January 30th, 2007
i like fruit

quotes that relate,
“Art should make you interested in life, not in art. Art is a by-product of living.” ~Michael Winter from the novel “the Big Why”
“Art, then, is an increase of life, a sort of competition of surprises that stimulates our consciousness and keeps it from becoming somnolent.” ~Gaston Bachelard

Jan 31 2007
3:01 am
fern writes:

I like that, “a competition of surprises.” That just might keep me going all day. Thank you.

Jan 31 2007
3:43 am
nina writes:

i have posted for posterity about the same number and kind of fruit stickers in my notebook too. are we twins seperated at birth or just kindred spirits? i like fruit too. and, of course, gaston bachelard… -n

Jan 31 2007
5:47 am
emily writes:

What a great idea. It’s like a journal of the fruit you’ve consumed in the past week/month/year. To be able to go back and look at what types of fruit and brands and from what countries. And I love the different colors of the stickers as well as the fun phrases on the Chiquita labels. Love it.

Jan 31 2007
7:07 am
Dan writes:

I used to do the same, but I covered our brita filter in them.

Jan 31 2007
8:25 am
~~Melissa writes:

“Art should make you interested in life, not in art”….
Can they be separate, life and art? This baffles me the way some say certain experiences are spiritual and some are not. So far I remain convinced it’s all one. Though the road ahead is long and hidden.
Offered with kindness,

Jan 31 2007
12:21 pm
kristine writes:

I like this – all of the stickers. It beautiful documents your journey. As for your quote – I totally get it.

Jan 31 2007
12:22 pm
kristine writes:

I like this – all of the stickers. It beautiful documents your journey. As for your quote – I totally get it.

Jan 31 2007
12:44 pm
beth maher writes:

I like that first quote a lot. I’m not usually a quote person, but that one is making me look up who the heck Micheal Winters is, and why he has invaded my brain.

Jan 31 2007
12:46 pm
jennifer | creatingfromscratch writes:

Sadly, UK bananas rarely have stickers on them. I miss that about the US.

Jan 31 2007
1:46 pm
Ali writes:

You always have the best quotes Keri…and continually inspire.

Jan 31 2007
4:37 pm
Sabine writes:

Wow. The second I opened this window I could hae sworn tat was a picture of m fruit sticker collection! I’ver been collecting them for as long as i can remember… ever since I was little I loved their colorful appearance. Bananas are my favorite… especially the stickers that say “place sticker on forehead. smile.” Everyone thinks I’m a lunatic for taking that literally.
This s one of my favorites of your posts:-)You always have such wonderful quotes too!

Jan 31 2007
4:38 pm
sabine writes:

Sorry for all the typos keyboard is going crazy.

Feb 1 2007
12:01 am
pixie writes:

me too! i have a pear sticker that miles put in my shoe that i love so much and i get to see it each time i go to put my foot in there. art is a by-product of life and no one that i know more than you supports this notion so heartily. sometimes i think, “i need to go out and get [a supply] in order to execute my project”, i think of you and how you always say to use what you’ve got and your art is your life. it stops me dead and my project is ALWAYS better for reconsidering. thank goodness i have your voice in my head when i need to hear it most! xoxoxoxo

Feb 1 2007
5:44 am
John writes:

I have a sketchbook full of fruit stickers too, alongside stickers from charity fund-raisers, shoes, clothes, CDs, general freebies, and off of any packaging.
I had the idea of keeping them after seeing a carpark exit machine covered in fruit stickers in Oxford, UK.

Feb 1 2007
10:24 am
lobstersquad writes:

I used to stick fruit stickers on the wall of my kitchen, but decided it was getting out of hand, so now I have a sketchbook page, too!

Feb 2 2007
1:44 pm
NessieNoodle writes:

fantastic. those little stickers get put all over the place in my house…

Feb 2 2007
2:54 pm
matthew writes:

FYI, it’s “Michael Winter,” there is no S.

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