April 12th, 2007
some days

Apr 12 2007
11:08 am
eb writes:

do rest indeed – I had that cold back in February and it was a very tenacious bug – rest can be the preparation for new and wonderful explorations – here in no. VT we have a new blanket of white snow – about two inches resting on top of the dark brown branches – although unseasonably pretty – this fluffy quiet kept me in bed resting and dreaming -
do rest
xox – eb.

Apr 12 2007
11:15 am
Amos writes:

Amen to that Keri. Running around with DO-DO-DO on the brain will often get you just that, a big pile of do-do. Sometimes it’s more productive to just be and leave it at that.

Apr 12 2007
11:20 am
mariacristina costa writes:

dear Keri,I hope you’ll get better soon.
I’m an illustrator,I work and live in Rome(for the moment more living than working).I would like only to let you know that your work and your thoughts are really inspiring for me.hope to free my brain soon.best whishes THANK youu

Apr 12 2007
11:20 am
mariacristina costa writes:

dear Keri,I hope you’ll get better soon.
I’m an illustrator,I work and live in Rome(for the moment more living than working).I would like only to let you know that your work and your thoughts are really inspiring for me.hope to free my brain soon.best whishes THANK youu

Apr 12 2007
11:49 am
fromthepines writes:

Keri,
Right on!! Especially today when we are getting another DUMP of Snow !! YUCK! Greetings from Canada and hope you feel better soon.
Cheryl

Apr 12 2007
12:01 pm
Michelle writes:

Your blog is always such a breath of fresh air that I kick myself for not coming here every day. I’ve spent the past few months gorging on various design sites and have reached the point of total overdose on distracting, pretty, mindless and ultimately meaningless things. Your writings bring me back to earth every time. Thank you and here’s to you’re getting well and spring getting here soon! (and I also have to mention that I love, love, love the ad-free blog concept)

Apr 12 2007
12:03 pm
Bernard Farrell writes:

Keri
Sorry you’re feeling down. Thanks for some great ideas for creative photography. I may try them at some stage.
I hope you’re out enjoying the spring in a few days.

Apr 12 2007
12:48 pm
robinv writes:

I am on the 14th day of the cold from hell. I really feel for you. I just want to feel well again.
I also wanted to tell you I just found your blog. I was looking for someone to spark my creativity because the flame has been running far too low for too long. I printed out your 100 ideas and hung it in my cubical. I have been trying to do a couple a day and it has helped so much. I actually feel like the artist in me is still alive. I am looking so forward to the new book! Thanks for the inspiration!

Apr 12 2007
1:04 pm
m writes:

yes sometimes rest or even bed is the bestest thing. I had a crappy morning and went to bed for 2 h ours and then had a fabulous afternoon!

Apr 12 2007
4:28 pm
Nitty.Gritty. writes:

Hi Keri~
I’ve been on a journey in life since the tragic death of my daughter (age 4) in 2001. It was your post on Leo Burnett that made me want to comment. It’s so true. The soul-searching and agonizing and grieving that I have done has turned from an inner search to an outward reality in my life- which is now characterized by my joy in the simple everday living I do. Your post reminds me of my favorite definition of faith which is this-
“Faith is believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse.”
I never would have believed 5 years ago in the midst of my dark valley that I would see beauty and light in life again. But it blows me away; how closely my grief and joy are tied. And so it goes with so many things in this world. As you see…one of your ‘failures’ was instrumental to your ‘success’. I wish more people could see past the ‘here & now’…there would be less stress and more happiness on most everyone’s face I believe.
Best to you and all your “failures” in life ahead… =)

Apr 12 2007
4:35 pm
caroline writes:

keri- so sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well. don’t forget to add a super fuzzy blanket and slippers to your excellent tea set-up with journal and you will be out photographing in no time.
Congratulations on the new camera and thank you for your beautiful memorial to Kurt Vonnegut.

Apr 12 2007
9:22 pm
kristine writes:

Hope you are feeling better soon.
Meanwhile, enjoy the time spent at rest.

Apr 13 2007
9:04 am
Dave writes:

I love your creativity; it’s inspiring.
I have a four year old and have been intermittently sick since January. Daycare, ugh.

Apr 13 2007
11:41 am
switchsky writes:

rest works…you know it. enjoy it.

Apr 13 2007
2:51 pm
Hannah writes:

Get Well Soon! Tomato Soup is good when you’re ill.
I have been reading your blog intermittently for over a year and have been moved to send you this message because you sound poorly but still positive. I too, have been JUST SIITING too today. Attempting to complete my dissertation but failing, thinking instead about my boyfriend who has gone off to Newcastle for a lads trip away, and trying, trying, trying not to be negative and jealous!
But I will follow your example and take life as it comes. Now is YOUR time for rest. Now is my time for solitude and hard work! There’s no use sulking – we must just embrace our lot and make the best of it.
Best wishes, Hannah, Lancaster, England.

Apr 13 2007
4:51 pm
Bohemian mom writes:

I love reading your blog.
Even your “feeling yucky” posts are uplifting and inspiring.
Yay for tomato soup!!….it reminds of when I was little and if I was sick my dad would make it for me with crackers crushed up in it.
Hope you are feeling better soon.

Apr 14 2007
5:58 am
Elaine writes:

Hi Keri,
I usually take heaps of chicken soup with warming stuff like ginger in it, warm water with lemon juice and ginseng (korean) to warm up my system whenever I’ve got a cold. Lots of Vitamin C and some echinacea helps too!
Hope you get better soon.

Apr 14 2007
6:05 am
suzie q writes:

feel better soon, Keri. love the handwritten posts
i must go & wreck a journal page today…thanks for the inspiration! :)
hugs better xo suze

Apr 14 2007
12:05 pm
Hope Hyder writes:

Keri,
sending you some sunshine from Tampa, Florida. your posts bring light into my life so here’s right back at you!

Apr 14 2007
1:16 pm
Swirly writes:

Spot on. :)

Apr 14 2007
3:24 pm
m-c writes:

i dont know many people who feel energized at this time of the year… April in north america is the end of a cycle for many creative souls, and i to just feel like even if there are so many creative todos, i just end up not doing that much, curled in bed or writing in my journal… so i can bloom better when spring is really there!

Apr 14 2007
4:35 pm
angpin writes:

I found your site looking for collage ideas for a women’s retreat workshop. Boy did I hit the jackpot! I LOVE your work and your perspective on life…I’m not much of a visual artist, but I am a writer who’s been long blocked (could use another dose of the Artist’s Way). Your ideas list might just help me kickstart myself again.
Love peace and sunshiney rays,
angela

Apr 14 2007
8:18 pm
Marie writes:

I do love coming here…
I always feel at home and at ease…
So, I believe your rainy day purpose is to
keep the spirit alive, and you have done it well. Thanks for sharing your pen with us…

Apr 15 2007
7:10 am
naatascha writes:

I hope you feel better Keri! Enjoy the rest!

Apr 15 2007
8:55 pm
littlepurplecow writes:

Some of my favorite ideas come to me when my body is forced into a state of rest. It’s as if the mind needs a little extra energy flowing that way from time to time. The body knows. Feel better.
And Nitty. Gritty. – My heart goes out to you. May joy continue to surround you and bring you peace.


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