February 28th, 2007
day 28-modes of impermanence in my neighborhood

create-a-thing-a-day month officially comes to a close. tomorrow i will write about the experience, though i am still processing much of it. I am not ready to stop, and did consider doing it for a year (but i do have other projects that need my attention). we are tentatively planning to do it again (possibly in july), and i will be attending a meeting in new york in a couple of weeks to discuss future plans. the project was created in conjunction with eyebeam and nyu (tisch).
while i am not embarking on this project for an audience (but rather for my own creative growth), out of curiosity how many of you would be interested in watching me go through this process again?

Feb 28 2007
9:48 pm
Molly Irwin writes:

This is a virtual round of applause for all of your efforts and for sharing it with us: () () () () () (). Outstanding. Would love to participate next time.

Feb 28 2007
10:13 pm
beth writes:

Thank you! Yes, please do this again and lets us all be there, with you and for you!

Feb 28 2007
10:15 pm
Donna writes:

You are SO creative and inspiring….also, I love your article in Somerset Studios magazine.

Feb 28 2007
10:20 pm
kim dancy writes:

I too would like to thank you for sharing your work with us. Your work often helps me to look at things differently than I have done, and gives me food for thought. (the “impermanence” theme particularly spoke to me this time) I would love to watch you go through the process again.

Feb 28 2007
10:38 pm
carolbrowne writes:

Count me in as completely interested in watching and/or participating…however you decide to work it.

Feb 28 2007
10:57 pm
Lisa writes:

very interested. I loved the whole set. I was facinated watching things unfold. and it sparked things inside me.

Feb 28 2007
11:00 pm
Sarah writes:

I definitely would want to see you do this again! It was fun, interesting and incredibly thought provoking. Thank you for all of your inspiring work!!!

Feb 28 2007
11:01 pm
katie writes:

Absolutely, I started reading just this month because of this project, and I’d love to see you do it again.

Feb 28 2007
11:21 pm
Sam writes:

*jumps around with hand in the air*
oh, i would, i would!

Feb 28 2007
11:29 pm
Geninne writes:

I second Sam :)
Yeah…a big round of applause!!! clap, clap, clap!!!

Feb 28 2007
11:31 pm
syd writes:

I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit. I wanted to participate but I’m still trying to get on a regular schedule with basic stuff like brushing my teeth and walking my dog. Slacker style. Still, it’s intriguing. And a reminder that just creating is an act of art and the truest form of art.

Feb 28 2007
11:59 pm
Dr. B. writes:

I could watch you do this for as long as I am alive. Which, if everything goes according to plan, should be a while.
This was such an inspiring series, I had to post about it on my blog. Your ability to inspire creativity in others is such a gift.
Thank you for your generosity in sharing (and for asking who’d be interested in staying tuned).
Sign me up!

Mar 1 2007
12:32 am
Dave Vogt writes:

I’d be interested to see more. Some of the stuff really struck me, and some of it did not, and some of it made me want to do something, and those were the best.
What is the second picture on the left? It looks like a former bird, but I can’t quite tell.

Mar 1 2007
12:32 am
Angela writes:

Please keep on doing this for as long as you can. It has been so inspirational to me. Your freedom to do just about anything creatively has really opened me up as well. I’d love to see where it all goes.

Mar 1 2007
12:37 am
Fojee writes:

Definitely do this again. I’ve been going to your blog almost everyday just to see what you’ve been up to next. Your work really is inspiring. I’d love to do the same, but right now I’m working one a collage a day, again inspired by your morning collages. I’m obviously a huge fan… :)

Mar 1 2007
12:38 am
julie writes:

I would. Definitely.

Mar 1 2007
12:41 am
eb writes:

I found this fascinating and took notes for a to do list for myself – I also loved the look of each exercise – wonderful – do do it again.

Mar 1 2007
1:03 am
Rosie writes:

I’d be very interested to see this continue – every day has produced something new and inspiring. If you’d consider posting daily prompts, I’m sure many other people would love to spend a month stretching their creative muscles this way. Thanks for all the food for thought you share!

Mar 1 2007
1:16 am
linda writes:

I would. I loved every day of it.

Mar 1 2007
3:24 am
- h - writes:

*raises hand* definitely.

Mar 1 2007
4:15 am
Cam writes:

I would! Without a doubt.

Mar 1 2007
4:31 am
Patricia writes:

Me too, me too, please!!!!! Your blog is my personal “daily wellspring of wisdom and creative inspiration” and this last assignment has been such a burst of creative energy and aspects to think about!!

