Reinventing creativity: Keri Smith
Keri Smith is a guerilla artist, blogger, and the author of several books, including Wreck this Journal — a ground-breaking approach to creativity. In print and online, Keri offers a treasure-trove of creative inspiration, including terrific freebies on her website and blog, such as:
- 100 ideas
- How to be a guerilla artist
- How to feel miserable as an artist
- 10 ways to infuse your work with your personality
Keri recently gave birth to her first child, and wrote a memorable blog post on the transition to motherhood. Excerpt:
…i am a complex melting pot of contradiction most days. ying and yang. I am triumphant. I am winded. I am invincible and powerful. I am lost. I am in love. I am fragile. I am awed. I am confused. I am all knowing. I am unsure. I want to suck up every bit of this experience piece by piece. I want to hide. I am so happy I am going to explode. My self-confidence shatters temporarily.
this is the best thing i have ever done.
Cecil Vortex has a fascinating interview with Keri — highly recommended reading. [Ever notice the ad-free blog icon in our sidebar? That’s part of Keri’s campaign.] If you’re ever feeling depleted or in doubt, Keri is your one-stop creativity panacea. I can’t wait to see how her work evolves to include the experience of motherhood.