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Reinventing creativity: Keri Smith

wreck this journalKeri 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:

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.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. i HAVE to get wreck this journal!

    thanks, i even read the cecil interview….keri is very cool, love the attitude: very ruth gordon a la harold and maude.

    best way to be a good mom, i believe. keep ’em on their toes!

    July 3, 2008
  2. Thanks for the link – I think this is just what I’ve been needing and subconsciously looking for!

    July 3, 2008
  3. cathy #

    i just ordered wreck with my prize gc from this week’s contest.

    July 9, 2008
  4. Awesome, Cathy! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it. I haven’t started mine yet (though I’ve had a copy for over a year)–maybe we can dip in together. (Keri does day that if you’re not willing to destroy the thing, you’re doing it wrong.)

    July 10, 2008

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