Following author Keri Smith‘s advice in her book Wreck This Journal, art director Daniel Pessell and I took the book out for some creative damaging. Without totally destroying the book, we set one of the pages alight in a grill provided by the park. You can see some of our handiwork, below. We plan to take the book on a couple more creative jaunts until we feel we’ve sufficiently been inspired (or until there’s nothing left of the book). In our September issue of The Artist’s Magazine (on newsstands August 14), contributing writer Michelle Taute interviews Smith, who reveals why she created a book that encourages others to incinerate it.