December 5th, 2006
an early x-mas gift


this project was created for some friends and I thought I would make it available to you. it’s completely free! (or if you wish you can make a donation to the Stephen Lewis Foundation via a donation page I set up through Canada Helps.) See an excerpt of him speaking here, (he’s truly amazing.) Donations not necessary, but it feels good.
oh yes, and don’t forget the portable tree, from the archives. or the ever popular instant snow, (for those in warm climates. Penelope, this is for you).

Dec 5 2006
3:57 pm
rebekah writes:

Thanks for all the wonderful things you do and all the very important tips you write down. I am sure I am just one of the artists out there that love to hear that we aren’t the only ones!
Merry Christmas and hope you have a fantastic and prosperous 2007.
Rebekah

Dec 5 2006
4:43 pm
Meg writes:

Thanks for the early present! I’ve mentioned before how much you’ve helped inspire me… I thought I’d share this book of collages that I’ve recently put together. I hope you like them

Dec 5 2006
8:41 pm
chickengirl writes:

You are totally brilliant. I especially enjoyed the “I quit” card. A good reminder that, I AM doing what I love.
I made the portable tree last year and loved it! So fun!

Dec 6 2006
2:14 am
christine writes:

wow. i was just flipping through my copy and, literally, wondering whether you’d ever share it with the world. and here you are!
much love to you, dear girl.

Dec 6 2006
4:50 am
Kriebels & Krabbels writes:

I love to read your blog. It gives me the inspiration to play, write and draw what ever I want. Thank you!

Dec 6 2006
4:50 am
Kriebels & Krabbels writes:

I love to read your blog. It gives me the inspiration to play, write and draw what ever I want. Thank you!

Dec 6 2006
4:50 am
Kriebels & Krabbels writes:

I love to read your blog. It gives me the inspiration to play, write and draw what ever I want. Thank you!

Dec 6 2006
8:15 am
penelope writes:

The instant snow is perfect for throwing off my balcony! And the best part is that I won’t have to clean it up! :) hee.
Thanks keri!

Dec 6 2006
10:16 am
natascha writes:

Thank you for this great idea!

Dec 6 2006
12:45 pm
boho writes:

i love the idea of instant snow. i definitely want some of that as it is nice and warm here in southern california! thank you…

Dec 6 2006
1:31 pm
Claire writes:

THANK YOU, thank you, I am going to buy a new printer tomorrow so I can print these! You are indeed a star guiding us all…xx merry christmas

Dec 6 2006
7:30 pm
Courtney writes:

Thank you so much! What a great idea!

Dec 6 2006
9:07 pm
Maryann writes:

This is so *clever/cute/funny/awesome*! Thank you for sharing it!
Hugs!!

Dec 7 2006
1:16 am
jesse writes:

Thank you! So funny and wise.

Dec 7 2006
3:47 pm
nadine writes:

I just watched Stephen Lewin on The Nature of Things with David Suzuki last night! (Even though we are in North Carolina, David and I have managed to get Canadian satelite service … Now if I could just figure out how to get some snow down here for Christmas …) He truly is an amazing force to be reckoned with. Kudos to you for putting these links on your blog… I think I had better click one of them …

Dec 7 2006
4:51 pm
andrea writes:

thank you. xo

Dec 8 2006
1:13 am
teresa writes:

The “I Quit” one is perfect!!!

Dec 8 2006
12:14 pm
NessieNoodle writes:

keri! these are fabulous. my job isn’t as an artist but the survival guide still totally would work. These are applicable no matter what your proffession.
Fabulous. I may have to print out a few copies of these.
Thank you for such a fabulous gift!

Dec 9 2006
12:02 am
Susan Hawthorne writes:

Wow, that’s beautiful! I love dogs. I own (or rather she owns me!) a beautiful Cinnamon Chow named Cheat.
I’m looking at artist’s (in particular writers) blogs in hopes of finding out if blogging helps promote you. Have you found it helpful?
I have a site at http://www.craftedfromtheheart.com and am looking for ways to promote it. Have you found this to be a good avenue? I’m giving a go at marketing my own work (kind of like Stephen King did on the web – of course he has no problem with marketability, lol)
Thanks!

Dec 9 2006
4:33 pm
pangolin writes:

the snow is just what i need. although i’m a little concerned it may melt. its so HOT here today….

Dec 10 2006
6:20 am
wendy writes:

Swell! Thanks!!!! And happy holidays to you, generous soul.

Dec 10 2006
8:15 am
Lindsey writes:

Thanks Keri-
love the snowflakes!
These ones are really beautiful and fun to do also: http://www.popularfront.com/snowdays. And the more of these ones you make, the more money is donated…. so, flake away!

Dec 10 2006
10:10 am
Vicki writes:

Keri,
I so needed this! Thank you!!

Dec 11 2006
11:09 pm
shelley Noble writes:

Haven’t checked in a while, love the last seven entries especially.
The blue birds, the red bag, the white dog, even the dead skin cells.
Good luck with completing the book. Lots of love.

Dec 11 2006
11:21 pm
Brianna writes:

Thanks, Keri! I needed that.

Dec 12 2006
6:03 am
Sophie writes:

I love your little digital gifts! Printed the kit and it’s going into my ‘Recipe box of secrets’ Except for the ‘artistic advice card’ which hangs above my computer to remind me of going out and do something else.
Thanks so much!! :)

Dec 12 2006
4:36 pm
Nadine writes:

Keri, this is so freakin’ cool! I would like to translate this kit into german and share it with german artists, may I? If you give me your email, I will send you the first pages of my german version and you decide whether to say “yeah, go on” or “uh no, stop it” – ok?

Dec 12 2006
9:55 pm
littlepurplecow writes:

These cards are so dang cute and incredibly clever. I would pin the little award on your shirt for Outstanding Achievement in Uncovering Delicacies for the Soul. Thank you for hunting and sharing.

Dec 13 2006
7:52 pm
freelisa writes:

thank you thank you thank you!!! This is wonderful- i definitely could use this these days.

Dec 14 2006
6:58 pm
SK writes:

What a fantastic idea! Whenever I’m feeling dejected or down about my art, I always look back at your post about how to feel bad as an artist. It always puts things into perspective and gives me a boost.

Dec 16 2006
8:54 am
Lindsay O writes:

After days of ripping and reworking the same neckline, wondering why I chose a career in the arts, your early xmas gift brought much needed holiday cheer. How can one not laugh?!

Dec 16 2006
3:06 pm
mahima writes:

thank you. i looked at the pages. have not downloaded them yet but i come back to your blog often so this will just be one more reason!
thank you.
merry chirstmas!

Dec 19 2006
6:20 pm
keri Smith writes:

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Dec 19 2006
6:20 pm
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Dec 19 2006
6:20 pm
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