Mar 1 2007
4:46 am
cate/spiral writes:

Hi, i’ve found this latest project really interesting. I would have loved to join in, but as i started my first professional job when you started this, i lacked the energy. so, thanks for the daily inspiration. i may not have created daily, nor done my morning pages daily (argh!) but you made me think about it – something i feared would slip as i took on the scary new job.
I’ve managed to make a bag this month, will step up my creative frequency next month, so maybe by july i’ll be onto daily!
thanks for asking. thanks for creating.

Mar 1 2007
5:16 am
kim writes:

..and me.. it has been fascinating to watch you expolre the various themes. Thank you for sharing your journey. K

Mar 1 2007
5:16 am
Scott Clugstone writes:

Thanks so much, for the inspiration, to look see and feel life.
I am a new reader, so glad to have found you.

Mar 1 2007
5:43 am
Kristin writes:

oh, it’s been wonderful. I’ve enjoyed it very much, and if it hadn’t been for the fact that I’m moving to a new apartment and everything is upside down her, I would have sat down to create something every day, that’s how inspired I have been. so thanks a lot for sharing!

Mar 1 2007
6:07 am
Mirela writes:

I’m a reader from Germany and have been reading your blog for a few years now. The project is very inspiring to me and I’d be glad to see you go on with it. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Mar 1 2007
6:13 am
switchsky writes:

hell yes

Mar 1 2007
6:26 am
marieke writes:

I enjoyed it a lot Keri! Very inspiring (and I would love to see it again :-))

Mar 1 2007
6:37 am
nicola writes:

Yes, please, yes! Feeling compelled to speak up out of lurkdom to add my vote of encouragement- your blog has always been inspiring, but this intensive month of creating has been particularly so. Thank you Keri from me (in Australia)

Mar 1 2007
7:01 am
ejjjik writes:

yes, please! :-)

Mar 1 2007
7:17 am
Lisa writes:

You should definetly have another stab at it! It was really inspiring watching you pull apart a theme and get messy with it. I’m going to try the same thing, it’s a great way to get the mind going. Thanks for the inpisration! You’re doing really great things with this site Kerry, it helps remind me what art is all about… expressing yourself and pushing your cretivity because you have a passion for it, not because you want to impress a critic or get a sweet rep. Ah, it’s all fun :)
Keep it up please,

Mar 1 2007
7:44 am
Joanna writes:

Yes please – it’s been creatively stimulating! Thank you.

Mar 1 2007
7:51 am
an awfully serious girl writes:

I want to go through it myself! As a writer, I’m not sure exactly how to alter the project for a strictly written medium, but I’m excited and inspired.

Mar 1 2007
8:01 am
s writes:

Yes, please.

Mar 1 2007
8:09 am
Andrea writes:

I would love to watch this all happen again.

Mar 1 2007
9:01 am
ariel writes:

I found this blogs thanks to a friend of mine (cecilia who has an amazing blog named unaflordepapel.blogspot).
This blog is very interesting, from different points of view:visual, from the concepts…I ´m really happy.
I would like you to show what I do if you like: http://www.unameriendaporfavor.blogspot.com

Mar 1 2007
9:05 am
Lucia writes:

Me please! It’s been wonderful!

Mar 1 2007
9:30 am
Nikki the Pixie writes:

….I am often wholeheartedly entertained, amused, intrigued, and genuinely inspired by the most unusual, eclectic, and inane things. That being said, your blog (and book) are a constant source of outside the box thinking for me.
My husband thinks we both ought to be fitted for those not so stylish white coats (the ones that buckle in the back and provide a relatively perplexing feature for your arms and hands).
It could be due to the fact that one day I was prompted to collect, save, and catalog all the things that “tie”, one encounters on any given day.
I sincerely look forward to the next foot of your Smeri Kith journey. I pledge to be along for the trek.

Mar 1 2007
9:38 am
Caron writes:

I chime in with another YES! I found this site a couple of weeks ago and have been charmed and delighted and inspired.

Mar 1 2007
9:46 am
Keet writes:

I enjoyed the ride very much. I’d love to see you do it again, but no need to pressure yourself to post daily. Post when you feel like it. :)

Mar 1 2007
10:12 am
Kerri P writes:

I am a faithful reader of your blog under any circumstances, but I loved watching your creative process with this project. I learned a lot about making connections from seemingly unrelated things. love it!!

Mar 1 2007
10:29 am
shannon writes:

I found it really interesting to observe the process and be inspired by different actions that resonated for me.
But I also like the free-flowing responsiveness of your usual postings. Either way I’ll certainly continue checking in. Thanks!

