April 19th, 2006
a collection of sorts

106. Look up. Study the tops of things for one day. (trees, buildings, etc.)
107. Try to determine how many steps you take everyday.
108. Go to a part of your town you’ve never been before. Document it.
109. Write as small as possible.
i am craving darjeeling. that is my quest for today.
i would like to find my scissors, which I’ve been looking for all morning.
the sun feels good, i sit in the garden, filling envelopes with wallet orders, later I plan to sketch.
a place i like to visit.
a good book I picked up for $2 (a 1946 edition with a beautiful cover). I am a few pages away from finishing my other book, so I can start this one.
a quote…
“So–when was it–I, drawn like a blown cloud, couldn’t stop dreaming of roaming, roving the coast up and down.” ~basho

Apr 19 2006
4:27 pm
marybeth writes:

Hi Keri,
I look forward to receiving your designed wallet =)
I am off to the sunny desert for a walk

Apr 20 2006
1:25 am
Sameika writes:

hey Keri (if i can call you that..)
id just really like to say a thank you to, well, you.. :)
i got the link of your blog from a friend who is addicted to blogs, and i have found i have really fallen in love with this space of yours.
the constant creativity i find in these pages, the images, the suggestions, the quotes, and your own personal story, have been an inspiration to me.
they have inspired me to become more creative myself. to not be afraid of what i create, of the fact it might not be that good, or what not.
it is my expression, my way of getting things off my chest.
so, again, thankyou for this place.
im glad i found it :)

Apr 20 2006
5:29 am
Hundred and one writes:

Hi Keri,
I stumbled across your blog quite by chance and I have spent the better part of three days trawling through all your entries ( I still have quite a way to go). Your tips,links and suggestions are just fantastic and I find your blog a real motivator for me to jump start my own creativity (I sew). Thank you so much for sharing and putting all this information out there!
God bless

Apr 20 2006
2:36 pm
Amanda Woodward writes:

gardening season is upon us. Spring brings a smile to everyone!

Apr 21 2006
12:36 am
cat writes:

Just curious, but what happened to Ideas #96 – #105?

Apr 21 2006
12:36 am
Joy writes:

109. Write as small as possible.
I’m glad to find another fan of teeny writing. It’s fun.

Apr 21 2006
8:15 am
Penny writes:

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I found your site and enjoyed so much the Wish Jar Tales and just now found your journal. Oh, many days of reading ahead of me – lucky me and lucky all of us who have found you and to whom you speak!

Apr 21 2006
8:46 am
gracia writes:

To write as small as possible – I like it! A great all sorts collection.
Cheers, gracia

Apr 21 2006
11:13 am
Sandee writes:

I am so excited! I stopped by the bookstore on my way home looking for some ideas on how to build self esteem in the teenage girls I am working with (I am a new school counselor). I have been sad and worried about ending my meetings with these girls who have little going well for them dealing with depression, grief, bullying, cutting, abuse, sexual abuse, etc. They had difficulty even naming one thing they liked about themselves. I found your book and now website and I am springboarding the ideas to fit these girls.
I am now inspired as to how to introduce them to having fun and beginning to invent themselves! I always search for journals at bargain places to give the kids I work with and personalize them on the outside to spark their creativity. I am a firm believer that a journal needs to feel right or fit. I am working toward creating a journal that has prompts to help encourage girls to think creatively and gives advice for finding joy in simple things.
If you have any suggestions or have items geared toward teens, let me know! They are going to love it!! Thanks.
Assignment I give: select a word of the day. The word must be positive and unusual and makes you smile everytime you say it. You must use this word 7 times today and challenge your friends to use it too. The more it is used, the more happiness will come your way. (words like fabulous, dazzling, or hunkydory always work for me!)

Apr 23 2006
4:55 pm
tongue in cheek writes:

those young people are lucky to have you..you are already collecting for them..soon their words will collect in you and they will bloom knowing you have been there for them.listening.

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