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Keri Smith

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Keri Smith is an author/illustrator turned guerilla artist. She has several bestselling books, including Wreck This Journal, This is Not a Book, How To Be An Explorer of the World, Mess, Finish this Book, and The Wander Society all published by Penguin Books. Read more at her website http://WWW.KERISMITH.COM
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Wreck This Journal

4.16 avg rating — 13,920 ratings — published 2007 — 41 editions
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How to Be an Explorer of th...

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Living Out Loud: Activities...

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This is Not a Book

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The Wander Society

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The Guerilla Art Kit

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Finish This Book

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Mess: The Manual of Acciden...

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Wreck This Journal Everywhere

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The Pocket Scavenger

4.09 avg rating — 314 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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“How To Be An Explorer Of The World
1. Always Be LOOKING (notice the ground beneath your feet.)
2. Consider Everything Alive & Animate
3. EVERYTHING Is Interesting. Look Closer.
4. Alter Your Course Often.
5. Observe For Long Durations (and short ones).
6. Notice The Stories Going On Around You.
7. Notice PATTERNS. Make CONNECTIONS.
8. DOCUMENT Your Findings (field notes) In A VAriety Of Ways.
9. Incorporate Indeterminacy.
10. Observe Movement.
11. Create a Personal DIALOGUE With Your Environment. Talk to it.
12. Trace Things Back to Their ORIGINS.
13. Use ALL of the Senses In Your Investigations.”
Keri Smith, How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum

“Your life is your art.”
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“Creativity arises from our ability to see things from many different angles.”
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message 1: by Ryeleigh (last edited Mar 03, 2013 05:52PM)

Ryeleigh I LOVE your books :) you are SO beyond talented, you should see what I do with your time machine XD I've had my 'wreck this journal' for about a week.....its a disaster! Thank you so much! You've made me see a new perspective of the world


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