Mar 1 2007
11:05 am
Sarah Jane writes:

I don’t know if I’ve ever left a comment but I do stop by often. Loved this project! You’ve got a fresh perspective on things. I could watch another round for sure! Thank you for the continuing inspiration.

Mar 1 2007
11:22 am
JulieZS writes:

Absolutely, I say go for it again! You’ve got such a deep pool of creativity to draw from, why the heck not?! Thanks for writing such an inspiring blog by the way, it is just plain super.

Mar 1 2007
11:31 am
Sharon writes:

I found you via a knitting blog a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. I vote YES! And this time, I’m going to play along.

Mar 1 2007
11:56 am
becs writes:

Yes! I love your create-a-thing a day project! It’s been very inspiring and I’m afraid I’m going to have keri blog withdrawals without them to look forward to each day.

Mar 1 2007
12:05 pm
Star writes:

Delurking to say a big YES to watching this creative process again. I am just amazed each day to witness how open to life you are and how closed off to the creativity inside of myself I am.
Thanks so much for allowing us to see your new creations each day.

Mar 1 2007
12:17 pm
EllieGee writes:

Definitely – I am already looking forward to July and the next round of create a thing a day. It’s been great inspiration and has really opened my eyes to the everyday things that can be endlessly exciting in the right hands.

Mar 1 2007
12:24 pm
Melanie writes:

I would love to see it again – I loved it!

Mar 1 2007
12:28 pm
keri smith writes:

i am genuinely shocked and flattered by the response to this.
i will write more about it soon.
thank you everyone.

Mar 1 2007
12:43 pm
corrie writes:

lovely; i only just began reading your blog a week ago, but it’s enthralling. :)

Mar 1 2007
1:10 pm
Di Hickman writes:

Yes! I’d love to see you do this again!

Mar 1 2007
1:24 pm
stefanie writes:

even though I didn’t participate this time I’d love to next time and I thouroghly enjoyed seeing yours each and every day!!!
yes, for a next time!

Mar 1 2007
1:36 pm
waking up late writes:

I would love to see you do it again and hopefully next time I can join you.

Mar 1 2007
1:37 pm
kelly writes:

Keri, Your creative prowess continues to astound and amaze me!! YES, go for it! I’d love to see what new things you come up with and push US to come up with!

Mar 1 2007
2:30 pm
rosa murillo writes:

It was really intereting to see these exercises and how the were evolving in complexity and scope. I specially loved your “connections” theme and I found myself more aware of the materials and how they go together in my own work. I would love to see it again, I think if you do it for a year you could make it into a book of exploration in creativity. I want to participate next time too!
best of luck.

Mar 1 2007
3:30 pm
Kymberlee della Luce writes:

A resounding YES from me, Keri. It has been entertaining, thought-provoking and inspiring to me.
Keep going with your fabulous self!
Much love and respect,

Mar 1 2007
4:24 pm
laurie m writes:

please do it again…or continue. it was brilliant.

Mar 1 2007
4:52 pm
PERRY writes:

I followed along and made a start with you.
Please do it again.

Mar 1 2007
5:38 pm
Kat writes:

Most definitely! Every day was invigorating and inspirational — hope it was as marvellous to make as it was to watch.
Thank you for sharing.

Mar 1 2007
5:59 pm
Miranda writes:

oh, me!!

Mar 1 2007
6:25 pm
chedwick writes:

The things you post would be excellent ways to get people to create truly amazing journals, this is a fantastic blog.

Mar 1 2007
7:01 pm
Mary Anne writes:

I have so much enjoying your recent postings (not saying I haven’t enjoyed the ones previous!). I love your work and have looked forward to seeing what you’ve done each day. All of this is a roundabout way of saying…yes please, more would be wonderful!

Mar 1 2007
8:31 pm
Stacey writes:

of course!

Mar 1 2007
9:18 pm
littlepurplecow writes:

(raising my hand) I’ve loved it. I’m growing with you.

Mar 1 2007
10:33 pm
kenya writes:

please sir, may i have another?

Mar 2 2007
3:48 am
Elizabeth writes:

Definitely, it’s been fascinating and inspiring. Thank you for all you do, all the time.

Mar 2 2007
4:11 am
katie writes:

count me in – I’ve loved it

Mar 2 2007
5:27 am
sonabk writes:

I definitely would want to see you do this again! All your work is very inspiring!

