you wrecking this thing in your cute little flat! x

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  12. I should get this for the school library I run. Maybe it'll deter the kidlets from writing in the reading books. Love it!

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  13. ahhhhh wow so excited to get myself one!! thank you for sharing this :) :) HAPPINESS!!

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