The Wrecking Ball Call

Laughter & mayhem ensued on the Wrecking Ball Call! Not only did we get a chance to chat about what we all got out of this experience but the wrecking continued - LIVE! Enjoy the call.

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One Journey Ends & Another Begins!

What a celebratory last day. The Wrecking Ball Call was amazingly fun. Spontaneous wreckage exploded! I'll get the recording posted as soon as I can.

In the meantime, let me announce our next delicious book: The Joy Diet by Martha Beck. Come on over, find out more and sign up here.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Wreck this Journal ~ Journey's End

(I'm sorry that there's a bit of hiss in this video. It does get better as you go along. I hope you'll hear what my heart's sharing through the bit of static)

Congratulations, you made it! What a glorious shared adventure!

From silliness to scaredness to boldness to gentleness, this journey has been painted with a colourful palette! Thank you for sharing your hearts, your creations, your giggles and belly laughs, your thoughts, your fears and your friendship. Thank you for reaching out to your friends, husbands, kids, colleagues, neighbours and inviting them to play. Thank you for opening up and spreading creative destruction everywhere. You are all wreck stars!

I'm looking forward to chatting with a number of you today, Friday July 31st at 2:00 EST. If you still need the phone number, please contact me at jamie(at)openthedoor(dot)ca. I'll be posting a recording of the call for those who can't make it.

On the call, I will be announcing our next book. I hope you'll join me for The Next Chapter's next adventure. Later today I'll put up a link to the new blog and the new sign-up form. You'll need to sign up to participate and be listed on the blogroll. Please also subscribe to News from Jamie Ridler Studios so that we can stay connected and I can keep you up-to-date on more exciting adventures!

If Wreck this Journal has stirred up some creativity and you'd like some support getting moving on a creative project, I've just opened up registration for Circe's Circle, a coaching telecircle for creative bloggers. I only take 6 people and it's the last time I'm offering it this year. I'm also offering a discount if you register before September 1st. I hope I'll see some of you there!

Thank you, wrecking crew. You are, each and every one of you, extraordinary!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wreck this Journal ~ Week 8

We have one more week of wrecking! Can you believe it? In preparation for closing next Friday, spend spend some time this week considering what you would like to acknowledge yourself for. What would you like to say "Yay me!" about? What would you like to celebrate? Maybe that's something we can share on our last day.

And speaking of celebrations, I hope you have all received your invitation to next week's Wrecking Ball Call. I will record it and post it here for those of you who won't be able to make it. If you haven't received your invitation, please check your junkmail folder. And if it's not there, email me at jamie(at)openthedoor(dot)ca and I'll be sure you get all of the details.

During the call, I'll also announce our next book. Shortly thereafter I'll put up a new blog and a sign-up form for you to say, "Yes, I want to join in The Next Chapter's next adventure!" The mailing list for Wreck this Journal will not stay active. The best way of making sure you don't miss out on anything is to sign up for my monthly newsletter.

Enjoy your week. Enjoy the special connection of our wrecking crew. Know that wherever you are is just exactly perfect.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wreck this Journal ~ Week 7

An Invitation: With only 2 weeks to go, my thoughts have already turned to celebration (you know how I feel about celebration) and I'd like to invite you to a conference call to wrap up this wrecking adventure! We can share our thoughts and experiences about creative destruction and what we want to keep present in our lives well after this leg of the journey is complete.

Date: Friday, July 31st
Time: 2:00 EST
Where: Conference Call - I'll be sending out an invitation with the details shortly. The conference call will be an American number.
Bonus: I'll be announcing our next book and start date on the call.

I hope you'll join me and we can share our tales of wreckage, creation and growth and likely more than a few giggles. I'm looking forward to hearing you!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wreck this Journal ~ Week 6

For those of you who decided to participate in the swap, how is it going? What was it like to tear out your favourite page and send it away? Has anyone received a page yet?

What a wonderful creative community we're growing here! It meant the world to me that so many of you decided to come by and celebrate with me the launch of my brand new website, Jamie Ridler Studios. Your wishes and encouragement absolutely made my day! Thank you!

And you know, WTJ really helped me make the transition. On the day before the launch, I was feeling really sad leaving my old blog, which had been a dear and special place for me for 3 years. But thanks to this adventure, I understood in a fresh way how letting go of one thing really opens the door for something new to make its way fully in - and boy did it! I hope you'll come over and see.

It's a joy to share all of these wonderful openings, discoveries and explorations with you! Have a beautiful week.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Wreck This Journal ~ Week 5

Happy July! We still have a whole month of wrecking to enjoy together, and it's so exciting to see how things morph and change. In my video this week I describe how our creative wreckage is spilling over into life - and clearly it spilled over into the video too. I'm sorry that it's so dark. Clearly my studio needs some better lighting for evening vlogging! Thank you for your patience.

And as promised, I've put together a list of "Favourite Page" Swap Partners. Here it is (there was a bit of a mixup since I posted this at 12:00 EST. This made Gemma and The Other Laura swap partners. I just want to make sure there's no confusion):

Nadia & Vernell
Alex & Beverley Baird
Kara aka Mother Henna & Genie Sea
Carrie - Between Hitching Posts & Jean
Suvarna & Heather Plett
Sheila & Kirby 3131
Arlene & alteredstatesstudio
Sherri & Lawendula
Barbara Martin @ Reptitude & Leana S May
Carolyn - A Beautiful Ripple Effect & The Wright Stuff
Lesley Denford & Hybrid J
Sharon & Kim
Wild Roaming One & Scarlet
The Other Laura & Gemma
Kavindra & You & Me & Lucy

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wreck this Journal ~ Week 4

This week's video takes place in my "Wreck this Studio" space! We had some repairs that turned into total wall destruction which turned into a beautiful new window and door - and a need to repaint, revision and reorganize. Destruction --> Creation! That was what I was thinking when I shared with you my crazy space.

Swap, please!

Inspired by a suggestion by the wonderful Hybrid J, I thought it would be fun if we could help each other out with the "Give away your favourite page" activity. If you'd like to swap your favourite page with a fellow wrecker, just write "Swap, please" in the comments. Next Friday, July 3rd, I'll put up a list of swap partners and you guys can share your info and your favourite pages! And that gives you at least one more week to actually make a favourite page, lol!

Have a fun week,

Friday, June 19, 2009

Wreck this Journal ~ Week 3

How was your week? Did you discover a new places of resistance? Take a brave step? Did you do that page you thought you could not do? Did you sit and stare at your book blankly? All of the above? Wherever you are is great. It's all part of the adventure. You are Wreck Stars, one and all!

And if you're looking for a little Wreck this Journal connection in between Fridays, it's fun to share stories of chaos, laughter and creative destruction on Twitter as well. Twitter is free to join and a fun way of connecting in short posts (tweets) of 140 characters. If you're on Twitter, you can follow me here. When you tweet about Wreck this Journal, just add #wtj. You can go to Twitter Search enter wtj and see all the posts people tagged that way. It's great fun. Thanks, Jenn, for making the suggestion!

Have an adventurous week, everyone!