Mar 2 2007
5:41 am
shelley Noble writes:

Oh, Yeah! Anytime, anywhere. This was awesome, Keri! Each day was rich and beautiful in it’s own multi-leveled way. My favorites were the color stories constructed from found articles.
Your fan, Shelley

Mar 2 2007
7:49 am
hundred and one writes:

Me, me. I looked forward to your new creations each day. Very inspiring

Mar 2 2007
8:17 am
Catherine writes:

Yes please! Do more! I’ve tuned in every day and enjoyed all your creations. Very inspiring! I particularly like the way your ideas evolve over time.

Mar 2 2007
8:53 am
Gill writes:

Your thought process and creativity is engaging and eloquent. I would love to see more of this project work if you would like to share it.
Best wishes

Mar 2 2007
10:10 am
nadine writes:

Big yes:
Would be interested to watch this play out again.
I found your work in the posts to be very inspiring. As many of the others have commented, I too, would be interested in participating.

Mar 2 2007
10:57 am
Marie writes:

Oh please, yes! I couldn’t wait to see what you would come up next! It was so inspiring! A breath of fresh air in the routine of my days.

Mar 2 2007
11:01 am
Lesley writes:

Definitely!! It’s been really exciting to see what you would come up with next. A very refreshing project.

Mar 2 2007
12:16 pm
RD writes:

Ummm…dare I be the 79th comment and be the only one to say “No, I don’t want to see you do this again”? (Just kidding–of course, I’d love to have you do it again!) I’m so looking forward to unpacking my supplies and being creative. You’ve inspired us all! Bravo!

Mar 2 2007
12:34 pm
Anja writes:

I definitely would! I would participate again too, and a bit more consistently. :)

Mar 2 2007
1:25 pm
Ani writes:

I know there’s a ton of ‘yes’ already in line ahead of me but…YES! This month has been very inspiring. I feel energized to try my own experiments. Thanks again…

Mar 2 2007
2:41 pm
Jo writes:

I would love to see you do this again,have only come across your blog recently, but if you did this in July I would really like to join in aswell.

Mar 2 2007
3:49 pm
Sabine writes:

I’d love to see any project you do, of course. But I really liked this one. The photos were wonderful…

Mar 2 2007
4:46 pm
emilyruth writes:

i would love to see you do this again…it was brilliant & i loved seeing something new every day…love the humor, love the techniques, love the way you work…

Mar 2 2007
7:10 pm
NessieNoodle writes:

I always enjoy stopping by here to see what you are up to, even if I don’t say anything. You constantly amazing me and I loved this work over the past month. You have helped me see things in a new way- as art should. You also helped to reinforce the whole idea of impermanence that I have been trying to practice and learn with my yoga (also letting go of having to control things, which ties right back to the permanent/impermanent thing)
I would love to see more of this…

Mar 2 2007
7:19 pm
Alex writes:

I’m always interested in following your creative adventures! :)

Mar 3 2007
1:34 am
Dreamy writes:

I have truly enjoyed your create-a-thing-a-day month. It has sparked a new inspiration in my own creativeness, and I find myself observing the things surrounding me in everyday life with different lenses. It is so refreshing! Thank you.

Mar 3 2007
4:41 pm
Suzy writes:

I’d love to see you do this again, it was fascinating, & such a wonderful idea!

Mar 4 2007
1:25 pm
Mary Ann writes:

YES!!!!!!!!!!!! Is that loud enough? I love keeping my eye on you and all of your creative projects & dreams. Your art & blog inspire folks like me who are just starting out in blogland as well as those who’ve been around awhile.

Mar 4 2007
4:20 pm
Martina writes:

W*0*N*D*E*R*F*U*L* M*O*N*T*H*
T*H*A*N*K* Y*O*U*

Mar 5 2007
8:59 am
kelly writes:

i’ve got a major jones for more keri smith!

Mar 5 2007
11:01 am
Nicole writes:

I don’t leave comments very often if ever, but I want to say I loved all your entries in february and would really enjoy seeing you do it again. :)

Mar 5 2007
6:18 pm
hannah writes:

I love what you have done, and enjoy reading your blog whatever you are doing, and it wont be like doing it again of course, as it will be totally different next time. you make us think, thanks.

Mar 6 2007
6:33 am
lobstersquad writes:

I bet we´d all enjoy a month like this again. I would, certainly. I´m even considering embarking on it myself, but have to get a few deadlines out of the way first.

Mar 6 2007
6:33 am
lobstersquad writes:

I bet we´d all enjoy a month like this again. I would, certainly. I´m even considering embarking on it myself, but have to get a few deadlines out of the way first.

Mar 8 2007
4:24 pm
patty writes:

cool – another month would be great !! as signalled by what 95 comments.
i think i like the expermentation and outcomes of it all

Mar 8 2007
8:40 pm
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